*Please note, registration will be available the day of the event from 8-11am, but at an increased rate.
Click HERE to view photos from the 16th annual Bike for Shelter or check out the video below from our 2014 Bike for Shelter – made by our friends at Roothead studios!.
Beautiful family bike ride, barbecue & balloons. Helping kids in crisis. What’s not to like?
We are so excited to be celebrating 17 years of Bike for Shelter, on May 13, 2017!! The event takes place at the Community Medical Center campus and in front of our home in the historic Fort Missoula area.
This family friendly event has something for everybody: a 12-mile neighborhood bike ride and a 2-mile fun-loop. After the ride, participants can enjoy a barbecue lunch, cotton candy and snow cones while listening to music on the lawn. There is even a costume contest, carnival games with prizes, face painting, miniature horses, and more!
We are BEYOND GRATEFUL for the full support of the community behind this event, year after year. We hope to see you there!
2017 T-Shirt Contest Rules and Regulations:
• Student must be in 1st through 5th grade
• Drawing must be of a SNAKE RIDING A BICYCLE
• Drawing must be in marker or crayon on plain white, 8 1/2 x 11 paper
• Student’s name (First and Last), phone number, grade, school
& teacher’s name must be on the back
• Entries must be received at Watson Children’s Shelter
by Monday, February 27th
Sponsorship: If you are interested in sponsoring Bike for Shelter, we’d love to talk to you! Please introduce yourself by contacting us at: (406) 549-0058 or [email protected].
Raise and Ride:
RAISE and RIDE for Montana children in crisis!We welcome you to raise funds and ride in the17th annual Bike for Shelter. Participants who raise $150 or more for Watson Children’s Shelter will receive a VIP ticket to the event as well as this year’s custom Bike for Shelter hoodie! Best of all, by gathering pledges, YOU are helping Watson Children’s Shelter provide a safe and nurturing home to abused and neglected Montana children.
Riders of the 2016 Raise and Ride raised nearly $1,500. WAY to GO riders!
LOCATION: Fort Missoula Road, Watson Children’s Shelter and Community Medical Center parking lots.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Bike Rodeo & Strider Bike Course
11 Mile Neighborhood Ride*
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
2 Mile Fort Missoula Fun Ride
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bounce House, Face Painting, Sack Races, Carnival Games
Barbecue Opens, Miniature Horse Cart Rides
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Music – TBA
Drawings & Awards (costume, bike raffle, bingo cards)
12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Music – TBA
Thanks for Coming!
* Please register at least 15 minutes before this ride.
Maps – the 2017 route has not been set yet.
Route map from 2016
It takes more than 150 volunteers to make Bike for Shelter possible and that is why we need your help!
Available volunteer shifts will be posted soon!
THANK YOU in advance for supporting our mission to provide a safe and nurturing home to abused and neglected Montana children. Please contact Haydin Grotz if you would like to volunteer!!
Haydin Grotz Development Coordinator Watson Children’s Shelter 4978 Buckhouse Lane Missoula, MT 59804 (406) 549-0058 [email protected]
Watson Children’s Shelter Mike Boehm, Executive Director Alley Fontenot, Development Director Pat Beebe, Office Manager Haydin Grotz, Development Coordinator
Marketing & Pit Stop Kasey Wright
Road Crew Jim Rather
Bike Rodeo Matt Doucette
Barbeque Trish Anderson
Registration Drew Rieker
Carnival Angie Doucette
Photos – click photos to view slideshow!
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Watson Children’s Shelter
4978 Buckhouse Lane
Missoula, MT 59804
(Primary mailing address and location of Administration.)
From Hwy. 93, turn onto Blue Mountain Rd., right onto Buckhouse Lane. Located behind PEAK Health & Wellness and Loren's Carpet One.