Billings TrailNet, (formerly BikeNet) is a non-profit, 501c3, grass-roots organization that supports urban trails in and around the Billings community. Our organization increases awareness and encourages use of the trails in our community, and raises money to use as matching funds for trails.
Billings area as a premier community for healthy lifestyles and active transportation where biking and walking are safe and an integral part of everyday activity.
to promote a complete, community-wide trail system.
- Increase amount and connectivity of trails and bikeways
- Advocate the value of trails to the community
- Promote increased use of trails and an active lifestyle
- Develop and encourage community collaboration on active transportation
- Support maintenance of trails system
- Grow Billings TrailNet’s identity
- Develop and expand the organization
Kristi Drake, Executive Director
Kristi Drake was appointed as Billings TrailNet’s first executive director in November 2012.
Kristi has enjoyed commuting on her bike to work for years, and has enjoyed the active lifestyle the Billings trails and terrain have to offer since she moved here with her family in 2008.
Kristi is a certified as a cycling instructor with the League of American Bicyclists. She is vice chair of Billings’ Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, is past board chair of the Billings Chamber of Commerce Trails Committee, and is a member of Billings Downtown Rotary.
Kristi served on Billings TrailNet’s board of directors from 2009-2011 and coordinated Ales for Trails for many years. Kristi has a master’s degree in public relations and also enjoys hiking, backpacking and international travel.
Contact Kristi via email, or call 406-281-1244
Lynn Harper, Program Coordinator
Lynn Harper was hired at Billings TrailNet in the spring of 2017, but has been an active member for years. She appears in our “Take the Hi Road” campaign ads as the bicyclist in yellow, making her way down 6th Avenue North and signaling properly!
As Program Coordinator, Lynn is in charge of our membership programs, volunteers and events.
Contact Lynn via email, or call 406-281-1244
Join the biking and walking movement today and bring active, affordable transportation and safer streets to our community. As a member of the Billings TrailNet, you connect our neighborhoods with safe streets and better transportation alternatives.
Annual or monthly contributions through membership provide a continuous funding stream to ensure projects are funded.
Here is an example of what membership can do for the trails:
$25 membership could buy hand tools and materials for gravel, soil and stones for trail maintenance to correct trail washout and drainage issues, erosion
Two $50 memberships could buy:
* a bike rack for a downtown business (plus installation)
* an hour’s rental of a vacuum truck plus four volunteers to clean glass from trails on the rims
* 1 directional trail sign
You can choose your membership level.