Today our team cycled from Butte, Montana to Bozeman, Montana. It was one of the most beautiful rides of the trip. The day started with our usual crew chief breakfast of bagels with peanut butter. From there we climbed up a large slope with a beautiful view. The ride turned into downhill through a windy pass before we got out into a long flat stretch through farms and a valley. Our lunch stop was on a gorgeous river that the locals were floating down and fishing. A couple of the guys decided to jump in to cool off from our hot day. The ride in to Bozeman from there was easy and beautiful.
We were lucky enough to be hosted by the Eagle Mount Recreation Center. The facility and things they did there were unbelievable. The Bozeman Lions Club provided a delicious dinner of spaghetti, bread, salad, and cake for dessert. The center invited some of their clients from their hand cycling team who let the team members try out their hand cycling bikes. It was quite the fun experience for all the guys involved. Bozeman is a beautiful town and we all had a great time.
Author: Ben Friedman, Cyclist (ETA Gamma Chapter, University Of Colorado – Boulder)