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Donate to a Rider

You can make a tax-deductible donation in the name of a RATPOD rider or make a contribution to Camp Mak-A-Dream’s general camp fund. Simply click this link to  Firstgiving to make an online donation on behalf of the rider of your choice by typing in the name of the rider you'd like to support, OR, click on the 'Fundraisers' tab to list all of the rider fund raising pages that have been established for this year's ride. You may also simply make a general contribution to the organziation if there isn't a specific rider(s) you wish to support. 

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The 15th annual RATPOD is set for Saturday, June 25, 2016 and we are marking our event anniversary by REVERSING THE ROUTE!  

registration is now open and continue until our 650 riders slots have been filled, then move to a waiting list system.



RATPOD is a 126-Mile, one-day bicycle ride to benefit Camp Mak-A-Dream, a cost-free, medical camp in Western Montana serving children, teens, young adults and families affected by cancer. Riders are encouraged to raise donations for the camp and bring them to the event Prizes will be awarded to the top donation-earning riders.

The ride takes place in the remarkably scenic Big Hole Valley of southwestern Montana. Riders will encounter three wilderness mountain ranges. Pristine rivers are followed. The valley is sparsely populated and therefore lightly traveled by automobile. This is bicycle nirvana!

RATPOD starts and ends each year in Dillon, Montana. Registration for RATPOD is open to individual riders who are welcome to ride as much or as little of the route as desired. Riders who choose to ride only part of the 126-mile route are responsible for their own logistics and transportation between Dillon and their alterate start/finish location(s). There are five food/water stops along the route, as well as pre-ride pasta dinner (Friday evening) and post-ride barbecue and music (Saturday night) following the ride at the start/finish on the University of Montana-Western campus in Dillon - all of which are included with riders' registration fees.

There is also a fundraising component to this event. By registering for RATPOD, riders are also agreeing to raise a minimum of $100 in donations for the cause (separate from the registration fee) - Camp Mak-A-Dream. You may also choose to make that donation yourself if you prefer not to fund raise.

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RATPOD is always a lot of fun - check out the video from the event here. And this year, you'll experience it in REVERSE to celebrate 15 years of the ride! There are still some spots available, so register online today and we'll see you in Dillon on June 25.


This year's registration fee will be $125, plus riders must agree to raise at least $100 in additional donations to the cause (Camp Mak-A-Dream). 

The jersey design is shown below. They will be available for $70 both during the registration process, at the event itself and as a fund-raising incentive for riders who raise $500 or more in donations. They are a unisex, club cut design that run similar in size to a form-fitting t-shirt. Sizes are open to exchange at the event as well.

Join us for the 15th annual RATPOD event on Saturday, June 25 in the scenic Big Hole Valley!


In honor of the 15th anniversary of RATPOD we are riding the route in reverse!  Make sure you know the route before you head our way in June, take a look at what's to come by viewing the updated map!  


Pre-Registration for our $1,000+ riders is now open and emails have been sent to you with registration information.  If you believe you should be registering early but have not received an email, please contact us.  


We are about to announce some exciting news for RATPOD 2016. Do you think you know what it is? Submit your guess on our Facebook page and stay tuned for the formal announcement!


Read a bit about Makenna from Billings, MT. She's excited about coming to Camp this summer - and YOUR efforts through RATPOD help make her cost-free experience possible.