Friday, January 8, 2016


Well it looks like 2016 will be the 7th running of the Montana 1000. This blog will serve as a single go-to source for details pertaining to the route. Right now its January and there isn't much to report about this years track, but to say the general consensus is to change things up a bit and move farther inland to Montana. I have a history, including work, from years ago of central Montana, so that is where I'm focusing my routing efforts. There are some interesting places many of which have not been a target to adventure riding. My concerns are two fold. It's HOT in central Montana late in July and it's been a quarter century or more since I've laid eyes on some of these places. We'll see what develops and Timmer and I will be looking for input. I have a pretty good idea where the track will lead and I will say if I stick to that profile, we will be seeing a lot of new country and interesting locations. Wansfel (Ron)


  1. I'll add a quick reminder. Be sure to bring some cash. The further one travels into NE Montana you can encounter merchants that don't accept credit or debit cards. I don't know that it will be an issue on this route. I have recently encountered it up towards Wolf Point. I am guilty of depending on my debit card for all expenses encountered.

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  3. For those that haven't started this ride yet , I would advise to skip the day 1 track and start at day 2 instead.
    Read on.