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Old 10-12-04, 04:51 AM   #1
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Almost 50 -looking at Montana

So I'm 46 will be 47-hope that is close enough to post here :-) I have just returned to cycling (been going 3-4 hours on the weekends) and will be traveling to Bozeman MT this summer-looking for
a) place to rent a bike -I ride a Jamis Aurora so was wondering if I should rent/borrow a mt. bike while there
b) suggest some rides 1 or 2 days I won't mind overnighting at an inn/hotel I'm traveling light and I can't bring much with me-ie camping gear.
c) is it safe for lone female to ride in the area? I live overseas so I'm not up on what's happening in the states-that is other than the election :-)
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Old 10-12-04, 05:37 AM   #2
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A good place to start would be the Montana Bof Tourism, or something like that. Also try an interent search on cycling clubs in Montana. They could be helpful and you could possibly pick up a ride partner so you will not have to cycle alone. Montana is a big state and there is lots of open road (long distances) between towns.

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Old 10-12-04, 05:58 AM   #3
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So I'm 46 will be 47-hope that is close enough to post here :-) I have just returned to cycling (been going 3-4 hours on the weekends) and will be traveling to Bozeman MT this summer-looking for
a) place to rent a bike -I ride a Jamis Aurora so was wondering if I should rent/borrow a mt. bike while there
b) suggest some rides 1 or 2 days I won't mind overnighting at an inn/hotel I'm traveling light and I can't bring much with me-ie camping gear.
c) is it safe for lone female to ride in the area? I live overseas so I'm not up on what's happening in the states-that is other than the election :-)
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I happen to have a couple of friends in Bozeman. She's a Psych Prof @ Montana State U. & he manages a
bike shop. I'll e-mail him & see what I can find out for you. Will post something ASAP.
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Old 10-12-04, 06:21 AM   #4
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Old 10-13-04, 08:01 PM   #5
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So I'm 46 will be 47-hope that is close enough to post here :-) I have just returned to cycling (been going 3-4 hours on the weekends) and will be traveling to Bozeman MT this summer-looking for
a) place to rent a bike -I ride a Jamis Aurora so was wondering if I should rent/borrow a mt. bike while there
b) suggest some rides 1 or 2 days I won't mind overnighting at an inn/hotel I'm traveling light and I can't bring much with me-ie camping gear.
c) is it safe for lone female to ride in the area? I live overseas so I'm not up on what's happening in the states-that is other than the election :-)
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My friend in Bozeman replied today with the following: They rent Gary Fisher mtb & Giant road bikes for $25 full day/$18 half day.
Chalet Sports on Main Street in downtown Bozeman
406-587-4595
Hope this helps.
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Old 10-18-04, 02:06 AM   #6
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From Bozeman you can head south towards Yellowstone. The road goes up a canyon. There is some traffic but nothing bad and the hills are not bad either. The scenery is beautiful and there are just enough places along the way to get snacks and stuff if you are careful. It is about 100 miles to West Yellowstone. So you could go all the way down and stay in West Yellowstone for the night and return. As I recall, there is a little town that has a ski resort and a couple of motels about 70 miles from Bozeman, that would be another option.
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