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Contact your commissioner about making a more bikable Butte

posted Jun 2, 2015, 12:37 PM by Cassie Wick

IMPORTANT: Please take a few minutes to contact your commissioner regarding 15-258 (support for authorizing the establishment of bike lanes, parking reconfigurations and street signal changes in Uptown Butte.) Your input is vital to seeing change in Uptown Butte.

After Walk and Roll members attended the council meeting last Wednesday, it was apparent that some commissioners are not on board with these changes. They are voting on this Wednesday 6/3, so the sooner the better!

Please email your commissioner (or call) today, tomorrow at the latest. You can use this template, or your own. Just please let your voice be heard. We had 150 signatures in support of these changes from the pub crawl!

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
Butte, MT 59701

[Council Member’s Name]
155 W. Granite
Butte, MT 59701

RE: Council of Commissioners Communication 15-258 
Dear Commissioner [Insert Commissioner’s Last Name], 
I write today to express my personal support for authorizing the establishment of bike lanes, parking reconfigurations and street signal changes in Uptown Butte. 
I have been a resident of [Neighborhood name] for [period of time you’ve lived at your address] and a resident of Butte for [number of months or years]. Throughout this time, I have seen many changes proposed and implemented in our community which have contributed to the quality of life I enjoy as a resident of Butte and Southwest Montana. 
The benefit of choosing to live in a city is the opportunity to make choices and to take advantage of opportunities throughout the city at every turn. I believe the proposal to authorize bike lanes throughout Uptown Butte and provide additional parking while making our traffic signals more efficient will promote walking, biking, and commerce in our Uptown area. Furthermore, I am excited the proposal connects Uptown with Downtown, and promote better access to Butte’s fantastic urban trails, Uptown’s booming restaurant, brewery and distillery businesses, and continue to contribute to high quality of life for Butte residents and visitors. 
Thank you for your consideration. 
Sincerely,

[Name]

Group Ride & Bike Lane Comission Meeting

posted May 21, 2015, 9:28 AM by Cassie Wick

GROUP RIDE: Meet us at the BSB Courthouse at 6:45pm for a 30 minute bike ride on some of the proposed bike lanes. Also, this will be a great opportunity to build awareness in our community about biking.

COUNCIL OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING:

Dave Schultz and Karen Byrnes are doing a final presentation of "The Bike Lane Plan" to the Council of Commissioners next Wednesday at 7:30. They are asking for support of the biking community by showing up once again. If you can attend please make sure to sign your name in the entry book and state "for or pro bike lanes" in the comment area next to names. Please speak and state briefly and specifically why you support bike lanes. It is fine to say "I support bike lanes for all the reasons already mentioned". There is some concern for nay-Sayers on this final push. I realize many of you have rallied before, and please know your time and efforts are valued-thank-you! If unable to attend please email the commissioners: http://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/FormCenter/General-20/Contact-Us-57
Please forward to bicyclists you know.

Jeremy Gatz-Miller, from the Office of the Chief Executive Matt Vincent is also requesting the bicycling community to attend the above mentioned meeting. Jeremy is charged with the roll out of the bike Lanes and the "Bikeable Butte kick off. I told him we are interested in involvement with this, and am contacting Bike walk Montana. Please see link to Bikeable Butte (shows final bike lane map and such): http://www.co.silverbow.mt.us/821/Bikeable-Butte (they now have a FB page too)

Volunteers Needed!

posted May 21, 2015, 9:26 AM by Cassie Wick

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Wednesday, May 27 - leaving from east middle school at 9 am following walking trail from civic center out to Fairmont by about 11 am - we need maybe 3-5 chaperon riders if anyone is interested. (this is with a group of middle school students- what a great opportunity to instill a life long love of biking!)
Dave - 491-7037

Pub Pedal and Crawl May 15th!

posted May 8, 2015, 1:14 PM by Cassie Wick   [ updated May 8, 2015, 1:15 PM ]


Events in 2015

posted May 1, 2015, 8:22 AM by Cassie Wick   [ updated May 21, 2015, 9:29 AM ]

Just by signing up for Walk and Roll Butte you are privy to all of these great events, not to mention all of the discounts offered from our sponsors and Partners! 

May 1
Kick-off Breakfast at Gamer's 
6:30-8:30 am
10% off your meal

Happy Hour at the Post
5-7 pm
$2 off your first drink!

May 5
Walk and Roll Butte is sponsoring Trivia at the Quarry
6-8 pm
$1 off your first pint and great prizes

May 15
Pub, Pedal, and Crawl
5:30 at Headframe Spirits--Buy one get one free
6:30 at the Quarry--$1 off your first pint
7:30 at Trimbo's--10% off pizza
8:30 at The Post--$2 off your first drink
At all of these locations we will be collecting donations to put up bike racks outside our favorite businesses in Butte

May 28
Finish Line Party at Metals Sports Bar and Grill
5:30-8
Come celebrate the end of Bike to Work Month with food, prizes, and an awards ceremony

We hope to see you all out enjoying the spring in your sneakers and bikes!

Find and follow us on Facebook (Walk and Roll Butte) for more updates or if you have any questions

Bike racks

posted May 23, 2014, 2:47 PM by Susan Mackey   [ updated May 23, 2014, 2:53 PM ]

Mr. Jay Ellington, Parks and Recreation Director, is interesterd in feedback on bike racks.  Parks and Recreation is placing 12 bike racks, criteria is they must be placed in a public space, where would you like to see bike racks and be specific!  Your input is valuble-respond through Facebook or click on Discussion Board on website-thanks!
 
Furthermore, Walk and Roll Butte has worked on a bike rack placement plan for Uptown Butte.  Please come see a rough draft at the Finish Line Party and have the opportunity to suggest changes or approve.  This is just a recommendation we would like to make, and is not currently funded.

FRIDAY WEEKLY DRAWING #3

posted May 23, 2014, 10:53 AM by Susan Mackey

WINNERS FOR WEEK #3:  Luke Buckley MT Tech-Coffee Bean gift cert.with Park & Main mug, Dan Blyth MT Tech-Park & Main gift cert., Brian Merritt -Park & Main gift cert., Rick P. Great Harvest team-NorthWest Noodles and Wraps gift cert.  Thanks for walking and rolling...and keep it up!

KEEP TRACKING THE MILEAGE-Finish Line Party next friday!

posted May 23, 2014, 10:35 AM by Susan Mackey

Fuel Fitness has donated a 1 year membership and a 6 month membership to give to the top bicycle and walking (running) mileage.  We will draw between the top mileage contestants so keep posting!
Next week is the final Friday Weekly Drawing and Finish Line Party at Quarry Brewing (upstairs) starting at 5:30.  We will have Finish Line prizes, awards, food, and fun- we are making a short movie too!  Send us any photos you may have of commute-selfies are great, beautiful views you see during commute,  pictures of problems-potholes, sidewalks, or things you love such as business partners!

WE DID IT!

posted May 23, 2014, 10:20 AM by Susan Mackey   [ updated May 23, 2014, 10:21 AM ]

We surpassed last year's monthly total of 2,000 miles!  Commuter miles posted today-2013.5  Together as commuters we have spared the earth 7,249 pounds of pollution emitted from vehicles, while burning 70, 473 calories-an average between men and women.
* Calculations based of of statistics from League of American Bicyclists

Week 2 Friday Weekly Drawing Winners!

posted May 19, 2014, 3:53 AM by Susan Mackey

  1. WEEK 2 FRIDAY DRAWING WINNERS! Larry Smith MT Tech-Coffee Bean gift certificate, Amber Walter Butte School-Taco Del Sol gift cert., Elisa Stamm Forest Service-Bad Beaver stem bike bag, Kathleen from Fuel Fitness-Outdoorsman gift cert.-HOORAY, HAPPY NATIONAL BIKE TO WORK DAY!

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