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200MBB: Kristian Richardson of the Montana Office of Tourism

If you’re not already planning to attend the Rally in Great Falls, Montana, this summer, you probably shouldn’t listen to this episode. Kristian Richardson of the Montana Office of Tourism – a BMW rider, by the way, and now an MOA member to boot – tells us all about where to find the best roads in Montana.

We also discuss the weather, the police and much more about Montana. Don’t forget to visit the Fiesta Mexicana Taco Bus in Dillon – Kristian says they make the best tacos north of Arizona. Tune in now and start getting excited about coming to the Rally! For more info about the rally, check out

Kristian’s three favorite Montana rides are…

  • US 89 from Flagstaff, Ariz., to Great Falls and beyond

  • Wolf Creek to Choteau on US 287
  • Montana Rts 278 and 43 (Dillon/Wisdom)

Kristian followed up with an email, saying, “I wanted to also let you know that I forgot to mention a route when we spoke. I hardly think of it because it’s rarely open due to elevation (~June 1 – Sept 15), but the Beartooth Highway is absolutely breathtaking! It’s not for the faint of heart though. The route takes you to nearly 11,000 feet near Granite Peak, the highest point in Montana. In fact, Charles Kuralt from the TV show On the Road calls it ‘the most beautiful drive in America.’ It’ll be open when you’re all in Montana.”

Finally, the communication device Kristian mentions in the discussion is the iSatPhone 2, available from inmarsat.

Beartooth Highway – a National Scenic Byways All-American Road.

For more info about visiting Montana, drop by the Visit Montana website, and order your free Montana maps & guidebooks in plenty of time to plan your trip.

View from Going-to-the-Sun Road, near Logan Pass, Glacier National Park.

200 Miles Before Breakfast is a podcast by, for and about the members of the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America. Every episode allows you to get to know the MOA one member at a time. Listen or download with the embedded player below – and please subscribe! 200MBB is in all the major podcasting apps along with the MOA’s other podcast, Chasing the Horizon.