Our Mission

Billings TrailNet’s mission is to promote a complete, community-wide trail system. It is our job to raise funds to build trails and thus, our Board of Directors supports policies that fund trails to improve our community.

Fundraising

As a non-profit, Billings TrailNet relies heavily on fundraising and donations to continue to build trails in the Billings Community. Keep an eye out for our fundraising events throughout the year, including Ales for Trails, for your opportunity to support your local trail system. To date Billings TrailNet has raised $550,000 through donations and fundraising events and donated $375,000 to build trails in Billings! With your help these numbers will continue to climb! Please donate by visiting our donation page or by contacting Kristi Drake at Kristi@billingstrailnet.org.

Advocacy

Billings TrailNet, its members, and the board of directors are constantly advocating for policies that improve the biking and walking infrastructure in Billings.

Events

Billings TrailNet hosts multiple events throughout the year to help raise money and spread awareness about the need for a more complete trail system. Some of our events are “members only” events to give back to those that have made the commitment to support Billings TrailNet, however many of our events are open to the public and we love to see new faces there. our events vary from group rides and safety classes to pint nights and wine rides with our largest fundraising event being Ales for Trails. Check out our upcoming events section to find out more!

Membership

Becoming a member of Billings TrailNet is great for you and great for us. Becoming a member requires a one-time, tax deductible, donation of $25 and you are a member for life. Members get to enjoy our “members only” events such as bike movies, group rides, and advocacy lunch & learn meetings. Members will also have many opportunities to volunteer and advocate for policies that affect the biking and walking infrastructure in Billings. Although your one-time donation guarantees your membership for life, we offer the opportunity to “renew” your membership every year to urge our members to continue their support for our cause. This renewal can be made at anytime during the year but if you renew your membership at Ales for Trails you will receive a free Ales for Trails silipint glass.

Active Transportation Education

 Not only does Billings TrailNet strive to expand the trail system in billings, we also advocate its use. Through online education and interactive challenges, we want to get Billings moving, and doing it safely. Our Take the Hi Road campaign is a safety course to establish predictable interactions and communication between riders and drivers on Billings streets. To learn more, check out our Take the Hi Road page. During the month of may, we also host the Billings Commuter Challenge which is a month long event to encourage active transportation in Billings by allowing teams to compete with miles logged for awards and prizes at the end of the month. To find out more information or to sign-up visit Join The Commuter Challenge.