Cycling GTTS Road

4/19/2015 – Glacier National Park offers its visitors one heck of a special experience during early spring by opening the legendarily beautiful Going-To-The-Sun-Road up to cyclists and hikers (only) while they are plowing it out.  The road, which crosses Logan Pass, is one of the few to penetrate deep into GNP’s alpine core.  It offers visitors stunning vistas of the glacier-carved valleys and eroding massifs that characterize the park’s wondrous terrain.

Being that it has been a mild winter here in NW Montana, the road-clearing crew is roughly a month ahead of schedule, allowing access further into the sacred mountains than usually possible so early in the year.   Grete and I rallied up there on a couple of borrowed road bikes from my new employer, Glacier Cyclery, and rode along with a new friend of ours – Pete (who also works at the Cyclery and has a whole bunch of experience in GNP).  Pete turned on tour-guide mode and we ate-up the glory of the new experience!  We also saw the owners of Glacier Cyclery – the Brunks – cruising on their tandem, and a handful of other locals.  This little Flathead community is just what we were looking for and the day only helped further our happiness to be here!

Here are some pictures from the ride…

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