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Events

Throughout the year, GVLT hosts events to bring together individuals who care about community trails and land conservation and raise funding to help continue our legacy.  We hope you will join us!

We are grateful for all of the event partners, business sponsors, and volunteers who help make our events possible!  Please contact us for more information or to get involved.

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National Trails Day
Saturday, June 6, 2015

On June 6th GVLT volunteers will join communities across the country in celebrating National Trails Day by helping to build and maintain Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trail system.

For this year’s National Trails Day, volunteers will help resurface the Gallagator Trail, one of the most heavily used trails in town.  We’ll start with some breakfast snacks and a quick talk before our volunteers hit the trail at 9am. Volunteers will come back to our base camp at noon for a free lunch!

This year’s base camp will be located right next to our new office, just south of the library parking lot. Please park in the 212 S. Wallace lot or the Burke Park parking lot off of Church St.

No RSVP necessary. All tools will be provided. Wear gloves, sneakers or boots, sunscreen, and layers.

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Longest Day of Trails
Saturday, June 20, 2015

In June we celebrate the longest days of the year with our  annual dawn-to-dusk (6am – 10pm) biking celebration and  membership drive.  The Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club will lead beginner and advanced bike rides throughout the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. This is a great way to learn about new trails or routes around town! Bikers of all abilities and ages are welcome! During the event, participants who donations to GVLT will receive prizes and gift certificates to great local businesses!

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact EJ Porth, ej@gvlt.org, 406-587-8404 ext. 8

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Evening on the Land
Saturday, August 22, 2015 (Bi-Annual)

Experience the natural splendor of a privately conserved property and join GVLT as we celebrate our 25th anniversary and the importance of our open lands. This year’s event will be hosted by Mark and Nan Kehke on recently conserved land along the banks of the East Gallatin River. The night will feature a meal crafted with locally sourced ingredients by renowned chef, Daniel Wendell. Enjoy unique experiential  live auction packages, lively music, and dancing under the stars of the big sky.

Online ticket sales will open soon. For questions or to join as a sponsor, contact EJ Porth, ej@gvlt.org or 406-587-8404 ext. 8.

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25th Anniversary
Jan 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2015

We’ve come a long way in 25 years! We’ll be celebrating trails and conservation accomplishments and the people who make our work possible throughout 2015. Stay tuned for events and announcements. We’re happy to be 25 years young and still kickin’. Thanks for your support!

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Trail Mix/Annual Meeting
October, 2015

For 20 years, our annual Trail Mix fundraiser has helped bring together individuals who care deeply about our Main Street to the Mountains community trail system. Join us in October as we celebrate the summer’s trail accomplishments and an insider peek at upcoming trail projects in 2016.

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Make Tracks for Trails
February 2016

This all-day cross-country ski celebration includes ski clinics, competitions, kid’s activities, and fun for beginners and advanced skiers alike! The event is held at the Lindley Center, a convenient base camp situated in the middle of many groomed cross country ski trail loops.

Participants can:

  • Raise pledges (as an individual or as a 4 person team) from friends and family to compete with other skiers.
  • Or simply make a donation of $35 and enjoy a community and family ski day. Kids are free!

All attendees are encouraged to stick around for hot soup and beer at the awards ceremony and raffle giveaway. Join the fun and celebrate the wonderful Main Street to the Mountains trail system!

For more information, contact EJ Porth at ej@gvlt.org or call 406.587.8404.

Thank you to our 2015 sponsors:

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