Women Bike Missoula

Women Bike Missoula brings women together to make bicycling possible to more women and girls by sharing our knowledge, experiences, and the joy of biking.

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Upcoming Event

 Maah Daah Hey Trail Presentation Wednesday, January 31, 7 pm

What  the Hey is the Maah Daah Hey Trail?  It’s the longest continuous single track mountain bike trail in America. Commonly done as a 4-day journey, staying at perfectly placed campsites, this trail traverses majestic plateaus, rolling grasslands, amazing views and challenging river crossings. Pure unadulterated badlands grazing the edge of Teddy Roosevelt National Park.

Come join us for a visual journey down North Dakota’s best-kept secret. The 144 mile Maah Daah Hey Trail. Presented by local mountain bikers: Diane, Jill, Kathy, Mindy & Julie at Adventure Cycling Association, 150 East Pine Street.

Sharing our Joy of Biking, while helping new friends

We have enjoyed a special opportunity to carry out our mission to make biking possible for more women and girls…  by collaborating with the Soft Landings Committee and Free Cycles to teach them to bike, and then to bike confidently for transportation.  In addition to basic help and rules of the road, we can show them our great paths and bike lanes and help them find the best routes for biking safely to work, school, and errands.   Please contact Ethel  if you want to participate in any capacity,  and include your questions, suggestions, offer of special skills, and interest in how you would like to be involved:
  • Help a woman learn to ride a bike.  As she learns, ride on paths, then quiet streets, teaching signals and rules of the road.
  • Be a family’s designated “bike buddy” who helps the family, especially mothers, become skilled and confident bicyclists who know the best routes to their usual destinations.
  • Organize or participate in a small social ride for representatives of one or two families.
  • Be on an “on-call” list to help any refugee find the best route to a specific destination.
  • Donate helmets, locks, or other accessories such as trailers, child carriers, racks, or baskets.
  • Add your name to a list of “interested” but not able to commit to specifics at this time.
  • Come to a MizzBs social event to learn more and possibly connect with some of the Soft Landings family team leaders.  (Each family has a team of five mentors).
  • Offer suggestions and ideas.

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If you have signed up at one of our events, you should be receiving our monthly e-newsletters.  If not, check your e-mail folder options for “promotions” and you may find they have been diverted to that location.  For info and photos on past activities, see our Previous Events Page.

Women are a distinct minority, an estimated 24%, when it comes to bicycle travel.  We would like to change the statistics by sharing our love of biking and reaching out to more women to start using a bike for transportation, health, and fun.  We are inspired by the words of Susan Anthony:

Woman Celebrating Biking

“Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.”― Susan B. Anthony