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Lemhi Valley Century Ride Registration Open

Register here:

Ride Morning, June 10:
Cyclists check in, load bikes, and board buses at Salmon City Park (the one with the pool, golf course, and softball fields at the East end of town). This is also where the ride ends. There is plenty of parking available at City Park.

LOAD TIMES: (HELMETS ARE REQUIRED !!! Please be sure your water bottles are full prior to boarding the bus.)

100 milers- load at 4:30 am, bus leaves at 5:00 am – ride starts at 7:00am
65 milers- load at 7:00 am, bus leaves at 7:30 am – ride starts at 9:00am

No vehicles can be left at the start of the full Century Ride and there is only limited parking at the start of the 65 mile ride (Metric Century). Vans, buses, and trucks/trailers will haul riders and their bikes to the starting point of both rides.
Again, please don’t leave a car at the start – make arrangements!

Aid Stations/Support: Support is all along the route (details below) and Aid Stations will offer water, fruit, and other snacks, including some provided by Odd Fellows’ Bakery. A SAG wagon will follow the last rider all day to the finish. Other volunteers with 2-way radios will be driving the course throughout the day. Look for the orange flagging on their mirrors. If you have trouble, stop, wait, and flag them down. Sherriff’s Dept. and Highway Patrol will also be on the route.

Carry with you: appropriate layers of clothing for Idaho weather conditions, sunscreen, your favorite sports drink or special food, spare tires/pump. Carry a cell phone; there will be some sections of the course with service.


Saturday, February 4, 2017

White Owl Road Fat Bike

Jeff, Tony, and I set out today with the objective of finding a good quality fat bike ride within reasonable proximity to Rexburg with a shorter approach to the forest than the current winter access to Moody Creek and Lyons Creek. Our search took us to the White Owl Road. County road maintenance ends at a large potato cellar just east of the Moody Creek Canyon with a large area cleared for snowmobile parking.
Conditions were not ideal today (windy, snow a little soft) but they were really not bad. I have ridden the White Owl Road the opposite direction on a gravel bike but never in the winter. It is a fairly long gradual climb of about five miles to the high point of the White Owl Road (and a long easy cruise to return to the parking area) with the potential to extend the ride on groomed snowmobile trails.