Offering Community Assistance

Technical Assistance to Communities Bike Walk Montana assists communities in the state of Montana with their local efforts and initiatives to make their communities more bike/walk friendly. This includes meeting with community leaders and advocates, providing resources, answering questions, holding workshops, giving presentations, writing letters of support, and speaking at city council meetings.  We also partner with the Department of…(read more)

Educating Montana

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~Nelson Mandela While it may not seem like Bike Walk Montana is changing the world by providing education to bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers; we are certainly changing Montana! And in an indirect way we will take credit for changing the world as well, because as people…(read more)

Making a Difference with MDT

Through Bike Walk Monatana's continual communication with the Montana Department of Transportation, we are working for you to increase safety awareness and stress the needs of people who walk and bicycle. As a result of this ongoing work: With the support of a hundred other organizations/groups, Bike Walk Montana presented a letter to the Transportation Commission voicing concern over an internal MDT policy that…(read more)

Partnerships – We love them!

Check out some of Bike Walk Montana's fantastic Partners! Partnerships allow us to collaborate on initiatives that improve biking and walking for YOU throughout the state of Montana. State Partnerships The Bicycle Tourism Partnership - Comprised of Adventure Cycling Association, Montana Office of Tourism, Montana State Parks, Montana Department of Transportation, Bike Walk Montana, Whitefish Bike Retreat, and the Whitefish CVB.…(read more)

Making Connections at National and Local Levels

Represented Montana at the National Level  Bike Walk Montana with the company of three other Rockstars from Montana had the privilege of attending the National Bike Summit in March. The National Bike Summit provides an opportunity to lobby our Congressmen as well as to connect with advocates and professionals from other states; learning about the efforts, successes, and challenges each of them…(read more)

Presenting Ways to Make Communities Bike Walk Friendly

Presentations to local groups and at conferences One of the core functions of Bike Walk Montana is education.  Presenting at state conferences and to local entities and groups is just one way for us to provide education and to increase awareness for the needs of people who walk and bike and to provide community leaders with ways to make communities…(read more)

2016 Commuter Challenge Encourages Biking and Walking to Work

In May 2016, we again partnered with PacificSource Health Plans and the MT Department of Public Health and Human Services to kick off the 2nd annual statewide Bike Walk Commuter Challenge.  Employees across the state were encouraged to bike, walk, or take transit to work throughout the month as a way of experiencing how doable and enjoyable it can be. …(read more)

2015 Legislative Updates

Stayed tuned to this page for updates throughout this years session. Curious about the legislative process? View this informative graphic to learn how a bill becomes law (or doesn't). ----------------------- HB-604 Create sustainable funding for trail maintenance and bike/ped education. Bill Status   Passed with amendments; Transmitted to the Governor for his signature 4/16/2015  Senate Committee passed bill with amendments that…(read more)

National Bike Summit 2014

Hundreds of advocates from across the country descended upon Washington D.C. in March for the annual National Bike Summit.  Representing Montana were Jim Sayer, Ginny Sullivan, Saara Snow, and Melinda Barnes.  The Summit was a great opportunity to re-connect with people across the country and hear about what's happening in other states. The Summit includes one day of break-out sessions…(read more)

MDT Tours Helena by Bicycle

The MT Department of Transportation Director Mike Tooley and five of his staff took to the streets and joined Melinda Barnes, Executive Director of Bike Walk Montana on a bicycle tour of Helena last week.  The tour provided a bicycle-perspective of our roadways and was a big step in building a positive relationship between the two organizations.  Beginning at the…(read more)
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