Kalispell, MT: Foy's Lake Road Loop 

A gently rolling loop out of Kalispell-perfect for a Sunday morning recovery ride.

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Author: Jason Karp
Date: 9 Nov 2008 8:28:19 AM
Activity: Bicycling
State: Montana (MT)
Distance: 13.47 mi  (Change units)
Calories: 831
Average Speed: 13.2 mph - 0:04:32/mi
Duration: 1:01:09
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 759 ft
Total Loss: 759 ft
Net Change: 0 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Foys Lake, Kalispell, Montana
Rating:   1 rating(s) Rate it

Start out from vibrant downtown Kalispell and make your way to the countryside via Airport Road.  You're still only minutes from the city as you travel through the Shelter Valley, but you'll be riding on quiet and smooth country roads.  The route travels past Foy's Lake-a popular boating and water ski lake with the locals.  After the lake enjoy a panoramic view of the Flathead Valley and on a clear day site the distant peaks of Glacier National Park as you drop back to downtown Kalispell.

TO TRAILHEAD: The intersection of Center Street and 1st Avenue next to the Kalispell Center Mall.

Position Format: Datum:

Distance: 13.47 mi Points: 392 Calories: 831
Total Time: 1:01:09 Speed: 13.2 mph Pace: 4:32 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 13.2 mph Pace: 4:32 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.00 mi Start - Center Street and 1st Avenue Then go 1.10 mi
2 1.10 mi Bear Left - 18th Street (unmarked) Then go 0.07 mi
3 1.17 mi Turn Right - Airport Road Then go 4.65 mi
4 5.82 mi Straight - Becomes Foy's Lake Road Then go 6.43 mi
5 12.25 mi Bear Left - Meridian Road Then go 0.49 mi
6 12.74 mi Turn Right - Center Street Then go 0.73 mi
7 13.47 mi Stop - Center Street and 1st Avenue

Points of Interest

Center St and 1st Avenue

Location: 48.198455, -114.315426
Start/Finish in the heart of downtown Kalispell, across the street from the Kalispell Center Mall. There are lots of food and drink options in the vicinity.

Wheaton's Bike Shop

Location: 48.196239, -114.314761
<a href="http://www.wheatonscycle.com">Wheaton's</a> is a neat bike/hobby shop right on the route on 1st Avenue in downtown Kalispell.

Minature Mammoths?

Location: 48.155150, -114.309568
Some exotic looking longhorned cattle. Judging by the thickness of their coats, I reckon these guys don't mind seeing winter coming.

Shelter Valley

Location: 48.129792, -114.300342
Just a few minutes outside of Kalispell, Shelter Valley feels much more isolated.

Foy's Lake

Location: 48.158328, -114.352055
A misty morning at Foy's Lake

Foy's Lake Recreation Area

Location: 48.160733, -114.350660
A nice park along the road with restrooms. This is a popular summer recreation area for the locals.

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