The 2018 October Trek will be October 6 and 7 on the Weiser River Trail.
Registration is at Blue Circle Sports
October Trek Rider’s Manual Rider requirements and event details
Aileen Frey produced a video of the event each of the first two years. Outdoor Idaho covered two riders at October Trek 2015
October Trek Video 2012
October Trek Video 2013
Outdoor Idaho – My Excellent Adventure
The ride starts early Saturday morning with cyclists meeting at Weiser Trailhead for a bus ride to West Pine Trailhead to meet up with the bicycle hauler. Once reunited with their bikes, riders head down the trail through the valley surrounded by pine covered hills to a refreshment stop at Starkey. The trail flattens and the valley widens for a ride through agricultural land to Council Trailhead for lunch. The ride proceeds south of Council through the beautiful Weiser River canyon to Goodrich Trailhead for refreshments and on to Mundo Hot Springs where the baggage is waiting at camp. A dip in the hot pool and some visiting is in order after camp is set up. Supper is served at camp and there is opportunity to enjoy another dip in the hot pool along with the cool, crisp air and night sky in the broad valley of the Weiser River.
Sunday morning dawns with possibility of frost on your tent. After packing up gear, it is back on the bike for a 2 mile ride to the warm hospitality at Bucky’s cafe or Ranch House Cafe in Cambridge where a great breakfast and opportunity for a hot beverage await. After warming and fueling, riders head out to explore the southern end of the trail including the 20 mile section of the Weiser River south of Midvale which can only be accessed by the trail. Lunch is at Presley Trailhead and then it is a short 12 mile ride to the Weiser Trailhead and into the vehicles for the trip home and storytelling of a great weekend on the October Trek.
Read the Rider’s Manual at the link above for specific details of the event. We hope you will join us on this fun event and enjoy the hospitality of the businesses along the Weiser River Trail. Also take a look at the 2013 October Trek Photos page.
If you are considering an additional night’s stay either before or after the October Trek, visit the list of lodging opportunities with Weiser River Trail member camping and motel businesses at http://weiserrivertrail.org/wheretostay.html.