GVLT Community Events

Participating in a GVLT event is a great way to get involved and learn more about our work.  Whether you want to have fun with fellow trail-lovers or enjoy the beautiful open spaces we protect, there is an event for you. Join us!

Give Big Gallatin Valley

May 04, 2018

On May 3rd and 4th, join us for a 24-hour community wide celebration of giving. With just $10, you can contribute to the causes that matter to you, right from your computer or mobile device. Nonprofits will be stationed around town so you can share your joy for giving with others. We hope you'll consider supporting GVLT's work to create trails and protect open space during Give Big Gallatin Valley.

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Open Lands Bike Tour

May 19, 2018

The Gallatin Valley is known for its postcard views, agricultural heritage, and vast recreational opportunities.  These are just a few of the myriad of characteristics that make this place so special.  Since 1990, the Gallatin Valley Land Trust has worked with willing landowners in order to protect those qualities.  This spring, GVLT is hosting an inaugural Open Lands Bike Tour!

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Conservation Bus Tour

May 24, 2018

Much of our valley's open spaces are in agricultural production. We're taking two bus loads of our friends to meet the people behind the scenes and learn about the rich heritage that was protected along with the land. Special guests and partners from the Gallatin History Museum will be sharing fun facts about the agricultural history of the Gallatin Valley and how it has shaped the place we know and love.

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National Trails Day

Jun 02, 2018

Do you want to get your hands dirty? Grab a shovel and volunteer for National Trails Day. Every year in the beginning of June, hundreds of community members join GVLT for a morning of hard work to maintain or build our community trails. This event is free and open to the public.

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Summer Trails Challenge

June 2nd-June 22nd

Local businesses will donate to GVLT every time you hit the trails. GVLT will receive $1 from the Community Match Pool, donated by local businesses, for every mile that is biked, hiked, or run on trails and logged on the form below. 1 mile=$1. It is that simple.

During the 2017 Summer Trails Challenge we surpassed our goal! We raised $46,500 with over 53,000 miles in 3 weeks to build more trails. Thank you so very much for your support.

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Annual GVLT Events

Summer Trails Challenge

June 2017

Raising money for GVLT is simple! Log your miles on the trail to help match our Trails Challenge fund from local businesses. 1 mile=$1 to support GVLT’s work to expand the Main Street to the Mountains trail system.

National Trails Day

June 3, 2017

Want to get your hands dirty? Grab a shovel and volunteer for National Trails Day. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of community members join GVLT for a morning of work to maintain or build our community trails. This event is free and open to the public.

Discovery Walks

Summer and Fall 2017

There’s no better way to explore the Main Street to the Mountains trail system than with a group of new friends. These one-hour guided trail walks will help you discover new paths. There’s a topic or activity for every age and interest! Walks are hosted throughout May, June, and July.

Trail Mix

Winter 2017

Our annual supporter social is a fantastic opportunity to meet other trail-loving folk. Renew your annual gift or give what you can, enjoy a beer, and help yourself to the Build-Your-Own Trail Mix Bar. Each year at Trail Mix we honor an individual with the Trail Partner of the Year Award.

Evening on the Land

August 12, 2017

Our bi-annual outdoor gala is as unique as it is grand. Guests enjoy views from a tent on a beautiful piece of conserved land in the Gallatin Valley. The event includes a locally-sourced dinner and live auction featuring priceless Montana experiences. Dance the night away and celebrate our region’s wide, open spaces.

Local Food Conservation Tour

August 3, 2017

Much of our valley’s open spaces are in agricultural production. We took a bus load of our friends to meet the people behind the scenes and learn about the innovative ways they are farming and distributing local food in our community.

NextGen Pedal Parade

August 24, 2017

Gather your favorite homies for a celebration of an amazing summer on the trails! Spin around in costume on your pimped out bike and go for a ride to try and hit all the designated trail stops around town for chances to win outstanding prizes. Food trucks and beer will await your return.

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Contact

Laura

Development & Events Coordinator
LAURA@GVLT.ORG