MOUNTAIN BIKING

Explore the incredible local trails by bike!

Mountain bike opportunities range from cruising along a forest fire road to tackling the area’s tougher single-track and downhill trails. Through our program, experienced staff and volunteer instructors will help you build skills and knowledge to become a confident and independent rider.

We have top- of-the-line hand and recumbent cycles that are adjustable, perfect for adults (or larger youth) with mobility or balance challenges.

*Our cycling fleet is growing and while we’ll do our best to accommodate all individuals, we may not have the proper bike for everyone at this time.*

Participants

All individuals with a physical disability who are able to make safe cognitive decisions are welcome to participate in our inaugural season.  Instruction is customized to you and your goals.

A typical introduction session begins with bike selection and fit, and an overview of bike anatomy. Once the basics of safety, balance, breaking and shifting are mastered, you will have the opportunity to ride the area’s many beautiful trails.

 

2019 Program Opportunities

May 15th – October 15th
Learn the basics, enhance your skills and get deeper in nature. Skilled staff members and volunteer instructors will lead you on skill level-appropriate ride. Family/friends welcome to join once the athlete has mastered the basic skills and drills. Adaptive equipment and helmets provided.

Rate

Initial fit and skills/drills session: Free  – 1.5 hours @ Whitefish Bike Retreat

Lesson/Ride:  $40 – 2.5 hours

Longer custom rides available!  

Join DREAM staff and volunteer instructors for group rides at various locations around the Flathead Valley. These rides are suited for all levels of riders.

Bring your own bike or sign up to use one of ours.  DREAM adaptive bike equipment is first-come, first served for group rides. Helmets mandatory (provided if needed). Please bring a water bottle/water.  Advanced Registration required.

FeeFree!

Schedule:

June 2nd:  Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park – 8:30AM start

June 15th:  Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park – 8:30AM start

June 30th:  Whitefish Bike Retreat & surrounding trails – 2PM start

July 23rd:  Lion Mountain – Whitefish Trail – 5PM start

August 24th :  Whitefish Mountain Resort – 10AM start

… More rides to be added!

*Our adaptive bikes are available to use for the below opportunities.

Thursday Night Race League, Whitefish Mountain Resort

The 6-race series features a different cross-country course every week from July 11th – August 8th.   Its a great evening of riding and socializing with the awesome bike community: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thursday-night-race-league-2019-tickets

12/24 Hours of Flathead, Harron Park, Kalispell

August 17th-18th, 2019 
The only 12 & 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race in Montana. This isn’t your ordinary mountain bike race, this race has a mission! Two courses, adaptive cycling course and a standard bicycle course, live music, a hot lap option, free camping, and is fun for all ages! Help us build a team or push your limits and ride solo.
Register here:  https://24hoursofflathead.org/

Teton Bike Festival/Wydaho Rendezvous, Grand Targhee Resort – WY

August 30th – Sept. 2nd, 2019
Enjoy four days of cross country and downhill riding at Grand Targhee Resort in Wyoming. Demo both hand-cranked and foot pedaled adaptive mountain bike gear.  Group rides and beginner training led by some of the leaders in adaptive mountain biking. We had over 20 adaptive riders in 2018!    

To learn more about these special events, please contact:  programs@dreamadaptive.org

All steps must be completed prior to your ride.

  1. Complete the online registration form (mandatory for group & individuals rides)
  2. Make payment HERE  (for individual rides only)
  3. Complete the online liability & media release form (mandatory for all;  complete once per year, covers all sports!)

Financial aid scholarships available.  Click here to learn more.

Questions? Please email:  programs@dreamadaptive.org

A Special Thanks To:

The Lesar Family for the generous donation of our three adaptive bikes to start the program.

We are proud to partner with the Whitefish Bike Retreat, whose incredible facility serves as our training site:

Thank you Wheelie Creative for our awesome logo design and sponsoring our mountain bike program.