Friday, April 6, 2012

Mark your calendars

There is a lot going on in Salmon this spring for cyclists.  Choose your event and get on your bike!

  • Discovery Hill Trail Day and Cleanup
    • When:  April 21 from 9 am to noon.  
    • Where:  Discovery Hill Trailhead.
    • What:  Like last year, we will be fixing up the trails and cleaning up the roads.  Your choice of many projects. BLM hosted BBQ at 12:30.  Mtn bike ride to follow the BBQ so bring your bike.
    • How:   Free.  Some tools provided, bring gloves and a bike for the ride after.
    • Brought to you by Salmon Valley Stewardship, the BLM, and Salmon Idaho Mtn Bike Association (SIMBA).
  • Kids Bike Clinic
    • When: April 27th and May 4th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
    • Where: Sacajawea Center.
    • What:  Kids will learn basic bike maintenance and basic bike skills.  Some helmets available if needed.
    • How:  $10 fee includes both sessions.  Sign up at Salmon City Hall or at the event.  Call 756-1188 for info.
    • Brought to you by the Salmon Recreation and Community Development and SIMBA.   
  • Ladies Only Bike Clinic
    • When:  April 28th and May 5th from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
    • Where:  Sacajawea Center.
    • What:  Topics include bike sizing, basic maintenance, and basic riding skills.
    • How:  $10 fee includes both sessions.  Sign up at Salmon City Hall or at the event.  Call 756-1188 for info.
    • Brought to you by the Salmon Recreation and Community Development and SIMBA.
  • Salmon MTB Film Fest
    • When:  April 27 from 6:00 pm to about 9 pm.
    • Where:  Oddfellows Hall.
    • What:  We will be screening Mtn Bike Films including Life Cycles and Pedal Driven.
    • How:  $10 at the door.  Beer is extra.  Raffle items.  Food by Oddfellows Bakery - Fish Tacos!!
    • Brought to you by Oddfellows Bakery and SIMBA.
  • Pathways Awareness Ride
    • When:  May 10th at 5:30 pm.
    • Where:  Idaho Adventures.
    • What:  We will be riding from Island Park to the Sac Center for Salmon Pathways Awareness.  Rumor has it that the Mayor, City Council and County Comms will be there too. 
    • How:  Free just bring your bike and your helmet and show our town fathers we like to ride and want to do so safely.
    • Brought to you by Alternate Mobility and SIMBA.
  • 12 Hours of Disco
    • When:  May 19th from 7 am to 7 pm.
    • Where:  Start/Finish is at the Sacajawea Motor Sports Park.
    • What:  12 Hours of singletrack Mtn Bike racing on an 8 mile loop in the Discovery Hill Trail System.  Riders can race Solo or on mixed teams of 2 or 4.
    • How:  $115 entry fee gets you a Race #, T-shirt and Dinner.
    • Money raised goes to benefit the Youth Employment Program.
    • Brought to you by the Youth Employment ProgramSIMBA and the USAC.
  • National Trails Day at Barracks Lane
    • When:  June 9th.  June 2nd.
    • Where:  Barracks Lane Trailhead and trails in the area.
    • What:  Projects include re-arranging the trailhead access and some new trail construction.
    • How:  Free.  Some tools provided, bring gloves and a bike for the ride after.
    • Brought to you by the BLM and SIMBA.
  • Lemhi Valley Century Ride
    • When:  June 23rd.
    • Where:  Highway 28 along the Lemhi River Valley.
    • What:  100 milers start at Microwave Tower Road south of Birch Creek Campground.  Metric 100 riders start at Gilmore Summit.
    • How:  $45 gets you the ride, a T-shirt, and BBQ after.

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