Date for 2016 ride: Saturday, October 8
The West Yellowstone Old Faithful Cycle Tour is a terrific way to wind down a summer of riding and a unique way to experience Yellowstone National Park. Fall is a gorgeous time to be in Yellowstone, the elk are bugling, the aspens have turned to gold, and the thermal areas are relatively free of crowds. The supported ride is sixty miles round trip, with options available for one way travel. Cyclists in the tour can take advantage of two feed stations, three sag wagons, on-course bike mechanics, and end the day with a group meal. The tour is limited by the National Park Service to the first 300 (a change from previous years) riders that complete the online registration. ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATIONS. NO TEAM REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED.
To avoid the increase in traffic, the ride no longer occurs on the "fee-free" weekend. National Park Passes WILL be required for the 2016 ride. Check out the National Park Service's website for more information about the different passes and how many riders are allowed in on each type.
Registration for the 2016 ride will open June 15 at 9:00am MDT.
A waitlist of 25 people will open on July 1. This wait list will be used to fill cancelled positions as they become available. It is not a guarantee that a place on the wait list will translate into a place on the ride.
Again this year, proceeds from the ride will be donated to the Yellowstone Park Foundation, the Reid Sanders Memorial Fund, and other local non-profits such as Close-Up and the West Yellowstone Educators Fund. $1,500 was donated on behalf of riders in the 2015 Cycle Tour.
Families, small groups, and recreational riders are encouraged to participate. Check out the West Yellowstone Chamber's Specials Page or www.yellowstonedestination.com for lodging and activity discounts. If you are traveling by air, check out the West Yellowstone Airport. Come enjoy the finest season that Yellowstone Park has to offer and ride in the West Yellowstone Old Faitfhul Cycle Tour.