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Offline tesswardle

car storage
« on: February 14, 2013, 06:27:45 pm »
We are planning to bike from Whitefish Montana to Helena Montana on the great divide this summer.  We need a place to park our car in Helena while we bike for about a week.  Does anyone have a suggestion?  Is there a safe parking area in Helena?

Offline JMilyko

Re: car storage
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 09:05:50 am »
Hi tesswardle,

I don't have any specific recommendations but the kinds of options might include:

- a mini storage place, often they store rvs or boats as well and may have a secure slot for you
- connect with a Warmshowers.org host
- check with the Helena police department

Hope this helps,
.Jenn.
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Offline DaveB

Re: car storage
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 09:25:11 am »
As Jenn recommended, contact the Helena Police and the City Administation office for a recommendation.  I expect even downtown parking garages won't have a dreadful daily rate.  This isn't New York City you know.  ;D

Another possibility is the Helena Airport.  Most airports have long term parking lots at fairly lows daily rates and smaller city airports can be very innexpensive.


Offline Pat Lamb

Re: car storage
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:53:02 am »
Also, if you're planning to stay overnight at a motel, call ahead and ask if you can leave a car parked there for a week.  Unless there's a big event in town and they're booked solid, many motels will let you leave a car there for a few days.

Offline indyfabz

Re: car storage
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 02:56:39 pm »
Another possibility is the Helena Airport.  Most airports have long term parking lots at fairly lows daily rates and smaller city airports can be very innexpensive.

Yep. Airport parking for $15/week:

http://helenaairport.com/parking/

If Helena's airport is anything like FCA (near Whitefish) and Missoula's, parking with you bike and riding out shouldn't be much of a problem. They aren't like JFK.

Contains an internal link for a map of lots and garages downtown:

http://downtownhelena.com/explore/parking/




Offline tesswardle

Re: car storage
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 11:50:57 pm »
Thank you.  They are all great suggestions