Ride Going to the Sun with Women Who Explore, Montana and IWD406

About this event:

Event Date & Time: Sunday, April 28th, 9am- 2:00pm MST
Location: West Glacier Mercantile 150 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936

Check this off your bucket list and come bike the Going to the Sun Road with Women Who Explore Montana and IWD 406!

Plan: We will meet at West Glacier Mercantile 150 Going-to-the-Sun Rd, West Glacier, MT 59936 @ 9:00 am to meet up and try to coordinate carpooling to help with parking. We will plan to park at Lake McDonald Lodge and be on the road biking by 10:00 am.

The plan is to ride to “The Loop” parking lot which is about 13 miles. The first few miles is relatively flat, but there is a pretty significant elevation gain during the entire road. we will have lunch at the loop, take group photos, have a dance party and rest!

If the road is open past that point, there will be an option for those who want to continue to bike all the way to Logan’s Pass which is an additional 8 miles for a total of 21 miles!

This event is for 18+ females only. No pets allowed.

Bikes: Feel free to bring your own bike. If you would like to rent an eBike we recommend Whitefish Outfitters 406-212-0800. Plan to have the rental for at least 4 hours. If you need help transporting the bike please reach out so we can coordinate!

Park Entrance: You will be responsible for your own entrance into Glacier National Park. The cost is $35 per vehicle unless you possess an Annual Parks Pass.

What to bring:

  • Bike, with tire repair kit
  • Helmet , REQUIRED
  • Backpack to hold food, water, layers etc
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Water, hydration supplements
  • Rainjacket for ride down and to stay dry, road will be wet from snow melt
  • Gloves to keep hands warm on ride down
  • Jacket/layer for lunch spot. You’ll be sweaty and if it’s breezy you’ll get a chill!
  • Beanie/hat for lunch break
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses/Googles
  • Bear spray and way to attach to bike or backpack for easy access, REQUIRED.

LIABILITY WAIVER: Friendly reminder that it is required to sign the e-waiver

before attending your first Women Who Explore event.

Please sign on an annual basis. FILL OUT THE WAIVER HERE

** PLEASE NOTE: Ambassadors are not wilderness first aid certified. This is a

casual get together for shared outdoor enthusiasts. Safety is a top priority; please

plan accordingly.**

EVENT GUIDELINES:

By registering for this event, participants agree to abide by the guidelines set

forth by Women Who Explore and IWD406 which include:

• Practice self-awareness and do not attend if you have had any flu-like

symptoms, exposed to or have tested positive for Covid in the last 14 days.

• Post-event: anyone who develops flu-like symptoms within 14 days after joining

an event should contact the ambassador and Women Who Explore at

lindseyegan@womenwhoexplore.com.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

If you are registering for one of our group events, we ask that you are 100%

committed to attending when you register. If you reserve a spot and are unable to

attend, please cancel as soon as possible on Eventbrite.

We ask that you try to cancel a minimum of 3 days prior to the day of the event as this allows other women who would like to attend the ability to plan to join us.

Questions? Please reach out to Tiffany Counts of Women Who Explore, MT ( 575-837-6173) with any questions or Julie Walz of IWD406 (309-992-8017) . Can’t wait to see you all and hit the trail!

Tiffany Counts – Women Who Explore – Montana Ambassador

Julie Walz- IWD406 (International Women’s Day for Montana) – Network Director

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