BWAM hosted the Missoula 2013 Ride of Silence at 7:00 pm on Wednesday May 15. Approximately 32 bicyclists participated in the 6.5 mile ride of remembrance of those cyclists who have been injured or killed in crashes with motor vehicles. We began with a presentation by Ethel MacDonald reminding us of the need for all road users to be courteous and mindful of others on the roads. A proclamation from Mayor Engen was read by Councilperson Alex Taft proclaiming May 15 as Ride of Silence Day in Missoula.
- Presentation on why we ride and safety on the roads.
- Presentation on why we ride and safety on the roads.
This year’s Missoula ride proceeded from the Missoula County Courthouse to Higgins Ave., SW Higgins Ave., Russell St., South Ave., Stephens Ave., Orange St., and Broadway St. return to the courthouse. KPAX TV provided video news coverage.
In remembrance of the recent pedestrian fatalities in Missoula, we also organized a simultaneous Walk of Silence. A small group of pedestrians walked from the courthouse to Higgins Ave., S. 3rd St., Orange St., Broadway and return to the courthouse.
…at the informative monthly APBP Webinars sponsored by BWAM. Pre-registered attendees are treated to free lunch! Previous offerings in this series have been well attended and space is limited, so register early to avoid missing out. Remember, you MUST register in advance to reserve your lunch.
On Thursday, May 9th, at noon, in conjunction with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP), BWAM will host a pre-recorded webinar entitled Economic Benefits of Walkable and Bike Friendly Communities in the 1st Floor Conference Room at Garlington, Lohn & Robinson, 350 Ryman Street. Because we don’t want you to miss your lunch, all attendees who pre-register at the BWAM APBP Webinar Registration page will have a freshly prepared lunch compliments of The Buttercup Market & Cafe.
There’s growing evidence that providing great places to walk and bicycle is a successful strategy for maintaining or restoring economic vitality. Savvy practitioners need to know how to make persuasive economic arguments for building pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Attend this webinar to learn about different approaches to convincing decision-makers to invest in active transportation. Read more about this webinar.
Presenters: Todd Litman, Executive Director, Victoria Transport Policy Institute
Martha Roskowski, Green Lane Project Director, Bikes Belong
Jillian Stephen, P.Eng., Niagara Region Public Works Department; Project Manager, Economic Value of Active Transportation Project
Continuing Education Credits: APBP will provide an attendance certificate to those who document their professional development hours; each 60-minute webinar provides one hour of training (.1 CEU). APBP applies to the AICP for Certification Maintenance credit for each webinar.
Space is limited and you MUST sign up in advance for lunch (deadline on registration page). Don’t miss this webinar or the delicious lunch from. Sign up now!
BWAM will be hosting the 7th Annual Missoula Ride of Silence on May 15, 2013 beginning at the Missoula County Courthouse on Broadway. Please plan to arrive by 6:00pm for the 7:00pm ride that will travel approximately 6.5 miles. See the worldwide Ride of Silence website for more information about this 10th anniversary ride and background about this important worldwide event.
Helmets will be required and while we invite riders of all levels, only bicycles and adult tricycles will be permitted and all riders must be comfortable riding for at least 1 hour at 12 miles per hour.
In addition to the Ride of Silence, BWAM will be organizing a simultaneous Walk of Silence. If you are not comfortable biking the 6.5 miles on busy streets, please consider joining others for a 1.6 mile walk to remember those pedestrians who have been killed or injured due to a motor vehicle crash.
Link to our Contact Form and select Ride of Silence to ask a question about how you can participate or help with the event.
Are you getting ready to ride and walk more as our Missoula weather turns to Spring? Here’s a great gift to kick off your spring biking & walking!
As a special incentive for you to renew your BWAM membership or join if not yet a member, we are offering free initial memberships to the Adventure Cycling Association (a $40 value) to the first five who qualify before April 30, 2013 by:
- renewing at the Individual Level or above and recruiting a new member at the Individual Level or above or
- joining or renewing at the BWAM BAM $50 level or above.
This offer can only be made to individuals who are not currently members of the Adventure Cycling Association.
Use our Join Now or Update Your Information page to update or enter your membership information and submit your membership donation via JustGive or PayPal. If you are recruiting a new member, let us know in the comments block and remind them to fill in the “Referred by:” box with your name. You may also print out our membership form and mail it with a check to BWAM, PO Box 8881, Missoula, MT 59807-8881.
This offer provided through BWAM’s membership in the Alliance for Biking and Walking.
Once again, BWAM will host the New Belgium Clips Beer and Film Tour in Missoula, and it will be even more fun for all of us if a film (or two!) from Missoula is selected for the tour! New Belgium is looking for under-5-minute films with original creative content that touches on craft beer, advocacy/activism, humor, culture, adventure, art, and fun! Just put all that on your bike and you should be a winner. Why bother? Here’s what New Belgium says:
“If we select your Film: What’s in it for you? Fame and beer-fortune. Yes, getting your film in front of thousands of beer and film-loving fans is no small feat. In 18 different cities, coast-to-coast, your film is up on the big screen and then potentially online and at New Belgium hosted events. But that’s not all… “
Visit the New Belgium website for all the fun details. Good luck! Be sure to let us know if your film is a winner.
Helmets for adults and children will be on sale this Thursday, March 21, 2013 from 12-3pm at the Old Western Montana Clinic Building, 515 W Front Street, Missoula. Many types of helmets are available (bicycle, ski, equestrian, multi-sport, etc). Cash and checks are accepted, no credit cards.