Posts Tagged ‘Bike Walk Montana’

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.

Mark your calendars now for the Bike Walk Montana Summit in Helena on March 14-15.   Thursday, March 14 will feature an evening reception and social with keynote presentation by Scott Bricker, Executive Director of America Walks. Friday, March 15 is a full-day program with a mix of presentations, panel discussions and networking opportunities. Highlights include a keynote address from Lt. Governor John Walsh, and insight from local and national experts on funding, promoting bicycle tourism, facility design, educational programs, and much more!  In addition to educational sessions, participants will have opportunities to explore tools and resources that communities may use to improve and promote biking and walking,   learn more about MAP-21 and the Transportation Alternatives Application Process,  and network with others from all across Montana.   To learn more and join Bike Walk Montana, visit


Enter the new year, and it’s time for the BWAM annual member meeting and party! We’re excited about welcoming Meredith Printz of the Missoula Community Foundation to share with us plans for the Norman Maclean Trail connecting Missoula’s forested back yard to the Seeley Lake area. Please come and bring your friends — cyclists, hikers, walkers, runners — to learn more about this great recreational trail: Friday, January 25, 6-8 pm, Downtown Dance Collective, 121 W. Main. For information about the trail talk, see the article below by our new volunteer, Saara Snow. Registration is required, please register by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, 1/23/2013.

Other annual meeting business includes an overview of BWAM’s activities and advocacy the past year, including some exciting developments on the Missoula-Lolo Trail and Grant Creek Trail, and an update on our new statewide advocacy group, Bike Walk Montana. Board members Ginny Sullivan and Jean Belangie-Nye are up for re-election, and one vacancy exists due to original member Jim Sayer having completed two three-year terms, the maximum allowed under BWAM By-Laws. He will be missed! Board nominations and applications are encouraged. Send inquiries or suggestions to Robin.

Food and drink will be free to BWAM members, but non-members will be asked to donate $10. We’ll be happy to sign up new members at the door, and if you’re a lapsed BWAM member, this is the time to renew. Sorry, we can accept only checks or cash at the event, so if you want to join or renew by credit card, you can do so in advance here. Pre-registration  for the annual meeting is required, for both members and non-members.  Preregister here.