COVID19 – The October Trek 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 October Trek is a two day, fully supported bike ride of the entire 85 mile Weiser River Trail.
The ride is sponsored by Friends of the Weiser River Trail.
Dates: First Saturday and Sunday of October – October 2 & 3, 2021
Registration: Registration at Blue Circle Sports. Limit 45 riders. No late registrations. See the Rider’s Manual for wait list information. If you have non-riders accompanying you, register them for meals and camping.
Information for Riders:
October Trek Rider’s Manual – Things to know before the ride
Liability Release form – Please complete and bring to check in Saturday
Weiser Trailhead Location Map
Start point near New Meadows Map
Lortz Trestle Detour Map
Route from the trail to Mundo Hot Spring Map
Video of previous year’s rides – Fun is had by all
We are fortunate to have some video available to show how much fun this ride will be.
October Trek Video 2012 Produced by Aileen Frey
October Trek Video 2013 Produced by Aileen Frey
My Excellent Adventure Starts at 31:00 minutes. Produced by Outdoor Idaho you must be a member to watch. Join at IPTV Passport Membership – Scroll Down for information
The ride starts early Saturday morning with cyclists bringing their bikes to 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 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 of Cambridge’s restaurants 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 back to 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.