Idaho Hot Springs, Singletrack, & Map Giveaway

Feb 25, 2014

Adventure Cycling is excited to announce the release of the Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route Maps!

Maps are now available for Adventure Cycling Association’s Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route (IHSMBR). The brand-new, two-map set guides cyclists through the breathtaking landscape of central Idaho along a spectacular 518-mile off-pavement route, offering four substantial singletrack options and featuring access to more than 50 hot springs in the Gem State. 

The first IHSMBR map section features the main, off-pavement route — a looped route that primarily follows dirt roads for 518 miles, with a few stretches of pavement in the mix. Cyclists planning a trip on the main route need only to have a basic understanding of mountain-bike riding technique. However, cyclists attempting any of the four singletrack options, featured on the second, supplementary map section, should know their own ability and prepare for challenging conditions. Some sections of the singletrack are expert-only riding (or hike-a-biking for those who aren’t experts).

The Singletrack Options Map features 228 miles of singletrack, which is a departure from anything we’ve offered before. Riders who choose to ride any of the four unique singletrack sections should be prepared to face river fordings, unmanicured trails, downed trees, and plenty of hike-a-bikes. This can be daunting to some, but for those seeking a true backcountry experience with epic views, primitive camping, and mountain biking, it can also be incredibly rewarding.

Hike-a-biking on the singletrack options

We know you're as excited as we are to get out and ride the IHSMBR this summer. For those who have never bikepacked mountainous singletrack before and are thinking about attempting these sections, Adventure Cycling Cartographer Casey Greene, creator of the route, recommends 5 ways to prepare for the singletrack:

Do some off-bike training before your trip

This can include hiking, running, climbing, backcountry skiing, or upper body strength training. The point is to mix it up and get you body used to different scenarios so when it's late in the day and you're faced with a 1000-foot, off-camber hike-a-bike, you’ll be able to make it to your planned destination. 

Lower your mileage expectations

First, figure out the mileage you’re accomplishing on dirt roads in a day. Then, to be safe, cut that mileage in half, or even a third to plan your mileage for these singletrack options. It all depends on the conditions you encounter on the trail — the conditions will dictate how fast you can move. For instance, one week a trail might have tons of downed trees, the next it may be cleared.

Take it easy

Don’t kill yourself out there. If you’re red-lining it up a climb early in the day, you may run out of juice before making it to your destination, which could be a sweet hot spring. Consider hike-a-biking to save some energy, and take lots of breaks if you need to — especially to stop and enjoy the scenery.

Go as lightweight as possible

It’s pretty simple: The less weight you carry, the easier it is to carry that weight up mountains.

Bring extra food

Trail conditions may force you to be out longer than expected. It will ease your mind to bring an extra half-day's worth of snacks.

Rough trails, river fordings, and downed trees are some of the obstacles riders will face
on the singletrack options.

At this point, I hope I haven’t scared everybody away from attempting these singletrack options. They are hard, I’ll give you that, but they also travel through some of the most spectacular country I’ve ever pulled a bike through. Some of the descents are world class, as are some of the hot springs. I could go on and on about an awesome view here, or a good fishing hole there, but at the end of the day, I think it’s best to let everyone pick up some maps and go discover central Idaho for themselves. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Post and photos by Casey Greene

To celebrate the release of our newest mountain-bike route, and our first-ever route featuring singletrack, we'll be giving away two complete IHSMBR mapsets this week. For a chance to win a mapset, simply comment on this blog post. We'll draw two winners at random on Friday. The winners will be contacted via email. 

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Facebook/Newsletter: Maps are now available for Adventure Cycling Association’s Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route. The brand-new two-map set guides cyclists through the breathtaking landscape of central Idaho along a spectacular 518-mile off-pavement route, offering four substantial singletrack options, and featuring access to more than 50 hot springs in the Gem State. http://bit.ly/idahohotsprings

BIKEPACKER is written by Casey Greene and Paul Hansbarger, Adventure Cycling staff, guest bloggers, part-time adventure seekers, and gear nerds alike.

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Bryce Jenkins

I am very excited about this and planned on buying it friday, but if there's a chance to win it, hey why not.

Gonna share this with every rider I know, this is in my back yard and a wonderful area.

February 25, 2014, 12:09 PM
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Sean Spellacy

Mountain biking, trout fishing AND hot springs...sign me up!!!

February 25, 2014, 1:13 PM
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Thressa Fogleman

I was watching Ride the Divide on Netflix-that lead me to the Adventure Cycling...I didn't know abt this group and am glad to have found you-this route sounds amazing!!

February 26, 2014, 3:13 PM
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Doug Morkner Brown

Drat, first thing I did was buy the set!

March 1, 2014, 8:55 AM
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Mike Wachs

This route looks like a beautiful dream. I hope one day I can do some part of this!

February 25, 2014, 12:10 PM
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Michael Carbin

It's fantastic to know that ASA has taken an effort to supply adventures to all types of cycling, can't wait to ride this. Thank you

February 25, 2014, 12:11 PM
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Pam Emerson

This bike route looks amazing! So excited for this!

February 25, 2014, 12:14 PM
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Doug Dunlop

This is great news, I think Vik wants us to do this in 2015. Maybe with kids.

February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM
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Josh Henry

Idaho, My home state! Some of the most wonderful mountain bike trails, paths, and views anywhere in the United States. I am thrilled to see this trail, and look forward to riding it someday. Thanks ACA for publishing these maps and route information.

February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM
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Brendan Pheasant

Looking forward to heading back to the States & bikepacking this summer 2015.

February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM
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Doug Lynne

This is awesome! Another trip for the 'really want to do' list!

February 25, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Joshua Parrish

Super stoked on the Idaho Hot Springs route! Going to ride it this summer, and I plan to bring my kids (elementary school age) on some of the easier terrain, then tackle a bit of single track on my own. Would be great to win a map... can't wait!

February 25, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Erin Phillips

I would LOVE to win this! Thanks for the great giveaway!

February 25, 2014, 12:30 PM
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brad steiner

This is great, really enjoyed the springs on the Trans-Am route. Let's do this!

February 25, 2014, 12:30 PM
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Peter Bobach

Thumps up from Denmark - Maybe I should do this route in 2022 - the 25th year of my trip on the divide ;-)

February 25, 2014, 12:33 PM
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Caitlin

Another great bike trip to look forward to!!

February 25, 2014, 12:34 PM
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Josh G

As an ex-east coaster, I'm awed by all the hot springs out West here, putting them on 1 route sounds like heaven.

February 25, 2014, 12:34 PM
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carl duellman

sign me up.

February 25, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Sally Thompson

Can't pass up a chance for free trail maps!

February 25, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Bill Dabney

Can't wait to check this out!

February 25, 2014, 12:41 PM
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Josh

I can't wait to get out there and give some (or all) of this route a try!

February 25, 2014, 12:42 PM
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John Cole

I am amazed at the pictures and will try to ride this one day .Thanks for posting

February 25, 2014, 12:44 PM
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Matt Price

This looks deluxe, chilling in hot spring after a long day of riding? Yes please!

February 25, 2014, 12:47 PM
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Allan Metts

Looks like a great ride!

February 25, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Brooke Flesner

Riding through Idaho was my favorite part of my TransAm tour - I would love to do this one!!!!

February 25, 2014, 12:54 PM
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dan

Hrm, MTB's and Hot Springs my 2 favorite things, time to change my summer plans.

February 25, 2014, 12:57 PM
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Pete Dougherty

This sounds pretty cool! Idaho has so many cool places.

February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM
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Jeff

Great news!

February 25, 2014, 1:01 PM
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John Gialanella

Been looking for a reason to visit a friend who recently moved to McCall.....I guess this is it!

February 25, 2014, 1:03 PM
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Chris Cahill

This is so cool! Thanks for all of the work you do.

February 25, 2014, 1:08 PM
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Mike Tunley

A buddy and I used to play on the fire roads and trails around Lake Pend Oreille during breaks at college in Spokane...Idaho is beautiful...

February 25, 2014, 1:10 PM
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Cheree Sorensen

I could see me and the hubs doing this together

February 25, 2014, 1:10 PM
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Vann

Don't tell anyone else about this!!

February 25, 2014, 1:14 PM
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Cheree Sorensen

The hubby and I would love this

February 25, 2014, 1:14 PM
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Gracie Cole

This route has gone straight to the top of my list!

February 25, 2014, 1:17 PM
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Dan Schuller

love it! out there as soon as possible....

February 25, 2014, 1:20 PM
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Caroline

Wow! Looks so fun!

February 25, 2014, 1:21 PM
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Stephen

This is great!

February 25, 2014, 1:29 PM
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Kevin

Wayta go Idaho! Road trip!

February 25, 2014, 1:37 PM
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Justin Smith

A great route complement to the Great Divide, and I hope a sign of further off-pavement adventure route mapping. Great job guys. I am thinking it would be a great relationship test for my lady and I.

February 25, 2014, 1:38 PM
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Stine Hansen

Rad!

February 25, 2014, 1:48 PM
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Ginger Jui

STOOOOOOKKKEEED! A friend and I will be doing this route in June. I'm buying the maps today and what the hell, if I win, I'll give the other set away.

February 25, 2014, 1:51 PM
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Eric Neiwert

These pictures remind me of my home state. It is truly a gem and I look forward to finding out more about this route.

February 25, 2014, 1:54 PM
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Melinda

so excited! thanks ACA, can't wait to get back on my bike!

February 25, 2014, 1:55 PM
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Teresa

Another reason this is the greatest state.

February 25, 2014, 1:59 PM
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Norman

We'll definitely be doing some or all of the singletrack route this summer.

February 25, 2014, 2:00 PM
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tex n.

That route looks spectacular! I'm hoping to check out at least part this summer....

February 25, 2014, 2:11 PM
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Sam Bell

Nothing heals the body better after a day of dirt touring than HOT SPRINGS!!!!

February 25, 2014, 2:14 PM
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geo

Exciting! Suggestions for best time of year for doing this?

February 25, 2014, 2:16 PM
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Brenton

I've been looking forward to this release for months! Can't wait to ride it!

February 25, 2014, 2:27 PM
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Caitlin Hofmeister

Yeah, Idaho! Thanks Adventure Cycling!

February 25, 2014, 2:31 PM
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Nick Fuller

Hmm route maps released just as I'm starting to plan my epic 30th summer bikepacking trip. Sweet coincidence!

February 25, 2014, 2:32 PM
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Noah

I've spent some time in a few Idaho hot springs, mostly ones accessible by car. I would love to give this trip a try.

February 25, 2014, 2:35 PM
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Eric Hendrickson

We are very excted about giving the route a try next summer. Thanks for all your work.

February 25, 2014, 2:38 PM
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Alex Jones

Truly gorgeous country. Looking forward to the cycle!

February 25, 2014, 2:39 PM
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Aslan

I already bought the set but since I am going in July with a buddy it is always useful to have two. See you all out there in July. Thanks to Casey and ACA for all the work on this route.

February 25, 2014, 2:47 PM
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Julie

Hurrah to ACA for publishing another Mtn Bike route! More please.

February 25, 2014, 2:56 PM
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Ben

Wow, Idaho looks beautiful! This looks like a good 2015 option, seeing as I am already getting ready for the GDMBR this summer. Always exciting to see new maps come out, keep up the good work!

February 25, 2014, 2:56 PM
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Teddy Kisch

I've been waiting impatiently since word of this route hit the press last year. Great to have it out!

February 25, 2014, 3:06 PM
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Doug

So exciting to see this new route and more bike packing opportunities! Thanks ACA!

February 25, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Elie

Pretty sure I could do the dirt road version on my LHT :) sounds amazing!

February 25, 2014, 3:14 PM
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Paul

Looks great, looking forward to some hot springs!

February 25, 2014, 3:15 PM
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John Pickron

Hooray for Epic Rides!!!

February 25, 2014, 3:18 PM
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Eric Benjamin

Whoa. This just entered my bucket of must-do rides.

February 25, 2014, 3:43 PM
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Jamie Robertson

Nice work! I can't wait to see the maps.

February 25, 2014, 3:47 PM
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geo

Exciting! Any recommendations for best time of year to ride this?

February 25, 2014, 3:49 PM
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Ben Schapiro

Nothing better than touring on dirt roads. Very glad the map set supports that option.

February 25, 2014, 3:53 PM
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erik

i will definitely be looking to incorporate some or all of this in a planned ride starting up north.

February 25, 2014, 4:06 PM
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Tobin!

Free maps, hot springs and bikepacking? what's not to like!

February 25, 2014, 4:07 PM
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Tim

can't wait to ride this route and read about other's experiences along this route! with the ride Adventure Cycling reported on that went through the Frank Church/River of No Return area, Idaho is shaping up to have some epic multi day gravel grinding routes!

February 25, 2014, 4:17 PM
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Wilson

Idaho is one of the remaining states I have yet to visit. This could make it more interesting...

February 25, 2014, 4:21 PM
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Andy Hill

As a result of my accident last July I've spent the last 7 months relatively sedentary. I'm chomping at the bit to get out and enjoy the outdoors again after my upcoming surgery. This would be a great way to do it!

February 25, 2014, 4:31 PM
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Jill Bodnar

YAY maps!! YAY new epic mountain bike dreams!! Thanks for all the hard work ACA!

February 25, 2014, 4:34 PM
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Leadbettr

Hot Springs and Bike Touring? Yes please.

February 25, 2014, 4:40 PM
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Holly Deluca

This looks awesome! Pick me.

February 25, 2014, 4:40 PM
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Diann Heivilin

This is exciting - what a perfect trip!

February 25, 2014, 4:54 PM
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Cody b

You guys and all of the routes you map ,is one thing that makes you very badass! Thanks so much

February 25, 2014, 4:58 PM
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Alex

Bikes, singletrack, & hot springs... what more is there to live for? Checkout my bike hot spring adventure, Utah style, albeit a lot less gnarly than anything found here - http://alexdeckard.com/fifth-water-hot-springs

February 25, 2014, 4:59 PM
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Alex

I have to say I appreciate the last note at the bottom about being prepared. Frustrating when people don't respect the area by not being prepared. Great photos and great write up. It made me want to go today.....

February 26, 2014, 9:21 AM
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a dub

Love this. More dirt routes please!

February 25, 2014, 5:00 PM
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steve

very nice twist to the usual routes. thanks.

February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM
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Andy TenBrink

I am going to need some extra vacation time this year! Idaho here we come!

February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM
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Gayle Short

I SOOOO want to do this! I was lucky to visit a couple of Idaho's natural hot springs, several years ago, and they were amazing. I've wanted to go back,ever since. Bike touring, hot springs, ... throw in a few bottles of red wine and it has the makings of the perfect trip!!

February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM
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Craig Shanklin

We rode the Great Divide Route from Mexico to Canada last year...this route looks equally fantastic. Thanks to Adventure Cycling for pursuing off-road routes that are not necessarily technical.

February 25, 2014, 5:11 PM
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Kenneth Samuel

Very excited to see this! I already had the lower loop mostly mapped out years ago and was planning to ride it soon, can't wait!

February 25, 2014, 5:13 PM
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Aslan

Another great route from ACA. Thanks for all of your hard work!

February 25, 2014, 5:44 PM
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Becca Stone

I heart hotsprings.and maps.and bikes!

February 25, 2014, 5:45 PM
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Roo from SLC

SLC bikepacking group is all over it, and we would love to have a set of maps for our trip planning. We have 160 people in a meet-up group focused on bikepacking and bicycle touring -- mostly overnights as group activities. We might be the largest *loaded / overnight* bicycle touring group in the country?

February 25, 2014, 5:49 PM
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Kimberly Brandel

Right out my back door!

February 25, 2014, 6:02 PM
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Dan Abraham

Ray, this looks sweet.

February 25, 2014, 6:24 PM
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Rachel Stevens

it is sweet!

can't wait to get out there!

February 26, 2014, 1:20 PM
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Bruce A

I posted this on facebook as soon as I heard about it. What a great way to spend a vacation, ride in beautiful country, then soak in a hot springs. Ahhh

February 25, 2014, 6:26 PM
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Cynthia Fleming

We love Idaho and would love to win a chance to take a look at your bike route and plan a trip.

February 25, 2014, 6:33 PM
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Andrew Lopatka

Looks awesome! I would love to do this soon!

February 25, 2014, 6:42 PM
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Anne Paulson

I'm in. This looks fantastic.

February 25, 2014, 7:01 PM
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Greg S.

Sounds awesome! I have been looking for a good training bike packing trip for the Tour Divide and this isn't too far from me!

February 25, 2014, 7:03 PM
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Linda Gryczan

This has got to be stunningly beautiful! Sign me up.

February 25, 2014, 7:07 PM
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Tom Knoblauch

Still seeking what I sought when I was a boy.

February 25, 2014, 7:12 PM
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Stone Cold

The Sky Was Yellow And The Sun Was Blue

February 25, 2014, 7:16 PM
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hillslayer

Krampus.

February 25, 2014, 7:20 PM
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Carey Burda

So want to try this soon. Idaho, biking, fishing, hot springs. Can't beat that!

February 25, 2014, 7:30 PM
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paul maude

May have been the first to buy them last night! Already arranged a month off work instead of an annual pay raise and plan to add the Magruder Corridor route and a side trip to ACA HQ for a bit of an epic. I have a friend who is coming along in September too so we could definitely use another set. Thanks Adventure Cycling!

February 25, 2014, 7:34 PM
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Kris Quandt

Ride, Soak, Ride, Repeat!!!!!!!!

February 25, 2014, 7:42 PM
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Curt Dewees

218 miles of singletrack. With hot springs! Wow!

February 25, 2014, 7:56 PM
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MountainJah

Looks fantastic, cannot wait to check it out. Idaho rocks. Good luck to all in winning some maps of this great new route!

February 25, 2014, 7:59 PM
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nick bonnell

Wow. That sounds like a lot of fun. Bicycles and hot springs all in Idaho. This will be a great two week vacation.

February 25, 2014, 8:02 PM
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Mark

I already ordered a set . . . but you can't have too many maps!

February 25, 2014, 8:12 PM
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Kate

Wow! Hot springs and biking - yeah!

February 25, 2014, 8:15 PM
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Ashish

Another great bike route. Thanks for the pictures too

February 25, 2014, 8:18 PM
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Adam Slota

This route is unreal! Great work routing this!

February 25, 2014, 8:27 PM
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chris

wash the dust of the ol Fargo and go North

February 25, 2014, 8:29 PM
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Mathew Bull

My wife slapped me when I showed her this, "no more maps!" I of course replied, "there's always more maps!"

February 25, 2014, 8:34 PM
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nancy smidt

Sounds like alot of fun

February 25, 2014, 8:38 PM
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Tim

This couldn't have come out at a better time. Just when cabin fever is at its peak.

February 25, 2014, 9:40 PM
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DBC

Gotta Love Idaho!!!

February 25, 2014, 9:43 PM
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Mike C

Wow! This is awesome. I've been building my bike up for something just like this.

February 25, 2014, 9:46 PM
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Rob Huguez

Have been looking forward to these maps for months!

February 25, 2014, 9:53 PM
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Nick Smolinske

I'll be heading up in August to do part of this route, and I am so excited! One hot spring every 10 miles, on average. :)

February 25, 2014, 10:12 PM
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Dane French

This sounds like a blast! I can't wait to try this one day!

February 25, 2014, 10:16 PM
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Clint Garner

Hey, I might actually get some use out of these soon! My re-entry into decent bike ownership is a rad little Haro Beasley SS (CroMoly, 650b, mech. disc brakes). Anyone wanna introduce a fella to singletrack?!

February 25, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Jake L

Summer 2015 just got a lot sweeter

February 25, 2014, 10:27 PM
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Sarah B

Finally -- the route is official! Can't wait to do this ride! :)

February 25, 2014, 10:36 PM
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Anthony Deringer

Oh man best combo ever. Send me the maps and I promise to do this trip in the next 2 years and send pictures.

February 25, 2014, 11:02 PM
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Clint Harris

Wow, looks superb!

February 25, 2014, 11:14 PM
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Shawn Mulanix

Can't wait to ride this! Those backcountry options look incredible; I might never come home!

February 25, 2014, 11:16 PM
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Patrick Dowd

I want to ride all of that.

February 26, 2014, 12:16 AM
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David Moore

Thanks for all the hard work and time it took to complete these maps. Can't wait to get out there and ride!

February 26, 2014, 1:10 AM
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Mike Kruger

This looks great!

February 26, 2014, 2:19 AM
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James Calk

Looks awesome!!!

February 26, 2014, 3:00 AM
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Tom F

Thanks Adventure Cycling for all the incredible work you do to make these rides possible!

February 26, 2014, 5:13 AM
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Allison F.

We've been talking about doing this since we moved back to UT! Thank you for all the hard work you guys do so we can enjoy life!

February 26, 2014, 5:38 AM
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Brian D

Looks like I will be needing that ECR after all.

February 26, 2014, 5:51 AM
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toddc

Looks spectacular. Another trip for the bucket list!

February 26, 2014, 5:56 AM
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Micah

Looks like fun!

February 26, 2014, 6:27 AM
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Micah

Looks like fun!

February 26, 2014, 6:28 AM
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Ryan Sigsbey

Sounds great! I'm planning short days, more beers and more relaxing on this one!

February 26, 2014, 6:52 AM
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John Slaughter

I can't wait to see these! I'm going this summer!

February 26, 2014, 7:44 AM
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Jeffry Archer

If I will a set, it will cement my decision to upgrade to a 29'er

February 26, 2014, 7:49 AM
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Danielle Hittle

I'm ready!

February 26, 2014, 7:58 AM
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Nathan F

This is super exciting!

February 26, 2014, 8:06 AM
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Lora

I am riding Coast 2 Coast in 10 days. This ride is next on my want to do list.

February 26, 2014, 8:07 AM
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Sandy B

Single track and hot springs? Adding this to my bucket list!

February 26, 2014, 8:08 AM
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Tucker A

Great to see interest in Idaho (my backyard). Have looked at doing parts previously, so this will be a good resource.

February 26, 2014, 8:27 AM
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Geo

I'm so excited and all in my backyard.

February 26, 2014, 8:30 AM
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Geo

I'm so excited and all in my backyard!

February 26, 2014, 8:36 AM
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Roxanna McLaughlin

Sweet!!!! I have just begun to know the beauty of that state. So far Lava Hot Springs is my favorite.

February 26, 2014, 8:49 AM
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Drew

Adventure of a lifetime! Sounds epic.

February 26, 2014, 8:56 AM
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D K Hood

Stunning scenery! Now on my (never ending) to ride list!

February 26, 2014, 9:08 AM
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Brandon Liebrecht

I can't wait to check these maps out! Such world class biking so close to home!

February 26, 2014, 9:16 AM
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Chris Malley

Awesome! Can't wait to do this route.

February 26, 2014, 9:32 AM
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Geo

This easterner seeing his son in the Palouse for first time for mountain biking next month. Can't wait and this route looks like a "Gem" for the state!

February 26, 2014, 9:37 AM
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Amber Hatfield

This is definitely on my bikepacking bucket list for next summer.

February 26, 2014, 10:11 AM
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Margaret

This is right in my backyard, I cant wait and hope to win a set. :)

February 26, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Scott

This is officially on my bucket list. I'm doing my first bikepacking trip on the White Rim in a month and planning other trips too. Can't wait to do this one.

February 26, 2014, 10:31 AM
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andrew

My wife and I seek out unique cycling destinations: Tajikistan/Afghanistan, Greece, Tibet, Myanmar. Sign us up...we are on the way to Idaho. Should be great fun.

February 26, 2014, 10:34 AM
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vince noe

This looks great, love the photos , the single track option looks great

February 26, 2014, 10:40 AM
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Justin Taylor

I'm doing this starting June 29th!!!!

February 26, 2014, 11:01 AM
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Jesse

Looks like fun! I love the face plant picture!

February 26, 2014, 11:30 AM
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Erica

Wuhooo!!! Hmmm... might be moving from BOB trailer to bike-packing set up! Can't wait!

February 26, 2014, 11:34 AM
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Josh VJ

I have been super excited about this since I heard about it last fall!

February 26, 2014, 11:35 AM
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Haddock

Looks great...Thanks for your efforts with this Casey & ACA!

February 26, 2014, 11:36 AM
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Jan B

After 40+ years of road cycling, I've just started mountain biking and fat biking. I'm riding the UGRR route this year, but would love to see you provide maps for more dirt/off-road routes. And hot springs--yes!

February 26, 2014, 11:41 AM
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Bri Leahy

Would love to win! We plan on taking on the lower loop this summer!

February 26, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Nick B

bike packing is the confluence of everything i love to do to challenge myself to grow. ooooo pick me pick me!

February 26, 2014, 11:54 AM
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Joe Faulkinbury

This sounds like a great ride! sign me up. The BOB Ibex hasn't seen dirt for a few years. I'll go dust it off.

February 26, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Kathie LaFortune

Would love, love,love to do this!

February 26, 2014, 12:51 PM
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Ray

Sign me up!

February 26, 2014, 12:54 PM
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John Beaston

Me and my riding buddies are just waiting to select a date. Sounds like a marvelous route!

February 26, 2014, 1:22 PM
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Kelly Gregory

We'll be sure to add this one to the list of trip at the Post-Car Travel Agency! http://postcartravelagency.tumblr.com/

February 26, 2014, 1:26 PM
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Meagan Thompson

Awesome! Hot springs and biking, two of my favorite things!

February 26, 2014, 2:18 PM
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Tammy Schurr

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun to be had on a mountain bike!

February 26, 2014, 2:20 PM
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Tammy Schurr

Looks and sounds like a lot of fun to be had on a mountain bike!

February 26, 2014, 2:29 PM
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Clayton Bramlett

HOT Florida summers, NO thanks. I'll take an amazing trip on the IHSMBR instead!!! Look out ID, this FL boy's making his way North :D

February 26, 2014, 3:07 PM
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Camber

Sounds amazing. Would love to get on all or part of this trail this summer!

February 26, 2014, 3:08 PM
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Andrew S

Got to get to Idaho this summer! Thanks for the great overview.

February 26, 2014, 3:43 PM
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Pam

We're moving to Idaho - can't wait to see what is on offer

February 26, 2014, 3:47 PM
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Erich

Can't wait to check it out! Great job ACA!

February 26, 2014, 4:14 PM
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Todd Murdock

I love it! Fat tires, single track, and no texting drivers.

February 26, 2014, 4:30 PM
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Ali

I'm in!

February 26, 2014, 5:25 PM
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Gina

Awesome!! I've been talking about doing this for years--great idea AC!

February 26, 2014, 7:27 PM
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Jon Livengood

I like dirt

February 26, 2014, 7:59 PM
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Melissa Merrill

Sounds do cool! Idaho is so beautiful. What an awesome way to see it.

February 26, 2014, 7:59 PM
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Steve

Epic route-- sign me up!

February 26, 2014, 8:57 PM
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Steamboat Rich

If the snow melts soon enough, I might even make it this year!

February 26, 2014, 9:15 PM
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John Moore

I spent 2 weeks biking through central Idaho in 1976. Incredible scenery. I'd love to do it again.

February 26, 2014, 9:34 PM
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Charles Fields

Love that you're doing more and more off road routes and stories. The GDMBR is on my list for next summer at the latest, after that Idaho sounds great!

February 26, 2014, 9:35 PM
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Biglimey

looks like a great route to take friends visiting from the UK in September!

February 26, 2014, 10:59 PM
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Justin

Can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

February 26, 2014, 11:34 PM
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Perry Clawson

This ... looks ... awesome.

February 27, 2014, 5:00 AM
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Steve

Count me in - can't wait till summer to whittle down my expanding to-do list!

February 27, 2014, 7:33 AM
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Todd

A lot of work went into these maps and I look forward to checking out the route.

February 27, 2014, 8:20 AM
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Robin Fehlau

What a great idea.

February 27, 2014, 9:09 AM
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DEE JOHNSON

I am so excited for this ride in my home state! Looking forward to riding this one!

February 27, 2014, 11:07 AM
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Mark

This just sounds great! I would love some incentive to get me out there sooner than later! Thanks for putting in the hard work.

February 27, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Paul Montgomery

Now this is what it's all about...

February 27, 2014, 12:27 PM
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Ian Turner

This is exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks for all the hard work!

February 27, 2014, 3:08 PM
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Justin

IdaHOME!

February 27, 2014, 4:21 PM
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josh h.

Hot springs + bikepacking = the perfect vacation!!!

February 27, 2014, 9:11 PM
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Vanessa Velez

This sounds amazing!!

February 27, 2014, 9:11 PM
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Marilyn busko

Looking soooo forward to the idaho loop with 50 hot springs. Another great adventure!

February 28, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Marilyn busko

Looking forward to another great bike packing adventure in Idaho. Bike packing the Great Allegheny mountain with my eleven year old son was the best vacation ive ever had. Can't wait to see the hot springs!

February 28, 2014, 11:05 AM
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Kootenai

This is awesome. I imagine it is some of the terrain that is typically accessed from the river. I love that Idaho is full of mountains, rivers, and hot springs.

February 28, 2014, 12:20 PM
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Shawn

Sounds fun, I'll make this my '14 ride!

March 1, 2014, 11:26 PM
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John

One for the bucket list.

March 5, 2014, 9:58 AM
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Justin

Having enjoyed Jerry Johnson Hot Springs in Idaho during BC'76, I'm going to plan on doing at least part of this tour.

March 5, 2014, 10:15 AM
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Tim

I've been wanting to ride Idaho. What a great way to do it.

March 5, 2014, 1:04 PM
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Don Dutcher

Thanks. I'll join the hundreds of others already entering. You're right, nothing like biking/enjoying Idaho!

March 5, 2014, 2:23 PM
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Gerald

Love to see the Hot Springs by bike!

March 5, 2014, 3:04 PM
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Bob HOrowitz

Mountain biking and hot springs; two of my favorite things. Why did it take so long for someone to think of this?

March 5, 2014, 3:25 PM
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Jay

dirt roads, hot springs, and fishing? this is just crazy talk

for one bike route. Hope for good wx and no fires. Cheers!

March 5, 2014, 5:46 PM
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Richard

Dang! I already bought a copy, but my wife might like having her own map. I'm in.

March 5, 2014, 8:15 PM
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Ed adams

I have been looking forward to this route since ACA first told us about it.

March 5, 2014, 8:40 PM
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David R.

Kudos to the ACA for adding a new MTB adventure! Bring us some more!

March 5, 2014, 9:28 PM
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Len DeMoss

I cannot wait to get my hand on a set of the maps. I've toured through Idaho several times and have long wished for an off road route, so this is now on the front burner of my summer plans! Please, please, pick me to give a set of maps to!!! Please!

March 6, 2014, 3:19 AM
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Robert

This looks amazing! Added to the list of trips I need to do in the near future.

March 6, 2014, 7:34 AM
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Doug McMillin

Perfect place for Bike Packing! I wish the snow would melt tomorrow only because I can't get there today!

March 6, 2014, 9:27 AM
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Jim

I love the hot springs in Idaho. This is a must do ride

March 6, 2014, 10:18 AM
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David Rossetti

The list just keeps getting longer! Another "must do" trip.

March 6, 2014, 11:45 AM
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Jordan

Great! I would love to do something like this one day.

March 6, 2014, 12:35 PM
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TJH

518 Awesome miles. Can't wait for summer to get here!

March 6, 2014, 6:51 PM
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Karen

I wanna go! I wanna go!

March 6, 2014, 8:57 PM
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Petey

Yeah! Finally! Thank you so much! As a youngin', I have been fortunate enough to hike to many of the places on this route. When I got my first Mt Bike, 33 years ago in Hailey Idaho, we use to ride way out Warm Springs to Frenchman's Bend, soak and ride back. I believe now that these areas will be protected by the members of our group and shared with love for many generations to come. I am so excited with the anticipation of ridding the route and having access to the correct information is the biggest bonus of all. Thank you for such a wonderful undertaking and then sharing it for all of us to enjoy.

March 7, 2014, 3:02 AM
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kristen campbell

sounds amazing!

March 7, 2014, 8:44 AM
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