Montana resident offers refuge for fat-tire bikers traveling the world’s greatest trails
Located at the crossroads of three major bike routes, Whitefish is a starting point for boundless adventure. In At Peace, the latest installment in The Sky’s the Limit video series from the Montana Office of Tourism and Business Development, owner Cricket Butler and Whitefish Bike Retreat offer lodging, rentals, and a community for those looking to travel Montana’s mountainside bike trails.
Whitefish sits at the center of three major Adventure Cycling Association bike routes, including The Great Divide – the world’s longest mountain bike route, the transcontinental Northern Tier Route, and the expansive Great Parks Route, which links a number of North America’s most beautiful national parks. At this biking hotspot, Cricket Butler offers travelers everything they need to explore Montana’s most beautiful trails. From fat-tire biking on snow-covered trails to summer rides through the mountains, Whitefish is a year-round respite for outdoor adventurers.
“I think Montana is a special place for biking,” said Butler. “It’s boundless. And the places that your bike can take you, you just won’t find that anywhere else.”
Cricket’s story highlights one of the many ways outdoor adventurers can enjoy the remaining days of winter and welcome the arrival of spring in Montana. For more information about where to tread your tires, check out our list of six mountain bike trails that you can ride in winter and beyond.
There’s still time to enjoy winter in Montana. To make the most of the remaining days of snow, find a full list of winter activities here.
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