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Growing Health in 2018
May 2018: While Missoula continues to be a leader in sustainable transportation, there is much work to do on the horizon.  We can fill gaps in the bike lane, sidewalk and trail systems, and make it safer to cross big roads.  Extending transit beyond 7pm and providing service every day of the year would give more transportation options. Motor vehicle system improvements are also needed- to reduce crashes and pollution while smoothing flow.  Missoula has an adopted policy to triple walk/bike/transit modes over the next couple decades.  This is a very doable goal, with concerted effort to build and maintain good roads, trails and plazas.  How we each choose to move around affects our own personal health, community health and planetary health.  Let's grow health togehter.  email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to give suggestion or get involved.  -Bob Giordano, Director, MIST 
 
December 2017

MIST, and our flagship program, Free Cycles Missoula, contintue to grow strength and make change in Missoula, Montana.  This has been a busy year, mainly stablilizing and organizing the 2 acre property we bought last year in the heart of Missoula.  This is laying the foundation for program expansion in 2018.  

We continue to work on Roundabout policy, a pedestrian master plan, new bike lanes and trails, the Van Buren roundabouts slated for next summer and keeping strong involvement at the community bicycle shop.

 
2017

We successfully obtained the 2 acre property on S. 1st Street!  We can now grow our bicycle, sustainable transportatin, healthy city design and community involvement programs.  For a full recap, please see

Missoula Independent article looking back at the campaign

 
Growing a World-Class Bicycle and Transportation Center
We have launched a crowdfunding campaign- Support The Bike - to help raise 1.1 million dollars to buy our home in the heart of Missoula.  We are looking for donations to make this dream a reality.  We have more info on the crowdfunding page, and also on our new free cycles website- www.freecycles.org.  Togehter we can do this!
 
cycles of change

We are very excited to announce a major campaign to keep Free Cycles and MIST strong into the future:

CYCLES OF CHANGE
Raising 1.1 million dollars to support sustainable biking and community

Cycles of Change is a campaign geared towards purchasing the property
where Free Cycles Missoula has operated for the past 11 years. Stationed
in the lovely Riverfront Neighborhood, 
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Falling in Love

Fall in Missoula is like Falling in Love.  The colors, scents and sights; the beautiful light and the stars at night.  So much to behold and have gratitude for.  At Free Cycles and MIST we feel blessed to work with so many people for a better community and environment.

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Sweet Summer

The Missoula summers are so sweet for so many events and projects.   We have much gratitude for living in this beautiful valley high in the mountains.  Did you know Missoula is the largest city in North America that is completely surrounded by the Rocky Mountains?  As such, this gives us all more responsibility to keep this place healthy, strong and in tune with our local eco system. 

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Blooming
We've had a fantastic late winter and spring with all sorts of walking and bicycling activities in the Missoula Valley.  Great events are on the horizon too.
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