Twin Bridges (Population 400) Loves Cycling Tourists so Much they Built Them a Campground
Twin Bridges <3 CyclistsTwin Bridges, Montana, has a population of 400. There are probably more people backstage at a Rick Astley concert... But the town is on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail and over the years they've come to appreciate the cyclists that went through. Bill White of Twin Bridges said: "I have met dozens of cyclists passing through and they were some of the nicest people I ever have met." He and others decided to make a campground for the cyclists, but not being touring cyclists themselves, they didn't really know how...From Concept to RealityBill White contacted Adventure Cycling Association to find out what exactly do cyclists on long-distance tours need.
"So far, we are planning on showers, toilets, a screened gazebo with tables, benches, a bike vise, 110-volt power for charging needs, a utility sink for washing clothes and/or dishes, a bike-wash rack, chain-link lockable enclosures for bike lockup, and a community fire ring with wood furnished. It will be supported entirely by voluntary donations."
But that's not all! There's also a Twin Bridges Bicycle Campground website.
If you're ever in the area, make sure to stop by Twin Bridges and let them know how much you appreciate their effort. We think it's really cool.
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