Missoula’s Old School Motorcycle Ride
You should’ve been there on Sunday, August 9th for the dapper Old School Ride!
Hosted by Montgomery Distillery as a fundraiser for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women project (MMIW), local Missoula motorcyclists dressed up in their Sunday best riding gear, and assembled at Caras Park. Donations were accepted by Shayla Beaumont, representing MMIW at the ride, and discussing issues and ideas for solutions with the participants.
The variety of vintage bikes was matched by their riders, with everything from British Royal Enfield, Triumph, BSA to American Harley Davidsons, Indians, and a mix of cool Japanese bikes…a great reminder of the diversity of the motorcycle community, all with the common interest and enthusiasm of riding on two wheels.
After a short greeting from host Ryan Montgomery, the group rolled out for a leisurely cruise the long way around the city, along Brooks, Blue Mountain, Big Flat, Mullan, and Broadway.
The dapper motorcyclists finished the loop at Draught Works with a relaxed session to review the day’s ride, make new connections, and renew old acquaintances.
If you weren’t able to attend the ride, donations can be made via the MMIW website link below.
And…here’s a photo gallery of all the great old school bikes and the Missoula people who ride them –