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Bogus Basin bike trails to benefit from Hill Climb

Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area’s drive to increase summer recreation will get a boost from the Bogus Basin Hill Climb, which will be run Saturday. The 44th annual cycling event has partnered with the recreation area for the first time. Event sponsor George’s Cycles will contribute $25 from each entry to Bogus Basin to help the ski area improve its bike offerings.

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Life after tennis is pickleball. Dick Johnson brings home gold medals in Senior Games

Dick Johnson, 76, discovered life beyond tennis when he discover pickleball — and the Idaho Senior Games. “Senior Games has been a major highlight of my life,” says Johnson, who has eight gold medals and one bronze in pickleball from the three last years. Pickleball is the fastest growing sport, says Johnson, who loves the game. He’s earned two bronzes in the National Senior Games last year; won 15 medals in the last seven consecutive national tournaments, and has 84 medals to his name. And counting.

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Bogus Basin Hill Climb highlights

Highlights from the 2016 Bogus Basin Hill Climb bicycle race. Video courtesy of Bogus Basin.
Courtesy of Bogus Basin ccripe@idahostatesman.com
Bogus Basin Hill Climb highlights 2:55

Bogus Basin Hill Climb highlights

A year in the national parks 1:02

A year in the national parks

Obama's letter to Boise 10-year-old James Welcker 0:27

Obama's letter to Boise 10-year-old James Welcker

Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills 2:33

Hiking to Stack Rock in the Boise Foothills