Photo by Aaron Nelson with permission
Boise is home to some of the best MTB terrain in the U.S. Our proximity to the Boise Front provides us with access to Hulls Gulch, Military Reserve and trails that extend virtually to the top of the mountains that are a backdrop for the North End. Plus Bogus Basin is offering new MTB opportunities as well!
The following is a very small guide to some of the great mountain biking available around the North End. Also included is a summary of groups that serve the mountain biking community in Boise and beyond. And remember to visit North End restaurants to get recharged!
Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association – SWIMBA
SWIMBA was formed in 1992 to promote socially responsible and environmentally correct cycling in the Boise Front and public lands throughout the region. With approximately 300 members SWIMBA works with federal, state and local agencies to maintain trails in the Boise foothills area. There are approximately 55 miles of trails within easy riding distance of the city of Boise, Idaho.
“To create and enhance mountain biking opportunities in Southwest Idaho by: educating trail users about safe and responsible trail use educating the public about the values and benefits of mountain biking; educating the public about the value of open space and natural resource preservation; promoting appreciation of and care for public lands; building and maintaining trail systems for public use; and encouraging dialogue between trail users and public/private landowners”.
To visit the SWIMBA website – click here.
Ridge to Rivers
The Boise Foothills rise above Idaho’s Capitol and largest city, providing a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through these hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 130 miles of trail, there is something for everyone. The website below will provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the Foothills without hurting them, and information about the area you may find interesting.
To visit the Ridge to Rivers website click here.
BOMBB (Boise Off-Road Mountain Bike Babes) is a mountain biking club for women of all ages in the Boise metropolitan area. All skill levels are welcome, from beginner to expert. Activities include group rides and monthly potlucks. Any member can post a ride and invite others to join her. The group has merged with the Boise Women’s Hiking Network and they can be found on Facebook by clicking here.
Wild Rockies (race series)
Wild Rockies invites you to enjoy excellent venues and great times in Idaho. We are honored to produce quality cycling and running events for quality people, who are serious about having fun. Thanks for joining us and racing in the Wild Rockies!
To visit the Wild Rockies website – click here.