Glacier Ride is a special departure that benefits the Glacier National Park Conservancy. The Glacier National Park Conservancy is the official fundraising and outreach partner of Glacier National Park. The Conservancy helps assure the Glacier National Park experience by providing support for preservation, education, and research through philanthropy and outreach. The Conservancy supports and invests in extraordinary Glacier projects that sustain Glacier National Park for generations today, and for the future.
Glacier Ride is a 6-day charitable event spanning two spectacular national parks and two countries — Glacier National Park on the U.S. side and Waterton National Park on the Canadian side. This ride explores some of the wildest country in the lower 48 and an ecosystem threatened by environmental degradation and climate change. By fundraising and participating in Glacier Ride you are raising awareness of the issues facing Glacier and seeing first-hand what is at stake.
From the first moment we enter Glacier National Park on bikes, you will see that this is more than a cycling trip — it is an inspiring journey with 30 fellow cyclists who share an interest in preserving Glacier and Waterton for generations to come.
On Glacier Ride, you’ll spend five days cycling the roads that traverse the ‘Crown of the Continent’ including the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road. You’ll see majestic 500-year old cedar forests under threat of wildfires and glaciers in fast retreat. You’ll pedal near stunning aretes, high alpine mountain passes, glacial lakes and waterfalls. Professional Glacier Guides and Climate Ride leaders will accompany us each day to teach us about Glacier’s unique ecosystem, so you can bring this knowledge home to your community.
Climate Ride takes care of all the details, so you can focus on fundraising, training, and then cycling along carefully-planned routes.
It’s meant to be challenging yet doable, and you have all day to ride and learn. This trip is fully-supported and our team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your adventure worry-free and memorable. The final day of the trip includes a beautiful 1/2 day raft trip along the Class II-III section (moderate) of the Flathead River.
All breakfasts, dinners, packed lunches, snacks, camping, guiding, and shuttles are included. Participants must bring their own tent, sleeping bag, and pad or can rent this equipment in advance through Glacier Guides. Participants must bring their own bicycles or can rent locally in Whitefish, MT. ***A passport is required because we do cross the border into Canada.*** Our staff handles all bike support, luggage and food.
Glacier Riders will have access to our superb personal fundraising software and the full support of our team.
You can learn more about what’s included on the FAQ tab on this page.
For more information on each day’s cycling, explore the “Day-by-Day Info” tab on this page. If you’re ready to sign up and ride for Glacier, click below to register!