More funding for trails from Congress is up to ALL OF US to request!

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Congress is beginning its work to define the next major federal transportation bill, which will guide how decisions are made about transportation spending including funding for trails, walking and biking.  The main federal law, the FAST Act, currently governing funding of America’s surface transportation programs, including the part covering trails, and other pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, […]

Corporate members get these cool banners!

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Our goal is to be more visible in the community by increasing our corporate membership. Our solution? See for yourself. Special shout out to The Base Camp Billings for being such a loyal member/supporter and providing a spot for our first placement. Are you ready to show your #trailpride in your place of business? If you are, let us […]

“Observing that few people bike in a place without a good bike network is like saying that you don’t need a bridge because nobody is swimming the river.”

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Get ready Billings! Welcome Jeff Speck, author of “Walkable City,” on Thursday, April 16 at 6 pm. This renowned city planner and urban designer advocates internationally for more walkable cities, and he will be speaking at a free public presentation at Babcock Theater next month. In addition to the book, “Walkable City,” Jeff has also […]

City Council will set priorities for the year this Saturday, Feb 1 at 8 am

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While Public Safety is important, it is not the only thing they should be addressing. Billings also has no source of funding (other than Billings TrailNet’s fundraising efforts) to develop trails. We need a dedicated source of funding to provide much-needed connecting trails and safe routes to school! Also, Billings has the opportunity to develop […]

Learn MDT’s plans for improvements at Airport Road and Main Street intersection

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Join us at an Open House Thursday, February 13, 20204 to 6 p.m.Metra Park Yellowstone Room (308 6th Avenue North, at the Grandstands) Billings TrailNet and many other stakeholders have advised MDT on improvements for the Airport Road and Main Street intersection. The intersection is a critical junction that serves local businesses, commuters, and freight trips. Today, […]

Michael Sanderson, trail runner and BTN corporate member: “Well-designed neighborhoods connected to trails and parks are part of that enduring community vision”

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As Michael Sanderson runs along the rims, he looks out over the city below and envisions a trail system throughout our community which is connected to neighborhoods, shopping and recreation areas. Michael is the president and CEO of Sanderson Stewart, a Billings engineering firm he has helped to expand to four locations in three states, […]

More partnerships needed to work together across political and geographic divides, to protect and develop Montana’s outdoor recreation

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There is a strong appetite for new state funding to support wildlife protection, improve public access, and conserve more working lands in Montana according to new findings by the Montana Outdoor Heritage Project (MOHP). The study found that Montanans across the state offered a wide variety of potential solutions to help protect Montana’s wildlife, working […]

Legislative committee will review how Montana funds pedestrian and bicycle paths-stakeholders have been invited to give input Dec. 10

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Representative Denley Loge, R-Saint Regis, has invited stakeholders from around Montana to begin discussions for work on House Joint Resolution No. 45: A Study of Bicycle and Pedestrian Paths in Montana. The Legislative Council assigned the study to the Transportation Interim Committee. The committee will begin its work on the study at its January 13, […]

Billings has received more than $1.5M from LWCF for parks, which is in jeopardy- Join the discussion Dec. 17 about fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund

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Panel Discussion, “Health, the Outdoors and Montana’s Economy” The Ripple Effects of fully funding the Land and Water Conservation Fund Tuesday, Dec. 17, 1-3 pm Red Oxx 310 N 13th St., Billings, MT Montana’s thriving outdoor recreation amenities are crucial to Montana’s overall outdoor economy and way of life; both of which benefit greatly from […]

Highlighting our river with trails and parks: a goal Kolten Knatterud of Territorial Landworks would like to see in Billings

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When Kolten Knatterud became chairman of the Billings Chamber of Commerce Trails Committee in 2018, it was one of many endeavors Territorial Landworks has taken in supporting and promoting trails. This year, Territorial Landworks became a corporate member of Billings TrailNet, and Kolten, an engineer and Branch Manager at the Billings office of Territorial Landowrks, […]

40 new license plates needed by January 1, 2021 to continue the Montana Trailhead license plate program with MVD

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The Billings Chamber of Commerce has asked us to encourage people to renew their vehicle license plates with these trailhead plates. They need another 40 vehicles registered before January 1, 2021 in order to continue the license plate program.President and CEO John Brewer says that half of the funds go to Big Sky Economic Development, […]

Cheers to our hometown outdoor store, The Base Camp!

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There is a good reason people feel so happy when they walk in to The Base Camp to shop for outdoor gear, shoes or clothing. Scott and Deb Brown, owners of The Base Camp, have been in business for 44 years, and have made it a priority to hire people who are passionate and experienced in […]

We all enjoyed every minute of the Membership Appreciation Event

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We thought we’d share some great photos from our Nov. 14, 2019 Membership Appreciation Event, taken by Doug James and Kevin Kooistra. What a fun evening we had, sharing good cheer and our love of the outdoors (while we were indoors in the warm atmosphere of Yellowstone Cellars). Thank you for celebrating with us and […]