Cycle for Independence — May 18, 2019 The bike ride features options of a metric century (66 miles), 25 miles or 10 miles. A fund-raiser for National Federation of the Blind. 20th Anniversary ride in 2018. Starts at Riverglen Junior High School, Boise. Facebook page.
Just for the Hill of It Bike Challenge — June 1, 2019 A 13-mile bike ride up Old White Bird Grade in Grangeville, followed by lunch at Hammer Creek Recreational Park. Benefits the Syringa Hospice program.
Ride for Hope — June 8, 2019 Raises funds for healthcare for the medically underserved in the Treasure Valley. Four bike route options of 19 miles to metric century are offered. Starts and ends in Kuna, near Boise.
CHaFE 150 — June 15, 2019 The bike ride raises money for families dealing with autism. Starting in Sandpoint, the cycling route rolls through northern Idaho and western Montana. The 150 mile route is a grand loop around the Cabinet Mountains—a frontal range of the Rocky Mountains of Idaho and Montana. Shorter options of 100, 80, 40, or 30 miles and a family friendly ride. Limited to 500 cyclists.
Goldilocks Ride —
June 23, 2018 (No Idaho ride. See website for rides in Provo, Utah, and Las Vegas, Nevada. This first-ever women’s only ride in Idaho begins at Settlers Park in Meridian. Options of 20, 40, 60, 80, and 100 miles.
Elk City Cycle — June 29, 2019 Century ride with no major hills. Gradual climbs into Elk City with beautiful river view. No shoulder, so organizer urge wearing light or bright colors. Harpster, ID.
Ride Idaho — July 13-20, 2019 The tour heads to southwestern Idaho in 2019 for a multi-day bike loop out of Boise. Overnight stays in Lowman, Garden Valley, Emmett, Homedale, Marsing, and Swan Falls. About 355 miles.
Fondo on the Palouse — July 20, 2019 The bicycling event features three courses of 15, 50, and 100 miles, all beginning in Moscow, Idaho. The longer route goes through Pullman, WA.
4 Summit Challenge — July 27, 2019 Starting in Cascade, the bike tour proceeds down Main Street to Warm Lake Road. From there, riders can choose to ride 1-2 summits or 3-4 summits–up to 90 miles round trip–to return to the Legion Hall. Options of 28 to 90 miles. Limited to 400 bicyclists.
I Made the Grade — June 8, 2019 — Just 18 miles long, but this bike ride gains 2,000 feet in elevation on the Old Spiral Highway outside Lewiston, Idaho. Not a race; but finishers do get a T-shirt. Sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church of Clarkston for many years; now a fund-raiser for the Clarkston High School Band.
Bike MS – Road, Sweat and Gears — see August .
Dylan Dean Generosity Bike Ride — See September Idaho bike rides.
(Anyone with rides for this list, please contact me at ebis50 at yahoo dot com.)