Tandem Cycling - Boise Idaho Rides
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After Northwest Tandem Ralley we are headed to Boise and needs some ideas for good rides - 40 to 50 miles - after Boise headed to Spokane and Northern Idaho for a excellent around Northern Idaho and Lake Coure de lene we've hearing been hearing so much about, but need ideas for the Boise stop. Thanks
06-23-06, 09:07 PM
Last time we were in Boise was at a NWTR. Do recall a nice ride to a bird sanctuary out of town that include a nice hillclimb. But cannot give you any specifics.
They also have a bike path running next to the river, but that is for more casual riding. Boise is bike friendly.
Pedal on TWOgether!
Rudy and Kay/zonatandem
06-27-06, 03:20 PM
What dates will you be in Boise?
We live in Meridian and ride a tandem, usually South of town.
I can suggest some rides.
It is getting hot, so I suggest early morning rides or from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
We were thinking 5th ot 6th of July
06-28-06, 01:30 PM
Where part of town will you be staying?
Open all day schedule or squeeze in a ride in the morning or evening schedule?
North End has the climb to the ski area 15 miles, almost all up hill. The second half is easier riding, green with trees and cooler. It is a hard ride on a tandem.
West of town is very popular for cyclist. They ride out towards the town of Emmett and back.
The green belt along the river is really nice and shady this time of year. It can be congested on weekends and not ideal for fast riding. If you go East you can ride it to the reservoir dam and then the road up highway 21 to Idaho City. That would be 70 miles tound trip.
There is also a North End loop, called the dump loop (land fill) or Hidden Springs sub division/Cartwright road. It's 18 miles with some good hills and one short steep one. Maybe two loops for 36 miles.
South of town is the desert, brown, sage brush, chip sealed roads, wind, and hot with no shade. There is much less traffic. Better for Winter riding or early morning. The Tuesday night local ride/race is out this way as is a free Thursday night 9.8 mile TT.
We have one ride where we circle the city from Meridian. It is about 50 miles and usually includes a coffee stop.
Lots of bike shops downtown. George's Cycles, World Cycle, Idaho Mountain Touring and a few smaller ones.
Thanks Rob some good ideas. - Mike
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