You have the chance to participate in our 2015 Membership and Pledge Drive! This year, between October 28th and December 31st, we are asking all lifetime members to make a donation to help support the trail system and are looking for new members to join us in becoming members and advocates! You can donate or join online using our convenient forms.
This year, we are introducing our new Trail Fitness payment plan. Similar to a gym membership, Billings TrailNet is encouraging members to consider how much the trails are worth to them and to contribute accordingly. Do you use the trails every day to stay active? Do you take your kids on the trails on the weekends to get exercise and fresh air? Or, do you commute to work or errands by using even a small portion of our trails? Many people walk on the trails to relieve some stress by taking lunchtime walks on the trails. If any of these activities applies to you, please contribute to further trail development maintenance by donating to Billings TrailNet! An average gym membership runs about $40 per individual and between $65 and $80 per family, so why not support the trail system in a similar way?
Also new this year on our website is the option for reoccurring monthly donations. Simply click on the “monthly” dropdown option under “Frequency” our online membership form and we will run your credit card every month for the amount that you choose! Giving to support the trails has never been so easy!
And now there’s even more incentive than ever to join Billings TrailNet! All members are invited to our Membership Appreciation Event on November 17t, 2015, from 6-8pm at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Join us for delicious food catered by Yellowstone Kelley’s Catering, wine, and good company! We will also have a silent auction and raffle prizes for everyone who contributes Billings TrailNet with a new membership or donation October 28 through November 17. The grand prize is a bike rack donated by Rimrock Subaru (valued at $399)! You won’t want to miss it. Bring a friend along and they can join at the door!
Here’s a rundown of our Membership Drive events:
- October 28th from noon-6pm: Kick-off event at Lucky’s Market. Drop by to join or make a donation and nosh on a cookie and apple cider provided by Lucky’s Market!
- November 17th, 6-8 pm: Membership appreciation event at Yellowstone Cellars & Winery. Join us for delicious food, drinks, and a silent auction! Please note that you must be a member or join at the door in order to enter the event.
- December 1st: Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a nation day of giving that kicks off the end of year giving season. This year, our goal is to raise $2,000 on Giving Tuesday.
- December 31st: End of membership drive. No, this doesn’t mean that you have to stop giving!