• Boise Goathead Fest : Host A Ride In Your Area of Boise

    North Five Mile Road & West Ustick Road

    MORE DETAILS COMING ....

    SIGNING UP BELOW MEANS YOU WILL HOST A RIDE IN YOUR AREA OF TOWN!!!! Sign up and post below which section of Boise YOU WILL BE THE HOST/HOSTESS for:

    North End?
    Southeast Boise?
    Boise Bench?
    South Boise?
    West Boise <---- Hosted by Elisa (5 mile and Ustick area)

    After hosts/hostesses for different area of town have volunteered, then meetups will be posted for each host/hostess so riders can signup to ride with the host/hostess in their area of Boise.

    A live Goathead Radio Show (hosted by Radio Boise) will air from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and provide a community-wide guiding voice/rolling soundtrack to the day's events. At 10:30 a.m. everyone will roll out of their driveways, in costume, and head to one of the main roll-through Goathead Patch Parties to pick up a map, get their photo taken, play some games, and dance to the music without every getting off their bicycle. The goal is to have a Goathead Patch Party within 1-3 miles of most households in Boise.
    https://m.facebook.com/events/193507775267728?view=permalink&id=261644201787418

    This event is not recommended for people sensitive to heat. It's in AUGUST. It's going to be HOT!

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  • Intro To Bike Packing-Overnite

    Trudy's Kitchen

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  • Brewery Bike Ride : Crooked Fence Trivia

    5220 N Sawyer Ave

    COVID has been rough on small businesses! This can be our effort to be supportive of a local craft brewery, get some exercise, meet new people, and tip a pint to better days for planet Earth. I have never played trivia here. I believe in being OUTSIDE and social distancing. If you have an adventuresome spirit, you're thirsty, and need a destination to ride your bike on Wednesday night THEN this meetup might be for you 😃

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  • Bike Overnight to Givens Hot Springs

    Dutch bros

    Having nailed down my now 17-year-old daughter's summer before beginning college, this is the only weekend possible with her. All are welcome but it will be hot, the earlier Givens trip (https://www.meetup.com/BoiseCyclists/events/268088358/) is a better bet if concerned about the heat. But with the heat are prospects for some spectacular thunderstorms which is always entertaining.

    Weekend ride to Givens Hot Springs and back. A fun, scenic, and relatively mild bike tour. This date is tentative, so leave a comment.
    We can start from Payette tasting room downtown Boise or Dutch Bros on the edge of town. Awesome Bar B Que in Kuna!

    Reprint from Kurt last season:
    Potential itinerary / highlights:
    • Lunch in Kuna
    • Purchase provisions for evening/morning at Walter's Ferry
    • Wacky outdoor museum at Walters Ferry
    • Camping on lawn at Givens (This is a no dog campground)
    • Hot spring soak
    • Lunch in Melba
    • Travel through some of Boise and Kuna's prime day riding routes
    This is about a 100 mile round trip ride, make sure you're comfortable with two back-to-back loaded 50-milers. Most of the roads are rural with light traffic but some of the ride is on highway with varying shoulder width. This is a bona fide bike tour, not a greenbelt run. The route is relatively flat except for the descent into / climb out of the Snake River plain. The climb out is short but steep, up to maybe a 7% grade.
    It's a great trip for kids-- I've pulled mine many times in various trailers and tagalongs (it's a pretty serious workout for mom or dad though). My now 16-year-old has ridden it solo twice now (one way) without any problems.
    Most forms of human-powered vehicle are welcome, including pedal-assist electric bikes. No internal-combustion assist please.
    Camping at Givens costs around $20 per tent and includes access to the hot springs. They also offer a couple cabins and trailers for rent.
    Essential:
    • Good tires with lots of tread
    • Spare tube (one for each tire size if recumbent)
    • Pump and tube repair kit
    • Enough water to cover 30 miles
    • Enough food on board to avoid bonking. There are services along the way to avoid carrying more than that.
    • Good cycling etiquette and vehicular cycling technique. Let me know if anyone needs a refresher.
    Pro tip:
    • Sharing a tent and cooking equipment will save you $20 and lighten your load
    I'll ride to the starting point to avoid leaving a car behind. Starting at the Payette Brewing parking lot along the greenbelt seemed to work OK last year, will plan on that again unless someone has a better suggestion.
    Links: http://www.givenshotsprings.com/
    • Wacky Museum (https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g35529-d8341556-r281212079-Cleo_s_Ferry_Museum_and_Nature_Trail-Melba_Idaho.html)
    • Map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1aUc5JDAr9IzctiIDVE2fwO-ak80&ll=43.42292712578037%2C-116.45025625151368&z=11)
    Option: If 100 miles seems like a long weekend, consider starting/ending in Kuna to chop it in roughly half. The two groups met in Kuna for lunch and completed the ride together.
    Here's the route we (mostly) used last year. There are as many possible routes to Givens as there are people in this meetup, folks are free to choose any route they desire. I'll stick with anyone who'd rather just follow. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aUc5JDAr9IzctiIDVE2fwO-ak80&usp=sharing (different routes each way).
    Meetup rejected the turnsheet I had attached, I can send it to anyone who's interested. Be descriptive but don't exceed 5500 characters-- thanks Meetup.

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  • Eagle park floating feather/palmer/beacon light

    Online event

    About 17.5 miles
    Eagle bike park/floating feather/palmer/beacon light/linder/homer/ballantyne/beacon light/eagle bike park

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  • Ride companions

    Boise

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  • Saturday Morning Ride-6 to 20 Miles w lunch at Lucky 13 or Gelato

    We will break into smaller groups and there will be a few route options from 6 to 20 miles. Please wear Face-Masks for the initial meeting.
    Meet behind the coffee house so we can keep a social distance, print the route slip before meeting.

    16/20 Miles
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32820782

    Take a Right out of the Coffee Mill on the sidewalk.
    (This is also the Greenbelt and Warm Springs)
    Make a Right on Hwy 21 Bridge
    Make a Right on Lake Forest (Right after Surprise)
    Make a Right on Yamhill (Small Street) if you miss it, you just end up on Federal Way.
    Turn Right on Federal Way (The side walk is the Bike Path)
    Make a Right on Protest
    Make Right on Boise Ave
    Stay on Boise all the way back to Eckert.
    Left on Eckert
    Gelato on the right just before Lucky 13
    Coffee Mill on the left

    6 or 10 Miles
    https://ridewithgps.com/routes/32820703

    Make a Right out of Coffee Mill
    Right on Eckert
    Cross the River
    Take the Greenbelt Bridge
    Stay on Greenbelt this will put you on Surprise Way
    At the topof Surprise turn Left on HWY 21 Bridge
    Right on Greenbelt Connector
    *Shorter-Right on Greenbelt (Heading away from the Dam) Its all downhill from here, Arrive Coffee Mill on Left.
    *Longer-From Hwy 21 still make a right on Greenbelt connector but make a left on the Greenbelt to head up towards the Dam.
    Turn around at Discovery Park, then come back the same way.)
    Arrive Coffee Mill on left

    Most of route is on Greenbelt and streets with bicycle lanes. Ride at your own pace, we usually spread out pretty quickly.
    This is a good way to find people to ride with.ou will find people to ride with. Any bike in goo Dress in layers. Helmets are not required, but strongly suggested, (Strongly!) Bring an extra innertube which fits your tires. Slime is a good idea, we have Goatheads here. The Gelato stand by Lucky 13 is open for outdoor snacks after if you like. Let's get out there!

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  • Post-Poned. Bike Overnight to Givens Hot Springs

    Dutch bros

    Weekend ride to Givens Hot Springs and back. A fun, scenic, and relatively mild bike tour. This date is tentative, so leave a comment.
    We can start from Payette tasting room downtown Boise or Dutch Bros on the edge of town. Awesome Bar B Que in Kuna!

    Reprint from Kurt last season:
    Potential itinerary / highlights:
    • Lunch in Kuna
    • Purchase provisions for evening/morning at Walter's Ferry
    • Wacky outdoor museum at Walters Ferry
    • Camping on lawn at Givens (This is a no dog campground)
    • Hot spring soak
    • Lunch in Melba
    • Travel through some of Boise and Kuna's prime day riding routes
    This is about a 100 mile round trip ride, make sure you're comfortable with two back-to-back loaded 50-milers. Most of the roads are rural with light traffic but some of the ride is on highway with varying shoulder width. This is a bona fide bike tour, not a greenbelt run. The route is relatively flat except for the descent into / climb out of the Snake River plain. The climb out is short but steep, up to maybe a 7% grade.
    It's a great trip for kids-- I've pulled mine many times in various trailers and tagalongs (it's a pretty serious workout for mom or dad though). My now 16-year-old has ridden it solo twice now (one way) without any problems.
    Most forms of human-powered vehicle are welcome, including pedal-assist electric bikes. No internal-combustion assist please.
    Camping at Givens costs around $20 per tent and includes access to the hot springs. They also offer a couple cabins and trailers for rent.
    Essential:
    • Good tires with lots of tread
    • Spare tube (one for each tire size if recumbent)
    • Pump and tube repair kit
    • Enough water to cover 30 miles
    • Enough food on board to avoid bonking. There are services along the way to avoid carrying more than that.
    • Good cycling etiquette and vehicular cycling technique. Let me know if anyone needs a refresher.
    Pro tip:
    • Sharing a tent and cooking equipment will save you $20 and lighten your load
    I'll ride to the starting point to avoid leaving a car behind. Starting at the Payette Brewing parking lot along the greenbelt seemed to work OK last year, will plan on that again unless someone has a better suggestion.
    Links: http://www.givenshotsprings.com/
    • Wacky Museum (https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g35529-d8341556-r281212079-Cleo_s_Ferry_Museum_and_Nature_Trail-Melba_Idaho.html)
    • Map (https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1aUc5JDAr9IzctiIDVE2fwO-ak80&ll=43.42292712578037%2C-116.45025625151368&z=11)
    Option: If 100 miles seems like a long weekend, consider starting/ending in Kuna to chop it in roughly half. The two groups met in Kuna for lunch and completed the ride together.
    Here's the route we (mostly) used last year. There are as many possible routes to Givens as there are people in this meetup, folks are free to choose any route they desire. I'll stick with anyone who'd rather just follow. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aUc5JDAr9IzctiIDVE2fwO-ak80&usp=sharing (different routes each way).
    Meetup rejected the turnsheet I had attached, I can send it to anyone who's interested. Be descriptive but don't exceed 5500 characters-- thanks Meetup.

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  • Saturday Morning Ride-CANCELED

    Coffee Mill

    Sorry, to cancel, but group activities are probably a bad idea until further notice. But, get out there, ride and enjoy the sunshine!
    Judy

    For future reference: 16 Mile early season ride!

    All Paces, all types of Bikes, find your pack!
    Most of route is on bicycle lanes and paths. Ride at your own pace, we usually break into smaller groups all paces. No pressure. You can add optional mileage and Hill climb at the end! (I said optional) This is the perfect early spring ride, even if one spouse rides fast and one is more casual. You will find people to ride with. Any bike in good mechanical condition is welcome. Dress in layers. Helmets are not required, but strongly suggested, (Strongly!) Bring an extra innertube which fits your tires. We will be having tire changing workshops sometime this season, but we can help you if you get a flat. Slime is a good idea, we have Goatheads here. Let's get riding!

    ***Here is the Cue sheet. Head up Warm Springs on the sidewalk/bikepath. Approx 2.6 miles. Get back on Warm Springs, just long enough to enter HWY 21 bridge. (Bike lane) not a busy section of HWY 21.
    Turn right on Surprise way, enter sidewalk/bikepath. Turn left on Amity. Approx Mile 5. Turn right on Federal way sidewalk/bikepath. Approx Mile 6.9. Turn Right on Protest. Approx Mile 10. Turn Right on Boise Ave. Approx Mile 10.3. Turn left on Eckert. Approx Mile 15.2. Arrive coffee Mill on Left. Approx mile 15.9

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