Bike Helena SPRING Shuttle Fest 2018

May 18-20, 2018

Bike Helena is excited to announce that we will again kick off the Trail Rider Season with  Spring Shuttle Fest on May 18, 19, and 20, 2018. The Bike Helena Spring Shuttle Fest will again be in conjunction with the Ales for Trails Brew Fest on May 18th. Enjoy great Montana micro-brews while supporting the Helena trails you will be riding all weekend. Helena can't wait to serve up great trails and great brews.

The Summer Shuttle Fest in conjunction with the Montana Brewers Association Rendezvous will be from August 3-5. Schedule available as the time approaches.

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

Daily Shuttle Fest Schedule

A suggested donation of $10 will help fund the Trail Rider Program. Donations of cash or check can be made on the Trail Rider.

Inclement weather may result in Trail Rider cancellations or schedule changes. Updates can be found on our Bike Helena Facebook Page. Get a printable PDF file of the schedule by clicking here: 2018 Spring Shuttlefest Schedule

It's Official! The 5th Annual Bike Helena Shuttle Fest from May 18-20 Schedule is posted below.

(The August 3-5 Shuttle Fest Schedule will be available as the date approaches.)

Friday 05/18

6:00 AM Helena Ridge
7:00 AM Helena Ridge
12:00 PM Helena Ridge
12:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
1:00 PM  Helena Ridge
1:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
2:00 PM Helena Ridge
2:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
3:00 PM Helena Ridge
3:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
4:00 PM Helena Ridge
4:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
5:00 PM Helena Ridge
5:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.

Ales for Trails at Pioneer Park 5:00 to 9:00 pm

Saturday 05/19

8:00 AM Helena Ridge
8:30 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
9:00 AM Helena Ridge
9:30 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
10:00 AM Helena Ridge
10:30 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
11:00 AM Helena Ridge
11:30 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
12:00 PM NO SHUTTLE TO Helena Ridge
12:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
1:00 PM Helena Ridge
1:30 PM NO SHUTTLE TO 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
2:00 PM Helena Ridge
2:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
3:00 PM Helena Ridge
3:30 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
4:00 PM Helena Ridge
4:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
5:00 PM Helena Ridge
5:30 PM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.

Sunday 05/20

9:00 AM Helena Ridge
10:00 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
10:45 AM Helena Ridge
11:45 AM 2006 Trailhead/Arrowroot Rd.
12:30 PM Helena Ridge

Important Message Regarding Construction

Please take a moment to review this important information regarding the construction on N. Main in Helena which will strongly impact the Trail Rider and mountain bikers during Spring & Summer of 2018. 

The good news: West Main from Carriage Lane to the Oro Fino Gulch/Grizzly Gulch “Y” will be getting a much needed face-lift this summer.

The not as good news: Travel via foot and bicycle from some of the areas of the trail system back to downtown Helena will be more challenging. This year we will have a different type of adventurous trail season – bear with us!

Construction is set to start April 30 with a Pilot Car in place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The wait will be up to 25 minutes and pedestrians and bicyclists will need to ride in the pilot car as no foot or bicycle traffic will be allowed in the construction zone during operating hours. Outside of construction hours and on Sundays there will be a traffic signal set up. In the near future, this construction zone will be blocked entirely to hikers, bikers and vehicles.

During the construction it is perfectly acceptable to use your favorite trails out on Grizzly Gulch and Oro Fino if you are willing to wait for the pilot car. If not we have made a couple recommendations to try out on our interactive Digital Trail Map.

Bike Helena’s trail rider will still be making runs to the Mt. Helena Ridge trailhead this year and bicyclists may still descend E-Trail or Show-Me-The-Horse as normal, just be prepared with alternate plans to get back to town or plan to wait for the pilot car.

The most important part of this construction: remain courteous and patient–on the trail and at the construction site–navigating these areas with a smile goes a long way to keeping our trails happy.

Questions or concerns regarding the construction can be directed to: Helena Sand & Gravel 459-2003

Also check out the Helena Sand & Gravel website or facebook page for information.

 

5th Annual Bike Helena Shuttle Fest 2018

August 3-5, 2018

Some Helpful Links: 

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

Just one of the Suggest Rides from the Mount Helena Ridge: Show Me The Horse

The 2006 Trail off of Arrowroot Dive 

The 5th Annual Bike Helena Shuttle Fest is taking place August 3, 4, and 5, 2018,   Get ready for three days of FREE bike shuttles. The detailed schedule is posted below.

August - Summer Shuttle Fest

MT Brewers Assoc Summer Rendezvous/Brewfest  August 4, 2018
in Conjunction with the Summer Shuttle Fest - August 3-5, 2018

Click HERE for more info!
Presale tickets: $25 General Admission, $35 VIP (save $5 off the gate price).
VIP: Early entrance for the 4:00-5:00 pm VIP Hour; access to brewers and their samples without the crowd. Includes unlimited beer samples in your special edition VIP glass.GA: General admission begins at 5:00 pm; great times sampling ONLY beer Made in Montana. Includes unlimited beer samples and a commemorative glass.