Mark your calendars for June 26, 2021 for the 20th Annual RATPOD (Ride Around The Pioneers in One Day)!

More details to come soon… and registration will begin in early 2021.

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.

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 in the morning followed by post event fun on the UM Campus.  You’ll hear past Campers share their stories, listen to music, enjoy dinner & revel in your successful completion of RATPOD.

Stay tuned for additional registration information.  Your registration fee includes meals Saturday, rider t-shirt and support.

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.  Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities.

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.