Sunday, July 17, 2016
12:00 – 4:00 pm
Jump off the sidewalk and take back the asphalt during Sunday Streets Missoula on July 17th from 12 – 4PM. Higgins Ave. will temporarily be closed to car traffic and opened up to people for walking, biking, running, skateboarding and enjoying all kinds of FREE, fun activities such as live music, hula hooping, street art, yoga on the bridge, bike polo, improv games, spikeball and more.
Kick-off Sunday Streets with BIKEapalooza, Missoula’s largest community bike ride ever. Don’t miss out on Yoga and Oula on the Bridge, food trucks and live music by local bands. There is something for everyone!
Sunday Streets Missoula celebrates Missoula as a bikeable and walkable community. By temporarily closing the street to cars, opening it up to people and filling it with free activities for all ages, abilities and interests, SSM inspires residents to rethink how the streets between where they live, work and play can be more livable.
In 2014, Sunday Streets Missoula reached 4,500 pedestrians, 9,200 bicyclists and 600 strollers/ skateboarders. Of those surveyed in 2014, 22% felt more confident as pedestrians and 17% felt more confident as bicyclists after attending one event. If it were not for Sunday Streets, 32.3% of participants surveyed said they would have been at home indoors on the TV, video games or computer. Sunday Streets Missoula directly supports the discovery of a healthier, active lifestyle.
Have you been waiting all year long for one of the best scenic bike rides in the country? Well now's your chance! Nowhere in Montana can you bike on dirt or pavement with your friends and family, meet them back at Red Barn Bicycles for a fun, family-friendly party complete with a delicious barbeque lunch in the shade, listen or dance to an awesome live band, win prizes AND know that your participation helps keep the Bitterroot open and beautiful by supporting the Bitter Root Land Trust. Thank you to all the supporters and participants for making it possible to put on this highly anticipated event!
We ride to protect working farms and ranches of the Bitterroot Valley so they may stay working. We ride to keep the Bitterroot River flowing cold and clean--so that it may stay abundant with fish for catching. We ride so that the diverse wildlife of the Bitterroot Valley have open space to thrive alongside their human counterparts. We ride so that our water, wildlife, and working lands are here for generations to come. Tour of the Bitterroot supports the Bitterroot Land Trust.