Staying healthy, staying sane, and supporting local businesses from home.
We are fortunate to be in a place surrounded by trails and public land. In declaring a stay-at-home order last evening, Governor Bullock was clear that trails and public land are an essential part of what will get us through this. We agree, but need to take seriously the public health implications of going out.
- Stay local (now is not a good time to head to Moab).
- Avoid crowds at trailheads and pump tracks. If an access point is crowded, head someplace else.
- Spread out. Give other trail users at least 6 feet when you pass.
- Don't crash. Dial it back a click. The last thing hospitals need right now is to fix the collarbone you broke going for a Strava record. Riding for now needs to be about physical and mental health.
We'll keep you posted on trail conditions as spring breakup continues. Most riding areas still need a week or two of warm sun. Outside of a trip to the grocery store or an easy ride, it's a good time to stay at home. We heard Zwift is cool?
It's also important to remember that we're going to come through this thing together, and we need to make sure the businesses and causes we care about are still around when we do. We've been humbled over the years by incredible support from local businesses - some of whom are hurting right now.
Check out some of these folks who are adapting to this new reality - and putting food on the table for both you and them.
Caffe Dolce is directing 100% of gift card purchases to a staff relief fund right now. They are also working on a "dinner in a box" pick up service, where you can get prepped ingredients and have a world class meal at home. More information at their website.
Blackcoffee Roasting Co. is currently offering free delivery, even in Missoula, for online bean orders. They are also working with the good people at Grist Mill and Bakery to provide online ordering with a low-touch, Tuesday/Thursday pickup option as well.
The tap room at Big Sky Brewing is still doing growler fills. You can also find their beer on any well-stocked grocery shelf in town, and we can't think of a better day for a Shake a Day.
The Dram Shop is offering growler fills in both tap rooms from 3-7pm, and daily delivery at 6pm - you can order online or give them a call. They're also putting together curated wine boxes from the cellar, so now might be a good time to try something new!
We hear their beer goes great with a burger from Wally & Buck, which is right down the street and open for takeout as well.
Burns St. Bistro is behind the ridiculously good sandwiches at many of our trail work days, and the tacos at the Bike Ball. You can snag a gift card on their website and head down there for a Corona and Mad Max themed brunch, probably, when they reopen.
Pie Hole Missoula is working on shortened hours to keep the pies flowing. They're open for curbside pickup (by the slice or the whole pie) as well as delivery. If you're having it delivered, right here is the best link to keep their fees low!
Green Source Missoula is open 9-3 daily for curbside pickups and online orders. Stay fresh, stay healthy!