Mountain Biking and Cycling
We use several criteria in our trip descriptions to classify our cycling trips, focusing on round-trip mileage and total elevation gain. No classification system is perfect, and trip difficulties can vary greatly depending on the season and other factors. If after reading the trip description you have any questions about a trip's difficulty, contact the trip leader.
Mountain Biking Cycling Trip Classifications
Mountain Biking and Cycling Trips
Come join us on a beautiful ride around Lake Lowell. We will enjoy views of the mountains, lake, Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge, and orchards. No steep hills, but terrain is rolling. Road, mountain, and hybrid bikes all welcome. Must be able to ride 26 miles at a moderate pace of 12 - 14 mph. Need to be comfortable riding on narrow roads with little and no shoulder. We will meet in Boise at 9 am on Sunday and car pool to the starting point. With taking a couple of rests/breaks we expect the ride to take about 3 hours. We will return to Boise by approximately 2:30.
We’ll meet at the NE corner of the Fort Boise Park Parking lot, take the fairly steep climb up the Eagle Ridge trail and up around Shane’s loop. We’ll take a breather and catch a great view of the city at the top. The ride should last 2 hours max, and is a great introduction to the trails of the Boise foothills. Limit of 10 riders with trail worthy bikes. Poor trail conditions may cancel this ride.
This ride is described in detail at: http://swimba.org/trails/oregon_trail.shtml
We will meet in the first parking lot on the left after you cross the dam and do the ride as described at the site above. It should take 3 hours max. Limit of 10 riders with trail worthy bikes. Poor trail conditions may cancel this ride.
The Weiser River Trail is an old railroad bed converted into a dirt and gravel public recreation trail. Fat tires and helmets required. Wildlife often seen along the trail include deer, elk, heron, and wild turkey. The setting in the lower (southern) part of the canyon is rolling hills and open canyons topped with black lava cliffs. Riders might choose a half-day, 20-mile round trip with children or a full-day, 50-miler straight north to waiting vehicles