The Dusty Bandita
Ovando, MontanaOvando, Montana
Sat 1st June 2024
The Dusty Bandita is a gravel race built not only to expand our presence in a male-dominated sport of bike racing, but to inspire ALL women to go beyond their limits, physically and mentally – dig deep, climb the big climbs, and take the inside line; Breathe in the crisp Montana air and leave our cares behind. The distance options available are for the racer or adventurer alike. We want to instill the feeling of freedom and confidence while we ultimately broaden the field of women cyclists entering cycling events throughout the local area, state, and nation.
Come ride for the experience, the personal challenge, and the spirit of competition. Let’s rally together, fellow Bandita’s, while exploring on two wheels; don’t look back, we’re forging forward! See you at the starting line!
The Dusty Bandita is an event dedicated to increasing the presence of all identifying women at cycling events by providing a safe and encouraging environment where one can build confidence, push limits, explore beautiful places, and experience an invigorating camaraderie on and off the bike.
Distance Options *courses are on our website - they are subject to change pending snowpack and weather conditions:
45-ish mile (~3000 of climbing) 80-ish mile (~5,000 of climbing)
Race Entry Race packet/goodies from sponsors Post-race food and beverage Raffle tickets for amazing post-race raffle prizes Finishers bandana Bandita status and being surrounded by fellow Banditas!
USAC insured gravel event - no licenses needed - permit # 6555
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