Montana has got to be one of the coolest places in the country for a bike race. With sick trails and steep climbs and some of the most breathtaking scenery around, how can it not be?!

I know it doesn't feel like it yet, but warmer weather is on the way, which means bike season is not far behind! So it's time to start signing up for all those super fun must-do bike races in western Montana!

The Montana Gravel Challenge is definitely one of those must-do races! Check the details:

The Montana Gravel Challenge is a coming together of The Cycling House and Competitive Timing.  We think what’s best for the Montana Hell Ride and Rocky Mountain Roubaix is to have them be on one big gravel weekend.  Stage 2 will be the Montana Hell Ride with a new format and course. Stage 3 will be the Rocky Mountain Roubaix with a new longer course. We’ve added a stage 1 time trial as an extra piece to offer a zero barrier event for beginners and recreational riders, while also offering racers an early separation before stage 2 and 3.  We’d like riders of all abilities to try the challenge.  It’s setup in a grand fondo style format, so everyone gets a time and folks can go for racing the event, riding the event, or just going for a completion.  Stage 2 and 3 will have a recreation wave that starts 1 minute later then the first wave perfect for those riding with friends or trying to stay out of a larger group.  The hardest part about this event will be finishing all three stages, not being fast at all three stages.  Best of all we will be offering a separate Junior Race option for 10-18 yr olds on Stage 1 and 2.

WHAT: Montana Gravel Challenge

WHEN: April 13th -15th, 2018

WHERE: Missoula, MT