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Come celebrate all BWAM has accomplished for better biking and walking since our founding in January, 2007!   This year’s annual meeting Friday, January 23, 2015  from 6:00-9:00 (or so) in the Runners Edge basement meeting room, combines  good food and drink with lots of socializing  not only with BWAM members but with some  special guests who play important roles in active transportation:BWAM Members' Meeting

  • Keynote Speaker – Nick Kaufman, 2015 President, Missoula Chamber of Commerce
  • Missoula-Lolo Trail update – Peter Walker-Keleher .
  • Missoula Parks & Recreation Director Donna Gaukler and Missoula County Parks and Trails Manager Lisa Moisey will provide an update on parks & trails.
  • Bob Wachtel, Chair of the Missoula Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board will provide an update on BPAB activities.
  • Any others whom we’ve overlooked.

Gather with us as we welcome and connect with our fellow advocates and experts in active transportation, celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, and plan for better bicycling and walking in 2015 and beyond.  A short BWAM  business meeting will include introductions of current Board members and officers for 2015, a brief update on 2014 activities,  a brief financial report from our Treasurer,  and elections to the Board.  The slate of board members to be approved by  a voice vote will be composed of 3 new board nominees.

This will be chance to say thank you and farewell to founding board member and Treasurer, Bob Wachtel and outgoing board members Ginny Sullivan and John Wood.

The members’ meeting is free to all members and open to other interested individuals  for a $10.00 donation. We encourage attendance by anyone interested in making the Missoula valley the best place to bike and walk! You can join at the door or in advance on our “Join Now” web page. Register below for the  2015 Annual BWAM Members’ Meeting.

  • What: BWAM Annual Members’ meeting with food and drink provided.
  • Where:  Runners’ Edge basement meeting room, 304 N Higgins Ave (enter via the Alley)
  • When: Friday, Jan. 23, 2014, 6:00-9:00 pm

Please Register

Please let us know that you are attending and how many are in your party! Please list others in your party in the comments block so that we can prepare a name-tag for them.

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MizzBs LogoBWAM’s new committee, Women Bike Missoula, (MizzBs) will have a kickoff social event Friday, March 14, 5:15-7 pm at Adventure Cycling conference room, 150 E. Pine Street.   All interested women and girls are invited, but in order to be sure of having plenty of food and drink we are asking that you sign up on the MizzBs page.

So what is this committee all about?  Women are a distinct minority when it comes to bicycling, and many of us in BWAM have talked for a long time about how we could encourage more women to use the bicycle for transportation. A sign-up list at the BWAM annual meeting began the process to form a committee, and through e-news and sharing, the e-mail list grew to 15 names. Since February a core group of seven has been meeting every Tuesday at 7:45 a.m. at the Adventure Cycling Association conference room, 150 E. Pine Street. We have a mission statement, a page on the BWAM site (click on MizzBs above), lots of ideas for reaching more women with fun activities and information to encourage them to bike, or if they bike now for recreation, to also bike for their daily commutes to work or errands.  We look forward to engaging many women of all ages, abilities, economic, social and employment groups.  We welcome those who are already committed bicyclists to join us to help by sharing their experiences, expertise, and ideas.

Gather with us as we welcome and connect with our fellow advocates and experts in active transportation, celebrate the past year’s accomplishments, and plan for better bicycling and walking in 2014 and beyond. Good food and beverages plus a chance to meet informally with many of our local civic staff to share how you can help improve biking and walking in Missoula. Click here for more details and to register.

BWAM Bike LightBWAM needs your membership! As an incentive to encourage you to join before July 31, you will receive a small bike light with the BWAM logo on it with your new membership or renewal. This offer extends to all lapsed as well as new memberships. Click to our Join Now  page and complete your membership information. Click the “Just Give” or “PayPal” buttons to pay electronically and securely.

If your membership is paid up, you can receive a BWAM light by bringing in a new member or a former one whose membership has lapsed for a year or more. Request your referred member to enter your name in the “Referred By” text box to credit you for bringing in a new member.

As a member of BWAM, you may also join Bike Walk Montana for just $10. By becoming a member, you are voicing your support of a safer Montana for biking and walking including better laws, improved roadways, and more facilities for biking and walking. It takes everyone in Montana coming together to make these changes happen.

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.