UM Lands on Top 10 List of ‘Best U.S. Colleges and Universities for Mountain Bikers’

January 30, 2017

MISSOULA – The University of Montana recently was named one of 10 best universities for mountain bikers by

The website considered a number of variables, including the proximity of on-campus or close-to-campus singletrack for students without a car, the quantity of high-quality singletrack in the general area for students with transportation, the quality of the collegiate racing team, the quality of the academics and more. 

The website lists the 10 colleges and/or universities in alphabetical order. UM is the only Montana university included on the list. writer Greg Heil wrote, “We also do our best to not only give an overview of the trail access in each area, but the most highly developed degree tracks at each institution. So if you’re hoping to pursue a degree in engineering, or marketing or nursing, choose the school that best applies to you!”

The website points to UM’s renowned W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation and School of Journalism as programs that might be particularly appealing to mountain bikers.

The list and accompanying article can be found online at

For more UM highlights visit the “Griz Facts” section at


Contact: UM Campus Recreation, 406-243-2802,