Join us June 20, 2020 for the 19th Annual RATPOD (Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day)!


To setup your online fundraising page, CLICK HERE!

Already setup an online fundraising page but need to log back in?  CLICK HERE!

UPDATE RE: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): We do not anticipate this event will be impacted at all.  Because it is scheduled for the end of June and is primarily an outdoor event, we anticipate being able to proceed as usual.  Again, this may change should additional concerns or recommendations from the CDC arise.  If warranted, we will make a decision to cancel or postpone RATPOD no later than June 1, 2020 so that participants are able to make changes to their travel and lodging reservations. 

RATPOD is a 127-Mile, one-day, charity cycling ride which allows Camp Mak-A-Dream to continue our mission of empowering cancer survivors and their families to live with and beyond their diagnosis.  The ride also features a metric century, 62-mile, partial gravel ride!

RATPOD takes place in Dillon, MT with the remarkable scenic Big Hole Valley of southwestern Montana as your backdrop.  Riders will encounter three wilderness mountain ranges, pristine rivers and where the valley is sparsely populated and therefore lightly traveled by automobile.  It is bicycle nirvana!

Festivities for RATPOD begin Friday with event registration taking place from 3-6pm, followed by our RATPOD Block Party from 6:30-9:00pm (this will take place on June 19, 2020).  On Saturday the rides begin (6:00am for the standard route, 9:00am for the 62-Mile route) followed by post event fun on the UM Campus.  Here past Campers share their stories, listen to music, enjoy dinner & revel in your successful completion of RATPOD.

To register for the event click HERE.  Your registration fee includes meals Saturday, rider t-shirt and support.  Prices are as follows:

  • $125 for the Standard Route
  • $ 85 for the 62-mile Route 18 & Over
  • $ 50 for the 62-mile Route Under 18

As the single largest Camp Mak-A-Dream fundraiser of the year, by registering for RATPOD, riders are also agreeing to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for the cause (separate from the registration fee).  Following registration riders will receive directions on how to setup their personal fundraising pages which they can then share with their family and friends who can support them in their RATPOD ride.

You will also have the opportunity to either earn a jersey through your fundraising achievements ($500 raised will earn you a standard jersey and $1000 raised will earn you a yellow jersey) or purchase a standard jersey.

Course Options:

Helpful Information:

Frequently Asked Questions- RATPOD FAQs

Lodging – Dillon Lodging


RATPOD would not be possible without the hundred of volunteers that join us each year.  From HAM radio operates, motorcycle support to mechanics and food stop volunteers, there are many volunteer options.  Fill out the Volunteer form 2020 to sign up to volunteer today!


Questions?  Concerns?  Ideas?  Please email our event manager, Courtney, at courtney@campdream.org or call her at (406) 529-8542.

Camp was an amazing way for me to not only make meaningful friendships strengthened by the common bond of cancer, but also to discover a part of myself that can relate to others in the memory of tragedy.

~ Seamus, age 18, Teen Heads Up Conference


From the outside looking in summer may seem like our busy season, but Camp Mak-A-Dream works its magic year-round. From special projects in preparation for our major fundraising events to hosting educational workshops at our Gold Creek campus, we stay busy regardless of the temperature outside. It just happens to be summertime that we especially look forward to.