The Big Sky Spectaculaire starts and finishes in Bozeman, located in southwest Montana. It is a single stage, self-supported competitive adventure bicycle ride around Southwest and Central Montana. The 2022 edition is 891+/- miles in length on mixed surfaces with approximately 377 miles being gravel and 2-track over 16 segments. Parts of the route are the Adventure Cycling Association (ACA) TransAm and Lewis and Clark Bike Routes, as well as the newly developed Bitterroot Connector route by Bikepacking Roots. The route crosses the Continental Divide twice, at Gibbons Pass (elev. 6941) and Rogers Pass (elev. 5610). Between these passes and throughout the route are numerous scenic valleys and other passes in SW MT. The route also ventures into Montana's agricultural (wheat and barley) heartland, the Golden Triangle.
Entry fee: $40 Individual / $60 Pairs or Tandem
Roster will be capped at 15. Please refer to the Inquiry page for registration information.
Riders will be required to pay for registration and rental (if necessary) of their tracking device with the event tracking provider.
There is no prize money or awards.
Start Date and Time: August 22, 2022 (4th Monday of August) at 0630. Beall Park (corner of N. Bozeman Ave. and E. Villard St.) in Bozeman.
Bike Inspection and pre-ride event: August 21, 2022 at 1600. Beall Park Pavillion.
All riders are required to attend the bike inspection. The pre-ride event will include an organizer hosted meal and rider meet-and-greet.