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Billings Update

July 8th, 2020

In lieu of the increased number of Covid-19 cases in Yellowstone County and the desire to comply with public health guidelines, we are compelled to modify the Ride 4 Respect event being held on Saturday, July 11.

Keeping true to the spirit of the event, the Ride 4 Respect itself will continue as planned with registration beginning at 6:30 at Beartooth Harley Davidson. Unfortunately, there will not be a culminating social gathering at the end of the ride. We apologize for the short notice, but we believe the modification is in the best interest of maintaining health and safety for all.

As of this time, the rides in Ennis and Whitefish are STILL PROCEEDING AS PLANNED.  Please continue to check this website for updates related to these rides.

In case of questions or concerns, please contact Tom Hazen, SOMT Development Director at thazen@somt.org or (406) 564-2072.


The Ride For Respect Rolls On!

It has been a long a trying Spring for all of us.  BUT there is hope on the horizon.  The Governor is easing our social restrictions and our bikes beckon!  Cure your cabin fever by gathering your friends and going for a ride in some of the most beautiful country on the planet.

The Iron Butt Ride is branching out this year.  Instead of one ride, you can choose from three different locations across Big Sky Country.  At each location you will have the opportunity to choose from three different routes (short, long, LONGER) that will take you on a scenic tour throughout the surrounding area.

Follow the links above to register for the ride, build a team, and gather donations.

Come and join us for an incredible opportunity to see your state while helping the Special Olympics athletes!

What is the Ride For Respect?

The Ride for Respect and the Iron Butt Ride will operate a little differently this year.  In the past, the Ride for Respect was a sponsored Passport Ride which benefited greatly from the generous support of businesses in the hospitality industry all across Montana.  Unfortunately, that is not a possibility this year.

Previously, the Iron Butt Ride was a one day event in which riders met in one location on one day and spent the day riding.  This year, the Iron Butt Ride will occur in three different locations on three different days so that as many riders can participate as possible.

Even better, these rides will also allow riders to raise money for an amazing cause.  Bikers can build a team of riders and grab some sponsors to fund raise for Special Olympics Montana while they cruise.  Donors can sponsor them on a per-mile basis or a flat donation.

In other words, the more you ride the more you raise!