BTN’s October 1 Presentation will educate City Council on the need for publicly supported trail fund for construction and reconstruction of trails

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Residents, employers and the next generation are demanding more and connected trails. Trails provide many benefits to the entire community; transportation benefits – by reduction of vehicular congestion, health benefits – through increased opportunities for physical activity, safety benefits – reducing conflict between pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicular traffic, as well as connectivity to and from […]

Nature is calling! Now you can enjoy the natural beauty of Zimmerman Park and answer “THE CALL” without a mad dash back to the car and home.

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Billings is fortunate to have natural parks and trails to walk, hike, run and ride within a few minutes of many neighborhoods. Zimmerman Park is one such area packed with active users every day; and weekends in warm weather see a full parking lot and a myriad of activities there. With a generous donation from […]

Congratulations to BTN board member Kyle Hanson, for envisioning and coordinating a strider bike park for kids!

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Wow! Now little kids can have a safe but adventurous ride at a great new strider bike park in Billings, thanks to Billings TrailNet’s awesome board member Kyle Hanson, about 200 volunteers and a grant from People for Bikes. Billings Parks and Recreation Department will continue to develop the strider bike park. Volunteers and supporters […]

Plans to break ground on the Skyline Trail this fall take advantage of materials and equipment during Zimmerman Trail project

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While the Zimmerman Trail underpass and the paved approaches are being built this fall, Billings TrailNet is working to build as much of the trail as possible between Zimmerman Park parking lot and Zimmerman Place on the east side of the tunnel. Billings TrailNet will receive some money from the Recreational Trails Program to build […]

Bring your kids to Tails for Trails kids’ ride Monday, August 20 at 6 pm at Zoo Montana– Thanks to our heroes Patrick Parker and Scott Barber for helping to organize!

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Tails for Trails is our new trail event for kids! Tails for Trails will be a unique trail ride around Zoo Montana this August 20, 2018 at 6:00 pm. While bicycles are not normally allowed on the trails throughout the zoo, Seva Kitchen, Zoo Montana and Billings TrailNet are teaming up to give children the […]

Would you like a sponsorship that pays back? Check this out!

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We have an amazing offer from Hot 101.9: we have one opportunity to give the next business to become an Ales for Trails Trail Blazer sponsor  $500 in free radio advertising PLUS a week of promos on Hot 101.9 for four Ales for Trails ticket raffle at your business. This will bring people IN to […]

League of American Bicyclists vigilant about autonomous vehilcles

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Billings TrailNet is an organizational member of the League of American Bicyclists, and supports their concerns about autonomous vehicles. From the League: The Senate is debating a bill allowing automated vehicles to be tested in communities on a large scale — it would increase the number tenfold from what is on the street right now.  The AV START act […]

This summer’s bike/ped news from Montana Department of Transportation

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Following are two bike/ped related updates taken from MDT’s June e-newsletter– Montana’s First Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan On Track MDT met with local governments, stakeholders, and the public to hear thoughts and opinions about walking and bicycling in Montana. MDT hosted six open houses/listening sessions in communities of varying sizes to best understand the differing […]

Rims 2 River Run will benefit Skyline Trail! Run July 8

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Yellowstone Rim Runners (YRR) sponsor various races during the year from one mile to a marathon.  This July, they are putting on the first annual “Rims To River Run” and it  will take place on Sunday, July 8th, 2018.  The race consists of a 15k starting at 8:15 am and 8k starting at 8:00 am.  Both […]

New bike racks in downtown Billings

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Whether you’re a bicycle commuter who works downtown or you occasionally pedal to the heart of Billings for fun, you may have noticed a big improvement to local cycling infrastructure. The blue staple-shaped bike racks that dotted downtown sidewalks are being replaced by black ring-shaped racks that are more attractive and functional. Joe Stout and […]

Billings team went to a TrailNation Summit and learned from Rails To Trails Conservancy

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The recent Trail Nation Summit in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, brought together trail advocates, planners and other interested parties from around the country. The Billings participants were: Melissa Henderson of Healthy By Design; Dianne Lehm of Big Sky Economic Development; Kristi Drake, executive director of Billings TrailNet; and Monica Plecker of the City County Planning Department. “We […]

JOIN US FOR THE COMMUTER CHALLENGE JUNE 10-23, 2018!

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Do you want to do something that is easy, cheap, healthy, sustainable and fun? Do you want to be more active, get discounts at local businesses and arrive at your destination feeling energized and ready to go? Do you want to do something new and different and be part of a fun and friendly competition? […]

200 women and their families rode the 2018 Tour de Fleur May 6!

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by Tom Howard It was a time for petals and pedals, for turning cranks and turning heads with beautifully decorated bikes. More than 200 riders adorned their bikes with flowers and other pretty things just before taking a spin through the scenic areas surrounding Shiloh Crossing as part of the third annual Tour de Fleur […]

Weekly rides for everyone, all summer long!

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The Spoke Shop hosts rides almost every day, which means there is a ride scheduled for all types of riders.  Check their Facebook page for updates- but the weekly schedule is as follows:   Thursday Women’s MTB ride. 6:30 pm Zimmerman Park   Wednesday Wild West MTB Ride. 6:30 pm Zimmerman Park.   Saturday Urban […]

JOIN US FOR THE COMMUTER CHALLENGE JUNE 10-23, 2018!

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Do you want to do something that is easy, cheap, healthy, sustainable and fun? Do you want to be more active, get discounts at local businesses and arrive at your destination feeling energized and ready to go? Do you want to do something new and different and be part of a fun and friendly competition? […]