Next Meetup

Boise Trail Riders BOARD meeting
This board meeting occurs every other month on the Thursday before our normal meeting at Louie's Pizza on Fairview in Meridian. Be there by 6:30 for a 7pm meeting start time.

Louie's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

2500 East Fairview Avenue · Meridian, ID

What we're about

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If you enjoy atv/utv riding this is the club for you! We ride everywhere and we ride all the time (winter and summer) AND we know every ATV/UTV trail within 150 miles of Boise! Additionally, we hold clinics on riding how-to's (gear, maintenance, weather, first aid, what NOT to do,etc.) . We have great speakers that will give you a better appreciation of the trails and finally WE KNOW WHERE TO RIDE and have our rides ranked by difficulty! In fact, we have over 58 rides scheduled already for 2017

This meetup group is an extension of the Boise ATV Trail Riders club. We have our official website at... Click here - Boise ATV website (http://www.boiseatvtrailriders.org) explaining what do and why we do it and you can also join our club from this website. Once you are a fully paid member you'll have access to all of our rides. Membership is cheap at $25 for the whole year. As a member you'll also be entitled to discounts at many of the repair and service shops around town and you'll get discounts on your Lifeflight (helicopter evacuation) annual subscription which basically pays for your membership and you should have the insurance anyway as...things happen. Part of your membership goes to our web developer to keep up our massive site and a very small portion goes to the State ATV association who in conjunction with Parks & Recreations help keep our trails maintained, which is super important.

We have official meetings every 3rd Tues of the month at Idaho Pizza Company 405 E Fairview Ave. Meridian, ID 83642. You are welcome to come to our meetings without being a fully paid member.

If you have questions, please use my personal email to contact me... patrick9723@gmail.com or call me at 916-226-5684.

Our meetings typically start around 7pm, but we would suggest you get there around 6pm to have dinner and get to know other club members and find a good seat (we have over 70 people normally at each meeting). We are a friendly group and if you come by please ask for me, Patrick Sherman or Jim Maxey (VP) we would love to meet you!

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Here's a bit more about what is on the agenda for our meetings this year:

1. We plan on having interesting speakers at every meeting. Here’s a small sampling of who’s talking and a few of the subjects we will discuss in the next few months.

a. Search and Rescue

b. Lifeflight

c. Sportsman’s warehouse top executive

d. Fly fishing expert on ATVing to great fishing spots

e. Hiking expert on where to ATV and do a day hike

2. I have on my agenda currently, very interesting 15-20 minute programs consisting of videos and group discussions, dealing with the following things we must contend with out on the trail:

a. Hypothermia

b. Cold water immersion

c. Frostbite

d. Concussions and shock and other first aid techniques

e. Weather prediction

f. Lighting (two meetings on this topic)

g. Tires and what works well for our area

h. Bears

i. Winching techniques

j. Photography

k. ATV/UTV maintenance

3. CLINICS I currently have on my agenda the following hands-on CLINICS. These will be after the meetings lasting about 30 to 45 minutes and some will be outdoors:

a. Cold weather gear

b. Riding alone

c. GPS review – brands and what to look for

d. GPS software review (basecamp for Garmin)

e. Using maps and your GPS. UTM and LAT /LON

f. Dealing with Bears, storage containers, Bear Bangers, Spray

g. Tire repair- hands on, jump starters

h. Photography, white balance, ISO, taking great shots, RAW vs. JPEG

i. Helmets, how to size and what to look for

j. What to carry with you on your machine and why

k. Live outdoor winching techniques

4. GOAL - Increase club membership by 20% by September

5. Work more closely with the BLM, Forest Service and the Department of Park & Rec. and other government entities to make sure we preserve our trails and make our voices heard to protect our places to ride.

Additionally, we have a great board of directors that are interested in you, this club and what we do. They are helping with our VISION every step / trail of the way.

Finally, if the education wasn’t enough, we have over 60 rides scheduled this year so there’s no way you can’t get out and have a ton of fun and meet great people.

Come with me…this is one ride you don’t want to miss, I personally guarantee it!

Respectfully,

Patrick Sherman, President 2016 term

916-226-5684 Mountain Time, Eagle ID

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