Heart & Sole Run donates $8,500 to trails and the YMCA

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On October 24, members of the Heart & Sole Run planning team; plus major sponsors, The Billings Gazette and St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation; and a crowd of children flocked into the gym at the YMCA to present Billings TrailNet and the YMCA with checks for $8,500 each to benefit active and healthy lifestyles. Thank you […]

Thank you Anytime Fitness for your continued support as a corporate member!

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Anytime Fitness has been a long time corporate member of Billings TrailNet, and we appreciate their dedication to building a healthy, active community through their support! Donnette Roberts, owner of  one Anytime Fitness location in Billings, stays involved because she wants to “Make healthy happen, encourage people to get out on the trails and promote […]

JOIN us for Billings TrailNet’s Membership Appreciation Event

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Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5:30, we will be gathering at Yellowstone Cellars to celebrate our members, volunteers and the trails! Billings TrailNet will honor the Heart & Sole Run, corporate members and individuals at its Membership Appreciation Event Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018. Members and donors such as these play a vital role in the mission […]

BTN will attend and present at The Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit in Whitefish December 4, 2018

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BTN’s Executive Director Kristi Drake was recently invited to be a panelist for, and to attend, The Business of Outdoor Recreation Summit.  She was asked to provide her knowledge of communicating the economic value of trails to elected officials. Nearly 250 participants from industry, community, and conservation are expected to attend this summit, along with […]

Billings Chamber of Commerce and Healthy by Design team up to learn more on how to lead healthy communities

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The Billings Chamber of Commerce has been selected as one of just 10 Chambers across the nation to participate in an exciting new healthy communities program through the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. In early October, Jennifer Reiser, Chief Operating Officer of the Chamber, and Melissa Henderson from the Healthy By Design Coalition, attended […]

Meet Doug Habermann, Bike Walk Montana’s new Executive Director

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by contributing editor, Tom Howard Doug Habermann, a long-time trail advocate and friend of Billings TrailNet, is the new executive director of Bike Walk Montana. Habermann moved from Billings to Helena just days after completing more than 30 years of service with Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks, most recently as regional manager of state parks. […]

Trails are infrastructure, exactly like roads. With no dedicated source of funding, how will we build them?

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Billings Public Works Director, Dave Mumford and Billings TrailNet’s Executive Director, Kristi Drake, presented a solution to the trail funding shortfall to City Council on Monday, Oct. 1. They asked City Council to consider asking all households in the Billings community to pay $24 per year to a trail fund, which could generate approximately $1 […]

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 […]