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Is Billings TrailNet a Bicycle Friendly Business? We think so!

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Billings TrailNet has applied to the League of American Bicyclists in hopes of being awarded the distinction of being a “Bicycle Friendly Business.”  As the nonprofit organization officially founded in 2002 to build bicycle infrastructure in Billings, we have come a long way in promoting bicycling and physical activity within our city.   In addition to […]

We just received new bike parts to refurbish children’s bikes!

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016, Billings TrailNet received new bike tires, tubes and other bike parts for their program that provides refurbished bikes to low-income children.   The Bike Clinic, a church-based nonprofit organization that has been repairing bicycles for low-income children for the past 11 years, shut its doors last year due another project; a […]

Billings Area Bike Plan will be updated- and you can help

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The City of Billings and Yellowstone County are embarking on an update to the 2011 Bikeway and Trails Master Plan. The objective of this plan is to identify opportunities to make active transportation and recreation in-and-around Billings safer and more viable. The plan will help to better connect the community, and take advantage of great community […]

Mary Takes on the Billings Commuter Challenge

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Read about Mary’s Commuter Challenge Experience Tour de Fleur May 1st, 2016 was a very special day for me. Not only did I start the Commuter Challenge for the first time but I also participated in the Tour de Fleur. My girlfriends and I decorated our bikes with flowers then took the easy 3 mile […]

Join Team Staggering Ox on the MS Ride! Get a cool jersey!

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Have you ever seen an Ox riding a bicycle?  Now is your chance. Staggering Ox Restaurant has a bike MS team and everyone is welcome to join. Bike MS supports a great cause that the Staggering Ox Restaurant has supported in the past and is looking forward to supporting in the future. You can join […]

Commuter Challenge Rankings, 5/26/16

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Most miles per team member  Small team (1-3 commuters) Hans Rolo (269.9 miles/commuter) Reclamation (111.55 miles/commuter) Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (92.73 miles/commuter) Medium team (4-8 commuters) Yellowstone Valley Citizen’s Council (59.34 miles/commuter) St. Vincent Healthcare (53 miles/commuter) Preciousadorables (48.91 miles/commuter) Large team (9+ commuters) MSU Billings (43.58 miles/commuter) Spoke Shop (41.29 miles/commuter) CTA […]

Volunteers and bike mechanics needed to repair children’s bikes

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Kids In Motion (KIM), an active transportation effort between School District #2, Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools,  City of Billings and community partners, is gearing up for four Bicycle Repair Clinics at local schools. KIM will provide quality minor bicycle tune-ups, distribute educational materials, and engage local youth with active transportation opportunities.   These […]

Billings TrailNet is hiring!

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Billings TrailNet is seeking an enthusiastic self-starter who can balance the management of our membership, volunteer and event programs. This person will move Billings further along as a premier community for healthy and active lifestyles where biking and walking are safe and an integral part of everyday activity. About Billings TrailNet: Billings TrailNet (formerly called […]

Shall Billings keep the Complete Streets policy as it was written and adopted in 2011?

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Billings City Council is considering changing a few words in our Complete Streets policy. Councilman Brent Cromley said the first use of “may” instead of “shall consider every street project an opportunity to incorporate the principles of complete streets” in fact “does away with the complete streets program.”  See the full Billings Gazette article here. […]

Please join in one unique day of giving to local charities on May 3

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Give Local Yellowstone Valley campaign is a powerful 24-hour online giving event that connects community members in the Yellowstone Valley Region with local nonprofits like Billings TrailNet, to reinforce the value of local philanthropic giving and community engagement. It is modeled after other successful events around the country and, last year in Montana, more than […]

Sign up for the Commuter Challenge!

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Support bicycling, walking, and busing in Billings by joining the 2016 Billings Commuter Challenge! Log active trips online between May 1-31 and be eligible for discounts and free stuff with your VIP incentive card, a chance to win prizes, and opportunity to challenge your co-workers, family, and friends to a friendly competition. During the Commuter […]

Announcing the Tour de Fleur!

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Billings TrailNet is excited to announce the inaugural year of its women’s bicycling event, the Tour de Fleur! This is an inclusive event to celebrate women, flowers and the joy of bicycling. Women of all ages and ability levels will ride their bicycles, adorned with flowers, on an easy West End loop, where loved ones […]

Banff Film Festival Coming to Billings

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Friday, April 29 at the Lincoln Center Auditorium Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to The Lincoln Center Auditorium in Billings at 7:00PM on Friday April 29th.   Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb […]

Two Vacancies on BPAC

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Would you like to help our city become more bicycle and pedestrian-friendly? The Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee is a group of seven individuals appointed by City Council, the County Commissioners and the Planning Board, to advise these governing organizations about matters related to bicycling and walking infrastructure. We meet on fourth Tuesday of each month, […]

Complete Streets?

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Will Billings City Council continue their Complete Streets Policy?   This Monday, April 4, Billings City Council will revisit the Complete Streets policy. If you would like to provide input about the policy you can email your ward representative or come to their work session, where they will be discussing this issue Monday, April 4 […]

How have our trails impacted your life?

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Billings TrailNet is seeking your story!  Are you an avid trail user who has a testimonial about how trail use has changed or impacted your life?  Has your lifestyle changed?  Have you become a biker or walker that has been impacted in a positive way by the trails in Billings? If so, please share your […]

Critical Bike and Pedestrian Link Meeting Recap

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More than 40 people from Billings turned out on a stormy winter night last December 14, 2015, to learn more about three critical bike and pedestrian links which relate to four different projects or studies occurring in the Billings Community: An underpass at the top of Zimmerman Trail MT3-Zimmerman Trail Intersection Improvements (MDT) Trail Hwy 3 […]