Rocky Mountain Roll
Bitterroot Valley, Montana
REDNECK RANCH MOTO CAMPOUT
This event was dreamed up by Amanda Zito as kind of celebration, assuming that she completes her 3,700 mi trip around Montana at the end of July. What better way to celebrate six+ weeks of living out of saddlebags and a tent, than to invite a bunch of other motorcyclists to come live in a tent for a weekend?
3 days and 2 nights stay on private land with a fantastic view of the Rocky Mountains, a couple horses, goats and a few cows.
Access to facilities (Port-a-Potties & Water)
Group rides into the Rocky and Sapphire Mountains lead by locals.
Water Sourced from Springs found on the property.
This is an all inclusive event, bring your choppers, sport bikes, cafe racers, whatever you like. Everyone is welcome! If you don't have a motorcycle, you are still welcome.
You can find more photos of the 3-3 Ranch Here.
A FEW NOTES TO BE AWARE OF:
There is no paved road on the property. The lane in from the main road is gravel, and the campsite is a large cow pasture. Almost all the mountain roads are unpaved/gravel/dirt roads. Please be prepared.
Please keep in mind that this is Private Property, a family lives and ranches here. When I say Redneck Ranch I mean it. There are more than a few old trucks and cars, and it's unlikely that much will be cleaned up before the event. This is far from a cleaned up and shiny dude ranch. Please be respectful.
The nearest gas stations/grocery stores/restaurants are 8 miles from the property.
REcommended Route for those coming from PDX
I've made the trip from Portland to Montana more times than I can count, this I have found to be the best route in scenic value and twisties while also maintaining the most direct route (without having to endure freeways for too long.) I've pin pointed natural gas stops, a few rest areas, restaurants in the Bitterroot Valley, along with my recommended camping sites.
I normally do the trip in two days, stopping at Pierce's Green Valley RV Park in Touchet, WA on the way to MT, and Clearwater Crossing RV Park in Orofino, ID on the way back to PDX. The 500 or so miles is doable in one day. However, it is a bit physically exhausting. From fighting the winds down the gorge and through the Umatilla area, then climbing Lolo Pass, it's nice to have a break in the middle.