Cyclists who love road riding have plenty of options in Boise. The Boise Greenbelt from Eagle to Boise to Lucky Peak Dam is a main artery for road cyclists itching for long-distance biking. From the town of Eagle, road bikers can take off on Idaho Highway 55 and climb Horseshoe Bend Hill 23 miles to the town of Horseshoe Bend, or just turn around when they hit the summit of the hill. Cyclists can do Floating Feather and Hill roads from Eagle to Boise, or just climb the 16 miles and 4,000 feet on Bogus Basin Road to Bogus Basin ski area.
East of Boise, popular routes include the Greenbelt to Discovery Park below Lucky Peak Dam or further up to Hilltop Summit. From the Greenbelt and Eckert Road, cyclists can wind their way toward Federal Way and then out Gowen Road for a long-distance loop.
Farm roads on the outskirts of Boise, Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, and Caldwell link the cities throughout the Treasure Valley to add up to 100 or more miles of riding. Another popular ride is from Kuna out Swan Falls Road with side trips to Celebration Park or Swan Falls Dam on the Snake River.
Groups: Lactic Acid Cycling
Races/Events: Boise Cycling
Retailers: George’s Cycles