Blazing Saddles

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Blazing Saddles

July 17, 2021


Sign up and join this fun summer bicycle ride and help us celebrate our last organized Blazing Saddles event.

See registration below.

Blazing Saddles Event Information

Bike the Bridgers for Kids with Cancer
July 17, 2021

Blazing Saddles offers great opportunities for the advanced, intermediate and beginning cyclist to train with passion for an important and meaningful cause.

There are five different mileage options that all end in Livingston, including a 100-mile century, 80 miles (from Livingston to Livingston over Bozeman and Battleridge Passes), 65 miles (starting at the top of Bozeman Pass), 45 miles or 30 miles. We encourage families to join the ride for the last 30 miles. Fabulous prizes will be given to the top fundraisers. All fundraising must be collected and turned in by July 5 to be eligible for prizes.

Friends and Family are invited to cheer you on and to join us for a picnic at Sacajawea Park in Livingston following the ride.

Thank you to all who participated in the 2019 Blazing Saddles event! (Due to Covid-19, we were not able to host Blazing Saddles in 2020. )


We had 35 riders (and 1 runner in Austin, TX), 42 Sponsors, and 42 Volunteers.


We raised $19,627 plus over $7,000 in sponsorships.

Thanks to all involved!

Plan Your Distance

30 Miles

Wilsall to Livingston.

Perfect for families who want to ride together or for beginning cyclists.

Start Time: 9-10am

45 Miles

Battleridge Pass to Livingston.

A fabulous downhill jaunt through Shields Valley.

Start Time: 8-9am

65 Miles

Bozeman Pass to Livingston.

Jackson Creek Road, Bridger Canyon, Battle Ridge Pass, and Shields Valley make this a challenging and scenic ride.

Start Time: 7-8am

80 Miles

Livingston to Livingston.

Bike both Bozeman and Battleridge Passes.

Start Time: 6-7am

100 Miles

Same as the 80 mile distance plus a scenic and quiet 20-mile spur trip up Shields River Road and a sticker to prove it!

Start Time: 6-7am


Dates and Deadlines

February 10, 2021

Registration Opens

June 30, 2021

Early Registration Closes

July 11, 2021

Fundraising totaled for top prizes awarded at picnic after ride

July 14, 2021

Registration Closes

July 17, 2021

Blazing Saddles ride!


Early Registration - February 10 - June 30, 2021

Late Registration - July 1 - July 14, 2021


All riders must wear helmets and complete the Release Form in order to participate.


Register online or print your registration and release form and mail with your registration fees to:

The Payden Memorial Foundation

PO Box 167

Livingston, MT 59047

Register Online
Printable Registration Forms

Registration Fees

Early Registration (February 26 - June 30, 2021)

Individuals: $50 registration fee and $100 minimum pledge

Families (3+): $40 per family member fee plus $150 minimum pledge

Late Registration (July 1 - 14, 2021) 

Individuals: $60 registration fee and $100 minimum pledge

Families (3+): $50 per family member fee plus $150 minimum pledge

Registration closed July 15, 2021

All donations are tax deductible. Receipts available upon request.  

Collect Pledges

Once you register, you can create your own online pledge page to manage your pledges online or print the downloadable pledge page below and collect donations in person.

Fundraising Prizes

Fundraising for top prizes totaled on July 11, 2021

Blazing Saddles Sponsors

A special Thank You to these businesses and individuals who have so graciously supported Blazing Saddles.
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Heeb's Grocery

Element Bozeman by Westin Hotel

Total Electric of Montana LLC

Bridger Creek Golf Course

Colmey Veterinary Hospital

Spire Climbing Center

Big Time Inflatables

The Shane Lalani Center for the Arts

Bozeman Oil & Vinegar

Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Industrial Towel & Cover Co.

Simkins Hallin Inc.

Kenyon Noble

Wendy's of Montana

Dean & Debbie Hendrickson - State Farm Insurance

Chum & Sally Howe - Springhill Pavilion

Stan & Deana Frye

Phil Davidson

George Hodges

Robert Pryor

Val Bainter

2019 Major Sponsors

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Valerie Hillman CPA
& Associates PLLC
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Ascent Vision Technologies, LLC

Rest Stop Sponsors

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Additional Sponsors

At Home on the Range

Blue Ribbon Builders

Bonnifide Design

Brown's Septic Service

Colmey Veterinary Hospital

Crosscut Mountain Sport Center

Curated Closet

Elle's Belles Bakery

Fiesta En Jalisco

Hammer Nutrition

High Trash Boutique

Livingston Bar & Grill

Maranda Lee

Montana Rib & Chop House

Obsidian Collection

RX Coffee

The Livingston Kite Company

The Soup Bar

Dale & Gloria Guidi

Catherine Lane Interiors

Treasure Lanes

A-1 Muffler

Simkins Hallin Lumber Co.

Livingston - Town & Country Foods

Matt’s Butcher Shop & Deli

Neptune’s Brewery

Livingston – Pickle Barrel

Mountain Air Sports

Delta Signs & Graphics

First Interstate Bank

Legends Hair Studio

Tom Shellenberg

Bozeman Symphony

Industrial Towel

Sky Federal Credit Union

Universal Athletics


Raymond Ansotegui

Skeet Archer

Jan Batey

Sheldon Batey

Chris Bruha

Lynn Crawford

Dennis Davaz

Karen Davaz

Haley Dowdell

Kelley Dowdell

Brent Foster

Jen Foster

Deana Fry

Laurie Gerhardt

Melissa Gilbert

Don Godward

John Greene

Matthew Hirsch

Anne Hossner

Nate Hossner

Mark Hostetler

Tori Howell

Caylin Lancione

Lezlie Nelson

J.P. Polsak

Max Polsak

Norm Reger

Renee Reger

Daniel Robinson

Sandi Robinson

Sean Skelton

Sarah Skofield

Ardis Steinmetz

Scott Sylvester

Dan Thums

Bruce Walker

Danielle Watson

Jeannie Watson

Lee Watson

Don Wilson

Beth Woodson

We Need Your Support Today!