Tour Helena’s Centennial Trail

Sunday, May 20, 2011, 10 a.m., leaving from Joslyn and the BNSF railroad tracks.

Bring your bike and get a free two-hour tour of Helena’s Centennial Trail, a non-motorized hiker- cyclist-friendly trail and route linking (on the west) Helena’s Spring Meadow Lake State Park with, on the east, the non-motorized trail on the north side of Highway 12, connecting East Helena with the Walmart area.

Leading the tour are Paul Montgomery, of Anderson and Montgomery Engineering, project engineer for the Trail, and Bruce Newell, with the City of Helena’s Non-Motorized Travel Advisory Council.

This guided tour will be about a 10 mile round-trip, for cyclists only. (Centennial Trail is for pedestrians as well, but to tour the entire path in a reasonable amount of time, this tour is limited to cyclists.) Since much of the trip is on a gravel path, we recommend a bicycle with a minimum of 32mm wide tires. We will leave promptly at 10:00 a.m., and do our best to be back to where we started by noon or 12:30.

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