Deep in the Gravelly Mountains, despite the curtain of smoke below in the valleys, blue skies smiled on an assembled group of mountain bikers whose bi-pedaled mounts were equipped with chainsaws, pruning loppers, and just in case, bear protection.
Across the state, and the country, the first Saturday in June is identified as National Trails Day.
According to the National Parks Service, the annual event is hosted by the American Hiking Society, “Which celebrates not only national scenic and historic trails, but all trails on public lands.”
Easter weekend brought the sunshine and Copper City outside of Three Forks was packed. The Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association (SWMMBA) had a booth out in the desert of southwest Montana Easter Sunday.
Conversations about developing a Big Sky chapter of the Southwest Montana Mountain Biking Association (SWMMBA) began in June at Beehive Basin Brewery.