The Dirty Freehub gang wandered upon this gravel route while on a winter / spring skiing trip in Whitefish, Montana. It looks fantastic to us …. off the beaten track, great scenery, a rolling course with some pavement, and a food and water stop at the half way point.
– A loop course
– 3200 ft of gain and descent
– 52 miles or so
Logistics (suggestions only!):
– I think the ride is best done late spring when the river flows are high, the flowers are out and the tourists are still few. But … it has to be late enough in the spring such that the snow has melted and the spring “mud season” has passed Late May / early June? (Note – the elevation of the ride is between 3000 and 4000 ft for the entire course.)
– Also, I suggest checking with the National Park Service (Glacier National Park) for when the roads are open, road conditions, and when the Polebridge Mercantile & Bakery opens (i.e. food / water stop).
If you do ride this route, please drop us a communication with a short ride report. We would really appreciate it!
For more information on the area (including pictures) check out this link: http://enjoyyourparks.com/GlacierParkNorthForkArea.html
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