Bozeman Montana Winter Riding?-
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  1. #1
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    Bozeman Montana Winter Riding?

    I cut my mountain biking teeth riding through the cold, wet, snowy winters of New York, so I'm no stranger to riding in adverse conditions. With the right gear, and as long as the snow isn't too deep, I'll ride.

    That being said, I may be spending several weeks (Feb/Mar) on a job in Bozeman, and I'd like to know what the last few winters have been like riding wise.

    Is there typically a lot of accumulation? Or does it snow and then melt?

    Not super concerned about low temps, more about the amount of snow that sticks around.

    Any local knowledge would be GREATLY appreciated as it will determine whether or not I go through the trouble of bringing my bike and all the winter accoutrements with me. I don't own a fat bike, so if local riders that actually ride in the winter feel like that's an absolute necessity, please advise.


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    Lots of snow in town this year.cold enough temperatures to keep it around. You won't be riding without a fat bike.
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    demondan is right.

    I would say that trail riding opportunities near Bozeman are pretty minimal in Feb/March of any year but the persistent cold we've had this year really has a the snow piled up (for biking purposes, IMO the skiing is still so-so).

    You might have some luck riding in the drier places west of town (L&C Caverns, Pipestone). If you DO decide to bring/rent a fatbike, look into where you're allowed to ride them. Lots of USFS trails are off limits.

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