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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.

Missoula: a great walk and bike friendly place to live and visit.  That’s our vision.  That’s what we are working towards in Missoula.  Thankfully we are well on our way.  But a lot needs to be done to keep making progress.  This year in particular there are many ways, small and large, that you can help keep Missoula moving in the right direction.  BWAM needs your help.

Of course, the mission of BWAM is to promote better facilities and programs to “make Missoula one of the best cities in North America for biking and walking”. BWAM grew out of a community interest to mobilize and focus community energies and efforts to make a real difference.

It is interesting, rewarding and fun to work on an issue or concern and positively impact it.  BWAM makes it easy for you to have that experience and find a way to help through its Advocacy Committee.   Check us out Wednesday, February 1, at 4:30-6 PM at the Liquid Planet. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday.  Learn about what is hot, the current status of activities, and what needs help.  We can match your interests and time with great volunteering that will be manageable and satisfying for you.

This year there are high profile issues such as the Russell St project and the sidewalk funding alternative.   New proposals like a treatment of the Van Buren Interstate 90 intersection or new trail sections are already in the design stage and there will be more. Read the rest of this entry »

Any and all interested in making Missoula and the five valley region a great place to walk and bike should plan to join BWAM for a great afternoon and evening filled with informative and inspiring information!

Friday will start with a free workshop on cutting edge bicycle facility design followed by the Annual Members Meeting complete with inspiring presentations, end-of-year review and board elections.

Friday will start with a free workshop on cutting edge bicycle facility design followed by the Annual Members Meeting complete with inspiring presentations, end-of-year review and board elections.

Both the Annual Meeting and workshop will feature Joe Gilpin of Alta Planning and Design. Alta was the lead agency for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Bikeway Design Guide and Joe is one of Alta’s leading experts in bicycle facility design and has worked both as a project designer and as a planner analyzing network connectivity and corridor planning. He also has a past career in bicycle advocacy in California.

Workshop:  The NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide – a Tour of Cutting Edge Design
Where: City Council Chambers, 140 West Pine Street
When: 2:00-4:30 pm
This workshop is free and is open to all BWAM members, city county officials, staff and all relevant organizations,  agencies, and citizens interested in making the Missoula region the best place to live! Invite your friends and associates by sending them a link to this page!

RSVP for the workshop on-line!

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This presentation will introduce atendees to the ins and outs of the recently released NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, a design tool for state-of-the-art practice bikeways by and for cities throughout the United States. Participants will learn how the need for the NACTO Guide was identified, get a tour of its contents, and review further needs in design guidance for bicycle and pedestrian professionals. This overview will include a preview of enhancements and additions for the 2012 version of the Guide.

BWAM Annual Members Meeting: What does Bike Culture Look Like?
Where: Downtown Dance Collective, 121 West Main Street
When:

  • 5:00 pm appetizers & beverages;
  • 6:00 pm Presentation;
  • 7:00 pm Board Business

The Annual Meeting is open to all BWAM members and non-members! Invite your friends and associates by sending them a link to this page!

RSVP for the Annual Meeting on-line!

59 are attending the BWAM Meeting!

This presentation will focus on what bike culture looks like and what makes a community bicycle friendly. Joe looks at top-notch bicycle friendly communities and shows what can work for cities big and small.

Leave the Winter slush at the door….

  • What: BWAM Annual Members’ Meeting & Dinner
  • When: Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 @ 7:00pm
  • Where: Christ the King Church, 1400 Gerald Ave. (corner Keith & Gerald)
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BWAM invites you to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones at our annual meeting. Enjoy a delicious chili, salad, and cornbread dinner from “Catered Away” and slake your thirst with beer or wine while we revisit last year’s successes look ahead to special events, important projects, lofty goals of 2011! Learn about new trail developments with an update by Jean Belangie-Nye, BWAM’s Missoula Lolo Trail Alliance committee chair, and a presentation by Dave Shaw, Missoula Parks and Recreation, regarding the latest trail developments on Missoula’s Open Space and Conservation Lands. Bring family and friends; everyone is welcome.

Not sure if you want to be part of an organization that wants you as a member?? Consider this: Bike/Walk Alliance for Missoula, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization, is a member driven advocacy group that influences bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in the Five Valley region from the proposed Lolo-Missoula Trail to the bike lanes striping Higgins Ave North. We are helping shape the Active Transportation Plan of Missoula and have a hand in much of the bike lanes downtown. If you have walked or biked around town you have probably benefited from our work. BWAM works in solidarity with other bicycling organizations in Missoula and waxes a festive attitude for special events like PEDal Fest Missoula, New Belguim Brewing Clips of Faith Film and Beer Tour, Sunday Streets, and Bike Walk Bus Week. Now, be a part of the effective organization that helps make biking and walking a compelling choice!!

On Saturday, February 12, 2011, the festivities continue with BWAM’s Annual Meeting at 7:00pm in the lower center of Christ the King Church–1400 Gerald Ave. (Corner of Keith and Gerald). Dinner and brews are free for members and $5.00/person for non-members. Renew your membership or become a member, click here link to join now, or join/renew at the meeting and raise a glass and your voice to shape our transportation choices in the Five Valley region!

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