Helena's FREE  Bike Shuttle

We are planning another great Trail Rider season for 2019. 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. 

Bike Helena SPRING Shuttle Fest 2019

May 17-19,  2019

Get ready for three days of FREE bike shuttles!2019 Spring ShuttleFest Schedule (COMING SOON!)

****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.

Continental Divide Trail on MacDonald Pass. Shuttle will pick up on the South side of Hwy 12 on Rimini Road.

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

 

Friday, May 17 (Pick up Women’s Mural )
6:00 am Helena Ridge
7:00 am 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
5:45 pm 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
6:30 pm Helena Ridge

 

Saturday, May 18 (Pick up South side of Memorial Park/Ice Rink )
7:30 am Helena Ridge
8:30 am 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
9:30 am Helena Ridge
10:30 am 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
11:30 am Helena Ridge
12:30 pm 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
1:30 pm Helena Ridge
2:30 pm 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
3:30 pm Helena Ridge
4:30 pm 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot
5:30 pm Helena Ridge

 

Sunday, May 19 (Pick up Switchback Ridge Parking Area -3.5 miles down Rimini Rd.)

 

9:30 am Continental Divide Trail on MacDonald Pass
10:15 am Continental Divide Trail on MacDonald Pass

Ales for Trails

May 17th, 5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m

The 9th annual Helena Ales for Trails is happening May 17th, from 5 pm-9 pm at Heritage/Pioneer Park. This year's proceeds  will go towards the construction of a newly renovated Park City (Mount Helena Ridge Trailhead) and the Trail Rider, Helena's FREE community shuttle. VIP tickets went on sale April 1st and can be bought online here. The VIP pre-event will run from 3:30-5 pm with the main event running from 5-9 pm. Tickets for the main event can be purchasedhere or at your favorite local brewery. Ales for Trails is a great community event for a great cause and coincides with the Spring Shuttle Fest on May 17-19. So get out and drink some awesome beer, hike/bike/run some phenomenal trails and support a great cause.

 

Trail Rider Season Schedule

July 1 to August 31 Trail Rider Schedule

Wednesday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive at 5:45 pm

Mount Helena Ridge Trail  at 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 am

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive 7:00 am

Pickup at Women's Mural

Friday Evening

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

Pick up at the Switchback Ridge Parking Area 3.5 miles down Rimini Road

Saturday

Shuttle Destination: Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 8:00 and 9:45 am

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive  9:00 and 10:45 am

pickup at Women's Mural 

Sunday

Shuttle Destination: MacDonald Pass - Continental Divide Trail

Pick up at the Switchback Ridge Parking Area 3.5 miles down Rimini Road.  Pick up at 9:30 am and 10:15 am.

6th Annual Bike Helena Summer Shuttle Fest

August 2-4, 2019

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 3 join the Montana Brewers Summer Rendezvous but be sure to purchase your tickets in advance!

September 1 to September 30 Trail Rider Schedule

Wednesday

2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive at 5:15 pm

Mount Helena Ridge Trail  at 6:00 pm
pickup at Women's Mural

Thursday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive

Women's Mural  pickup at 5:15 pm and 6:00 pm

Friday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive at 5:15 pm

Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 6:00 pm

pickup at  Women's Mural

Saturday

Shuttle Destination: 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Drive at 8:45 am

Mount Helena Ridge Trail at 9:30 am

pickup at  Women's Mural

Sunday

Shuttle Destination: MacDonald Pass - Continental Divide Trail

Pick up at South Side of Highway 12 on Rimini Road. Pick up at 9:30 am and 10:15 am.