SUMMIT DIRECTIONS

Whitefish is a beautiful town tucked into the Rocky Mountains in NW Montana and is a hub for bicycle travelers along three major Adventure Cycling Association bike routes: The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, The Northern Tier, and The Great Parks North. It is close to Glacier National Park and surrounded by lots of public land perfect for exploring by bike.

Get to Whitefish by Amtrak train, plane or bike ride to the Whitefish Bike Retreat. Commute to the Whitefish Bike Retreat from downtown Whitefish via 8-miles of dirt road or singletrack, or reserve a shuttle pass with ticket sales.

SHUTTLES



Summit Shuttle can seat up to 37 people and bikes per trip.

The Shuttle stop in downtown Whitefish will be located at Depot Park Gazebo. The Shuttle stop at the Whitefish Bike Retreat will be located at the intersection of Beaver Lakes Road and the Whitefish Bike Retreat Driveway, see location here.


THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

4:00 P.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

5:00 P.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish

9:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish


FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

7:00 A.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:00 A.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish

9:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish


SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

7:00 A.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:00 A.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish

9:30 P.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish


SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

7:00 A.M.
from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

8:00 A.M. from downtown Whitefish to Whitefish Bike Retreat

10:00 A.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish

11:00 A.M.
from Whitefish Bike Retreat to downtown Whitefish

BY TRAIN

Whitefish station is a stop on Amtrak’s Empire Builder line in Whitefish, Montana. In addition to the Empire Builder, a once-daily Greyhound Express bus service also links the station to Kalispell and Missoula.


BY PLANE

Glacier Park International Airport (airport code FCA) is only 11 miles away from Whitefish. Glacier Park International is served by Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Delta Connection, Allegiant and United Airlines.


BY BIKE

Want to ride to the Summit? There are many ways to get here by bike, paved, gravel or otherwise. We encourage you to check out Adventure Cycling Association’s interactive network map, peruse the Ride with GPS route directory, or reach out on the WTF Facebook Group for recommendations and community feedback.

PAVED & DIRT ROADS

Take a 9 mile dirt and pavement ride to the Whitefish Bike Retreat from downtown Whitefish.



SINGLETRACK

Take a 8.5 mile singletrack and pavement ride to the Whitefish Bike Retreat from downtown Whitefish.



VENUE

Whitefish Bike Retreat

Owned and operated by adventure cyclist/bikepacker (7-time GDMBR finisher) Cricket Butler, the Whitefish Bike Retreat features on-site camping, mountain bike trails, and easy access to public lands, offering a fun and ideal venue for rides, talks, and campfires.

View the WBR on Google Maps