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.

events calendar

National Trails Day
Saturday, June 7, 2014

Each year on the first Saturday in June, GVLT volunteers 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.

9:00 a.m. Volunteer Work Projects: Meet at the Lindley Park Pavilion. We’ll lead volunteer crews in trail work, including new trail construction at Highland Glen Nature Preserve and family-friendly trail resurfacing in Lindley Park. Bring your sunscreen, layers for weather, sturdy shoes, hat, and gloves. We will provide some tools, but if possible please bring shovels, rakes, and wheelbarrows.

12:30 p.m. Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a delicious picnic lunch at the Lindley Park Pavilion and learn more about GVLT’s Community Trails Program.

A selection of photos from National Trails Day 2013. Almost 200 community members came out to help build almost 5 miles of trails on land owned by Bozeman Deaconess Health Services.

See more photos on the GVLT facebook page.

Longest Day of Trails
Friday, June 20, 2014

2014-LDOT-Poster-FINALThis annual dawn-to-dusk (6am – 10pm) membership drive takes places on the Friday in June nearest the Summer Solstice. It highlights GVLT’s work to expand, improve, and maintain our community trails. Headquartered at Montana Ale Works, the event features bike rides for all ages and abilities on Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trails, with an evening celebration at Montana Ale Works and live music from Jawbone Railroad.

For a $35 donation to GVLT you receive a $5 gift certificate from Montana Ale Works and a wrist band to participate in the cycling activities. For a donation of $50 or more you will also receive a $5 gift certificate to Montana Ale Works, a wristband to participate in the cycling activities AND a  gift certificate to a local retailer.

Longest Day of Trails is headquartered in front of Montana Ale Works and members of the Gallatin Valley Bicycle Club and GAS/Intrinsik Cycling Team will lead bike loops through Bozeman’s trails from sunrise (6am) to sunset (10pm) to showcase the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. Everyone (all ages & ability levels) is welcome to join, be it for a few miles, a spin around town, a single loop, or the entire day.
All cycling participants MUST sign a USA cycling non-competitive event release form.

Your dream bike awaits! Buy your raffle tickets to win a Strong Frames custom road bicycle frame, valued at over $2000, at the GVLT office. $5 each or 6 for $25. The winner will be announced the evening of the event but you need not be present to win.

2014 Longest Day of Trails Event Partners:

Allegra-Marketing-(Insty-Prints)  Montana-Aleworks-for-Web  gvbc  Strong_Partner

Additional Sponsors: GAS/Intrinsik Cycling TeamMolly Stratton Design

Evening on the Land
Saturday, August 24, 2013 (Bi-Annual)

Experience the natural splendor of Deborah Butterfield and John Buck’s beautifully conserved property and join GVLT as we celebrate the importance of our open lands. The night offers fine cuisine crafted from local harvests, unique auction experiences, and elegant music and dancing under the stars with the Glen Johnston Swing Band and Jeni Fleming on vocals.

An enormous heartfelt thank you to everyone who made Evening on the Land such a tremendous success!
To our hosts, sponsors, food donors, auction package donors, volunteers and guests, we extend our deepest gratitude.

Hosts: Deborah Butterfield and John Buck

2013 Platinum Sponsors: Black Bull, a Montana Golf Community & Sally Uhlmann Platinum Properties-PureWest/Christie’s; Yellowstone Club Community Foundation

2013 Gold Sponsors: Montana Import Group, Schnee’s Boots & Shoes

2013 Silver Sponsors: Barnard Construction; Dabney-Brown Wealth Management, Consultants with DA Davidson & Co.; Owenhouse Ace Hardware

Trail Mix Event
Trail Mix/Annual Meeting
Thursday, October 17

For 19 years, our annual Trail Mix fundraiser has helped bring together individuals who care deeply about our Community Trail Program. Enjoy fall fare, spirits, and good friends at this house party. Get an insider’s look at GVLT’s latest trail projects and upcoming opportunities.

Suggested donation is $70 per person – $1 in honor of each mile of trail in the Main Street to the Mountains trail system. ALL donations received will be generously matched, dollar for dollar, up to $5,000 by Brenna Boyd!!!

For more information contact Penelope Pierce at

Make Tracks for Trails
Sunday, February 23, 2014

GVLT-MT4T-Poster-webPlease join Gallatin Valley Land Trust at our wonderful winter fundraiser, Make Tracks for Trails, on Sunday, February 23, 9am – 4pm at the Lindley Center. Be it snow, rain, wind or shine, come out with us to ski, run, hike, or bike on in-town trails! Help us raise money to support GVLT’s mission to expand the Main Street to the Mountains trail system!

Participants who raise pledges of support of at least $50 for GVLT will be thanked with a gift certificate to Montana Ale Works, a Sauce ski headband, food throughout the day, and a chance to win great raffle prizes donated by many local businesses. Participants who raise over $200 will also be entered into a raffle for a Bridger Bowl 2014-15 season pass! The day features activities for all ages and ability levels, including Bridger Ski Foundation coaches leading basic and intermediate skate and classic ski clinics. Make Tracks for Trails wraps up with a fantastic party with food, beer, and a raffle.

Download the pledge form here.

If you’re feeling competitive, form a team of four and enter the Golden Team Competition. The winning team – scores are calculated on a combination of kilometers covered, dollars raised, and number of pledges gathered – is added to the Golden Ski trophy and wins an elegant dinner for 8 from Montana Ale Works: five courses of gourmet small plates paired with fine wines. Start forming your team and try to unseat last year’s champions, the Banker Math Alliance for Great Skiing (BMAGS).

For more information, contact GVLT at or call 406.587.8404.

Click here to see all 2013 Sponsors and Donors.

All photos by Sarah Steen.