When asked how to get between Boise and Mountain Home on a bicycle without riding on I-84 and without riding the Old Oregon Trail, which is dirt road, I haven’t been able to give a good answer. Until now.
From Bike Touring News to the eastern most exit off of I-84 it is 14 miles. Take Federal Way south past Gowen Road to Memory Lane and turn right to the freeway Exit 59B. Actually, this route does mean about 8 or nine miles on the freeway, but the shoulder is wide and smooth and rumble strips divide it from the traffic. Ride to Exit 71 Mayfield Road. Turn left across the freeway to Desert Wind Road. Turn right and follow Desert Wind as it becomes W. Tilli Road. Turn right on Ditto Creek Road which crosses I-84 to the junction with Old Oregon Trail Highway. Turn left and parallel the freeway into Mountain Home. This is not the most scenic route in the world, but it will get you to Mountain Home and from there Old Highway 30 takes you to points East.
August 6, 2014
Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route
So we found the Bear Pete Trail and rode it. Here's proof. Watch for the new page with links to posts with current-ish conditions of these routes. The page link will be in the right column. Bear Pete Trail from Aileen Frey on Vimeo.
July 31, 2014
NO WHINING My initial response to this misery is to put the blame on someone and then to either make hurtful comments to that person or pout; preferably both. This is not the way I had wanted to go. My route would have been much easier and would have involved effortless pedaling through be-flowered high [...]
July 22, 2014
The Ostrich S-2 saddlebag is a traditional canvas saddlebag meant to be attached to the loops built into the rear of most leather saddles. These are made in Japan; "Excellent Equipment of Pack and Carrying Gear for All Cyclists at Heart" Nice! It has been discovered, although not by me, that this bag also fits [...]
July 17, 2014
Leana Niemand has ridden her bike in more countries than most people will ever visit. She started in South Africa seven years ago and as she says "..once you're on the road, there's just no reason to stop" Bike Touring News caught up with her in Boise last week and recorded our conversation to create [...]