Always remember to look for our yellow BHVA signs to guide you to the starting point.
Looking for a fun walk for the first weekend in August? Try the Klondike Stroll in Buffalo, WY on August 3rd! Registration for this event starts early at 6 am because they want the walkers started by 6:30 and off the trail before runners start. Plus the Buffalo Pathfinders have 3 other seasonal walks available in Buffalo.
August finds us with three walks on our BHVA schedule: the National Hot Air Balloon Races in Mitchell, NE on August 17th; Balloon Fest near Hot Springs on August 24th (2 seasonals in or at Angastora); and Outlaw Ranch near Custer on August 31st, with seasonal walks in Custer.
Travel to Mitchell any time during the week (August 10-17, 2019) leading to the walk to enjoy the races, night glows, and target events. Use this link to visit the website and find out more about the schedule and races. Since balloon launches are early morning events and it's (hot) August we will start registration from 7-11 and finish by 2 at the Mitchell City Park. Walk for our yellow BHVA signs. Our POC is Mary Jayne Jordan, email@example.com or call or text 307.290.2349.
Our registration point on August 24th for the Balloon Fest is a the Coffee Cup Fuel Center at Maverick Junction, 50 mile south of Rapid City on Highway 79. Again it is August and we are talking balloons here so we can register from 7-11 and finish by 2. Use this link to learn more about the festival. Our POCs for this event are Beth Hendricks and DJ Tomac (605) 718-0611 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Use these directions to get you to the walk at Outlaw Ranch on August 31st. 12703 Outlaw Ranch Road, Custer, SD. Take Hwy 16 east of Custer for 3 miles, turn left (north) at the outlaw Ranch sign- American Creek Road, follow the curve on narrow oil road that turns into a gravel road for 1 1/4 miles. At sign for Outlaw Ranch, turn right. Registration begins at 8 -noon and finish by 3. This walk offers a 6k or an 11k option. Our POC is Duane Neugebauer (303) 489-9313 email@example.com
We have two We-Group sessions coming up on August 19, 2019: By-Laws at 5 pm and Mickelsen Trail at 6 pm. Both sessions are in the Hoyt Room at the Rapid City Public Library.
The next BHVA Board meeting is Sept 16th at 5 pm at the Rapid City Public Library in the Hoyt Room.
Membership Chair, Beth Hendricks also wanted me to remind those of you that haven't renewed your dues yet that now would be a great time to due so. I am attaching a link to our membership page here or you can go to the MORE tab at the top of this page and scroll down to the Club Info page to get to the membership form, or here is Beth's contact information: (605) 381-5176 firstname.lastname@example.org
Also under the Club Info page are the new guidelines and forms for BHVA Scholarship. Deadline for 2019 is March 31st.
We are trying something new with a slide show for photos - let us know if you like the format. If you have photos you would like to share from our traditional or seasonal walks please email them to email@example.com
Would you like to host an AVA sanctioned event in 2020? Please complete the walk form further down on this page and submit to Allan Ward.
BHVA Walk requests forms--Please use the 2019 forms to submit your walk requests for 2020. Year-Round and Seasonal POCs just update and submit the walks you wish to renew in your electronic document and send them to Allan.
There are two file types for walk requests: one is a pdf file that you can print off and write on and snail mail and the other is a rich text document that will allow you to type in the form, save, and then submit you walk request electronically via email.
Walk Wyoming program runs from 2017-2019! The program will cost $10 plus event fees.
Year Round/Season Walks open for 2019
Spearfish Canyon Bike
Sturgis/Fort Meade Bike (not available for two weeks in August due to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally)
Rushmore Plaza Bike
Parks (Rapid City Holiday Inn)
Pierre - Capital Walk
Cowboy Hill (Rapid City Holiday Inn)
Presidents Walk (Rapid City Alex Johnson)
Sturgis/Fort Meade (Sturgis Community Center is closed Jan. 1st)
Hot Springs (Jan. 1-Nov. 30, 2019)
Buffalo Beat pins are available at the 2019 traditional walks. The pins are $5 and match the logo on our 30th anniversary shirts. You can also look for them at the specialties tent at Crazy Horse.
Did you know?
If you are new to volkssporting and you would like to learn more about where and when other walks are held around the country, then click the word Events and search the state/s or type of events that you are looking for on the American Volkssport Association website. There is more that you can learn on the AVA website too. So be daring and give it a click!