Every spring, plows return to Glacier National Park's most treasured byway to begin reopening the road for summer traffic. As they do, a unique opportunity emerges.
For a few select weekends, Going-to-the-Sun Road is accessible to cyclists of all ability levels with the option for an e-bike rental.
We are now accepting deposits for 2023 Going-to-the-Sun Road all-inclusive weekend experiences. Placing a deposit secures your a spot to join ROAM Beyond in 2023 for unforgettable adventures on select weekends in May (18th-21st & 25th-28th) and June (1st-4th, 8th-11th, 15th-18th).
Please note, available dates are based on road status. If Going-to-the-Sun Road opens to vehicle traffic prior to your chosen dates, an alternate biking route in Glacier National Park will be substituted. You can view historic road opening dates here.
Join ROAM Beyond for an unforgettable weekend of outdoor adventure, farm-to-table feasts, and new experiences with bike-minded friends. Our all-inclusive packages ensure you've got everything you need for a perfect weekend. (Custom dates & a la carte options available upon request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org)
Reserve your spot for 2023 now and you can look forward to all-inclusive packages that include:
Start and end your day in a private roaming cabin at ROAM Beyond Glacier, a classic 20-acre Montana estate with panoramic mountain views that's yours to explore.
Choose between a top-of-the-line gravel/hybrid bike or electric bike. Includes helmet and fitting. Want to bring your own bike? No problem!
Let us take care of getting you to and from your ride pick up and drop-off locations with convenient shuttle service for you and your bike from ROAM Beyond Glacier.
Warm up for your ride with a mini-adventure on Friday. Choose from a guided hike in Flathead National Forest or grab a mountain bike and explore the single track twists and turns of the Whitefish Trail System. All transportation provided from ROAM Beyond Glacier.
On Friday and Saturday, enjoy pre-stocked breakfasts in your roaming cabin, daily boxed lunches, and chef-curated dinners include a farm-to-table feast on Friday night and gourmet burgers with local brews on Saturday. Explore local options or cook in your private roaming cabin on Thursday and Sunday.
On the Sunday morning at 9:15am, after your long ride, take some time for a restorative yoga session so you feel rested and relaxed before you begin your journey home.
• Thursday — Arrive, check-in, and explore ROAM Beyond Glacier's 20-acre property at the base of the Swan Range. Dinner on your own, with access to our beautiful outdoor cooking spaces. Please note, check-in is available from 3 PM to 7 PM. Late check-ins may be charged a fee if arriving later than 7 PM.
• Friday — Choose between a guided hike or self-guided mountain bike ride in Flathead National Forest on the Whitefish Trail System. Light breakfast and lunch provided. End the day with a chef-curated farm-to-table feast.
• Saturday — Head into the heart of Glacier riding Going-to-the-Sun Road ride with roundtrip transportation & bike rentals. Shuttles depart at 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Light breakfast and lunch provided. Pick-ups in the park depart at 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. For dinner, a celebration of the ride with gourmet burgers and local brews.
• Sunday — Rejuvenate before you travel home with a morning yoga session and fresh coffee on-site from Montana Coffee Traders.
All-inclusive packages include:
Each package includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday. Breakfasts include yogurt & granola or breakfast sandwiches and fresh fruit available in the Schoolhouse. A build your own lunch buffet and snacks are provided on Friday and Saturday morning so you can pack what you like before we depart and eat wherever you adventure. Friday, enjoy a farm-to-table feast including drinks. Saturday, we'll celebrate the ride with gourmet burgers and pints from our favorite local breweries.
Looking for a custom package? No problem! Email us at email@example.com and we'll get you set up with a custom package that only includes the things you need.
Riders of all fitness levels tackle Going-to-the-Sun Road every year. There is no requirement for making it to the top and lots of participants choose to do the ride on an electric bike, which makes the ride accessible to most people who feel comfortable going for a leisurely ride. For those that are looking to test their capacity, the "classic route" is approximately 32 miles roundtrip (from Avalanche to Logan Pass) and includes over 6,600 feet (this is the summit of Logan pass, elevation gain is up to 3,345') in elevation gain. Many people take things slow, stop frequently to snap photos, and then cruise back down when it's time to get picked up, regardless of how far they've made it.
Children over 12 and/or 5 feet tall are generally a good fit for an electric bike. For standard bikes, we ask parents do plenty of research to ensure the distances and elevation gains are suitable for your child's abilities.
The full route typically goes from Apgar Village or Avalanche Creek (depending on conditions) to Logan Pass. Check out the map below to see more details.
Riding distances vary based on plowing progress and weather. You can find the most up-to-date hiker/biker closure information here: https://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/directions.htm
Our friend Leigh McAdam has an incredible write-up about the experience of riding Going-to-the-Sun Road. Check out her blog about it here: Biking Going to the Sun Road
ROAM Beyond provides one-of-a-kind lodging in some of the most remote and stunning locations in the western U.S. Our flagship location is just outside of Glacier National Park in Montana. Want to learn more? Visit our website.
Each roaming cabin is outfitted with a kitchenette that includes a sink, hot water, mini-fridge, 2-burner induction stove, electric kettle, and all the pots/pans/utensils you need to make a delicious meal. It also features a shower, toilet, and charging outlets powered by solar panels. Depending on your choice of bunk vs. dinette, your cabin will also include a queen bed and two twin bunks or queen bed and a convertible dinette table.