Outdoors

Outdoors calendar: Thursday, July 9

Saturday, July 11

Boise Twilight Criterium: Races start at 2:45 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. Free, but registration required online. Armstrong will be available for autographs in the Idaho Statesman booth from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m.



Bogus Basin Star Party: 7 p.m. at Bogus Basin, 2600 Bogus Basin Road, Boise. Boise Astronomical Society will be available with telescopes. Also, laser guided constellation tour and nature hike. Admission is a can of food for The Idaho Foodbank. Weather permitting; see website for cancellation info. bogusbasin.org, boiseastro.org.

Sunday, July 12

Family Birding Walk: 9 a.m. at Kathryn Albertson Park, 1001 N. Americana Blvd., Boise. Pam Conley, 869-0337.

Idaho State Criterium Championship: Races start at 9 a.m. at Hidden Springs Community. $20 general, $10 juniors, through June 26; $25 and $15 through July 10; $40 and $30 day-of registration. Register at usacycling.org.

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-Sunday, July 18-19

SISA Cat Attack Regatta: At Lake Cascade. Skippers meeting at 11 a.m. July 18 at the Big Saga Pavilion. Social and potluck after the Saturday races. $15 entry fee. (208) 869-3748, idahosailing.org/2015_cat_attack.

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. $660 per four-person team. 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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