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the last best ride 2024

With your registration, you unlock a special Whitefish, MT weekend featuring all the festivities below.  Also included is a post-race celebration with a gourmet and locally cultivated feast created by Chefs Sam and Sara of Forage Catering, two adult beverages or locally made kombucha, NA bevies, & handcrafted ice cream from Sweet Peaks of Whitefish (MONTANA ICE CREAM - Sweet Peaks Ice Cream).  This is not your average post-race fare, Chef Jess would never allow for that!

Donations, along with a portion of proceeds from the race, will go to our Champion Scholar Award. 
 

2024 EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, July 26th  5-7:30pm

Champion Scholar Award Happy Hour - The Tap House (845 Wisconsin Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937)

An optional early evening event at a community eatery where you can socialize with the organizers, meet and make friends with your fellow cyclists, and indulge in some local grub and grog.

 

While it is not mandatory, we HIGHLY encourage all attendees to participate in the night's fundraising efforts, the proceeds of which will go directly to our Champion Scholar Award.​

 

To all registered participants, ONE BEVERAGE and light fare will be provided when you present your proof of registration. Dinner will be available for purchase at the local eatery.  Please come by bike if possible.

Saturday, July 27th 8:30am-5pm

Packet Pick-Up, Sponsor Expo, Women's Ride/Brunch, Pizza w/ the Pros and Shakeout Rides

Join us for a quintessential summer afternoon in the center of downtown Whitefish, hosted by our local bike shop, Great Northern Cycle & Ski (gncycleski.com) 328 Central Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937.  Here, you will pick up all your race materials while browsing product tents and grabbing any last-minute gear or nutrition needed for the race on Sunday.

 

Once you've got your swag bags and race materials, take a walk downtown and finish the evening with a meal at one of the many delicious restaurants Whitefish offers.

*All participants are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to pick up their packets between 8:30am and 5pm. Limited race morning packet pickup will be available from 6-7am.

Sunday, July 28th 6am-8pm

Race Day!!! - SAME LOCATION as Expo/Packet Pick-Up
You'll be treated to stunning views and challenging terrain as you traverse through the gravel backroads of Whitefish.  Upon your return, a catered meal, bevies, and locally made ice cream will waiting for you to enjoy.  As we near the end of the day, we'll have our Podium Party at 6pm and hand out our handcrafted prizes. Our categories include Top 5 M/W Short/Long Course, Non-Binary Short/Long Course, Para Short/Long Course.  We will cheer the last riders on course until 7:30pm!

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