Tuesday, February 17, 2015



Helena, Montana
February 17th, 2015

The Helena Business Improvement District (BID), The Helena Tourism Alliance/Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID), Bike Helena and the Helena Area Transit System (HATS) have teamed up to for an exciting 2015 hiking and biking season with the Trail Rider. After a successful trial run in 2014, the Trail Rider will kick-off the season offering hikers and bikers a shuttle service FIVE days a week!  Areas that will be serviced are:  Mount Helena Ridge Trail, Barking Dog Trail, Eddye McClure Trail and MacDonald Pass.

Beginning Wednesday, June 3rd, the Trail Rider will run five days a week for June, July and August and on Saturday and Sunday during September.  The weeknight Trail Rider routes make it convenient for people who want to ride or hike and then partake in one of the many popular weeknight events in Downtown Helena.  In total, the Trail Rider will operate 70 days and 15 weekends, including Labor Day weekend.  Additionally, the Trail Rider features a trailer that can accommodate up to 30 bikes.  Thanks to the 30 plus local businesses that sponsor the Trail Rider, the cost to ride is FREE!

Please visit http://www.bikehelena.com/index.php/trail-rider/    or http://downtownhelena.com/events/   for a detailed schedule of Trail Rider Service.

For additional information, please contact:

Pat Doyle, Community Outreach Director                                  Tracy Reich, Executive Director
Helena Tourism Alliance/TBID/Bike Helena                                Helena Business Improvement District
pdoyle(at)helenamt.com                                                                   treich(at)helenabid.com