2024 in Missoula is shaping up to be a very active year. More event announcements are happening all the time. There have been announcements about concerts, brew fests, festivals and sporting events. There was recently an announcement about a popular Missoula event that, sadly, won't be happening this year.

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There is some good news about a Missoula event that will be coming up this fall. The 2024 Pan American Cyclocross Championships are coming back. The event will take place November 2-3 at Big Sky Park. This is a different kind of cycling event because it combines mountain biking and road cycling and biker need to dismount their bikes and navigate obstacles throughout the race. USA Cycling is working with Montana Cyclocross to bring this event back to Missoula.

Missoula Event Helped by TDIB Grant

The event this year is going to be getting some help from a "Tourism Business Improvement District" event grant, according to a press release from Destination Missoula. Last year the event brought in nearly 450 riders. The grant that is helping this event is funded by a "guest-paid $2 per-room-night assessment collected by hotels in the city of Missoula."

TBID Grants Have Helped 83 Events in Missoula

To be able to funnel money from the tourism trade in Missoula back to events that help fuel our community is a pretty cool thing. The Missoula "TBID Grant Fund" has been around since 2011 and has awarded money to 83 events in the community. According to Destination Missoula this has had an "economic impact of over $29 million to our community."

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