Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Riding in Red Lodge

Went to Red Lodge, MT with the family for Easter vacation. With the singletrack covered in snow Jake and I brought road bikes along for some riding. From the town of Red lodge there are at least 5 options for road riding. The Beartooth highway was the highlight. Even though the road wasn't open all the way up to the pass, you could still ride 12 miles up from Red Lodge to the barricade than another five miles from there. The week we were there we were fortunate with dry weather and roads. Pretty lucky for spring in the mountains.
Heading up.

One more switchback before running in to snow.
April 26th, 2011. 5 miles from the barricade the snow gets deep and not rideable.
Heading down.
Nice rolling road to the south of Red Lodge.
Heading down west fork Rock creek road north of Red Lodge.
West fork road was closed 8 miles from Red Lodge but when opened continues for another 6 miles.

A nice cycling destination with quiet roads and the summer there are numerous options for mountain biking including up at the ski area.

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