Support Our Competitor in this Year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Michigan!

Local triathlete, Frederik Stig-Nielsen, will be representing the Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail in the September event. Watch an in-dept interview of Fred here.

“I’ve always wanted to do an IRONMAN competition and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to do it here in our back yard”, beamed Frederik. “I use the Betsie Valley Trail at least once, sometimes twice a day year-round, so when I was asked to represent the trail and help raise money for the Friends, I was elated.”

Show Your Support for Fred and the Trail by Making a Donation Below!

Frederik will be competing again in 2022. Please show your support for him once again!

Providing Beauty For Future Generations

Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail is a 501(c)3 charitable organization whose sole purpose is to foster the development and successful operation of the Trail. To achieve this end we rely solely on generous contributions from individuals, families, businesses and organizations – NO LOCAL TAX DOLLARS ARE RECEIVED.


Friends Membership Levels

Donor $75 ◊ Patron $100 ◊ Benefactor $250  

Single $25 ◊ Family $50

Business Sponsor $500


Become a Friend of the Trail by donating in one of two easy ways:


Online Donations

To donate by credit card Online, simply click the “Donate” button below. If you would like to designate your contribution to the Endowment Fund or other special purpose, please enter that information when asked to “Add special instructions to the seller.”


Donate By Check

To pay by check, fill out the PDF below and mail it with your check to: Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail, PO Box 474, Beulah, MI 49617

Open Check Donation Form


Estate Giving

If you’re interested in learning more about Estate Giving, please download our Estate Gifts Information Packet.