Cycling Advocates Ride to Pro Walk Pro Bike 2006

Daily Trip Log

from Vancouver B.C. to Madison, Wisconsin

Picture of Vancouver, BCGrouse Mountain Vancouver B.C.
Butte to Bozeman, MT
Date: 2006-08-11


We were on the road by 7:30AM. After we got on I90, we noticed a nice bike path that paralleled the freeway… too bad we could find directions to this trail earlier. Right out of Butte, we started our climb over the great divide pass. It was a long ride but the grade was only 7% and it was cool. After a long downhill run and a pleasant ride through the valley, we had to climb another pass to Bozeman. This one was at noon so it was a warm trip. Another nice downhill run and some rolling hills and we pulled into Three Forks for lunch. It was a nice ride the rest of the way, with a little cloud cover to keep us cool. Bozeman is a university town, so there were some good bike lanes on a lot of the roads. We checked in to the hotel about 6PM. I encountered a nice paved bike path around the mall. It was a bit dangerous since it crossed all the mall entrances near the main road, so you had to watch for cars from both directions and both lanes. It also ended abruptly at the end of the mall. Then I had to ride across the grass to the sidewalk, then get across the road to the bikelane.