Ride Around the Pioneers in One Day (RATPOD)

By June 29, 2015No Comments

Dillon, Montana was the host once again for the 2015 RATPOD/Camp Make-A-Dream fundraiser, a 130 mile one day bike ride through the remarkable scenery of Southwest Montana, including the Beaverhead, Grasshopper and Big Hole Valleys. This is the 14th year for the ride which starts and ends in Dillon, Montana, at the University of Montana-Western campus. By registering for the RATPOD, each rider agrees to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for the cause of Camp Mak-A-Dream. RATPOD is the acronym for Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day. This event was the brainchild of several Missoula area physicians who were looking for a way to create a great ride and benefit a good cause. Mission accomplished on both fronts. The ride has grown dramatically over the last several years to enjoy the amazing Beaverhead County, Montana scenery through the Big Hole Valley of Western Montana. Last year’s event raised an astounding $450,000. Dillon is a great community to live and enjoy the remarkable West!

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