June 8, 2019

  • Route Info
  • Registration

The Ride

Lions Bike for Sight 2019 is an 87-mile loop from Lolo to Hamilton and back again passing through the foothills of the Bitterroot Mountains in Pinesdale. Proceeds benefit the Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to support preservation and restoration services for people in the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. Sponsored by the Lions Clubs of Seeley Lake, East Missoula, Missoula, Lolo, Florence and Hamilton.

Riders on the Lions Bike for Sight are supported through multiple aid stations and a roving “sag wagon,” along with a post-ride barbeque. With friendly volunteers, and cycling along side experience and beginning cyclists, the BFS is a great ride for beginners, or as a tune-up ride for a major ride like the RATPOD.

This year, we have a route of approximately 87 miles through the Bitterroot Valley, including the foothills around Pinesdale. Support stations are provided N. Kootenai Creek Road (north of Stevensville), and at Blodgett Park (north of Hamilton). The ride begins at 7:41 am, and we begin sweeping the route at 2 pm. The after-ride barbecue closes at 3 pm.

This is an “out-and-back” ride. Riders may turn around at any point to complete the mileage they’re comfortable with. “Mile markers” are posted on the route to indicate mileage completed, or distance to aid stations and Lolo.

Route map for Lions Bike For Sight 2019.

Registration Fee

Registration for Lions Bike for Sight is $55 ($40 for a no-shirt option). Your registration fee and corporate sponsorships cover the cost of the after-ride meal, rest area supplies, shirt, advertising, and other administrative costs of making the ride possible.

BFS T-shirt
BFS T-Shirt Design

This year, we ask each rider to raise a minimum additional $50 in donations that will go directly to the Montana Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation to help maximize the fundraising impact of this event. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charity, so donations are tax deductible as allowed by the IRS.

Your registration payment will be processed through PayPal, so all transaction information is secure.

How to Register

BFS registration is closed. Thank you for your interest, and please join us next year.


We will refund $35 of the registration fee to riders who cancel with a written request by June 1, 2019. No refunds will be given for donations raised or paid for by the rider.