Great Falls Trailbike Riders Association and Montana Trail Vehicle Rider Association will be working with Bull Run Guest Ranch and the Hamilton Family to host the third annual Bill and Gerrit Hamilton Memorial Trail Ride May 18-19, 2019. The ride is open to trial bikes, ATV’s, and all side-by-sides. There will be a variety of lead trail rides for each vehicle type and for a variety of skill levels. Riders can ride on their own, but not alone, after they have participated in one lead ride or if they are with someone familiar with the ranch. The ranch is about 12,000 acres and features over 200 miles of routes for OHV’s.
The ride is a fundraising event for the Hamilton Memorial ISDE Fund and the Great Falls Trail Bike Riders Association Little Belt Mountains Maintenance fund. The money raised is used by the Hamilton ISDE Fund to help sponsor young riders at the ISDE and by GFTBRA to pay the two seasonal Trail Rangers the club hires every year to clear trails and do tread work in the Little Belt, Highwood and Castle Mountains.
The cost to participate is $100 for the weekend. For families, the first rider is $100, and each additional rider is $40 and $25 for non-riding family members. The fees include (dry) camping Friday and Saturday night, Steak dinner Saturday night, and continental breakfast Sunday Morning. There will be a silent auction and a movie in the shop after dinner. There will also be a campfire in the yard Saturday night. Riding begins after the 8:00 AM riders meeting Saturday morning.