July 15–17, 2016

The Montana Bicycle Celebration, July 15–17, 2016, will be a jam-packed weekend for bicycle enthusiasts of all ages. Join us for bike rides on the Bitterroot Trail, a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-minted Missoula to Lolo Trail a bicycle expo, parties, music, art, film, and acclaimed speakers Erick Cedeño, Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman, Willie Weir, Russ Roca and Laura Crawford from The Path Less Pedaled, and Bikecentennial co-founders Greg and June Siple, and Dan and Lys Burden. Sunday Streets Missoula and BIKEapalooza, a community bike ride, will round out the celebratory weekend.

Find out more about the Adventure Cycling events and purchase tickets.

If you’d like to include an event to be part of the Montana Bicycle Celebration, complete the request form.

Montana Bicycle Celebration Schedule of Events

Thursday, July 14th

  • "Building the Baja Divide" with Nicholas Carman & Lael Wilcox

    • July 14, 2016
    • 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Free Cycles Missoula
    • 732 S 1st St W,, Missoula
    • The rewards & challenges of bicycle touring in Baja.

Friday, July 15th

  • Group Tours of Adventure Cycling's building

    • July 15, 2016
    • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Adventure Cycling
    • 150 E Pine St, Missoula
  • BikeWell Class

    • July 15, 2016
    • 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Free Cycles Missoula
    • 732 S 1st St W,, Missoula
  • Friday Reception

    • July 15, 2016
    • 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
    • UC Ballroom at the University of Montana
    • 32 Campus Dr, Missoula
    • Website
    • Cash bar, hors d'oeuvres, films presented by Laura Crawford & Russ Roca with The Path Less Pedaled, music by Ben Sollee, and honoring of Bikecentennial founders Greg & June Siple and Dan & Lys Burden. Limited tickets available at 406-721-1776.
  • Ben Sollee show

    • July 15, 2016
    • 9:00 pm
    • The Top Hat Lounge
    • 134 W Front St, Missoula
    • Cost: $12 in advance, $15 day of show. Purchase tickets.

Saturday, July 16th

  • Bike Rides & Activities on the trail

    • July 16, 2016
    • 7:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • Bitterroot Trail
    • Website
  • Missoula to Lolo Trail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

    • July 16, 2016
    • 12:00 pm
    • Travelers Rest State Park, Lolo
    • 6717 Highway 12 West, Lolo
    • Website
  • Group tours of Adventure Cycling's building

    • July 16, 2016
    • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Adventure Cycling
    • 150 E Pine St, Missoula
    • No advance registration required.
  • Montana Bicycle Celebration Expo

    • July 16, 2016
    • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    • Silver Park
    • Missoula
    • Website
  • Individual Bike Travel presentations: Bikecentennial & Adventure Cycling trips from the past 40 years

  • Saturday Dinner

    • July 16, 2016
    • 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
    • Holiday Inn Downtown
    • 200 S Pattee St, Missoula
    • Dinner, cash bar, music by Mark Baker, inspiring speakers Erick Cedeño, Lael Wilcox & Willie Weir. Valet bike parking provided by Free Cycles Missoula. Please bring a secure bike lock to use during the rest of the weekend. Cost: $55 through April 30, $60 through July 16. Purchase tickets to both the Friday reception & Saturday dinner for $76 through April 30.
  • Bike and Brew

    • July 16, 2016
    • 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • 2nd and Main
    • Stevensville
    • 2pm - 3pm Children's Activities - Obstacle Course, Bike Safety, Prizes! 3pm to 8pm - Music, Food, Beer Garden and Fun! Sponsored by the Stevensville Main Street Association In Support of Montana Bicycle Celebration!

Sunday, July 17th

  • Individual bike travel presentations: Bikecentennial & Adventure Cycling trips from the past 40 years

  • Artist's Reception for Greg Siple's Bicycle Eclectic photography exhibition

    • July 17, 2016
    • 12:00 pm
    • Missoula Art Museum
    • 335 N Pattee St, Missoula
  • Sunday Streets & BIKEapalooza communtiy bike ride

    • July 17, 2016
    • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Higgins Avenue
    • Missoula
  • Group tours of Adventure Cycling's bulding

    • July 17, 2016
    • 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    • Adventure Cycling
    • 150 E Pine St, Missoula
  • Tour of the Bitterroot

    • July 17, 2016
    • 7:00 am
    • Hamilton
    • Advance registration required to participate.
  • Presentation/performance with Erick Cedeño and Willie Weir

Bitterroot Trail Partners

  • A special thank you to