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Boise Bike Week begins Saturday; here’s how to get a free beer on Bike to Work Day

The Ridge to Rivers system includes 190 miles of trails. Cyclists accounted for more than a quarter-million visits to the system last year.
The Ridge to Rivers system includes 190 miles of trails. Cyclists accounted for more than a quarter-million visits to the system last year. ccripe@idahostatesman.com

Boise Bike Week events begin Saturday and the annual Kick Off Party is Monday night.

Events this year include a chance to learn more about bike camping, tours of the Barber Valley, a beginner mountain bike ride, National Bike to Work Day and the Pedal Power Parade and Picnic.

The Cycle for Independence also falls during Bike Week. The ride, which has routes from 10 miles to 100 kilometers, is May 20.

The Boise Bike Week Kick Off Party runs from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Highlands Hollow.

Here's a look at some of the damage caused by high flows on the Boise River.

National Bike to Work Day is May 19. Boise cyclists will celebrate from 3 to 8 p.m. at Bittercreek Alehouse. Anyone who parks a bike in the pop-up bike valet on 8th Street will earn a free beer.

The week ends with the Pedal Power Parade and Picnic from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. May 20 at the State Capitol. The participant photo is at 5 p.m. The parade covers a three-mile loop around Downtown Boise.

Here is a full list of Boise Bike Week events.

Here are the highlights and perils of a bike ride along the eastern Boise River Greenbelt, the only extended stretch that was dry and open when the river was high and this video was made in April 2017.

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