Saturday June 20th is the Longest Day of Trails celebration in Bozeman and your entire family is invited to participate. It lasts ALL DAY so whenever you can join the fun, head to the trails around the area.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust and the Gallatin Valley Bike Club will be hosting the Longest Day of Trails this Saturday. This is what the day is all about:

The Bozeman community is often praised for its world class trail system. It is one of the reasons our city shows up on ‘Most Livable Places’ or ‘Best Small Towns’ lists in publications around the country.

Since 1990, GVLT has worked with various partners including the City of Bozeman and Gallatin County to establish over 80 linear miles of trails in the Bozeman area.

Dawn-to-dusk bike rides highlight the Longest Day of Trails, an annual celebration co-sponsored by the GVLT and Gallatin Valley Bike Club. One of GVLT’s most important membership drives of the year, Longest Day of Trails will take place on Saturday, June 20, 2015, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and will include guided bike rides from for all abilities and ages through the Main Street to the Mountains trail system.

The event kicks off at the GVLT office, 212 S. Wallace Ave., with guided bike rides throughout the day from sunrise (6 a.m.) to sunset (8 p.m.) and will feature trails on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system.

Rides vary in ability and length. Spin around the Main Street to the Mountains trails for a few miles, a single loop, or the entire day. GVLT memberships ($35 and up) are encouraged for participants.

Members who sign up at the event receive a gift certificate to Montana Ale Works as well as numerous other local retails and business establishments.

No registration necessary prior to the event.  Bike rides are free and open to the public.

(photo Michelle Wolfe/KMMS)