Saturday, July 22 is a date that over 500 mountain bike racers from 18 states and Canada have circled on their calendars as the annual Butte 100 series of mountain bike races is set for its' 16th running. The Butte 100 is a series of 3 races including the grueling 100-mile race, the Butte 50 (a 50-miler), and the 25-mile Sorini 25. Volunteers are needed and a couple of meetings (with free pizza, salad and beer) are coming up on July 11 and July 19 at 5:30 in the conference room of Butte Brewing Co.
More and more people in the Mining City are taking to their bicycles this spring and with the rising price of gasoline and diesel you can bet that more and more people will be joining the bicycle brigade as the weather continues to warm up. Economics aside, our part of the state offers some of the most scenic and challenging bike trails in the country and with events like the Butte 100 on the horizon more and more people are taking up the sport recreationally. Even if you plan on riding your bicycle only a few times this summer, there is an event this Saturday you should attend.