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Press Releases and Public Announcements / Ride Committee Meeting March 31st
« Last post by cgroves on February 18, 2019, 10:06:21 PM »
We will be holding the Ride Committee meeting at the 4b's restaurant on Sunday March 31st at 4pm. If you wish to have input on our rides this year then either please attend the meeting or send us your ideas and requests to I am attaching the ride list to this forum article for those of you who don't have one. There is also a copy of the ride list in last months newsletter.

Press Releases and Public Announcements / First club meeting of the year Feb 21st
« Last post by cgroves on February 18, 2019, 09:57:25 PM »
We are having the first meeting of 2019 on February the 21st at the Elks lodge. This meeting is for all club members and we would love for you to come and show your support for us in the new year. We will be holding nominations and elections for the club officers and directors and we will hopefully have Jennifer Alexander from the BLM there to speak to us about the land grants they are working on for trail maintenance in the Pryors and about where they are at in regards to the Travel Management plan for the Pryors. So please come join us at 630.

Thank you
We will leave from Ft Rockvale at 9am on Saturday to go to the Hollenbeck unloading area. We will start riding about 930 or so.

We will leave from Ft Rockvale at 9am Sunday to go to the Cottonwood unloading area. We will start riding about 930 or so.

We usually meet for breakfast at Ft. Rockvale at 8am and leave from there to our riding areas. For those who prefer to head straight to the unloading area the directions are included below.

Cottonwood: 45°08'12.3"N 108°57'21.1"W

S Billings Blvd Interchange
Billings, MT 59101
Get on I-90 W
2 min (0.7 mi)
Follow I-90 W and US-310 E to MT-72 S in Carbon County
44 min (42.7 mi)
Continue on MT-72 S. Drive to S Silvertip Rd
16 min (13.0 mi)
1229-1239 S Silvertip Rd
Bridger, MT 59014

Hollenbeck: 45°04'23.8"N 109°01'54.3"W

S Billings Blvd Interchange
Billings, MT 59101
Get on I-90 W
2 min (0.7 mi)
Follow I-90 W and US-310 E to MT-72 S in Carbon County
44 min (42.7 mi)
Follow MT-72 S to Hollenbeck Draw Rd
17 min (15.9 mi)
Hollenbeck Draw Rd
Belfry, MT 59008
Press Releases and Public Announcements / BLM and Forest Service RTP Grant request
« Last post by cgroves on January 31, 2019, 10:37:42 PM »
Jennifer Alexander from the BLM has sent me an email concerning a grant for trail maintenance that they are pursuing for the Burnt Timber Ridge area and I thought I would post it here for those of you interested in supporting this grant. I have attached a copy of the grant request that they are pursuing and a copy of the letter I sent in support of the grant for you to use as a guideline or in its entirety if you would like. They do need the letters of support by February 12th and they can be emailed to Jennifer Alexander at


Hi Chet, I  hope this email finds you well!

Jeff Guildehaus and I are doing a joint grant submission for an RTP Grant. We are proposing to perform maintenance on Burnt Timber the monies would be used equally on BLM and FS Lands for Burnt Timber.

Due to the government shutdown the State Trails Committee will accept letters of support beyond the original grant due date. I am attaching our project proposal, which is basically a phase two requesting more money to perform route maintenance on Burnt Timber across  the 12 miles of BLM and FS. If you would be willing to write me a letter of support again, it would be greatly appreciated!! I would need it by February 12th. If you know of anyone else willing to write  a letter to support Jeff and my efforts please forward my contact information on to them along with the project description.

Letters can be signed, scanned and emailed to me, or if need be mailed to BLM, Attn: Jenny Alexander, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101.

If you have any questions let me know! Thank you in advance!
Press Releases and Public Announcements / Ham radio lessons
« Last post by cgroves on January 11, 2019, 03:47:48 PM »
My apologies I forgot to post this earlier but there is a ham radio class tomorrow starting at 9am for those interested.

Amateur Radio License Class


Date: Saturday January 12, 2019 9:00am – 1:00pm (Just one week away!)


Place: Rocky Mountain College Library Building, 1511 Poly Drive Billings, MT 59102
(Enter from17th Street, drive east on Permit Park till it dead-ends in parking lot, Enter building directly adjacent to parking lot, with Trojan Horse Sculpture at doorway.)


This is the highly-successful class that will lead you to your first Amateur Radio license.


Costs: The license class is FREE.

The FCC Exam fee is $15.


Here’s the process:

Attend the license class at the RMC Library on the date and time above
Study at home the next week (we recommend one hour/day)
Take the FCC Exam here in Billings on Saturday, January 19, 2019, 10:00 am at Rocky Mountain College (same location of class on January 12!)
Attend “New Ham Night” on Wednesday, Wednesday January 30, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm at the United Way of Yellowstone County at 2173 Overland Avenue in Billings and enjoy your Ham Radio License the rest of your life!

Added Bonus: when you obtain your Ham Radio License, the Yellowstone Radio Club grants you free membership for one year in the local club! (a $25 Value!)


What can you do with your Ham Radio License?


Operate a base station, mobile radio, or handheld radio
Communicate with other ham radio operators around the world
Communicate through satellites, including talking directly with the astronauts on the International Space Station
Conduct computer-to-computer Live Chat conversations with other hams – with no wires, no cellphones, no WiFi, and no internet between you
Provide Health and Safety radio communications for local community events like Peaks-to-Prairie, Montana Marathon, and several others
Provide emergency radio communications in times of disaster to help your family and neighbors

Plus, if you are currently a student:

Volunteer Activities look very good on college applications (required for many schools and scholarships)
Obtaining an FCC Ham Radio License looks really good on a job application
The activities and technology of Ham Radio can lead to a career in electronics or communications

Questions, please contact Charlie Hanson/N7ERG at (406) 696-2039, or email him at

YRC Club Website:
Press Releases and Public Announcements / Re: Basin Labor Day Ride Photo Scavenger Hunt
« Last post by cgroves on September 18, 2018, 06:20:23 PM »
I am sorry I did not see your message until just now :( I was already on the road by this point please forgive me.
Chet,   who is the leader for the Basin ride? will there be evening rides? what time is the start of Saturday morning ride?   how long will  the ride be?  how many will be attending?

Steve & Gloria
Press Releases and Public Announcements / Basin Labor Day Ride Photo Scavenger Hunt
« Last post by cgroves on August 28, 2018, 01:03:51 PM »
For this weekends ride we will be having a photo scavenger hunt with prizes from Honda, Hanson Motorsports and B & B Tire. The rules will be announced at the ride starting Saturday morning and there is no cost to club members. We will also have a prize for the best potluck dish on Saturday night of $25 in lottery scratch tickets. I hope we will see you all of you there this weekend for some great fun and fellowship.

I am afraid that circumstances kept me from this ride and I have not heard from anyone as yet on how it was but hopefully at the next meeting we will hear a report on the ride.
Just curious as to the Wicked Creek trail.   How was the trail?  Good ride?  Difficult or easy?  We're planning to ride it on Aug 17.
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