COVID19 – The Annual Bike Ride will be held within existing COVID guidelines. Masks and social distancing will be used during registration and when gathering in groups. Bus riders will be required to wear masks and the bus will be capable of carrying a full complement of 45 riders according to current information. As always, we request your cooperation to help us keep the group safe during the ride.
The Weiser River Trail is open. We encourage you to ride!
The Annual Bike ride is a one day, fully supported bike ride. There are two options for length of ride (28 miles or 48 miles). The ride is sponsored by Friends of the Weiser River Trail.
Date: June 5, 2021
Registration: Register starting in February or March at Blue Circle Sports. Rider limits so register early. No registrations accepted after May 24.
Shirts: Shirt is a short sleeve cotton. Riders registered before May 20 are guaranteed to receive the an event shirt.
Short Ride: This ride departs from the Council, Idaho trailhead at 9:00 am. Riders are shuttled to the northern end of the trail near New Meadows. It is a 28 mile ride back to Council. The route is mostly downhill and is excellent for beginner riders. The northern 20 miles of the trail is in forested canyons with rivers and bridges. The final 8 miles of the ride is through agricultural land with sections of the trail lined by trees. Map to Council Trailhead
Long Ride: This ride departs from the Cambridge, Idaho trailhead at 8:15 am. Riders are shuttled to the northern end of the trail near New Meadows. It is a 48 mile ride back to Cambridge. The route is the same description as the short ride with the addition of 6 miles along the rolling hills south of Council and 14 miles along the Weiser River canyon to Cambridge. Map to Cambridge Trailhead
Start Location: The ride starts about 2.3 miles west of New Meadows at the intersection of West Pine and Mountain View which is just off Highway 95 on the south side of the road. Riders can notify the ride director and meet at this location instead of riding the shuttle. Map to start location
Food: There is a lunch stop at Council Senior Center. A light snack and water are available about 17 miles from the start of the ride. There is no snack for the Cambridge riders after the lunch at Council.
Support: Both rides are supported by cyclists traveling with the groups and a sweep that assures everyone is off the trail.