Trail Rider 2016

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The Trail Rider-Helena’s FREE Community Bike Shuttle

Helena Area Transit System (HATS) and Helena Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) and Bike Helena have teamed up to for an exciting 2016 hiking and biking season with a NEW, expanded Trail Rider schedule. The Trail Rider will kick-off the season offering hikers, bikers a shuttle service that now runs FIVE days a week! Download & Print Complete 2016 Season Schedule (8 1/2" x 11" PDF)

Please note that we will cancel the Trail Rider if trails are muddy or at risk of damage. We will keep our Bike Helena Facebook Page updated with any cancellations. Thank you.

2016 Trail Rider Schedule

May

The first day of our season is Thursday, May 12 at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm – this Thursday we will be shuttling to the Helena Ridge Trail. Future Thursday drop off locations are listed below. 

Wednesday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Thursday- 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive -
     - pickup Location 1: Women’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm 
     - pickup Location 2: St. Peter's Medical Group on Broadway Pickup in the gravel overflow parking lot @ 5:55 pm and 6:55 pm 

Friday Afternoon/Evening – Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday- Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

Sunday- Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am
Please note that the schedule for Sunday, May 22nd will be posted as it becomes available due to the MT Enduro Series. It will NOT be the regularly scheduled times on this Sunday only.

The Trail Rider will run on Monday, May 30th – Memorial Day – Destination Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup@ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am.

June

Wednesday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Thursday- 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive -
     - pickup Location 1: Women’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm 
     - pickup Location 2: St. Peter's Medical Group on Broadway Pickup in the gravel overflow parking lot @ 5:55 pm and 6:55 pm 

Friday Morning (June 3 to September 2) –Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 6:00 am and 6:45 am
Brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of Montana – The Trail Rider’s New Morning Shuttles leave Downtown Helena early so that you can enjoy the trail system before your day begins.

Friday Afternoon/Evening – Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

Sunday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

July

Wednesday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Thursday- 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive -
     - pickup Location 1: Women’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm 
     - pickup Location 2: St. Peter's Medical Group on Broadway Pickup in the gravel overflow parking lot @ 5:55 pm and 6:55 pm 

Friday Morning (June 2 to September 2) –Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 6:00 am and 6:45 am
Brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of Montana – The Trail Rider’s New Morning Shuttles leave Downtown Helena early so that you can enjoy the trail system before your day begins.

Friday Afternoon/EveningMount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday- Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

SundayMacDonald PassRimini Road/Priest Pass Road Pickup @ 9:30 am & 10:15 am

August

Please note: The third annual Bike Helena Shuttle Fest is taking place August 12, 13 and 14, 2016 - this will expand and chage normal service on Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday and Sunday. More information on Shuttle Fest Routes will be posted as it becomes available. 

Wednesday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Thursday- 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive -
     - pickup Location 1: Women’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm 
     - pickup Location 2: St. Peter's Medical Group on Broadway Pickup in the gravel overflow parking lot @ 5:55 pm and 6:55 pm 

Friday Morning (June 2 to September 2) –Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 6:00 am and 6:45 am
Brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of Montana – The Trail Rider’s New Morning Shuttles leave Downtown Helena early so that you can enjoy the trail system before your day begins.

Friday Afternoon/EveningMount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

Sunday-MacDonald PassRimini Road/Priest Pass Road Pickup @ 9:30 am & 10:15 am

September

Last Friday Morning Ride of the Season, Friday September 2Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 6:00 am and 6:45 am
Brought to you by BlueCross BlueShield of Montana – The Trail Rider’s New Morning Shuttles leave Downtown Helena early so that you can enjoy the trail system before your day begins.

Thursday, September 1 – Last Thursday Ride of the Season Thursday
Thursday- 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive -
     - pickup Location 1: Women’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:45 pm 
     - pickup Location 2: St. Peter's Medical Group on Broadway Pickup in the gravel overflow parking lot @ 5:55 pm and 6:55 pm 

FridayMount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

SaturdayMount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

Sunday- MacDonald PassRimini Road/Priest Pass Road Pickup @ 9:30 am & 10:15 am

The Trail Rider will run on Monday, Sept 5 in the Morning - Labor Day - Destination TBD. 

October

The Shuttle will end on October 16th for the season.

Friday – Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Saturday-Mount Helena Ridge TrailWomen’s Mural Pickup @ 8:45 am, 9:30 am, 10:15 am

Sunday-MacDonald PassRimini Road/Priest Pass Road Pickup @ 9:30 am & 10:15 am

Dogs are not allowed on the Trail Rider.

Trail Right of Way SignWhen recreating on Helena area trails, please keep in mind that they are all multi-use.

 

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Individual Sponsorships

Do you love to use the Trail Rider to get you out on the Mount Helena Ridge Trail or up on MacDonald Pass? You can sign up as an individual sponsor. As an individual sponsor for $50 you will receive a Bike Helena growler and 2 pint glasses, and $25 of your donation will go back to support PPLT’s maintenance of the trail system. Please email us at [email protected] to pledge your support to this unique program.

Business Sponsorships

We are still in need of business sponsors for the Trail Rider.  Please visit this link for all the different sponsorship levels and options.