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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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Help Foothills trails by volunteering Saturday, March 22

AV trail

Photo by Roger Phillips SWIMBA and Broken Spoke Cycling are having a trail repair/work day starting at 8 a.m. Saturday at Avimor subdivision, north of Boise off Idaho 55. Work crews will fix multiple sections throughout the trail system. Volunteers

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Veterans Trail closed due to misuse, Ridge to Rivers reports

I wrote about problems with this trail in the past, which included people walking on muddy trails, letting dogs roam free, and disrespecting the cemetery that’s near the trail. Well, looks like we now have a worst-case scenario. This was

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If you love mountain biking, become a trail volunteer

Mountain bikers obviously love riding trails, but ingrained in the sport is a love of building them as well. That DIY ethic has a checkered past, but volunteers now have a good history of working with land managers and building

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