Montana Department of Transportation

Bicycle Touring

Woman biking near lake in Glacier

Biking in Montana is a wonderful adventure and there are great routes to discover. As your plan your Montana bicycle trip, you might find the Bicycle Touring Packet helpful. This packet is designed for long distance touring cyclists riding on Montana roadways. You can order one online using our request form.

The Bicycle Touring Packet includes:

  • Bicycling the Big Sky Map - a roadway data map that details shoulder widths, rumble strips and grades
  • Montana Official Highway Map
  • Montana Bicycle Laws Pocketbook
  • Montana Office of Tourism's Guidebook

Local Bicycle Trails and Routes

Billings

Bozeman

Great Falls

Helena

Missoula

Hamilton, Lolo, Missoula

Kalispell

Whitefish


Information on Cycling Routes and Trails in Montana

Montana Office of Tourism
Montana Department of Commerce
406-444-1617 | Website

Adventure Cycling Association
P.O. Box 8308
Missoula, MT 59807
Phone: 406-721-1776 | Website

Bike Walk Montana
PO Box 584
Helena, MT 59624
406-449-2787 | Website

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
1100 17th Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington D.C. 20036
Phone: 202-331-9696
Fax: 202-331-9680 | Website

Recreational Trails, Inc.
A volunteer non-profit corporation that works with agency partners to develop, extend and maintain River's Edge Trail.
Doug Wicks, P.O. Box 553
Great Falls, MT 59403-0553
Phone: 406-788-3313
Fax: 406-761-4966 | Website
Email:

Recreational Trails Program
Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Bob Walker, 1420 E Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200701
Helena, MT 59620-0701
Phone: 406-444-4585 | Website


Trails in Montana

Bitterroot Trail
47.3 miles
Asphalt
POC: Bitterroot Trail Preservation Alliance
PO Box 3021
Missoula MT 59806
406-241-7512 | Website

Gallagator Linear Trail
Bozeman, Gallatin County
1.5 miles
Soil Cement Surface
POC: Bozeman Parks Division
P.O. Box 640
Bozeman MT 59715
Phone: 406-582-3200

Great Northern Historical Trail
Kalispell to Marion, Flathead County
1.25 miles of 23 miles planned
Gravel
POC: Rails-to-Trails of Northwest MT
P.O. Box 1103
Kalispell MT 59903
Website

Heights Bicycle Trail
Billings, Yellowstone county
3.5 miles
Gravel and dirt
POC: Dept of Parks, Recreation and Public Lands
510 N Broadway 4th Fl Library
Billings MT 59101

Kim Williams Nature Trail
Missoula-Hellgate Canyon, Missoula Cnty
2.5 miles
Original ballast
POC: Missoula Parks and Recreation Dept
100 Hickory street
Missoula, Montana 59801
406-721-7275

Milwaukee Road Trail/Riverfront Trails
Various areas of Missoula
Unknown
Asphalt/improved ballast
POC: Missoula Parks and Recreation Dept
435 Ryman Street
Missoula MT 59802
406-523-4626

NorPac Trail
Lolo National Forest, Saltese to Idaho, Mineral County
12.1 miles
Original ballast
POC: U.S. Forest Service
Superior Ranger District
P.O. Box 460
Superior MT 59872
406-822-4233

River's Edge Trail
Great Falls, Cascade County
7.1 miles of 30 miles planned
Asphalt
POC: Friends of River's Edge Trail
P.O. Box 553
Great Falls MT 59403
406-761-4966 | Website

Spring Meadow Lake and Centennial Park Trail
Helena, Lewis and Clark County
2.5 miles
Crushed stone
POC: Gold Country Rails-to-Trails
P.O. Box 434
Helena MT 59624
Mike Wolfinger, President
406-449-6488

Tobacco River Memorial Trail
Kootenai Nat'l Forest, Eureka Pk to Rexford, Lincoln Cnty
2 miles of 6 miles is on abandoned RR line
Gravel
POC: Resource Forester
Kootenai National Forest
1299 Highway 93 North
Eureka MT 59917
406-296-2536

Questions? Comments?

Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator, MDT
406-444-9273