Starting Saturday July 26, 2014. Latest update date: 7/05/2014 (listed below)Disclaimer: This is an informal ride designed to support larger adventure motorcycles. It will be conducted on dirt/gravel vehicle roads as much as possible. Pavement is kept to a minimum and mainly to connect dirt stretches which makes it very appropriate to smaller motorcycles. The ride is self directed and self supported which means riders should be prepared to manage themselves including navigating the route, feeding yourself, camping capability (we are shooting for official designated USFS campgrounds every night.
Occasionally (very rarely) we may be near commercial lodging. Be prepared to manage your motorcycle's mechanical needs and any possible breakdowns including tire repair. Some areas are very remote and may be 50 miles or further from any form of support. Cell phone coverage will be virtually non-existent other than when traveling near or through any major towns. No guarantees with the routes that will be provided. Remember, you travel these routes and schedules at your own risk.
As in previous years, with a larger group off riders, sub-groups will naturally form given rider abilities. There will be no active monitoring of attendees. Generally accepted safe-motoring is expected as is good motorcycle and support gear preparation. Ride to your ability. It will be an excellent event to meet other adventure riders and learn from the experience. Routes, tracks, and key waypoints will be provided in GPX files. If you are not familiar or do not use a routing capable GPS, we will make general route text available and you will be encouraged to ride with other riders who do have GPS capability.
Other than the Pioneer Scenic Byway, this is an entirely new route from previous years. The route runs north to south in MT then West through new country over to the general vicinity of McCall, ID. It includes remote dirt roads near and in Glacier plus the Going to the Sun Road.
Daily mileages will fall between 160 to 195 miles per day. The full formal route will be close to 1200 miles (Saturday through Friday).
Camping fees vary between $10-$23 dollars per night during the summer season. For prices of each individual campground, visit our
These camp sites can be reserved in advance.
Apgar Group Site Reservations
First come, first served - between Polebridge and Apgar
First come, first served - near MacDonald Lake Lodge
Glacier Park Campground Map w/links
Regular sites: Campsite capacity is limited to eight people and two vehicles, where space is available. A maximum of two tents per site is permitted. $20 per site
Group sites: $54 (+over 9 people), 4-7 vehicles per site3-4 tent pads (may be able to place multiple tents per pad) - depending on site.
Park Entry Fee Link A national Senior Pass can get you discounts , entry and campgrounds (there is also a military pass).
North Fork Hostel- Polebridge
Glacier Campground - Private RV/Tent/Cabins/Backpackers etc. 10 miles out of West Glacier.
GOOGLE MAP LINKS and EXPECTED DAILY (AND RUNNING) MILEAGES
Miscellaneous information and links
(Note: we will be updating links and specific information as we move towards July.)
D1 - Saturday - Troy via Yaak and Eureka via Tuchuck Rd to Polebridge then Fish Ck CG.
http://goo.gl/maps/FmkGp To Fish Creek Campground on Lake McDonald. 172 mi. Gas/food in Yaak, Eureka, food in Pole Bridge. Major rally points - Yaak, Eureka, Pole Bridge. Just out of Troy private campground and several USFS CGs near Yaak Rd turn on US 2.
Truck-in parking: see Robert_W offer here. ADV thread post #111
The ride will officially begin at the Yaak River Campground approximately 7 miles north-west of Troy on US 2. There are two separate campgrounds, each on opposite sides of the Yaak River, both on the Kootenai River. Departure time: 9:00.
Tracks/routes of these incidental routes will be included in the final GPX file.
Early planning GPX files will not include routes - tracks and waypoints only. Final versions will include routes. Tracks and routes will be broken down into two per day for size and detail purposes.
BOM 2014-07-04rh.gpx 7/04/2014 (previous GPX planning files removed)
2/27/2014 - add dirt segment from Melrose to Wise River adds 25 miles, more dirt , less pavement, more to see, charcoal kilns - thanks 81husky. Move camp location to West Glacier area (start for day 2).
3/12/2014 - add Custer Ghost Town to Day 6.
3/19/2014 - add some links/info on Glacier camping.
5/21/2014 - Add update Google Maps route from Lolo to Troy.
6/17/2014 - Update Day 1, Day 3, Day 4 Google Maps route and GPX tracks.
6/28/2014 - Updated USFS campground fees ($6-$10). Revised GPX file.
7/01/2014 - Updated Day 6 and D7 Tracks and Routes GPX and Google Map files.
7/05/2014 - Add D6 AM to Google Maps route link.