What is the Fitz-Barn Ride?

The 2014, 3rd Annual, Fitz-Barn is an unsupported ride/race from Fitzgerald's Bicycles in Victor, Idaho to Red Barn Bicycles in Hamilton, Montana.

Approximately 450 miles of dirt and gravel roads, two track, and rail trail. The terrain is varied and beautiful and will include mountain passes, sage brush highlands and everything in between.

Ride through the heart of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and large sections of the Tour Divide Mountain Bike Route.

You are responsible for your own safety, navigation and food throughout the ride. Riders must have the ability to ride long distances without assistance while carrying their own gear and food.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jackson/Big Hole Area Reroute

We have a change to the route because of some access issues.   North of Jackson on the original route there was a problem crossing private property from the Big Swamp Creek Road to the Foothills Road.  It involved not only crossing someone's ranch, but also, according to Jay, some bushwacking.

Fortunately we have a solution!   From Jackson, we'll head north on Hwy 278 to the Twin Lakes Road.  At Twin Lakes turn left (west) and take the 2nd right north toward the Rock Creek Road.  At Rock Creek, we'll head west again through the Highland Ranch to Gibbonsville Road.   I have created a GPX file of that section for you to download.


Thanks to Jay and especially to Ron for figuring out this go around and speaking with the landowner to get permission to cross their property!  

Since we are crossing private property let's be extra careful about picking up all our trash, closing any cattle gates we may go through, and being friendly to any folks & animals we may encounter.

I also have cue sheets by sections for anyone who may want them.  They are in PDF files and include maps.   Please shoot me an email at sarahhamiltoncampisi@gmail.com if you would like me to send them to you electronically.

1 comment:

  1. Hey all, just checking - under the home link where it has the download for the hole fitz barn route - is this down the current which has the re-route noted jackson/big hole area?