We're mixing it up this year and hosting some WINTER bike counts. Grab your jacket, cocoa, and clipboard, and let's see how our roads, pathways, and bike lanes are used when the days get shorter and colder.
Haven't counted before? Come to the Handlebar on Saturday November 10th, 5-7pm and we'll get you up to speed!
Pick from 3 bicycle courses that build on themselves to provide a tour of the Palouse while showcasing its unique beauty along the way.
Family Fondo – The family fondo course is 15 miles long. It starts on South Main street in Moscow Idaho at the Farmers Market. It follows 6th street to the Latah Trail where it winds through the Palouse before ending in Troy Idaho for a pancake feed. There will be buses that take rides back from Troy every 45 minutes until early afternoon.
Potlatch Fondo – The Potlatch fondo course is 50 miles long. It builds on the family fondo and continues east through Troy to Deary Idaho where it turns and follows the highway to Princeton Idaho and then to Potlatch Idaho. Fondo participants will be able to enjoy community events that will be happening at Potlatch Days. There will be buses that take rides back from Potlatch every 45 minutes until early afternoon.
Moscow Fondo – The Moscow Fondo course is 100 miles long. It builds on the Potlatch fondo and continues west crossing into Washington State. The course passes through Palouse, Colfax and Pullman Washington before finishing back in Moscow. Upon returning to Moscow participants will be able to enjoy beer and food sold by local vendors on Main Street. There will be a finish line ceremony followed by a Rendezvous in The Park concert at East City Park.
Come support a great Cause!
Ride For Hope is "gearing up" for our 3rd annual fully supported bicycle charity event. We are a small group of dedicated cyclists and volunteers who firmly believe that quality healthcare should be accessible to everyone. The event is unique in that the full cost of the ride is completely funded by charitable contributions from local sponsors. These sponsorships allow for 100% of participant registration fees and additional donations to go directly to charity.
Date: 5/21/2017 10:00 AM - 5/21/2017 11:30 AM
Cost: Free (RSVP required)
Find it on Facebook Preservation Month
Six miles east of downtown Boise, on the banks of the Boise River, a company town named Barber once thrived. An integral part of the Boise landscape for thirty years, the lumber mill and townsite closed in 1935 from declining profits and dwindling supplies of raw lumber. The mill, town, and associated buildings vanished from the landscape, the story of its existence buried in the larger historical narrative of Boise. Former residents and employees struggled to keep the story alive over ten decades as urban growth reshaped the terrain.
Join us as historian Barbara Perry Bauer reveals the few remaining physical traces of Barber, Idaho, a company town lost to time. Bike tours will begin and end at Lucky 13 at 3662 S. Eckert Road. Tour is approximately 2 miles on bike and 1/2 mile walking. Easy difficulty, with one slight hill.
Please prepare for the weather: bring water, wear comfortable clothes, and apply liberal amounts of sunscreen. In case of inclement weather, please plan on bringing warm and waterproof clothes. Also, be sure to wear a helmet!
All attendees are required to sign a Waiver of Liability. To see this form, please contact Arts & History staff at 208-608-7050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Image courtesy the Idaho State Historical Society, P2005.23-0003.
You know this ride, a fun parade of bikes with NO RIDERS LEFT BEHIND! We ride together on this one. Participants will gather for a photo at the State Capitol steps at 5PM and leave promptly thereafter.
We'll go for a 3 mile loop around downtown Boise with our final destination TBD. More details to come, but we're thinking a picnic is in order this year. This will be a mellow end to Boise Bike Week and a time to thank all of you for 16 years of fun and advocacy in the Treasure Valley!
Helmets are advised, all road rules apply and a signed waiver is required.
Let's do this!
Join the Treasure Valley Family YMCA's Treasure Valley Safe Routes to School program, Bike Officers from theBoise Police Department,and the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance at the Boise Public Library - Ustick & Cole for a Kid's Bike Rodeo!
Bring your bike, scooter, or even your skateboard to the Library @ Cole & Ustick and try out our skills course. We'll have you weaving through cones, trying to ride straight lines and maybe even bring out the Circle of Chaos! We will also teach bike/scooter/pedestrian safety tips and help fit your helmets better. Some minor repair is available and we can even pump up your tires.
Helmets required, bring your bike/scooter/skateboard with you. We'll see you at the rodeo! All ages welcome.
Join Boise Girls Pint Out for a beer bike tour!
We'll start at The Yardarm and then hit the greenbelt to downtown where we'll drink some great beer at Woodland Empire Ale Craft, PreFunk Beer Bar Boise, Payette Brewing Co., and Boise Brewing.
Map and schedule included in the pinned image in the event discussion. Useful if you decide to stay at a brewery for another beer or two while we ride on or if you want to meet us somewhere along the way!
All you need is your bike and your ID. See you there!
Try out a variety of adaptive cycles at our bike fair! You will have the opportunity to try upright and recumbent hand cycles, trikes, recumbent trikes, tandem bikes and trikes. This is a part of the Boise Bike Week celebrations and is a great time to learn about adaptive cycles and discover what type works for you.
All ages and ability levels are welcome; youth under age 18 must attend with an adult.
Date: Saturday, May 20 Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Location: AdVenture Program - Boise Parks & Recreation Adaptive Recreation Fort Boise Community Center, 700 Robbins Rd. Boise Cost: FREE
Call 208-608-7680 to learn more or visit http://parks.cityofboise.org/AdVenture to learn more and view photos of all of our adaptive cycles.
Come on out to the next installment of TVCA "Bike Talks," this time at the Boise Co-op at The Village, in their amazing classroom. Everyone is welcome to come talk about biking around Meridian and the Treasure Valley. We'll have the newest ACHD Bike Maps to help people 'find their route', and FREE bike lights, courtesy of Ada County Highway District (ACHD). For participants of the SWEATefit For Boise Bike Week CYCLEBAR benefit ride prior, the Co-op has donated pizza and non-alcoholic drinks. Discounted beer will be available for purchase for our 21+ crowd.
We'll give updates to upcoming road work and answer your burning questions like "How do I get there from here?" and so many more.
Let's Talk Biking in Meridian!
Kick off your season right by learning basic skills of mountain biking with riders at your level in a safe, supportive and fun environment.
This ride starts in the parking lot at Mountain Cove Road, look for SWIMBA flags to find us. This is a no drop ride, helmets are required. Please prepare for weather and your comfort on the bike as this ride will be on single track trail.
The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association (SWIMBA) is a 100% non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to building and preserving a world-class, multi-use trail network in Southwest Idaho.