Our Mission

Pedal Missoula connects residents, businesses, and community leaders to increase bicycle use for transportation and casual recreation in Missoula, Montana.

What We Do

Who's behind Pedal Missoula?

If you email us or reach out on social media, you'll get a response from me, Toffer Lehnherr. I'll also greet you at any one of our events.

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My love and interest for bikes has ebbed-and-flowed for nearly fifteen years, starting when I biked to class during college in Seattle. After college, I pursued a career in education working for 826 Seattle (now the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas) and teaching for public high schools in Tennessee and Minnesota. I also worked for the Wild Rumpus, a bookstore for young readers, in Minneapolis (as a bookseller but also as "Animal Care Coordinator," which is a story that will be saved for when we're riding bikes together). During this time, bikes were a constant presence, if sometimes shifting to the periphery.

After my son was born, I started riding a bike with him to get groceries, to the playground, or just for fun. At first, he rode between my arms in a bike seat designed for children, then in a box bike I bought so that, as he grew, he could continue to sit in front of me, as the babble turned to chatter. When he was a year and a half old, I started to organize other parents for bike rides with our kids in south Minneapolis. Talking with other parents about bikes, I realized how passionate I was about the possibilities of bikes to truly change people's lives.

In the fall of 2017, I started organizing bike rides in Missoula, Montana. I hope you'll join me!