Leading a Montana motorcycle ride

Cole Boehler, editor of Northern Rockies Rider, in conjunction with Redline Sports in Butte, Mont., will lead a ride over a route “that encompasses just about every style of riding available in the state.”

The ride registration will take place at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at Redline Sports at 2050 Harrison, Ave. in Butte. There will be juice, coffee, rolls and fruit to get the ride off to a good start, which is to commence at 10 a.m.

There will be a no-host lunch stop around 12:30 or 1 p.m.

Boehler said the route he’s planning features everything from sedate valley bottom cruising through ranch country, to winding sweepers through high mountain pastures, to twisty mountain passes with 20 mile-pre-hour turns, to a fun section of four-lane.

“Most of the route will carry light to medium traffic,” he said and about 75 percent of it will be two-lane. “This won’t be real challenging so relatively inexperienced riders should enjoy themselves, whereas the hard-cores will have a number of opportunities to push the edge of the envelope, too.”

He added that there would be a couple of options to shorten up the ride for those with less stamina or tighter schedules.

The main route, though, should put riders back into Butte by 4 p.m. where Margie Fine, owner of Redline Sports, said complimentary burgers, salad, chips and beverages would be ready for ride participants at the dealership.

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