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Bozeman, MT: G.A.S./Intrinsik Cycling Team's Thursday Night Ride 

Join the local cycling crowd for after-work ride around the Bozeman outskirts that spins easy some weeks and hammers hard others.

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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 12 Sep 2008 5:53:05 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: Montana (MT)
Distance: 24.81 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 756 ft
Total Loss: 756 ft
Net Change: 0 ft
Difficulty: 6 / 10
Tags: Bozeman, G.A.S./Intrinsik Cycling Team, Gallatin Valley, Montana
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Competitive and recreational cyclists alike will enjoy the Thursday Night Ride lead by Bozeman's local Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Architecture Cycling Team. This weekly summer ride (open to everyone) starts at Rocky Mountain Roasting Company at 6:00 p.m. and offers a chance to ride and learn from some of Montana's top cyclists.

Although the route and pace vary from week to week, come prepared for a 20- to 40-miler. (On select days, the team offers clinics along the route for bike handling, sprinting, or cornering.) The ride typically starts out at a relaxed pace, offering cyclists a chance to warm up. If the team is recovering from a tough race, or saving up for an upcoming race, the pace may stay mellow. However, if the ride turns into a hammerfest, dropped riders can form their own groups or regroup with the team at various points along the route.

Info: G.A.S./Intrinsik Cycling Team

-Mapped by Jason Karp

TO TRAILHEAD: Start at Rocky Mountain Roasters at 111 East Mendenhall in Bozeman.

Position Format: Datum:

G.A.S./Intrinsik Thursday Night Ride

Distance: 24.81 mi Points: 659
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.03 mi Turn Left - Bozeman Ave. Then go 0.54 mi
2 0.58 mi Turn Right - Tamarack St. Then go 0.12 mi
3 0.70 mi Turn Left - Rouse Ave. Then go 0.21 mi
4 0.91 mi Straight - Rouse Ave. Then go 0.59 mi
5 1.50 mi Turn Left - Griffin Dr. Then go 0.29 mi
6 1.79 mi Turn Right - Manley Rd. Then go 1.80 mi
7 3.59 mi Bear Left - McIllhattan Rd. Then go 1.48 mi
8 5.07 mi Turn Right - Sypes Canyon Rd. Then go 1.18 mi
9 6.25 mi Turn Left - Summer Cutoff Rd. Then go 1.15 mi
10 7.40 mi Turn Left - Saddle Mountain Rd. Then go 0.25 mi
11 7.65 mi Turn Right - Walker Rd. Then go 1.75 mi
12 9.40 mi Turn Left - Baseline Rd. Then go 1.84 mi
13 11.24 mi Bear Left - Spain Bridge Meadows Subdivision Then go 0.43 mi
14 11.67 mi Turn Left - Prairie Glen Way Then go 0.37 mi
15 12.04 mi Turn Right - Glenbrook Ln. Then go 0.15 mi
16 12.19 mi Turn Right - Spain Bridge Circle Dr. Then go 0.13 mi
17 12.32 mi Turn Right - Airport Rd. Then go 1.04 mi
18 13.36 mi Bear Left - Spain Bridge Rd. Then go 0.24 mi
19 13.60 mi Bear Left - Nelson Rd. Then go 1.75 mi
20 15.34 mi Turn Right - Nelson Rd. Then go 2.77 mi
21 18.11 mi Turn Right - Frontage Rd. Then go 0.42 mi
22 18.53 mi Turn Left - Valley Center Rd. Then go 0.12 mi
23 18.65 mi Turn Left - Valley Center Rd. Then go 0.52 mi
24 19.17 mi Turn Right - Davis Ln. Then go 2.22 mi
25 21.39 mi Turn Left - Oak St. Then go 2.51 mi
26 23.90 mi Turn Right - Rouse Ave. Then go 0.76 mi
27 24.66 mi Turn Left - Mendenhall St. Then go 0.14 mi
28 24.80 mi Turn Right - Rocky Mountain Roasters

Points of Interest

Start: Rocky Mountain Roasting

Location: 45.680550, -111.034999
The Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Architecture Cycling Team's Thursday Night Rides start and end at Rocky Mountain Roasting (a local favorite). ©Jason Karp

Sypes Canyon Road

Location: 45.748645, -111.044784
Riding up Sypes Canyon Road before the short, but steep hill on Summer Cutoff Road (the hill is to the left of the riders in the photo).

G.A.S./Instrinsik Clinics

Location: 45.773690, -111.045578
This lightly developed subdivision has nice paved roads and is often the site of various clinics put on by the Gallatin Alpine Sports/Intrinsik Architecture Cycling Team as part of the ride.

Baseline Road

Location: 45.787532, -111.051822
Views of the Gallatin Valley from Baseline Road.

Spain Bridge Meadows Subdivision

Location: 45.786963, -111.083987
Turn left and head through the new Spain Bridge Meadows subdivision, a nice quiet place to ride (subdivision not shown on the map).


Location: 45.776518, -111.101110
Wave to "Clyde" in front of famous local sculptor Jim Dolan's place. ©Jason Karp

Nelson Road

Location: 45.769514, -111.113234
Jason Karp sports the GAS/Intrinsik Cycling Team jersey while cruising down Nelson Road.

Frontage Road

Location: 45.727079, -111.083000
The Frontage Road is generally not a very good place to ride, but this short stretch has a nice wide shoulder and there's a left-hand turn lane onto Valley Center Road. Use caution: Traffic is usually traveling at high speeds.

Davis Lane

Location: 45.724712, -111.082163
Head south on Davis Lane (roughly 0.3 mile of this road is unpaved). The stretch of rough road pays off as it leads into some quiet west Bozeman subdivisions and away from the busy 19th Avenue.

Davis Lane

Location: 45.710570, -111.082571
Cruising through the western outskirts of Bozeman on Davis Lane.

Thursday Night Riders

Location: 45.698537, -111.082892
There's almost always a Montana State University jersey represented in the bunch. ©Jason Karp

Oak Street

Location: 45.693021, -111.061091
Most of Oak Street has a bike lane, including the busiest section between 19th and Rouse.

Music on Main

Location: 45.679380, -111.034398
After the ride, walk down to "Music on Main," a free outdoor concert that takes place every Thursday night throughout the summer. The event draws huge crowds to downtown Bozeman on warm summer evenings.


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