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Announcing the Boise Trails Challenge

In the summer of 2017, Jason Delgadillo (co-founder of this site) heard that some friends were trying to ride every trail on the Ridge to Rivers map in one month. Always up for a challenging adventure, Jason joined in on the fun. Then he realized it would be way cooler if we could hook in […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Not Crashing your Mountain Bike in 10 Easy Steps

Guest post by Kate Watson In the last year and a half I have accumulated more scars than I did in the previous 32. I’ve been learning to mountain bike. I’ve had crashes that I saw coming when I first spotted the switchback, and crashes where I was suddenly flat on my face wondering why […]

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Easy Kid-Friendly Hikes in Boise

Many folks want to take their kids hiking in Boise, but they’re not sure where to go for an easy, pleasant experience for the whole family. Maybe you’ve had the same experience we have: five people walk into the woods, an hour later, two walk out, carrying the other three, who are all crying.  To […]

Ride Report: Mountain Biking the Danskins

Are you tired of the smooth, buffed singletrack that crisscrosses the Boise foothills? Is it too familiar, too groomed, and too crowded? Are you looking for something a little more remote and untamed? Check out the Danskins, just 45 minutes from East Boise. If you like descending Trail 4 or Willow Creek in Avimor, you’ll […]

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Trip Report: Sedona Mountain Bike Festival

Moab, Utah has long been the mecca for mountain bikers looking for gnarly riding on otherworldly rock formations. Sedona, Arizona is giving Moab a run for its money. Sedona is a magical, beautiful, amazing place. It’s got a killer trail network that’s expanding every year. Its average winter temperatures (highs of 61 degrees in February […]

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Boise’s Best Trail Runs (Intermediate/Expert)

A few weeks back we posted some good trail runs for beginners. If you’ve done those trails and you’re ready to step your game up to some bigger challenges, check out these loops for intermediate and expert trail runners: Around the Mountain 9 miles; 1,500 feet of climbing Around the Mountain is just a fantastic […]

Trail Travels – The Fat Bike Fondo

And Stanley Winterfest Route Map Stanley, Idaho. When I think of this place, two things come to mind. One, The Sawtooth Mountains and two, the town that is regularly featured on the national weather report with the low temperature for the day in the lower 48. With that, i’d been watching the forecast all week. […]

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The 3 Best Boise Trail Runs for Beginner Trail Runners

Trail runners are major users of Boise’s trails. Trail running is a blast because, compared to running on the street, it offers more fresh air, more solitude, and more varied terrain–hopping over rocks and roots tends to distract the mind from the bittersweet pain in your leg muscles. For the average trail runner, a good […]

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The Case for Boise as America’s Greatest Mountain Bike City

I know, it sounds absurd: Potato Town, USA, the greatest mountain biking city in the United States? On some levels, it is absurd.  Many towns have trails that, on an individual basis, are radder than anything we’ve got in Boise.  Moab, Sedona, Crested Butte and Oakridge come to mind.   There’s a reason, though, that […]

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Best Trail Gear for Boise

Life’s too short to use bad gear! The wrong shoes can turn a nice hike into a sufferfest; the wrong gloves can turn a comfortable mountain bike ride into a fight for finger survival. We’ve been using the trails in Boise for years, testing out all kinds of gear in the process. These are a […]