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Blazing Saddles

We Need Your Support Today!


Blazing Saddles

Due to the uncertainty of COVID19 and our concern for all our amazing riders, volunteers and our surrounding community, we sadly have decided

to CANCEL this year's Blazing Saddles event scheduled for July 11, 2020.

We thank you for your unwavering support and appreciate the generosity we have received during this unusual time.

Please keep us in your thoughts, as we will keep you in ours.  

Stay safe, keep the pedals spinning, and we will see you next year, healthy and strong.


The Payden Memorial Foundation

Thank you to all who participated in last year's Blazing Saddles event!


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!

Blazing Saddles Event Information

Bike the Bridgers for Kids with Cancer
July 11, 2020

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 5th 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.

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

June 28th, 2020

Regular Registration Closes

July 5th, 2020

Turn in your fundraising to be eligible for prices at the picnic after the ride.

July 8th, 2020

Late Registration Closes (registration fees go up after June 28th)

July 11, 2020

Blazing Saddles ride!


Regular Registration (ends June 28th)

Late Registration (ends July 8th)


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

Regular Registration (Ends June 28th)

Individuals: $50 registration fee and $100 minimum pledge

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

Late Registration (Ends July 8th)

Individuals: $60 registration fee and $100 minimum pledge

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


All donations are tax deductible. Individual donations of $100 or more receive a mailed receipt from the Foundation; other receipts are 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

All riders get a water bottle and mileage sticker

Raise $100 and get a Blazing Saddles T-Shirt

Top Fundraisers will win fabulous prizes at the picnic

Blazing Saddles Sponsors

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!

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