NextGen Pedal Parade

Gather your favorite homies for a celebration of an amazing summer on the trails! Spin around in costume on your jazzed up bike and go for a ride to try and hit all the designated trail stops around town for chances to win outstanding prizes. Food and beer await your return.




GVLT Lawn, 212 S. Wallace






We’re looking forward to our 5th Annual Pedal Parade on Thursday September 10, 2020. Save the date!

2019 Pedal Parade information:
Grab the pals and the whole fam for an end of summer celebration on the trails! Dress up silly and bike around the trails for a scavenger hunt. Hit all the designated trail stops around town for chances to win outstanding prizes. Food from Bacchus Pub and and beer from 406 Brewing Company await your return.
Get raffle tickets at each stop and answer trivia or complete challenges for extra tickets. Bring your tickets back to base camp to enter to win incredible prizes. BONUS tickets awarded for dog poop scoops!
NEW this year, extra stops close to base camp for the kids!
The Pedal Parade is family friendly and special kids prizes will be available.
After the scavenger hunt, enjoy the company of trail lovin’ friends, a costume contest, music, food, lawn games, and local beer. Community partners including the Forest Service Bear Aware Program, Adventure Scientists, Montana Outdoor Science School and the Southwest Montana Mountain Bike Association will join the fun!
Scavenger hunt map available soon and destinations of all distances and abilities included.
This event is FREE and open to the public!

Rules and Timeline:

  • Use the scavenger hunt map  or get your map at the Pedal Parade headquarters (GVLT parking lot, 212 S. Wallace) at 5:30pm.
  • From 5:45-6:45pm try to visit as many of the scavenger hunt stops as you can. Each stop will award you with one raffle ticket for getting there, and a potential raffle ticket for answering a trivia question or completing an optional challenge.
  • There are two bonus stops worth 2 raffle tickets.
  • Raffle tickets can also be earned by bringing back a full dog poop bag, 1 ticket per bag.
  • Once you arrive back at Pedal Parade headquarters, drop your tickets into the buckets for corresponding prizes.
  • At 7:00pm we’ll draw the winners! Prizes will also be awarded for best costume and best decorated helmet
  • Enjoy music, dinner, lawn games, beer and ice cream with friends and family as the sun goes down!

Safety Note: Please wear helmets when participating in the Pedal Parade. While we know you want to hit every stop, please ride at your own risk and know that this is not a race. All regular trail etiquette applies. Yield to pedestrians, slow down at crossings, and let people know you’re passing. GVLT is not responsible for your bike riding on the trails so please be careful and safe!


Click here for the Trail Stations Map.


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