Idaho to come through Cottonwood
Ride Idaho, an annual cycling tour, is coming to the Camas Prairie and North Central Idaho this summer.
350 bicyclists from 30 states and 2 provinces will pedal 400 miles from New Meadows to Moscow, August 5 – 11. Riders will make their way North with overnight stops in White Bird,
Cottonwood, Elk City, Grangeville, Winchester, and Genesee until the finish in Moscow on the
Ride Idaho seeks to “show off” the history, culture and hospitality of Idaho’s smaller communities, as well as make a positive impact on their economies by hiring non-profit organizations, and local clubs and businesses to provide meals, porter services and entertainment as fund-raising opportunities.
The tour will camp at city parks, community fairgrounds or school properties. Ride Idaho provides them with mobile showers, restrooms, bike mechanics and route safety support. Through careful planning and authorization from Idaho Department of Transportation, this year’s route is planned for mostly secondary roads but occasionally uses Highway 95. So be on the look out August 5 – 11, although you probably won’t miss the signage and support vehicles, not to mention all those riders.
The tour is organized and administered by Ride Idaho, a 501(c) 3, non-profit organization. Rider fees go toward Ride Idaho’s goals of providing a positive economic impact to Idaho’s communities, promoting healthy, active lifestyles and raising awareness of safe cycling. You can register for the ride at www.rideidaho.org or call (208) 830-9564. For more information contact Susy at firstname.lastname@example.org, (208) 830-9564.