"People are already using the trail that's still under construction so that's some indication of how popular it's likely to be. It's gonna be a world class trail and will have, I think, significant tourist impact as well as convenience for local folks who like to ride either as commuters or recreationally."
A seven-mile, multi-use trail from Missoula to Lolo (known as the M2L) was recently completed, just in time for Adventure Cycling’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Missoula in July. It provides the missing link for the Bitterroot Trail, a forty-five mile continuous off-highway path from Missoula to Hamilton paralleling the rugged Bitterroot Mountains. The Bitterroot Trail has long been acknowledged as a wonderful amenity for people riding our routes or for locals and visitors who want to enjoy the Bitterroot Valley by bicycle. With the gorgeous mountain scenery and quaint small towns dotting the path, it provides a delightful way to enjoy the area.