Friends of the Weiser River Trail is a nonprofit organization that owns and operates the 85-mile Weiser River Trail. The FWRT acquired the right-of-way from Union Pacific and opened the trail in 1997. Since that time, they have continually improved all aspects of the trail with the vision of having a premier quality recreation facility. They receive support from members, local businesses, volunteers, and others. You too can help support the longest rail trail in Idaho. It is open free to the public. Become a member at their website and receive discounts for trail events. Visit www.weiserrivertrail.org for more information.
BIKE RIDES: FWRT sponsors two bike events on the trail. One is a two-day ride of the entire trail with overnight camping at Mundo Hot Springs. The other is a one-day ride from West Pine to Council or Cambridge. Visit FWRT Bike Rides if you are interested in riding either of these cycling events in 2016. There is also a custom bike jersey for the Weiser River Trail. Visit the bike jersey page for more information.
FUND RAISER: Each year, the FWRT conducts a fund raising event in conjunction with the Albertson’s Boise Open Golf Tournament held the second week in July. The funds raised in 2014 were slightly in excess of $52,000 and were used to match grant monies from Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. Those grants were for improvements. Over the years, the fund raiser and grants have provided monies for trailhead parking areas, trail surfacing, weed control, erosion repairs, kiosks, toilets, etc. The FWRT has acquired additional land near the Wye for a trailhead and campground.
HOW TO DONATE: You can donate to the FWRT by purchasing tickets to the Albertson’s Boise Open Golf Tournament at this website link. Be sure to identify Friends of the Weiser River Trail as your benefiting organization. Each dollar you pay for tickets becomes slightly over $2.00 in monies to the trail.
WHAT YOU GET: Your tickets allow you access to the tournament held at Hillcrest Country Club in Boise. Grounds tickets are adequate for all parts of the event. This includes some concerts, putt to win a car contest, hole-in-one contest, a Sunday breakfast, junior golf clinic, Alberson’s tent (FREE FOOD), Family Day (Food, Drinks, Games, Prizes, and Reptile Show), free parking and shuttles. All much more exciting than the golf tournament. But you also can watch some very good golfers. If you order extra tickets, you can take your friends with you.