August 25th check in and ride on 27th, 2023
Montana Tour of Red Lodge will host Big Sky Gravel in August.
August 26, 2023, Coal Miners Park, Red Lodge, MT Gravel cyclists and support crew will take to the Red Lodge area for 22, 42 and 95 mile races, Saturday, August 26, along the foothills of the Beartooth Mountains. Participants will begin checking in Friday, August 25 at Coal Miners Park, the ride start and finish. Cyclists and their families are encouraged to stay and play in Red Lodge, take in adjacent Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, local accommodations and restaurants. Camping is permitted for the participants. Maxwell and The Head Change will provide music before and after awards on Saturday; music and finish line festivities will be open to the public.
The Red Lodge and surrounding area is known for its immense landscapes connected by gravel roads in Carbon County. The 22 and 42 mile can be ridden as a tour/e-bike category. The 95 mile is race only. The 95 mile riders will cross into Stillwater County reaching Fishtail, MT and putting in over 6,100 ft of elevation gain. The 42 and 22 mile are not to be discounted, the 42 miler will have almost 3K ft in gain with the 22 miler at 1,200 ft. Races begin at 7 am.
Maps of the race and it’s stops can be found online at https://ridewithgps.com/events/141451-big-sky-gravel
or see attached map. This is a fully supported event bringing infrastructure to support the cyclists including finish line food catered by Montasia, radio communication, bikes on road/safety signage, and SAG (Support and Gear) support. This ride is permitted by Carbon County Commissioners, Stillwater County Road & Bridge and City of Red Lodge.
Montana Tour is a nonprofit dedicated to providing support and infrastructure to non-motorized travelers – tourists and locals alike, including our community bike center, Bootleg Cycology. We support these endeavors through our events, which include the Montana Tour, Big Sky Gravel and 24 Hours of Elk Basin. Montana Tour is located in Red Lodge, Montana. Volunteer opportunities are also available at bigskygravel.com/volunteer.