Helena's No Fee  Bike Shuttle

We are planning another great Trail Rider season for 2020. We are so thankful to have a wonderful community of sponsors that have continued to make this program FREE to the user. Be sure to give them back some love and check out their businesses.

Bike Helena and Visit Helena Montana have been running the Trail Rider Program for years, and continue to strive to make the shuttle a resource for all trail users including mountain bikers, trail runners and hikers. Please email us with any suggestions at [email protected].

Please note that pets are not allowed on the Trail Rider. 

Please note the Trail Rider cannot accommodate fat tire bikes. Thank you for your cooperation. 

TRAIL RIDER SEASON SCHEDULE

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We are so excited for Vigilante Shuttles and Tours to help us bring Trail Users to MacPass/CDT. Thanks to the hard work of Montana Bicycle Guild volunteers and Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest The CDT and Switchback trails are cleared of downed timber.
Pick up is at Switchback Parking Lot which is 3.5 miles south on Rimini Road across from the Moose Creek Cabin. Vigilante Shuttles and Tours will be picking up at 9:30 & 10:15 am. Get out and enjoy the trails and be sure to THANK those who help us enjoy our trails!

Trail Tips

 

To ensure that Helena, Montana’s multi-use trails remain a safe and fun atmosphere, there are a few guidelines for what to do, and not to do, on the trails. Follow these trail tips for good trail practice and the best ways to share our trail treasure with ALL hikers, bikers, trail runners, dog walkers, bird watchers, and trail lovers!

 

****Please follow these guidelines/Rules of the Trail  for responsible riding.*******

 

Map to the Pick Up Spot: Women's Mural. This is at the corner of Last Chance Gulch and Broadway across the street from The Base Camp.

 

A suggested donation of $10 will help fund the Trail Rider Program. Donations of cash or check can be made on the Trail Rider. In Helena will love our Happy Trails. Let's keep them happy by respecting all trail users.

Inclement weather may result in Trail Rider cancellations or schedule changes. Updates can be found on our Bike Helena Facebook Page

 

 

 

 

 

June Trail Rider Schedule

Wednesday

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 5:45 pm & 6:30 pm

pickup at Women's Mural

Thursday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive

Women's Mural pickup at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Friday Morning

Brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. 

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail 6:00 & 6:45 am

Pickup at Women's Mural

Friday Evening

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 5:45 pm

pickup at Women's Mural

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive 6:30 pm

pickup at Women's Mural

Saturday

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 8:45 and 10:15 am

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive  9:30 am

pickup at Women's Mural 

Sunday

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 8:45 and 10:15 am

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive at 9:30 am

pickup at Women's Mural

7th Annual Bike Helena Summer Shuttle Fest

July 31-August 2, 2020

Continuous shuttles Friday, Saturday and Sunday!  Enjoy the peak of summer with a weekend of riding this International Mountain Biking Association Silver Level Ride Center. On Saturday, August 1st join the Montana Brewers Summer Rendezvous but be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

July - August Trail Rider Schedule

Wednesday

Mount Helena Ridge at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

pick up at Women's Mural

Thursday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive

Women's Mural  pick up at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Friday AM

Brought to you by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana. 

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail 6:00 & 6:45 am

Pick up at Women's Mural

Friday PM

Shuttle Destination: Continental Divide Trail/MacDonald Pass at 5:45 pm and 6:30 pm

Pick up at the Switchback Ridge Parking Lot (Across from Moose Creek Cabin)

 

Saturday

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge at 8:00 am, 9:30 am and 10:15 am

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Dive at 8:45 am

pick up at  Women's Mural

Sunday

Shuttle Destination: Continental Divide Trail/MacDonald Pass  at 9:30 and 10:15 am

Pick up at the Switchback Ridge Parking Lot (Across from Moose Creek Cabin)