Boise Bike Week may barely be a memory at this point, but the city is already gearing up for another two weeks of cycle mayhem at the hand—er, handlebar—of Boise Bicycle Project's Pedal for the People festival.
Events include some standard group-ride outings like Much Ado About Bikes (a commute to Idaho Shakespeare Festival for a play) and the tweed ride. But Pedal for the People also cranks up the awesome with more daring offerings like a kid's bike hill climb challenge at Camel's Back Park, a longest-skid contest to win a growler of beer from Crooked Fence Brewing and the Bare As You Dare Ride--the closest Idaho is likely to get to a naked ride--on Saturday, June 16.
This year's Pedal for the People will also feature a clinic on playing bike polo, a mountain bike scavenger hunt around Military Reserve Park on Tuesday, June 12, and the return of the Helladrome on Saturday, June 9, the most absurd bike race in town.
But if none of that appeals to you, then don't just sit around complaining. Come up with your own bike event and submit it to the calendar. Pedal for the People is by design a crowdsourced event, meaning anyone who wants to submit an event can. And while there is obviously no shortage of badass bike events, there is still room for plenty more, with the festival continuing through Saturday, June 23. Visit boisebicycleproject.org for more information and a full calendar.