For eight years, the Montana Snowmobile Association’s Annual Trans Montana Charity Ride has supported NAMI Montana (National Alliance on Mental Illness) raising over $100,000 and NAMI Montana wishes to thank all the participating riders, and clubs who have hosted the ride in their area over the years. NAMI MT has rolled out PTSD support for veterans and the Youth Aware Mental Health Program that includes teen suicide prevention to over 30 school districts in Montana — Montana ranks one of the highest states in teen suicide). Last year, even being Covid-challenged, 20 full-time riders and over 100 total day riders raised $18,000. Riders often come from MN, NE, CA, ID and more.
The ride is a week-long ride through 5-6 of the best areas Montana has to offer (with the route changing every year). Each day a local club hosts the ride and guides the riders to the best areas, trails and play areas. Snowmobilers and snowbikers are welcome for the day or the entire ride!
The MSA is looking forward to hosting another great ride starting in Lolo Hot Springs on Feb. 5 and ending in Cooke City on Feb. 11. An online raffle will be held and businesses are encouraged to sign up for sponsorships. For more info including rider sign-up, dates, route details and sponsorship/donation information, check out the Trans-Montana.org website.