Outdoors

Playing Outdoors calendar: June 22-28

Wednesday-Saturday, June 22-25

Pedal 4 the People: Ten-day festival (continues through June 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 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 25

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. (208) 325-1000, tamarackidaho.com/event/bike-park-opening-day.

Sunday, July 10

Meteorites: 1 p.m. at the Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Michael Callahan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University, will explain how meteorites provide a window into the chemistry that took place during the formation of the solar system. Free for museum members, $5 nonmembers. 571-5720, idahomuseum.org.

Saturday, July 23

Historic Northeast Oregon Mining: Meet at the WinCo parking lot on Meridian Road at 7:30 a.m. for an 8 a.m. departure. Retired Oregon State geologist Mark Ferns will lead the tour. Visit the restored Sumpter Dredge, then loop through Granite to Greenhorn and then down the Burnt River. Dress for the weather; bring lunch and water. Back in Boise by 7 p.m. $10 Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology museum members, $15 nonmembers. No registration needed. 853-1678, idahomuseum.org.

Saturday, July 30

Hydro-geology Geysers Galore: 10 a.m. to noon at Idaho Museum of Mining and Geology, 2455 Old Penitentiary Road, Boise. Children in grades 4 and up will learn about Idaho’s geothermal water through hands-on activities. Register by July 25 with Eliza, 571-5720. idahomuseum.org.

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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