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Welcome to the Youth Mountain Bike Library!

Information about your rental, upcoming events, and local trails can be found below

Event Dates

Library Bike Pickup - 10am-12:30pm - April 13th - Free Cycles Community Bike Shop 732 S.1st St. W., Missoula MT, 59801

Parent/guardian and child must be present for the entire event - lunch provided

Take a Kid MTBing:

April 28th - 3:00pm - Bellevue Pump Track

October 5th - 2:00pm - Pattee Canyon Picnic Area

Library Bike Return Party - 4:30-7:30pm - October 10th - Free Cycles Community Bike Shop

Rental Information


  • Bikes lent through this program are intended for trail riding and should only be used for street riding when commuting to a trail

  • Always wear your helmet when riding

  • Always store your bike inside a locked house, shed, or garage

  • Use the provided bike lock to secure your bike when it's not at home

  • Do not remove or cover the QR code or MTB Missoula stickers

  • Helmets are yours to keep! Helmets must be replaced when cracked.

  • Email if repairs are needed on your bike

Ride Guide

Finding trails:

"Trailforks" is a popular smartphone app for locating mountain bike trails, seeing their recent conditions, and even tracking your ride. The free version of trail forks allows you to view trails in a 10 mile square, which is perfect to see all of the trails in our area; from the Rattlesnake north of town, down to Blue Mountain, and east to Marshall Mountain. Trailforks color-codes trails by difficulty; green=easy, blue=intermediate, black=hard.


Pattee Canyon is a great place for beginners to gain confidence on their bike with a large selection of green trails.


Bike Care

Below are videos to show you some basic bike maintenance and shifting skills. Please remember to keep air in your tires and your chain lubed. If you experience a mechanical issue with your bike, please email so he can assess what needs to be done to repair the bike. 

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