We’re finalizing the details for an EPIC 2023 RATPOD! While the snow still falls, our exact routes are still being determined but we promise it will be the same awesome RATPOD you’ve come to expect, just with some new scenery!
RATPOD 2023 will include:
- Standard 127-Mile Road Ride: Standard RouteMap_Stop_locations_2023
- 55-Mile Gravel Ride with 2500 ft of climbing
- 95-Mile Gravel Ride with 5750 ft of climbing
Registration begins Jan. 20th and you’ll want to register early. Early bird pricing will be offered Jan. 20th through March 1st:
- Standard 127-Mile Road Route $125 early-bird / $150 after March 1st
- 55-Mile Gravel Ride $85 early-bird / $100 after March 1st
- 95-Mile Gravel Ride $125 early-bird / $150 after March 1st
Beginning March 2nd registration fees will increase by $25.
RATPOD is a 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 wilderness mountain ranges and pristine rivers. It is bicycle nirvana!
In Dillon, festivities for RATPOD begin Friday with event registration taking place from 3-6pm. On Saturday, the rides begin in front of the UM Western campus followed by post event fun on the grounds of the campus. Hear Campers share their stories, listen to music, enjoy dinner & revel in your successful completion of RATPOD.
Ride support, Saturday night BBQ & festivities and some swag are all included in your registration fee.
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. Once you raise this $100, you will be eligible to receive a coveted RATPOD t-shirt.
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.
Riders will also receive a personalized QR code for fundraising following registration.
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 RATPOD Volunteer Form to sign up to volunteer today!
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