This Sunday, bikers, walkers and runners may test the unpaved roads of Zimmerman Trail without the worry of cars buzzing past.
The Billings pedestrian advocacy group known as BikeNet and Safe Routes to School will be hosting events throughout the month of May to encourage people to get outside and bike, walk or take the bus.
Residents are invited to help determine — and even design — what the Billings area will look like 20 years from now.
Bicycling advocates in Billings are promoting a new registration index they hope will help track and identify stolen bicycles and, in the long run, prevent theft in the area.
With its two-month membership drive only half over, BikeNet has signed up a record 150 members.
Parade of Trees organizers, from left, Mike Garvey, Nash Emrich, Kris Prinzing and Fred Bicha, look over American elm trees on the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn on Sept. 25. The trees will be among those on a tour of interesting and historic trees in Billings.
With a pair of quick presentations Wednesday afternoon, organizers with the Heart and Sole Run plugged more than $27,000 into a pair of local organizations that promote healthy lifestyles.
Kristi Drake has been busy since becoming executive director of BikeNet 10 months ago.
Kristi Drake is turning the pedals, hoping to encourage people to walk and ride their bikes. Drake, executive director of BikeNet, a local trail advocacy group, sat down recently with Billings Business to discuss plans for an expanded trail system.
After 14 years as the chief promoter of and fundraiser for bicycle and pedestrian trails in Billings, Darlene Tussing is joining her husband in retirement.
A nonprofit group that advocates for and funds trails in Yellowstone County is having its annual meeting on Thursday.
BikeNet, the nonprofit organization dedicated to expanding the trail system in Billings, is poised to switch into high gear.
BikeNet executive director Kristi Drake
Darlene Tussing, right, gave BikeNet executive director Kristi Drake a tour of city bike trails shortly after Drake was hired late last year.
The Heart and Sole Race announced today that the running event raised $25,000 for the YMCA and BikeNet.
The YMCA Strong Community Campaign received $14,000 and BikeNet received $11,000 on Thursday in donations from the 33rd Annual Heart and Sole Run.
The Billings trail system has come a long way in 15 years.
Only a short time after running the Grizzly Peak Triathlon, Jennifer Drinkwalter decided to organize the Billings Bike Bash on Saturday.
Billings Mayor Tom Hanel, third from left, and David Irion, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce board of directors, in yellow, cut a ribbon Tuesday to open the second phase of the Swords Park Trail.