Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Missoula Bike Parks Project kick off Party and Fundraiser

  • Tuesday, October 10 at 4 PM - 9 PM

    Join us for drinks, all things bike, and sweet raffle prizes.

    All proceeds go get us one step closer to building these parks !

    Special thanks to The Dram Shop, I Ride for Tanner, and Friends of Missoula Parks!

    Click here for the Facebook EVENT Page 

    Original Painting donated by Artist Jen Bardsley
    Awesome turnout!

    MJ won the cowboy hat!
    4th year in a row that Jodi Kok won Jen's Painting. Crazy Luck!

Friday, April 21, 2017

50,000 RTP Grant Award!

So excited to announce that a $50,000 RTP grant for Syringa bike park!

Thanks to everyone who wrote letters of support and made comments on the link!

Apparently we made a record for most number of community comments! Whoop whoop!

Sussex 6th graders raise money for #IRd4Tanner

Thank you! thank you! thank you parents!

Tanner's mom Kathy came to the kids lunch today and was completely blown away! She brought IRD4Tanner  t-shirts for all of the kids and tried to make a connection with everyone.

So much effort was made by Terry Miller organizing all the food, parents and bringing fun festive extras like green st pattys day beads, Shamrock hats, balloons an amazing sign.
Also Leslie, Charlie, and Allie worked hard in both kitchens! Whoop whoop!

Awesome food guys, you really went all out with a great spread. Thank you so much for cooking up sauces at home baking cookies bringing in all the plates and extra sides that we needed.

Sounds like we sold at least 70 lunches!
Over $300 for the bike park!

Kids were awesome working the cook line, taking money, cleaning, organizing and spreading bike park information.

They gave an awesome presentation during samling about the bike park to the entire School.

If you haven't already, please take a second to click on this link and comment on the Parks and Rec page.

#31 is the bike park and if we get this grant then the kids will possibly be able to build the bike part this spring.

Don't forget your dishes in the Zapata kitchen. Sussex will devour them if you don't take them home.

High five!!!!

Love Jenjen

Monday, February 27, 2017

RTP Grant accepting comment for Bike Park

The plans for Syringa Park and Trails have been completed, adopted, and a lot of the  funding is in place.

The City of Missoula recently submitted an RTP Grant Application which would provide a large portion of the funding and if awarded construction could possibly begin for phase I of the park.

Syringa will be a place for our community to ride, it has trails and features literally FOR EVERY SKILL LEVEL. 

RTP is accepting comments on this grant application.  If you are interested in seeing the park plan that was adopted please let me know.

Your comment and time could make this community project finally happen.  Comment, share the link:

Let’s do this for Tanner, Let’s do this for the future of cycling, Let’s just do this Missoula!

Comment here:

Monday, March 21, 2016

Syringa and Bellevue Bike Parks Public Open House

Photo by Jen Bardsley taken in Colorado.
The plans for the park are ready to be unveiled. Come and check out the plan and other information about the bike parks being put in Missoula!

Missoula Parks and Recreation and Missoula County Parks, Trails and Open Lands would like to invite you to a public open house to preview plans for two new bike skills parks. The Syringa and Bellevue park designs feature high-quality bike skill amenities within a neighborhood park setting. Neighborhood and community residents are encouraged to attend.

When; Wednesday March 23rd
Where: Southgate Mall Community Room
Time: 5:30-7:30

Hosted by Missoula Parks and Recreation More Program

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Missoulian Article about The Helmet Project and IRD4T

Photo by Kurt Wilson of the Missoulian

Photo by Kurt Wilson of the Missoulian

3rd Annual Helmet Project and Art Show

See you April 9th at Missoula Bicycle Works for the 3rd Annual Helmet Project!

  • . Live music
  •  responsible beverages 
  •  Hors d'oeuvres will be provided. 
  • Silent auction from 6:30-9pm 
  • Featuring 20 plus local artist work on Bell bicycle helmets. 
  • New this year will be an additional 15 helmets from the Sussex school 6th grade art program!

Click here for Facebook Event Page -

Artist - Jen Bardsley

Sussex 6th Graders created custom bike helmets for their Service Learning Project