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More than $1,000 worth of prizes, four experts and beer — join us for trails event

UPDATE: Tickets to this event have sold out.

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Idaho Outdoors will celebrate its latest special section with a public event featuring four local experts — Hiking, Biking & Trails, presented by The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop.

The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 26) at Payette Brewing Co. in Boise. Topics will include places to hike, bike and run, ways to get outdoors more often and how you can help preserve Idaho’s vast network of trails. Tickets are on sale for $10 at idahooutdoors.eventbrite.com.

The ticket price includes a goodie bag and a raffle ticket to win one of 14 door prizes with a total value of more than $1,000.

Plus, we have reserved Payette Brewing for the event — so this is a great chance to check out the popular establishment at 733 S. Pioneer St. in Downtown Boise. Kids and dogs are welcome.

The Pulse, Ken’s Bicycle Warehouse, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area and Dirt Dart Mobile Bike Service will provide prizes (we’ll start the drawings at 5:30 p.m.; you must be present to win). Dirt Dart will offer free bike inspections on-site. And the Burgerlicious food truck will be on hand.

There’s a social hour at 5 p.m. with the panel discussion at 6 p.m.

The panel discussion moderated by me will feature the following panelists:

▪ Sara Arkle, Foothills and open space superintendent for Boise Parks and Recreation

▪ Leo Hennessy, non-motorized trails coordinator for Idaho State Parks and Recreation

▪ Holly Finch, owner of The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop

▪ Dennis Swift, secretary of the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association.

The Hiking, Biking & Trails section will appear April 26 in the Idaho Statesman and at IdahoStatesman.com.

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