SATURDAY, JUNE 11
Saddle Up for St. Jude: Registration at 9 a.m. at the Idaho City Cowboy Campground. Poker ride (3, 6 or 10 mile), prizes, lunch and silent auction. Presented by Boise Back Country Horsemen. $20 donation to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. 855-0308, 484-8598.
SUNDAY, JUNE 12
Premier Rattlesnake Avoidance Training for Dogs: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 930 N. Veterans Memorial Parkway, Boise. Idaho Fish and Game officers will be holding a trap awareness seminar as part of the day’s events. Training is $50 for preregistered dogs, trap awareness seminar is free. Register: 463-2304, snakeavoidance.org.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
Backcountry Idaho: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave. S. Meet authors Steve Weston and Scott Marchant. Steve will share five tips on how to become a good backcountry cook. Scott Marchant, photographer and author of Idaho Hiker’s Guides and Annual Idaho Wilderness Calendar, will share images of the backcountry scenery of Idaho, and information about hiking in remote areas of the state. Free. 468-4474.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Tour of the Reserves: Get to know your backyard as the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center and Idaho Conservation League team up to offer a year-long adventure series. The series kicks off June 16 with Polecat Reserve. Hikes start at 5:30 p.m. Some months will include short hikes, others will include walking presentations, historical stories or acoustic concerts. Free, but registration is required. 345-6933, ext. 16. No pets.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16, THROUGH SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Pedal 4 the People: Ten-day festival (June 16-25) geared toward celebrating the subcultures of the cycling community and embracing the joys of human-powered transportation. Boise Bicycle Project hosts the kickoff and finale events, and they are asking the public to fill the days in between with bicycle-inspired activities. The kickoff party is from 6 to 10 p.m. June 16 at 10 Barrel Brewing, 830 W. Bannock St., Boise, and the Helladrome Grand Finale Party at 6 p.m. June 25 at Whole Foods parking lot, 201 S. Broadway Ave., Boise. Post or find events at pedal4thepeople.org or facebook.com/Pedal4thePeopleBoise.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Boise Ridge to Hawley Mountain: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 8 a.m. departure. Don Adair PG will lead an updated road tour along the Boise Ridge on the western margin of the Boise Basin from Bogus Basin to Hawley Mountain Lookout. Return to Boise by 5 p.m. Bring lunch and water. $10 IMMG members, $15 nonmembers. No registration needed. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Idaho’s Gold Mining History: 1 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Historian Troy Lambert, IMMG Advisory Board, will talk about the history of gold mining in Idaho; gold panning to follow. Free for IMMG members, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
Rock to Products youth workshop: 10 a.m. to noon at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Grades 4 and up can explore the journey from raw material to rock-based end products. Includes hands-on activities such as volcano making, fossil digging and gold panning. $10. Registration required by June 20. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.
Tamarack Bike Park Opening Day: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tamarack Resort, 311 Village Drive. Offering lift service to mountain bikers Saturdays and Sunday from June 25 to Sept. 4. Season passes for the bike park are currently on sale for $99 plus tax if purchased before June 20. (208) 325-1000, tamarackidaho.com/event/bike-park-opening-day.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 11
Jordan’s Ride: Late registration at 7 a.m. with start of first ride at 7:30 a.m. at Eagle Sports Complex, 12000 Horseshoe Bend Road, Garden City. Distances include 10, 30, 50, 100 and 105 miles. Benefit bicycle ride to raise funds for Inland Northwest SIDS Foundation and The SUDC Foundation. $35 individual, $25 children 15 and younger. jordansride.org.
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