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We've chosen some of the best cycling routes in Montana. They're graded by difficulty and length, so you can find just the right adventure. So throw your bikes on the rack and head for the Big Sky Country.

Some Tips For Better Cycling
For maximum safety and comfort when bicycling, you should learn and develop some essential cycling skills. Depending upon the length and difficulty of the ride you've chosen, you might be spending many hours in the saddle. You might also face extremes in terrain or road surfaces. Following are some basic pointers that have been provided to thousands of cyclists through the years by the Adventure Cycling Association.

The bicycle is a legal vehicle in Montana, which means cyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists. Find out more about Montana's cycling laws and find additional contact information at the Department of Transportation's cycling resource page. View Montana bicycle map with sholder widths, rumble strip indicator, grades and average daily traffic.

Lionhead Mountain Loop Bridger Canyon Billings-Molt Highwoods Mountain Loop Whitefish Lake Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge River's Edge Trail Two Moon Park Billings Rimrock Trail Alkali Creek Trail Beartooth National Scenic Byway Big Sky Loop Gardiner to Point of Rocks Paradise Valley Red Rocks Lake Wildlife Refuge Harrison to Cardwell Pioneer Mountains and Crystal Park BIg Hole RIver RIde Bighole Battlefield to Jackson Horse Creek Pass Loop ELKHORN MINE. LOCATION: Between Boulder and Elkhorn. TYPE: Mountain Bike Ride. RATING: Moderate. MILEAGE: 12 miles Lolo View Loop Flint Creek Ramble Lolo Hot Springs Wolf Creek Foothills Loop Sawmill Curry Loop Clark Fork River Trail Lumberjack Loop Holland Lake Lodge Choteau to Augusta Mountain Bike Trails at Whitefish Mountain Resort Columbia Falls Loop Going to the Sun Highway Polebridge to Kintla Lake Hornet Peak Loop Reid Divide Starmeadow Lake Koocanusa Loop
Ride Name Location Rating
1. Lake Koocanusa Loop Eureka/Libby Experienced
2. Flint Creek Ramble Deerlodge Moderate
3. Pioneer Mountains/Crystal Park Wise River Easy
4. Wolf Creek Foothills Loop Wolf Creek Moderate
5. Columbia Falls Out and Back Columbia Falls Easy
6. Two Moon Park Billings Easy
7. Alkali Creek Billings Moderate
8. Big Hole River Dillon Easy
9. Clark Fork River Trail St. Regis Moderate
10. Rimrock Trail Billings Easy/Experienced
11. Red Rocks Lake Wildlife Refuge Monida Easy
12. River's Edge Trail Great Falls Easy
13. Beartooth National Scenic Byway Red Lodge Experienced
14. Big Sky Loop Livingston Experienced
15. Elkhorn Mine Near Helena Easy to Moderate
16. Harrison to Cardwell Near Ennis Easy
17. Hornet Peak Loop Polebridge Moderate
18. Lolo Hot Springs Near Missoula Easy to Moderate
19. Reid Divide Near Whitefish Experienced
20. Sawmill-Curry Loop Missoula Moderate
21. Star Meadow Near Whitefish Moderate
22. Big Hole Battlefield to Jackson Big Hole Valley Moderate
23. Mountain Bike Trails at Whitefish Mountain Resort Whitefish Moderate
24. Bowdoin Nat. Wildlife Refuge Near Malta Easy to Moderate
25. Choteau to Augusta Choteau Easy to Moderate
26. Gardiner to Point of Rocks Paradise Valley Easy to Moderate
27. Going To The Sun (Glacier) Glacier NP Moderate to Exp.
28. Holland Lake Lodge Swan Valley Moderate
29. Horse Creek Pass Loop Bitterroot Valley Moderate to Exp.
30. Lolo View Loop Lolo Valley Moderate
31. Lumberjack Loop Lolo Valley Moderate to Exp.
32. Paradise Valley Paradise Valley Easy
33. Polebridge to Kintla Lake Glacier NP Easy to Moderate
34. Billings-Molt Billings Easy to Moderate
35. Bridger Canyon Bozeman Moderate
36. Highwoods Mountain Loop Near Great Falls Experienced
37. Lionhead Mountain Loop West Yellowstone Experienced
38. Whitefish Lake Whitefish Easy