07 July 2010

Another small town/cycling story...

Sorry, I have yet another story about a small town and bicycles.

This one is a little different.

Twin Bridges, Montana (pop 400)  doesn't have a problem with cyclists, in fact they love cyclists so much that they have built a dedicated cycle-camp, Twin Bridges Cycle Camp to cater to the cyclsts that are traveling through their small town that lies along 3 popular cycling routes, including the Adventure Cycling Association's Lewis & Clark Trail and the Trans-America Trail The Cycle Camp was started back in 2008 when several of the residents of Twin Bridges spent $8500 to build an enclosed gazebo . In June 2009, the Cycle Camp opened. They offer various amenities to cyclists passing through such as

  • Swimming – The campground is located on the Beaverhead River.
  • Fishing – Onsite with Guided trips available
  • Canoeing – Canoe rental available for 14 mile float down the Beaverhead and Jefferson Rivers and shuttle back to the Bike Camp
  • Family fun –– Located next to the fairgrounds there are baseball fields, walking paths, and a gazebo.
  • Indoor restrooms and hot shower
  • Several restaurants within a couple of blocks
  • Laundry facilities located in town.
  • General store
  • Espresso shop
  • Large grassy camping area with insect resistant shade shelter and tables.
  • Tent camping
  • Free local attractions guide and list of area events'
  • Pump and repair stand for public use.
Bill White of Twin Bridges said: "I have met dozens of cyclists passing through and they were some of the nicest people I ever have met."

The boneheads in Black Hawk, Colorado need to visit Twin Bridges to see how they should be treating cyclists instead of fining them for riding through their town. Black Hawk also sits smack in the middle of a popular cycling route, the Pikes Peak Secnic Byway route.

1 comment:

Loving the Bike said...

Sounds great, man. Enjoy the outdoors.