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You can get involved in BikeNet or the Heritage Trail in several ways.

Two volunteer organizations — the Yellowstone River Parks Association and the BikeNet Committee — meet regularly to discuss the bike trail and the recreational possibilities along the Yellowstone River.

The YRPA meets at 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the D.A Davidson conference room.

The BikeNet Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level conference room of the Western Heritage Center.

Suzanne McKiernan, chairwoman of the BikeNet Committee, said June 7 is National Trails Day, and the group is planning an activity for that day.

Other activities, including trail dedications, will also take place this summer.

"BikeNet is a community advocacy group," McKiernan said. "We welcome anyone's attendance. It's a good opportunity to provide input into city/county planning and to advocate for the community."

A public meeting on BikeNet is scheduled for 7-9 p.m. June 3 at the Billings Community Center, 390 N. 23rd St.

Darelene Tussing, alternative modes coordinator for the city of Billings, said the meeting will offer people a chance to view bike-trail plans and to offer comments.

"We want public input on what we've done so far and how this community wants the bike path to look," Tussing said.

Stacey Robinson, of Land Design, will have preliminary trail designs for the Heritage Trail at the meeting and hopes to get as much comment as possible on the design.

"The more people we can get to that meeting, the better," Robinson said.

"We want to show different options for the trail with the focus on different alignments and corridors.'"

Robinson will also discuss plans to place signs with the name Heritage Trail throughout the trail system, including on-street portions of the trail, so more people recognize the trail system.

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