Bike the Route if the Hiawatha Trail
Saturday Sept. 18
Join the OUTdoor crew as we bike the premier "Route of the Hiawatha" rails to trails bike trail. The ride follows the old Milwaukie Line railway across the state divide between Montana and Idaho. The ride is an easy 13 miles one way, along a slowly descending rail bed with a 2% grade. Ride over trestles and through tunnels on this one-of-a-kind ride while passing through the beautiful forests of western Montana.
We will carpool up the mountain, get bikes and lights, and head to the trailhead. A shuttle picks us up at the bottom and returns us to the top at the end of the ride.
Mountain bikes are recommended for this trail. If you don't have one we can rent from the operating company. We will have a pickup for bike transport from Missoula. You will also need a bike helmet (can rent) and a bike light or headlamp for the tunnels (also rentable at the trailhead).
The Western Montana LGBTQ+ Community Center will help pay for rentals and trail passes for anyone who needs one.
Bring water and snacks for the day, it will be a long day up and back.
Suggested to also bring an optional change of clothes for after the ride (we might get a little muddy in one of the tunnels). Bring an extra layer or two. It might be cooler and windy up there, and one of the tunnels is long, and can be cold.
NEW LOCATION! Meet at 9:00AM at the Liquid Planet Coffee shop on North Reserve in front of Lowes @ 3130 N Reserve St. We will carpool from there. If you can, please bring a couple of bucks for gas for your driver.
If you’re interested, please email our volunteer organizer Patrick at email@example.com.