Day to Day

2 Days Daily Routes Details

The Route

DISTANCE: 129 MILES
DURATION: 2 DAYS
DAILY DISTANCE: 64.5 MILES


Day One – 2 Day Riders

Departure Town – Red Lodge, MT
Arrival Town: Cooke City, MT
Miles Biked: 64.5
Total Miles Biked: 64.5

Notes: The 2 Day riders will depart from the Comfort Inn and head west on the Beartooth Highway (Rt. 212) to the pass. At mile 25 the route crosses into Wyoming. The rest stop will be at the Beartooth Pass Vista – mile 31.4. From there it’s pretty much a long descent down the other side into Sunlight Basin where the road continues to Cooke City. At about mile 60, the group will cross back into Montana. There is a final 4 mile climb with an elevation gain of over 1,000 feet into Cooke City (into the wind). The group will unite with all the 3 day riders who have come to Coooke City from Cody, WY. All will bed down in Cooke City and enjoy a few beverages at The Miner’s Saloon.

Day Two – (together with 3-day riders)

Departure Town – Cooke City, MT
Arrival Town: Red Lodge, MT
Miles Biked: 64.5
Total Miles Biked: 129

Notes: The second and final day of the ride includes a 12-mile descent to the base of Beartooth Pass. From there the big climb begins for the next 21 miles with an elevation gain of over 4,300 feet. There will be a rest stop at the Top of the World, which has a store for tourists and visitors, however this is NOT the top of the climb which is another 8 miles further up. Once at the top, there is a long 28-mile descent into Red Lodge. At the beginning of the descent at mile 39.5, the group will cross back into Montana. The final night will include a group dinner in Red Lodge at the Red Lodge Pizza Company with the presentation of finisher medals to all riders.

Elevation Stats

TOTAL CLIMBING:  12,957 FEET

LONGEST CLIMB: 28 MILES, 5,437 FT, 4.0% GRADE

AVERAGE CLIMBING GRADE: 4.6%

TOP ELEVATION: 10,950