August 16, 2016 (BOISE, ID)– The Kristin Armstrong Bikeway will be filled with road cycling enthusiasts Saturday morning– participants in the Annual Bogus Basin Hill Climb. 2016 marks the 44th year for this challenging 16-mile race, a local tradition which starts at the base of Bogus Basin Road at Curling Drive and finishes at the base area of Bogus Basin.
This year’s event marks the launch of a partnership between Bogus Basin and event sponsor, George’s Cycles, with a portion of every entry fee being donated to help fund the building of new mountain biking trails on the mountain. “The Bogus Hill Climb is excited to work with the recreation area and donate $25.00 of every entry,” said Mike Cooley, owner of George’s Cycles. “We appreciate this partnership and generous support” said Bogus Basin General Manager, Brad Wilson. “Just this week, we received approval from our Board of Directors to move forward with the development of a master plan for mountain biking trails on the mountain, so the donations will be put to great use.”
Another first for this year’s Hill Climb is the addition of a 21 mile dirt course for mountain bikers. The Dirt Division will start at the 8th Street extension and continue up to Ridge Road, adding 500 additional vertical feet of climbing, before finishing at the base area.
Also planned for Saturday is an all-day Music on the Mountain festival, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing. The event features live music outside JR Simplot Lodge by David Andrews Band, Steve Fulton Music, and Walter Ego. The public is encouraged to attend, and activities also include chairlift rides, a bike shuttle from JR Simplot Lodge to Pioneer Lodge, free bike demos and repairs, numerous nonprofit and retail demos and booths and full food and beverage service at JR Simplot Lodge.
Bogus Basin Road Closure
The Bogus Basin Road will be closed at the Curling Drive for the 9:00am race start. There will be a rolling closure along the road until approximately 11:30am.
12:00-1:40PM: David Andrews Band
2:00-4:40PM: Steve Fulton Music
5:00-7:00PM: Walter Ego
Bogus Basin Hill Climb Start Times
8:00am: Mountain Bike Hill Climb starts at 8th Street extension and Sunset Peak Road
9:00am: Road bike start at Bogus Basin Road and Curling Drive
Bogus Basin Operating Hours/Services
11:00am-4:00pm: Deerpoint Chairlift operating for scenic rides & bike transport
11:00am-4:00pm: Bike shuttle from Simplot to Pioneer Lodge ($10 single/$25 unlimited)
11:00am-7:00pm: JR Simplot Lodge open for full food & beverage service
For more information, visit www.bogusbasin.org.
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and two people-mover carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org.