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Big Timber Creek, Montana, Whitewater Kayaking
An epic crash on Montana's steepest creek. Shouldering heavy kayaks, we opened the gate and started up the rocky trail. One mile of steep hiking separated us from our put-in rapid. The crew consisted of Joe, Connor, Nick, Zach, and me: five dirtbags whose only real concern was chasing flowing water. A day earlier, I’d seen internet spray from some...
Salomon, Bonatti WP
 Salomon’s Bonatti WP isn’t the perfect wet-season jacket, but it makes a strong case. It’s lightweight, packs down into its own chest pocket, and provides great protection against rain, sleet, and wind. The jacket is breathable, but can get damp inside after a long, vigorous run. The no-slip hood increases ventilation and breathability, as does...
Camping Madison, John Arnold
A multifaceted kick-off to warmer weather. Like most folks around here, I love winter—but by spring, sun and warmer temps become a psychological necessity. I also need to sleep outside, and since I’m not an idiot, I don’t do much winter camping. So on that first warm spring weekend, I’m looking for dry ground.And like most folks, I find it due...



May 20th
Location: Bozeman Brewing, Bozeman  Time: 2-8pmCost: FREE; a portion of beer sales benefit the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association. Details: Ride all morning, then drink all afternoon, all in support of the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association. They're raising funds for trail-building projects like Copper City; they're advocating...
May 20th
Location: Shields Valley Time: 9amCost: FREE for members; join.Details: Enjoy Shields Valley and the Northern Bridgers in the spring, before the heat of summer settles in. This loop takes you through two small ranching towns, a nod to old-time Montana. Details here.
May 14th, May 21st, May 28th
Location: Bozeman Public Library Time: 6pmCost: FREE for Pedal Project members; join here. Details: Join Bozeman’s all-female riding club for weekly road rides throughout the valley. As the season wears on and more dries out, the options become endless.

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