Bicycling Magazine recently reviewed charity bicycling events around the U.S. and Glacier Ride, our cycling tour in Glacier National Park and Waterton was listed as the #1 Bucket List event. Read about it here on Bicycling.com.
Glacier Ride is a 6-day charitable cycling event spanning two spectacular national parks and two countries — Glacier National Park on the U.S. side and Waterton National Park on the Canadian side. Glacier National Park captures the essence of what the pristine, undisturbed Rocky Mountain region has been like over thousands of years. This bike ride explores some of the wildest land in the lower 48. But this ecosystem is threatened by development, climate change, and exotic species. By fundraising and participating in Glacier Ride, you are raising awareness of the issues facing Glacier and seeing first-hand what is at stake. Proceeds from Glacier Ride have funded important clean energy and conservation projects in Glacier National Park.
On Glacier Ride, you’ll spend five days cycling the roads that traverse the ‘Crown of the Continent’ including the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. You’ll see majestic 500-year old cedar forests under threat of wildfires and glaciers in fast retreat. You’ll pedal your bike near stunning aretes, high alpine mountain passes, glacial lakes, and waterfalls. On the sixth day, you’ll get to raft the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, completing our circumnavigation of these two parks by following the river back to the West Glacier. Professional Glacier Guides and Climate Ride leaders will accompany us each day to teach us about Glacier’s unique ecosystem, so you can bring this knowledge home to your community.