Event details

Event Details


Friday, JUNE 21, 2019

3:00-6:00 pm  

Early Check-In / Information Packet & T-shirt Pickup

Patagonia Outlet Store, 16 N. Idaho St., Dillon, MT (406) 683-2580 

6:30-9:00 pm  

Check-In continues / Block Party, Food Trucks & Music  **Registration fee does not include Fri dinner, riders may eat at any of the food trucks they wish and pay the vendor directly**

The Elk's Lodge, 27 E. Center St., Dillon, MT (406) 683-5552 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

6:00 am

127-Mile Ride Start / UM-Western Campus / 710 S. Atlantic Street, Dillon, MT

9:30 AM

62-Mile Ride Start / UM-Western Campus / 710 S. Atlantic Street, Dillon, MT

4:00-8:00 PM

After Party - including food, beverages, live music, prizes and short program on Camp.

Important Details

Prepare for extreme weather; wicked heat or frigid snowstorms. You never know in the Northern Rockies!

ANSI-approved helmets are recommended to participate in RATPOD.

All riders must register and pay individual entry fees whether riding alone or as part of a tandom.

Cancellation - Refunds - Rider Substitution Policy

Cancellations made on or before April 20, 2019, are eligible for a $75 refund. No-shows and cancellations after April 20, 2019, are not eligible for a refund, nor are they eligible to receive a ride t-shirt or water bottle.

Rider substitutions / registration transfers are not allowed. All cancellation openings will be made available by the ride organizers to the next rider(s) on the waiting list.

Ride officials reserve the right to refuse ridership to anyone if they deem it necessary. In case of natural disaster, rider registration fees would not be refunded.

Advance "secured" registration spots will be made available to riders who raised $1,000+ for the previous year's RATPOD event. All remaining spots would then be opened up for general online registration on a first-come, first served basis.

Should RATPOD need to be cancelled due to a natural disaster or situation beyond our control, refunds will not be issued.


Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for Camp Mak-A-Dream. Riders who raise $1,000 or more will receive an official RATPOD Yellow Jersey (Maillot Jaune!) and qualify for early-entry in the following year's ride. Riders who raise $500-$999 will receive a free (current year's style) RATPOD jersey.


Any cash or check donations must be turned in prior to the start of the RATPOD race to be eligible for prizes at the end of the ride BBQ in Dillon, MT. Donations should be collected prior to the actual ride and can either be mailed to Camp Mak-A-Dream at the address below or turned in at the pre-ride check-in on Friday, June 22, 2018, in Dillon. Mailed in donations must be received at the Camp BEFORE June 15, 2018, for them to count toward prizes.

Mail donations to:  Camp Mak-A-Dream / 
RATPOD ride / 
P.O. Box 1450, 
Missoula, MT 59806-1450

Bring donations to Missoula office: Camp Mak-A-Dream / 2110 Johnson St., Missoula, MT 59801


Online FundRaising

Riders can set up a customized online fundraising page to solicit donations this year. Following registration a link to begin your fundraising will be emailed to you.  


RATPOD riders are supported throughout the route by numerous volunteers and support service providers, including:  medical personnel, mechanics, SAG drivers, motorcycles and HAM radio communications crew folks.


In addition, riders have the option to drop clothing and/or unneeded items at any of the official food/water stop locations along the route. Items should be placed in the clear plastic bags provided and labeled with rider name and bib number, then dropped in the 'Rider Dropped Items' boxes located at each stop. All items will be returned to the finish line area at the end of the day where riders can reclaim their item(s). Please only drop items you are DONE using for the day.

Also provided at the start line and at each food/water stop are community use items including sunscreen, bug spray, kleenex and saline solution. Riders are welcome to use these items at the stops as needed. If you do not see the table of these items, please ask our food stop volunteers and they will be happy to assist you.

Please keep in mind this is a wilderness event with miles in between stops.  Please be prepared with clothing, food, and allergy essentials to ensure your safety along this ride.  


2019 jersey design will be posted on the home page of the website. It will once again be a club cut, full-zip style available for purchase in advance or at the event in Dillon for $70 in sizes XS-2X.