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Weather is perfect for mountain biking in the Foothills

Spring MTB

Photo by Roger Phillips Every sport has its prime season, and it’s now if you’re a mountain biker. Trails are in great shape – dry, but not dusty. Firm and traction is good, but with occasional patches of sand and

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Volunteers build a new trail at Avimor

AVIMOR trail

Photo by Roger Phillips Crews from the Southwest Idaho Mountain Bike Association, DaVita Dialysis, and many other volunteers put the finishing touches on a new beginner trail at Avimor on Sunday. While SWIMBA has built and maintained many trails, this

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See what fat tire biking in the snow is like from a biker’s view

Idaho Statesman photographer Darin Oswald and I went to the Wood River Valley last week with Idaho Public Television producer Aaron Kunz and Videographer Pat Metzler in our first effort to forge a partnership between our two mediums. Out of

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Trails update: Lower Foothills fair to good, Avimor not ready yet

Photo by Roger Phillips. File photo, not current conditions. David Gordon of Ridge to Rivers said Monday, Feb. 24 that Foothills trails are “in better shape than most of us would think, not great, but drying quickly.” He said people

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Bogus’ new bike trail sets a new standard

It’s not completed yet, but I rode about 3 miles on Bogus Basin’s new “Around the Mountain” trail, and I was impressed. Trail designers have so far done an excellent job building it so it nicely flows with the terrain.

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Park City Mountain Biking off to a great start

With three world-class resorts and 400 miles of trail, it was a refreshing surprise to start our riding on a public trail near a Park City neighborhood. It showed you don’t have to do the resort scene to enjoy some

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