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The charity ride supports NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) which works with various schools, military groups, veterans and agencies to provide support for mental illness such as PTSD and teen suicide prevention
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Last January, 24 full-time riders completed and over 33 total riders took part in the Trans Montana Charity Ride which is organized by the Montana Snowmobile Association (MSA). During the week-long trip many other riders joined this dedicated group of men and women riding across the beautiful state of Montana. The charity ride supports NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) which works with various schools, military groups, veterans and agencies to provide support for mental illness such as PTSD and teen suicide prevention. All of the money raised stays within the Montana Chapter of NAMI.

The TMR is a week-long ride visiting six different riding areas in Montana. This year, it started off with a kick-off banquet in Columbia Falls hosted by the Flathead Snowmobile Association (FSA). The group then rode the Stryker Peak area before moving on to Lincoln, Helena, Wise River, Ennis/Virginia City and ended with an awards banquet in West Yellowstone. During the week, an auction and benefit dinner was held in Helena and the group raised over $5,000 of the $19,000 total that will be given to NAMI. This nearly doubled the efforts of the riders from the previous year!
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Each day, the local snowmobile club would provide guides and lead the group to the best areas and best snow. The TMR would like to thank the following clubs for their leadership and hospitality: Flathead Snowmobile Club, Ponderosa Sno-Warriors (Lincoln), Helena Snowdrifters, Jackpine Savages (Wise River), Vigilante Snowmobilers (Virginia City), and the West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce.

The TMR is an annual ride and everyone is invited to join either for the entire ride or just a day. Men and women ranging from teens to 76 years young rode all week long. Riders came from Minnesota, California, Nevada, Colorado and of course Montana!
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Join this year’s TMR January 26- Feb 1 if you would like to have a chance to see six of the best areas across the state (each guided by a local club). This is an excellent way to experience some of Montana’s best riding areas and make a pile of new friends along the way! The TMR is also looking for corporate sponsors--it’s a great way to get your company name out there for all to see!

For more info about this year’s schedule and how to sign up go to www.trans-montana.org or contact Ron Albee at: leader@transmontana.org.
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