Blackfoot River Brewing Company

Helena Ridge Challenge


Welcome to the Helena Ridge Challenge!  Whether you prefer hiking, biking, or running, the Helena Ridge Challenge is your chance to conquer all five of Helena’s iconic ridges: Eddye McClure, Mt. Ascension, Rodney Ridge, Wakina Sky, and Mt. Helena.

Here’s how it works: Participants have the entire year of 2024 to complete the challenge, but the catch is you must finish within 24 hours. You can choose any route and any trails you want, just get yourself on all five ridges.  Once you’ve completed the challenge, head over to the Blackfoot for a well-deserved FREE beverage of your choice and sticker to commemorate your accomplishment. Show your server timestamped selfies on each of the five ridges, or show us your accomplishment via your GPS trail app like Strava, Trailforks, Garmin, Gaia, AllTrails, Fitbit, or any other app like that.  Even if you use a trail app, we still recommend taking selfies!

But wait, there’s more! By completing the challenge, you’ll unlock the opportunity to purchase a limited-edition shirt and or hat. However, these exclusive items are only available to those who have conquered the ridges. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds from shirt and hat sales go towards supporting the Helena trails, ensuring that future adventurers can continue to enjoy these breathtaking landscapes. So, lace up your shoes, dust off your bike, and get ready to tackle the Helena Ridge Challenge. Are you up for it?

Special thanks to Helena Orthopedic Clinic for being this year’s sponsor, Kelly Mclaughlin for the amazing artwork, Eric Sivers and the Montana Bicycle Guild for the map, Fernie Brewing Company for pioneering the idea, Adam Huschka for pushing the idea, and to everyone that works so hard to keep Helena’s trails and open spaces a priority.