Thursday-Saturday, June 18-27
Pedal 4 the People: The 10-day festival is 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 and the Bike Builder’s Gallery is from 6 to 10 p.m. June 18 at 10 Barrel Brewing, 830 W. Bannock St., Boise (Bike Builder’s Gallery registration opens at 5 p.m.), and the grand finale, Helladrome, is from 5 to 10 p.m. June 27 at Lulu’s Pizza, 2594 N. Bogus Basin Road. Post or find events at pedal4thepeople.org or facebook.com/Pedal4thePeopleBoise.
Saturday, June 20
Backpacking Basics: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Sierra Trading Post, 530 E. Sonota Ln., Meridian. Free. 898-0261, sierratradingpost.com.
Bike Rodeo: Noon to 4 p.m. at Meridian Speedway, 335 S. Main St. Bike races and decorating, skills course, helmet fittings, safety tips, tune-ups, games. Free. 475-2233.
Thursday-Sunday, June 25-28
Sun Valley Bike Festival: For a schedule of events, go to ridesunvalley.com/festival-schedule.
Saturday, June 27
Trail Stewardship Project: 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mores Mountain, Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Volunteers needed to help with trail maintenance (tread, drainage, brush cutting), signage, and campground/picnic-area improvements. Register: 336-4203, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, July 3
Castle Rock: Mysteries of the Past: Meet at 10:45 a.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise, for an 11 a.m. departure. Hike with Todd Shallat, Boise State University. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 283-3186, idahomuseum.org.
Saturday, July 11
Boise Twilight Criterium: Races start at 3 p.m. at 9th and Main streets, Downtown Boise (start/finish point). 472-5251, boisetwilightcriterium.com.
• Children ages 3-10 are invited to ride with Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong in the Kids’ Ride, 2 p.m. Register online. Armstrong will be available for autographs in the Idaho Statesman booth at 12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 18
Field trip: Geology of the Snake River Canyon-Huntington to Hell’s Canyon: Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road off I-84 for an 8 a.m. departure. Mark Ferns, retired Oregon State professional geologist, will lead a tour through the lower Snake River Canyon up to Brownlee Dam, returning to Boise via Cambridge. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology members, $15 nonmembers. idahomuseum.org.
Wildavore Deer Hunting Class: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18, 25, 31 and Aug. 1 at Boise River Wildlife Management Area, Warm Springs Road, Boise. Spend time out in the field and in the classroom discussing deer biology and habitat, confidence with firearm handling, hunting techniques, scouting and finding land to hunt on, how to humanely hunt and even go through processing a whole deer for meat. For those with little to no experience. $25 for the four classes, including venison lunch. Contact Liz at 236-1267 or Elizabeth.Horsmon@idfg.idaho.gov.
Saturday, July 25
4 Summit Challenge: 8 a.m. at American Legion Post 60, 105 E. Mill St., Cascade. The bicycle ride starts at the American Legion Hall and proceeds down Main Street to Warm Lake Road. Riders have a choice to ride one, two, three or four summits. Family fun ride also available. $66-$76. summitchallenge.com.
Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 1-2
Knobby Tire Bike Tour: Supported mountain bike ride to Idaho City. Three options available: full route, short route and animal route. idahowalkbike.org/knobby-tire-bike-tour.
Thursday-Saturday, Aug. 6-8
Ride the Lynx: Three-day team mountain bike event, campout and festival at Bogus Basin Mountain Resort, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. ridethelynx.com.
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 5-6
Rebecca’s Private Idaho: Lifestyle, mountain bike and outdoor festival in Ketchum. The cornerstone of the two-day event is a 94-mile (or 56-mile option) Gravel Grinder mountain bike race and ride in the Pioneer Mountains with renown champion cyclist and endurance athlete Rebecca Rusch. The event includes the main race and ride, an expo, music and entertainment village in downtown Ketchum tied into the city’s famous Wagon Days Festival, plus a registration celebration the day prior. rebeccasprivateidaho.com.
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