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I feel the need, the need for speed.

If you like to go fast on a bicycle, then you can't ask for a better opportunity than this leg. Over the course of 49 miles you'll lose nearly 2,000 vertical feet in your haste to get from Red Lodge to Columbus, MT.

Start the bike leg departing from St. Vincents Mountain View Clinic; you'll finish your effort in Itch-Kep-Pe Park where Columbus meets the Yellowstone River.



 

Photo courtesy of the Billings Gazette

 

Some pointers:

  • Again, be prepared for the temperatures out on the course; weather can range from quite pleasant to... not so much.
  • Drafting (following closely behind other cyclists to gain advantage) is not allowed.
  • You cannot receive mechanical assistance from others on the course, so be prepared to fix a flat or other breakdown if needed.