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Biking

Whether you want to ride for an hour or stretch your trip into an all-day tour, you’ll find a range of scenic bike trips suitable for you and your family in the Flathead Watershed. When you bicycle along country roads or peaceful trails, you’re free to travel at your own pace, enjoying the beauty of the area. You can pedal fast or slowly, climb hills and coast down, and stop to admire the scenery, have a picnic or take photos.

The Flathead Convention and Visitors Bureau
http://www.fcvb.org/biking.php

Great Northern Cycling Club
http://greatnortherncyclingclub.wordpress.com


Off Road Vehicle Sports
Off-road vehicle (ORV) enthusiasts have many opportunities to ride in selected areas of the Flathead Watershed. Snowmobilers and other ORV users can enjoy riding the land throughout the seasons, and in areas offering a variety of rider skill levels. Trail maps showing legally designated routes are available from state and local clubs, Flathead National Forest Service offices, and riders’ associations. Montana residents must register their ORVs and snowmobiles in the county where the owner resides. For more information and maps:

Flathead National Forest
http://www.fs.fed.us/r1/flathead

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
http://fwp.mt.gov/recreation/activities/ohv.html
http://fwp.mt.gov/recreation/activities/snowmobiling.html

Montana Snowmobile Association
http://www.m-s-a.org

Montana Trail Vehicle Riders Association
http://www.mtvra.com

Montana 4X4 Association
http://www.m4x4a.org

The Sledder’s Pledge

  • I will operate my snowmobile only when sober.
  • I will driver within the limits of my machine and my own abilities.
  • I will obey the rules and laws of the state or province I am visiting.
  • I will be careful when crossing roads and always cross at a right angle to traffic.
  • I will keep my machine in good condition and perform a pre-ride inspection check before each ride.
  • I will wear appropriate clothing, including gloves, boots, and a helmet with a visor.
  • I will let someone know my planned route, my destination, and my expected return or arrival time.
  • I will treat the outdoors with respect. I will not litter or damage trees or other vegetation.
  • I will respect other people’s property and rights and lend a hand when I see someone in need.
  • I will not snowmobile where it is prohibited.

General Visitor Resources
Bigfork Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
http://www.bigfork.org
Polson Chamber of Commerce
http://www.polsonchamber.com
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes
http://www.cskt.org/vi/index.htm
Ronan Chamber of Commerce
http://www.ronanchamber.com
Flathead Convention & Visitors Bureau
http://www.fcvb.org
Whitefish Convention & Visitors Bureau
http://www.explorewhitefish.com
Lake County
http://www.lakecodirect.com
 



For more information, send email to info@flatheadwatershed.org or info@flatheadcore.org.
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