Mile Swim to benefit Centennial Trail

Event details:

  • When: December 30
  • Where: Capital City Health Club (CCHC)
  • Time: Swim slots sign-up 7:40am-1:00pm 2 per lane
  • Sign-up: CCHC front desk beginning 12/6/12
  • Fee: $10 all proceeds go to the Centennial Trail
  • Two divisions: Fin/Pull Buoy and No Fins or other aids

Contact Peggy Stringer at 443-6628 or strpb@q.com to volunteer or for more information.

Bike Safety Video

Last week, the USA Pro Challenge bike race passed within 20 feet of our Colorado headquarters. A few days later, our community is still buzzing from the historic event, and pro bike racing remains on our minds.While safe roads matter to everyone on a bike, professional cyclists spend more time on them than almost anyone. These talented, world-class athletes may seem super-human at times, but they are human like any of us—vulnerable on the open road.

In our new video, Vulnerable on the Open Road, five professional U.S. cyclists reflect on their experiences with bicycle safety. The riders share their visions for better bicycling conditions and lessons for safer motorist-bicyclist interactions.

Even though these riders are the top 1% of bicyclists, their advice—slow down, be aware, don’t blow through red lights, build more infrastructure, get more people riding—applies to anyone who likes to enjoy the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

Take a moment to listen to their experiences and, next time you ride (or drive), carry their advice out on the road with you.

Safe riding,

The PeopleForBikes.org crew

Free Riding in Traffic Clinic

Learn to Ride in Traffic Clinic

Gain confidence riding on the streets

This free clini is a casual ride to help participants become more comfortable riding a bicycle in traffic on Helena streets.  The ride is about 7 miles and begins at 9am at Women’s Park  We should return about 10am.  Topics discussed along the way include: riding with traffic, where to ride, negotiating intersections, safety, laws for cyclists, and a variety of tips. The class is open to anyone ages 10 and older.

Saturday, August 18th, 9am
Women’s Park

Commuter Challenge Awards

Tonight (Thursday, June 7) is the awards ceremony and prize drawing at 5:15pm at Women’s Park. Certificates will be presented to teams commuting the most days throughout the month of May. Individuals commuting at least 5 days will be entered in the drawing for some awesome prizes, including a variety of gift certificates and other outstanding prizes!  If you are unable to make it, we will post a list of winners to the bikewalkhelena.org website by the first of next week. We will also have all of the final stats out there, so be sure to check it out.

Beasley Bucks

Stop by Birds and Beasleys at their new location and tell them you have biked or walked to work and you will receive $5 in Beasely Bucks to use at the store. You can only collect one per person anytime from the grand re-opening date of May 18th until May 31st.

Same great store, just bigger and a newly located at the corner of the walking mall and Broadway.

Recycle Your Cycle Saturday, May 5

9:00 – 11:00 AM

Lazy Green Park across from Helena Middle School

Have a bike to sell? Just show up between 8-9 to get your FREE Space Assignment; no reservation necessary!

Shopping for a used bike? Come by between 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and check out what people are selling!

The 3nd Annual Recycle Your Cycle event will be this Saturday, May 5th from 9:00 – 11:00 AM at the Lazy Green Park across from Helena Middle School.  Sponsored by the Helena Safe Routes To School Committee this is an opportunity to sell, swap or buy bicycles. Other activities planned include:  Free bicycle registration by the Helena Police Department! Free handouts: Bike Walk Montana maps and bicycle safety/education brochures. Big Sky Cyclery and The Helena Bicycle Club will be represented as well as others.