Like most states, Montana has what’s called a “Safe Passing Law” aimed at motorists who approach a bicyclist from behind and have to pass. Regrettably, the law is vague and not understood by many drivers.
Local cycling enthusiasts are encouraged by signs that Billings is becoming a more bicycle-friendly community.
A cyclist pedals through the first mile of the cycling timed run course, a part of the Big Sky State Games, on Saturday in Molt.
A cyclist takes off from the start of the cycling timed run, a part of the Big Sky State Games, on Saturday in Molt.
A map outlines the Trailside Bike Park in Park City, Utah, which features trails, ramps and routes for a wide range of riders.
A wedding party pauses for a rest while cycling on one of the Round Valley trails in Park City, Utah, a town that has thoroughly embraced biking and cyclists.
In addition to its mountain biker play park, to which new features were being added in June, Park City, Utah, also boasts about 400 miles of trails for a variety of rider abilities.
Downhill mountain bikers have a new venue at Discovery Basin Ski Area between Anaconda and Philipsburg this summer.
Like tennis, basketball and swimming facilities, mountain biking and cycling are just part of the landscape in Park City, Utah.
Even youngsters have mastered riding some of the more difficult routes at Park City, Utah's, biking park.
Mountain biker Weston Deutschlander rounds a corner on one of the ramps at the Trailside Bike Park in Park City, Utah, in June. In the background are the Wasatch Mountains. Park City is the only town in the United States rated as a Gold Ride Center by the International Mountain Biking Association.
Entering the downhill mountain biking market, Discovery Basin Ski Area has started up one of its lifts during the weekends through the summer. The cost of running the lift isn't prohibitive, said president Ciche Pitcher, it's the cost of labor.
One of Discovery Basin Ski Area’s chair lifts is running this summer, but instead of hauling skiers and snowboarders up the hillside, it is carrying helmeted downhill mountain bikers.
Have you ever signed on for an adventurous vacation and, upon arriving, realized you were totally in over your head — but in a good way, kind of like a child in a huge candy store?
The Acton Recreation Area has been transformed from a place of citations to excitement.
Makers & Riders weatherproof jeans sell for $189.
Levi’s Commuter 511 retail for $88.
Arc’teryx A2B commuter pants sell for $139.
Chrome Industries Folsom Pants sell for $160.
A recent study by the Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana found that cycle tourists spend about $79 per day, compared to $58.24 in daily expenditures for non-resident travelers who arrived by car or other means.