Please help us promote BILLINGS TrailNet and avoid confusion!

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There is another TrailNet on the web, we want to be clear that it’s BILLINGS TrailNet that works for multiuse trails and bikeways in Billings!* The organization depicted below has the trailnet.org website, and performs the same function as we do… only they focus on trails in St. Louis, MO. Would you be confused if […]

Tax reform changes and their implications for donating to charities is clarified

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Itemized deductions overall are not being eliminated (such as mortgage interest, medical expenses, charity), only certain itemized deductions are being capped (State income taxes) or eliminated (misc. 2% deductions).  Also, under the new law due to the enhanced standard deduction, many taxpayers will find it more beneficial to claim the standard deduction rather than itemize […]

Billings TrailNet prepares for member 1K!

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by Tom Howard When Kristi Drake became executive director of Billings TrailNet back in 2012, she could have easily loaded all of Billings TrailNet’s dozen or so members  into the back of a stretch limo for a night on the town. Five years later, if you tried to gather all of Billings TrailNet’s members in one place, […]

We welcome Tom Howard as our Billings TrailNet journalist!

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We are proud to say that former Billings Gazette writer, Tom Howard, is now writing many of the articles you read in our e-newsletter and blog. You may recognize Tom Howard as the Billings Gazette’s former Billings Business editor, but he retired in August, and we are lucky enough to benefit from his wit and […]

Billings TrailNet’s Membership Appreciation Event was full of fun and gratitude

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Yellowstone Cellars and Winery was packed with cheer and enthusiastic members last Thursday, Nov. 16 at our Membership Appreciation Event. Billings TrailNet’s Program Coordinator, Lynn Harper, brought the group together with great energy and awarded many members with volunteer gifts.     Executive Director Kristi Drake updated the group about the newest developments with the […]

Try Skyline Trail Tea- a special blend just for us at This House of Books!

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by Tom Howard A  gift basket that sold in the silent auction at last week’s  Billings TrailNet Membership Appreciation Event at Yellowstone Cellars and Winery included a special treat: Skyline Trail Blend, a custom-made tea mixed up by Gustavo Belotta, general manager of This House of Books. In case you are wondering, this unique tea blend […]

Trails are a hot topic with our two Billings Mayoral candidates

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Trails have recently been getting some publicity during candidate discussions leading up to the Nov. 7 local elections! Why, and how are candidates talking about them? Could it be the recent Billings community survey commissioned by our Parks and Recreation Department (which shows trails as the number one facility most important to households)? (See the […]

Join us at our Membership Appreciation Event Nov. 16!

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Billings TrailNet invites members to gather on Thursday, November 16 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Yellowstone Cellars and Winery for a fun appreciation event! Members play a vital part in the mission of Billings TrailNet as all proceeds generated from memberships, membership renewals, and donations go toward funding the trail system. Those who […]

Billings TrailNet members got a night of laughs and filled their growlers at Seva Kitchen at our “post” Ales member party!

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Billings TrailNet held an entertaining member event at Seva Kitchen on Thursday, October 5th. With more than 30 attendees, new and existing members enjoyed great food and a fun atmosphere at Seva Kitchen… and and added bonus: beer from Ales for Trails! Billings TrailNet’s Program Coordinator, Lynn Harper, had a special corn hole set made […]

A global giving movement

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Billings TrailNet challenges you to take part in GIVING TUESDAY, and give back to your community! To help us get to the starting line for our newest trail project, please donate here! Giving Tuesday follows Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday with a different concept. During a time where we are heavily driven to be consumers, […]

Why Ales for Trails no longer offers non-drinking tickets

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We no longer offer discounted ticket for non drinkers as we had done it in the past. Last year we learned that it is against the law and makes us ineligible for insurance, which we are required to have. As a fundraising event and in order to get a temporary liquor insurance and insurance, we […]

Growler Fill & Cornhole Games for All Members, October 5, 2017

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October 2017 Member Gathering  & 2017 Ales for Trails Sponsors  Growler Fill & Cornhole Toss hosted at Seva Kitchen Thursday, October 5, 2017 5:00 pm-9:00 pm 313 N 28th St, Billings, MT 59101 Growler Fill & Cornhole Game next Thursday, October 5th! As a valued member of Billings TrailNet, we invite you to celebrate our […]

Bill and Anne Cole~ loyal Ales for Trails sponsors since 2005!

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We are grateful to Bill and Anne Cole, two of our four individual sponsors who gave significantly to Ales for Trails this year. Bill and Anne Cole have sponsored Ales for Trails every year since 2005, and have been members of Billings TrailNet since it was incorporated as “BikeNet” in 2004.  When asked why they […]

Membership Drive 2017- Ales for Trails- Spells Out S.U.C.C.E.S.S

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Ales for Trails has proven to be a great time to become a Billings TrailNet member and renew  member support.  Those who signed up at Ales for Trails or renewed with a donation received a commemorative tasting glass and were entered into the Fat Tire bike raffle and other raffle prizes. We welcome 70 new […]

Harvey Singh and Seva Kitchen sponsored Ales for Trails, and here’s why

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Seva Kitchen was a major sponsor of Ales for Trails for the second year. Thanks to his vision for a connected community with a high quality of life for its residents, owner Harvey Singh continues to promote programs that improve Billings’ infrastructure, historic places, human connections and visual and performing arts. “I’ve lived and worked […]