In this week's outdoor tip, I'm focusing on two events coming up this weekend -- the Boise Bike Crawl Sunday at Ann Morrison Park and Avimor Demo Days Saturday at Avimor.
The Boise Bike Crawl will occur from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. by the Old Timer's Shelter in the east end of the park next to the Boise River Greenbelt. I will be there working for ProHelmet.org, giving away free helmets to adults and kids, plus I will be promoting the Idaho mountain bike license plate to support trails statewide, and providing information on where to ride your road bike and mountain bike in SW Idaho.
The bike crawl is a great partnership event. Participating groups include Boise Parks & Recreation, Let's Move Boise, Boise Bicycle Project, SWIMBA, the Treasure Valley YMCA, Idaho Transportation Department pedestrian and bicycle program, Ada County Highway District ped and bike program, Boise State Cycle Learning Center, Look Save a Life, and Safe Routes to Schools.
Tree City Juice & Smoothie is our food and beverage vendor. They'll have delicious drinks and food available throughout the duration of the event.
Stop by and learn about:
- Bike etiquette on roads, trails and the Greenbelt.
- Rules of the Road for people riding on streets and highways - local laws and safety basics. Like, which way are you supposed to ride on streets? Against traffic or with traffic?
- Helmets - Why it's important to wear them, proper fit and distribution.
- Bike Maintenance - Do you know how to fix a flat on the fly? Do you know how to fix your gears when they skip in between sprockets?
- Connectivity - Bike route maps, safe routes to schools and other resources for commuters.
- Wellness - How to tap into the many indoor and outdoor fitness activities in the greater Boise area.
|Riding to the top of Sheep Rock is one of the longer rides at Avimor.|
|One thing that's cool about riding or hiking at Avimor is that you've got the place to yourself. It won't be that way forever.|
The new trails built by SWIMBA at Avimor include: