25th Annual Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River 
2-Day Bike Ride

May 11-12, 2019
(Updated March 5, 2019. Information subject to change as the event gets nearer and more information is announced.)

2019 STOKR mail-in deadline is March 10, 2019
Registration forms were available from
February 14-28, 2019.

STOKR - Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River

2019 STOKR registration form mail-in deadline is March 10, 2019

Registration forms were available from
Feb. 14-28, 2019.

2019 STOKR is limited to 450 riders.
For more inforomation contact Greg & Susie Rice:


STOKR is held each year on the second full weekend in May. The STOKR bike ride benefits the Kootenai Valley Partners Habitat for Humanity. It takes two STOKRs to build one home!

STOKR Sunday
2018 STOKR
Photo by Maggie Craig, LibbyMT.com

2018 STOKR Saturday (129 pictures)
2018 STOKR Sunday (76 pictures)

2017 STOKR Sunday (100 pictures)
2017 STOKR Saturday (98 pictures)

2016 STOKR (10 pictures)

2015 STOKR - Sunday photos (68 pictures)
2015 STOKR - Saturday photos (65 pictures)

2014 STOKR photos (95 pictures)

2013 STOKR SATURDAY - photos
2013 STOKR SUNDAY - photos

STOKR 2012 - Saturday
STOKR 2012 - Sunday
STOKR 2011 photos - Saturday
STOKR 2011 photos - Sunday
STOKR 2010 photos
STOKR 2009 photos

STOKR 2008 photos
STOKR 2007 photos
STOKR 2006 photos

This web page is also www.stokr.org.

Boulder Creek band

Boulder Creek, a popular bluegrass band in Northwest Montana, will be performing on STOKR Saturday, May 11 at 7pm.  
You can purchase a ticket along with  your registration.

2019 STOKR jersey

The STOKR 25th anniversary jersey is still in design phase!   You can order one with your registration.
Rather than a “race fit”, we are ordering the “club/comfort fit”.
Sizing Chart (PDF)


STOKR Registration Procedures:

STOKR is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. 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 lottery, begun in 2008, works well. Procedures for 2019 are as follows.

1. Applications will be available online at www.stokr.org (this webpage) from February 14 until February 28, 2019.

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, 2019.

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, 2019.

7. We will contact those riders who did not get in for 2019. 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.


(Please thank these businesses and organizations for sponsoring STOKR!

First National Bank of Montana in Libby
Rosauers Supermarket
Glacier Bank in Libby
J M F Services Inc in Libby, plumbing equipment, septic systems and cleaning, portable toilet rentals
Flathead Electric Company, serving Northwest Montana
Libby Dam, US Army Corps of Engineers
Montana Wilderness Association
Hammer Nutrition

STOKR - Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River

The STOKR, 'Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River', bike ride is held each year on the second full weekend in May. The event is sponsored by 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, 13 homes have been built in our community with funds raised by STOKR. It takes two STOKR fundraisers to build one Habitat for Humanity Home.

SATURDAY- Day 1 Kootenai River/Pipe Creek
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.

Option #1: The 98-mile ride begins in Libby and travels west alongside the Kootenai River. The route turns and follows the Yaak River, by beautiful Yaak Falls, through remote countryside with little one-room schoolhouses and bars like the Golden Nugget and the Dirty Shame. We'll gradually climb 4,000 foot Pipe Creek Pass and be rewarded with a scenic 25 mile descent back to Libby alongside Pipe Creek. It is suggested that you have at least one 50 mile ride, and at least 200 miles on your legs, before attempting this ride.

Option #2: This scenic 45-mile route begins with the 98 milers heading west alongside the Kootenai River. There will be plenty of time to stop and take a short walk to Kootenai Falls (film site of the movie The River Wild). The ride goes beside a meandering blue ribbon trout stream, then over a small farmland plateau. It then returns to Libby along the Kootenai River.

SUNDAY - Day 2 - Lake Koocanusa/Libby Dam
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. We will ride on a private side road where the majority of the traffic will be osprey, deer and squirrels!

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.

Volunteers follow along to help those who have flat tires or are too tired to finish the ride.

By May, spring has sprung in Libby and the snow is mostly gone. Days can be sunny or showery and a bit brisk, so riders are encouraged to dress for variable weather. The Scenic Tour of the Kootenai River bicycle ride is a great way to get out and start the summer!

Saturday ride mapSunday ride map
[Saturday Map] [Sunday Map]

Printable Maps (PDFs): [Saturday Map 1,013K] [Sunday Map 694K]
(Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDFs)

For more information:

PO Box 19
1020 Idaho

Libby, MT 59923

Greg & Susie Rice:

Greg & Susie Rice
STOKR organizers, Greg & Susie Rice, of Libby



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