Promoting all things Helena and surrounding, that's what Kurt Valiton hopes he can do through his new business, Vigilante Shuttles and Tours. Valiton launched his new venture during Shuttle Fest in May where he volunteered for three days and hauled 130 bikes on his new custom fitted van. He then followed that event up at the Helenduro race. Valiton says he hopes to continue to work with and collaborate with local businesses and events. Vigilante Shuttles and tours caters to bikers, hikers and all kinds of trail users.
Valiton says the idea goes back 13 years ago to his freshman year at Carrol College when he drafted a plan in a writing class. The general idea never went away and now Valiton says his dream is becoming a reality. The husband and father of three works three days as a registered nurse with St. Peter's Health and shuttles run mainly Thursday-Sunday but there is a 6am shuttle Monday-Wednesday. He says launching this business has not come without challenges and sacrifices but his family is taking it on as a team.
There are a number of options when seeking out Vigilante Shuttles and Tours. Valiton says there's the standard shuttle service, where you can book as a group or ride share that will get you to and from trails.
Head to Vigilante Shuttles and Tours at vigilantetours.com Ride share to the South Hills costs $8.95 per person. Ride share to the outer zones costs $11.95
Brewery tours are $38 per person Valiton says the Experience Helena tour is based on a personalized trip. Booking for private tours or special events also are available online. For more information, Valiton can be reached via email at [email protected]