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Old 06-14-14, 06:22 PM   #1
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Road Cycling Bozeman

If we are going to spend a week in Bozeman to road cycle, in what part of town should we stay? We want to ride from hotel or rental rather than pack bikes and go somewhere to ride. Thanks
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Since nobody has answered you in almost two weeks since your original post, I'll tell you what I know. I'm not an expert on cycling in Bozeman, but have done it a few times. I always packed my own bike, so can't help you with rentals. As far as which side of town to stay... it's a fairly small town, (compared to what I'm used to). You can get from one side to the other in 10-15 minutes.

Don't know how long of a ride you want, but I enjoyed my ride up Bridger Canyon. Not really a difficult climb and the road is wide enough that you won't feel that autos will run you over. Nice cycling south and west of town also. I've seen it done, but I wouldn't dare ride northwest out of Bozeman on the I-90 frontage road. It is narrow with very fast moving traffic. No tarmac outside the fog line. Cyclists must have a death wish to ride that road. The rest of my riding was based out of Three Forks.

Hopefully some locals will chime in. There are a few good bike shops in town too, so you may try getting info from them. There are several cycling clubs in the area, so the info is out there. I'd try a Google search too. Enjoy your trip and ride safe.
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Thank you volosong. We have decided to stay in town and we are bringing our own bikes. From pictures I have seen, it looks like a beautiful place to ride. Thanks for the heads up on the I-90 frontage road. We will avoid it.
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Not sure if you made it out here yet, I'm a native Bozemanite. One of my favorite rides is to start on Main Street and Wilson, ride Wilson to Kagy, turn right on Kagy, continue till you hit 19th street, then take a left on 19th street and follow it for as long as you care. It swings past the turn off for Hyalite Canyon and then drops into some really pretty stuff. A fun ride for sure. Usually during the week the traffic is pretty mellow.
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Not sure if you made it out here yet, I'm a native Bozemanite. One of my favorite rides is to start on Main Street and Wilson, ride Wilson to Kagy, turn right on Kagy, continue till you hit 19th street, then take a left on 19th street and follow it for as long as you care. It swings past the turn off for Hyalite Canyon and then drops into some really pretty stuff. A fun ride for sure. Usually during the week the traffic is pretty mellow.
Thank you eunoia. We will try that ride for sure. We are going to Bozeman the last week of August. Can't wait.
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Not sure if you made it out here yet, I'm a native Bozemanite. One of my favorite rides is to start on Main Street and Wilson, ride Wilson to Kagy, turn right on Kagy, continue till you hit 19th street, then take a left on 19th street and follow it for as long as you care. It swings past the turn off for Hyalite Canyon and then drops into some really pretty stuff. A fun ride for sure. Usually during the week the traffic is pretty mellow.
Eunoia, we will be staying at the Best Western Plus Gran Tree Inn on 7th. Will we be able to ride down to Main St. and Wilson easily without terrible traffic?
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I wouldn't ride on Main. Take 7th down to Babcock, Kock or College. Then take a right to 11th. Left on11th then down to Kagy. Then a right to 19th. Main Street is usually busy.

I'm from Billings and my son used to live just South of your motel. I have not ridden those roads but they are more suburban roads (except for College).

Have fun.

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