Getting Into the Nitty Gritty

Has it been a year already?  Well almost!  The 2016 Cycle Greater Yellowstone ride was full of big blue skies,  majestic mountain ranges,  rivers for days, roads that stretched towards the horizon and some of the friendliest people in Montana. Good times.

We've been preparing all year, but now we're getting into the nitty gritty:  lead crew members took to the road to look at sites after winter released it's cold grip.

First Stop:  West Yellowstone.  

Rob, CGY Site Coordinator  and Troy, sherpa and recycling leader working for the campground layout in West Yellowstone

Rob, CGY Site Coordinator  and Troy, sherpa and recycling leader working for the campground layout in West Yellowstone

CGY crew members working with a  local manager - rest stop preparation

CGY crew members working with a  local manager - rest stop preparation

Group discussion - parking? tents? showers?

Group discussion - parking? tents? showers?

Lower Mesa falls - day 1 rest stop

Lower Mesa falls - day 1 rest stop

Mary was working with warm river site manager - where do we put the port-a-potties?? 

Mary was working with warm river site manager - where do we put the port-a-potties?? 

Working the campsite  in Warm River, Idaho

Working the campsite  in Warm River, Idaho

Medic team lead, Christi, preparing with EMS in Driggs, Idaho

Medic team lead, Christi, preparing with EMS in Driggs, Idaho

Working with local Community Liaison, Corey McGrath in Driggs, idaho

Working with local Community Liaison, Corey McGrath in Driggs, idaho

Roads Prep - where the support vehicles drive......your gear, food, showers, and yes....always a port-a-potty

Roads Prep - where the support vehicles drive......your gear, food, showers, and yes....always a port-a-potty

Open season!

Open season!

Crew member troy  looking for  the perfect sherpa tent space

Crew member troy  looking for  the perfect sherpa tent space

Site Coordinator Rob walking on the Red road

Site Coordinator Rob walking on the Red road

Sand Dunes  on Red Road, Idaho - we've never brought our riders to the dunes before!

Sand Dunes  on Red Road, Idaho - we've never brought our riders to the dunes before!

Local land owner, dale,  in Kilgore, Idaho - centennials make a nice back drop don't they?

Local land owner, dale,  in Kilgore, Idaho - centennials make a nice back drop don't they?

On the road - always with a bike in tow

On the road - always with a bike in tow

we are tent professionals, promise.

we are tent professionals, promise.

Smile -- this will be fun!

Smile -- this will be fun!

We are looking forward to riding with you in August and showing you more of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem from the bike saddle.  Until then, ride safely and we'll keep getting ready for CGY 2017.  See you soon!

Photos By Jiayu Su