Double Divide Ride
Cross the Continental Divde TWICE in One Weekend!
Starts and Ends at Centennial Park in Helena, MT
Saturday & Sunday. August 1-2, 2015
7:00 A.M. Mass Start on Saturday
One Event--Two Continental Divides--THREE CHOICES!
Option 1: Gran Fondo "Il Diavolo" (the Devil). A Devil of a ride, 135 miles in ONE DAY. Start in Helena, head west and Climb over the Continental Divide at MacDonald Pass, and continue to Avon, MT. Head North on MT 141 to MT 200, and then East into Lincoln. Continue on MT 200 and then turn onto MT 279 and climb to the top of Flesher Pass, your second crossing of the Continental Divide in one day. Supported with four rest/aid stations along the way. Return to Centennial Park in Helena to enjoy a post-ride snack and beverages.
Option 2: Two day Tour "Ciclismo e Cucina" (Cycling and Cuisine) Same route as above, but at a more relaxed pace over two days--emphasis is on great food and fellowship. Italian Themed Dinner and overnight stay in Lincoln, MT on Saturday night. Cyclists may tent camp at the Lincoln School, sleep inside the school, or arrange their own hotel accommodations in Lincoln. Each cyclist choosing this option may have one bag sagged to the school or the hotel of their choice in Lincoln. Breakfast provided in Lincoln on Sunday morning before the ride back to Helena.
Option 3: Two day Tour with Gravel Options. "Il Diavolo Sporco" (the Dirty Devil). A two-day route from Helena to Lincoln and back, but with GRAVEL options which cross the Continental Divide at Mullan Pass and Stemple Pass. Cyclists choosing this option also get the Italian Themed dinner and overnight stay in Lincoln, MT on Saturday night. Cyclists may tent camp at the Lincoln School, sleep inside the school, or arrange their own accommodations in Lincoln. Each rider may have one bag sagged to the school or the hotel of their choice in Lincoln. Breakfast provided in Lincoln on Sunday morning before the ride back to Helena.
Profits from the ride will go to the HELENA YMCA and the Lincoln Public School District.
• Registration link: REGISTER
•View Paved Gran Fondo and Touring Ride Map & Elevation Profile HERE
•View "Dirty Devil" (Paved & Gravel mixed) Map & Elevation Profile HERE
Email dharris at mhpt.com to order a DDR Jersey, price is $70. Orders MUST be placed before May 26th and we need a MINIMUM of ten jerseys to make our order. Please order soon.
Helena Bicycle Club, PO Box 4682, Helena, MT 59604