The 16th Annual West Yellowstone-Old Faithful Cycle Tour
September 21, 2013.
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 350 riders that complete the online registration.
To avoid the increase in traffic, the ride no longer occurs on the "fee-free" weekend. National Park Passes WILL be required for the 2013 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 2013 ride will open on June 15, 2013.
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 Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Volunteer Fire Department. $1500 was donated on behalf of riders in the 2011 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.
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