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Jim Gribble, Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail Director of Marketing

Meet our New Director of Marketing

We’re pleased to introduce Jim Gribble, our new Director of Marketing. Below is our press release about Jim’s hiring in November. Jim will be focused on activities related to membership growth, fundraising, and volunteer recruitment and engagement. Most importantly, will be Jim’s role in opening a dialog among all the… Read More »


Bestie Valley Trail reconstruction plan map

Betsie Valley Trail Receives $150,000 DNR Recreation Passport Grant for Trail Reconstruction

Friends of the Betsie Valley Trail (FBVT) and Betsie Valley Trailway Management Council are announcing the official approval of a $150,000 Michigan DNR Recreational Passport grant. The funds, which require a minimum of 25% additional matching, will be used to reconstruct a 1.5-mile non-motorized segment of the Betsie Valley Trail… Read More »


family riding bikes on community trail

Research Study Shows Area Trails Provide Positive Economic, Health, and Community Impacts

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails and University of Florida researchers recently released the results of a trail survey study they conducted on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail and the Leelanau Trail. Over 800 surveys were completed by trail users along with extensive surveys from business owners and health care professionals.… Read More »