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STOKR. Photo by STOKR.
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride. always held the second weekend in May.
2017 STOKR registration open Feb. 14-28
Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bike ride - fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity
by LibbyMT.com
February 13, 2017

The 23rd Annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River (STOKR) bike ride will be held May 13-14, 2017 in Libby. The event is held each year on the second full weekend in May.

The STOKR bike ride benefits the Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. Money raised goes to build Habitat for Humanity homes for those in need in Libby, Montana. To date, 10 homes have been built in the Libby community with funds raised by STOKR. It takes two STOKR fundraisers to build one Habitat for Humanity Home.

The two-day ride is limited to 450 riders. There is a limit of 450 riders because of
a) limited motel space, and
b) limited volunteers available to cook, bake, man food stops and drive support.

The first day, Saturday, offers two options, a 98-mile long and a shorter 45-mile route. Both are very scenic. Start/Finish is at the Libby Chamber of Commerce on Highway 2, with the STOKR Headquarters across the street at the Venture Inn Motel. Sunday riders will enjoy a scenic 37-mile ride following the scenic Kootenai River upstream to Lake Koocanusa and the Visitor Center at Libby Dam. Bicyclists ride on a private side road with limited vehicle traffic, scenic views and lots of opportunity to view wildlife. Volunteers follow along to help those who have flat tires or are too tired to finish the ride.

Refreshment stops are available both days with food and snacks available to riders. Seasoned riders will appreciate the time and effort that goes into the food stops on this bike tour. Libby towns people donate homemade cookies, pasta salads, pots of soups and sub sandwiches. The pie stop is the all-time favorite on the 98 mile loop.

By May, spring has sprung in Libby and the snow is mostly gone. Days can be sunny, showery, to a bit brisk, to some years involving snow, so riders are encouraged to dress for variable weather.

Registration is open from Feb. 14-28th. Procedures for 2017 are as follows.

1. Applications will be available online at www.stokr.org from February 14 until February 28, 2017.

2. Up to 10 applications can be submitted in one envelope. Envelopes with more than 10 will not be accepted.

3. NO duplicate applications. We will be opening and processing each envelope. Duplicates will eliminate you from participation.

4. Applications must be received by March 10, 2017.

5. On March 17 we will begin the drawing. When an envelope is drawn all registrants will be entered in STOKR.

6. Confirmations will be sent out by March 30, 2017.

7. We will contact those riders who did not get in for 2017. Those who do not get in will have the option of having their checks returned or torn up.

8, Cancellations received by April 29 will be refunded $20. The vacancy can only be filled from the wait list.

For more information, contact Greg & Susie Rice: stokrmama@gmail.com

The STOKR registration form (available online Feb. 14-28), can be found here: 2017 STOKR Registration information

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