The Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association has been building trails and advocating for mountain biking and trails for two decades, and the group is inviting to public to celebrate. The event will run from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes a group costume ride, a bike and parts swap, and food and beverages provided by Hyde Park Pub and
“Celebrating twenty years as a local, non-profit dedicated to maintaining and growing the trail system in
the Southwest Idaho underscores the value our community places on public access to open space and
the quality of life our citizens here enjoy,” said Mike Edwards, SWIMBA President. “We hope to see all
our members at the event and welcome those who value our trail system to come out and learn more
The costume ride departs at 11 a.m. from Joyride Cycles 1306 Alturas Street in Hyde Park.
Participants are encouraged to dress in attire inspired by 1992. Details of the ride can be found on
SWIMBA’s Facebook page. Following the ride, there will be a bike and parts swap in the parking lot
adjacent to Hyde Park Pub & Grill. Those interested in selling their gear at the swap should contact Phil
at Joyride Cycles to book booth space. Hyde Park Pub & Grill will be grilling food and serving beverages
during the event.
When SWIMBA was founded in 1992, the Boise Front had a trail network largely comprised of jeep
roads and a few, primitive single tracks. Today, Boise’s foothills have over 130 miles of trails. In addition,
SWIMBA has focused trail building efforts in other areas, including Bogus Basin, Wilson Creek in the
Owyhee Mountains, the Eagle Bike Park and Avimor off highway 55.
“SWIMBA has been busy completing new trails this year at Avimor and will continue working with our
partners to expand trail networks in Southwest Idaho for years to come,” said Edwards. “We’re excited
about the direction in which SWIMBA is headed and look forward to another successful twenty years of