Montana's Premier Gravel Event

Whitefish, Montana

August 22nd, 2021



In the spirit of community and gravel, we are allowing registered riders a chance to return their registrations and give their spot to someone on our steadily growing waitlist. 

Due to permitting, we have a strict cap at 550 riders, so we hope this system helps to reduce the burden on you, our small vendors, and our local catering Chef by allowing us to get our entry numbers exactly right ahead of our event.

For a $25 fee, which goes directly to funding our Champion Scholar Award, we will transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, and refund you your original registration fee.

We will be sad not to see you in 2021, but hope to see you in 2022! 

1) Email
2) Tell us you would like to transfer your registration
3) We will refund you your original registration fee, minus our $25 transfer fee


This system will be in place until July 5th and works on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please be patient as it may take us 72 hours to process requests.

The Last Best Ride
Our mission Statement

In 1988, in celebration of Montana's centennial, Annick Smith and William Kittredge published a book titled, The Last Best Place, A Montana Anthology, from which our race gains its namesake.  


Working with friends and editors, the two compiled journals, essays, stories, poems, and indigenous oral histories to help paint a portrait of the state through its literature. The book became a national bestseller, and the title accrued its own history, as many Montana residents adopted it as the unofficial moniker for their home state. 


Though the scope of The Last Best Ride does not cover as much statewide geographical ground as the collection Smith and Kittredge present, we  believe that our event will showcase some of Northwest Montana's most spectacular outdoor offerings.


In the spirit of the anthology, we hope to enrich your visit beyond the bubble of the bike race. Partnering with local businesses and neighborhood volunteers, we hope to provide you with an original Montana experience that celebrates and champions community and inclusion.  

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Land Use Statement 

As it stands now, these are our course routes. Should they need to be updated in the event of unexpected logging, National Forest Service maintenance emergencies, and/or natural occurrences (i.e. fires, tree downings), registered participants will receive an email update stating such. 

We would like to convey the utmost gratitude to all local landowning Neighbors, Big Mountain Resort and Ski Whitefish, The City of Whitefish, The Montana Department of Transportation, Flathead County Department of Transportation, The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, The City of Whitefish, F. H. Stoltze Land and Lumber, and the local ranger districts of the U.S. National Forest Service for their unwavering help and support in getting these routes organized.