Idaho Hot Springs, Singletrack, & Map Giveaway

February 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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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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kristen campbell March 7, 2014, 8:44 AM

sounds amazing!

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Petey March 7, 2014, 3:02 AM

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.

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Karen March 6, 2014, 8:57 PM

I wanna go! I wanna go!

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TJH March 6, 2014, 6:51 PM

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

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Jordan March 6, 2014, 12:35 PM

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

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David Rossetti March 6, 2014, 11:45 AM

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

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Jim March 6, 2014, 10:18 AM

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

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Doug McMillin March 6, 2014, 9:27 AM

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

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Robert March 6, 2014, 7:34 AM

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

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Len DeMoss March 6, 2014, 3:19 AM

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!

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David R. March 5, 2014, 9:28 PM

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

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Ed adams March 5, 2014, 8:40 PM

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

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Richard March 5, 2014, 8:15 PM

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

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Jay March 5, 2014, 5:46 PM

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

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

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Bob HOrowitz March 5, 2014, 3:25 PM

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

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Gerald March 5, 2014, 3:04 PM

Love to see the Hot Springs by bike!

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Don Dutcher March 5, 2014, 2:23 PM

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

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Tim March 5, 2014, 1:04 PM

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

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Justin March 5, 2014, 10:15 AM

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

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John March 5, 2014, 9:58 AM

One for the bucket list.

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Shawn March 1, 2014, 11:26 PM

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

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Kootenai February 28, 2014, 12:20 PM

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.

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Marilyn busko February 28, 2014, 11:05 AM

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!

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Marilyn busko February 28, 2014, 11:00 AM

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

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Vanessa Velez February 27, 2014, 9:11 PM

This sounds amazing!!

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josh h. February 27, 2014, 9:11 PM

Hot springs + bikepacking = the perfect vacation!!!

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Justin February 27, 2014, 4:21 PM

IdaHOME!

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Ian Turner February 27, 2014, 3:08 PM

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

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Paul Montgomery February 27, 2014, 12:27 PM

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

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Mark February 27, 2014, 11:24 AM

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

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DEE JOHNSON February 27, 2014, 11:07 AM

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

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Robin Fehlau February 27, 2014, 9:09 AM

What a great idea.

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Todd February 27, 2014, 8:20 AM

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

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Steve February 27, 2014, 7:33 AM

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

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Perry Clawson February 27, 2014, 5:00 AM

This ... looks ... awesome.

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Justin February 26, 2014, 11:34 PM

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

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Biglimey February 26, 2014, 10:59 PM

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

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Charles Fields February 26, 2014, 9:35 PM

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!

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John Moore February 26, 2014, 9:34 PM

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

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Steamboat Rich February 26, 2014, 9:15 PM

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

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Steve February 26, 2014, 8:57 PM

Epic route-- sign me up!

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Melissa Merrill February 26, 2014, 7:59 PM

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

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Jon Livengood February 26, 2014, 7:59 PM

I like dirt

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Gina February 26, 2014, 7:27 PM

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

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Ali February 26, 2014, 5:25 PM

I'm in!

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Todd Murdock February 26, 2014, 4:30 PM

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

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Erich February 26, 2014, 4:14 PM

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

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Pam February 26, 2014, 3:47 PM

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

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Andrew S February 26, 2014, 3:43 PM

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

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Camber February 26, 2014, 3:08 PM

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

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Clayton Bramlett February 26, 2014, 3:07 PM

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

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Tammy Schurr February 26, 2014, 2:29 PM

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

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Tammy Schurr February 26, 2014, 2:20 PM

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

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Meagan Thompson February 26, 2014, 2:18 PM

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

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Kelly Gregory February 26, 2014, 1:26 PM

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

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John Beaston February 26, 2014, 1:22 PM

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

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Ray February 26, 2014, 12:54 PM

Sign me up!

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Kathie LaFortune February 26, 2014, 12:51 PM

Would love, love,love to do this!

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Joe Faulkinbury February 26, 2014, 12:25 PM

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.

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Nick B February 26, 2014, 11:54 AM

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

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Bri Leahy February 26, 2014, 11:45 AM

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

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Jan B February 26, 2014, 11:41 AM

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!

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Haddock February 26, 2014, 11:36 AM

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

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Josh VJ February 26, 2014, 11:35 AM

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

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Erica February 26, 2014, 11:34 AM

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

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Jesse February 26, 2014, 11:30 AM

Looks like fun! I love the face plant picture!

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Justin Taylor February 26, 2014, 11:01 AM

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

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vince noe February 26, 2014, 10:40 AM

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

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andrew February 26, 2014, 10:34 AM

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.

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Scott February 26, 2014, 10:31 AM

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.

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Margaret February 26, 2014, 10:13 AM

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

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Amber Hatfield February 26, 2014, 10:11 AM

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

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Geo February 26, 2014, 9:37 AM

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!

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Chris Malley February 26, 2014, 9:32 AM

Awesome! Can't wait to do this route.

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Brandon Liebrecht February 26, 2014, 9:16 AM

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

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D K Hood February 26, 2014, 9:08 AM

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

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Drew February 26, 2014, 8:56 AM

Adventure of a lifetime! Sounds epic.

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Roxanna McLaughlin February 26, 2014, 8:49 AM

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

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Geo February 26, 2014, 8:36 AM

I'm so excited and all in my backyard!

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Geo February 26, 2014, 8:30 AM

I'm so excited and all in my backyard.

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Tucker A February 26, 2014, 8:27 AM

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

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Sandy B February 26, 2014, 8:08 AM

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

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Lora February 26, 2014, 8:07 AM

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

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Nathan F February 26, 2014, 8:06 AM

This is super exciting!

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Danielle Hittle February 26, 2014, 7:58 AM

I'm ready!

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Jeffry Archer February 26, 2014, 7:49 AM

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

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John Slaughter February 26, 2014, 7:44 AM

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

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Ryan Sigsbey February 26, 2014, 6:52 AM

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

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Micah February 26, 2014, 6:28 AM

Looks like fun!

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Micah February 26, 2014, 6:27 AM

Looks like fun!

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toddc February 26, 2014, 5:56 AM

Looks spectacular. Another trip for the bucket list!

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Brian D February 26, 2014, 5:51 AM

Looks like I will be needing that ECR after all.

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Allison F. February 26, 2014, 5:38 AM

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!

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Tom F February 26, 2014, 5:13 AM

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

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James Calk February 26, 2014, 3:00 AM

Looks awesome!!!

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Mike Kruger February 26, 2014, 2:19 AM

This looks great!

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David Moore February 26, 2014, 1:10 AM

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

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Patrick Dowd February 26, 2014, 12:16 AM

I want to ride all of that.

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Shawn Mulanix February 25, 2014, 11:16 PM

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

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Clint Harris February 25, 2014, 11:14 PM

Wow, looks superb!

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Anthony Deringer February 25, 2014, 11:02 PM

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

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Sarah B February 25, 2014, 10:36 PM

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

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Jake L February 25, 2014, 10:27 PM

Summer 2015 just got a lot sweeter

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Clint Garner February 25, 2014, 10:24 PM

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?!

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Dane French February 25, 2014, 10:16 PM

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

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Nick Smolinske February 25, 2014, 10:12 PM

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. :)

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Rob Huguez February 25, 2014, 9:53 PM

Have been looking forward to these maps for months!

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Mike C February 25, 2014, 9:46 PM

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

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DBC February 25, 2014, 9:43 PM

Gotta Love Idaho!!!

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Tim February 25, 2014, 9:40 PM

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

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nancy smidt February 25, 2014, 8:38 PM

Sounds like alot of fun

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Mathew Bull February 25, 2014, 8:34 PM

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

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chris February 25, 2014, 8:29 PM

wash the dust of the ol Fargo and go North

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Adam Slota February 25, 2014, 8:27 PM

This route is unreal! Great work routing this!

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Ashish February 25, 2014, 8:18 PM

Another great bike route. Thanks for the pictures too

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Kate February 25, 2014, 8:15 PM

Wow! Hot springs and biking - yeah!

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Mark February 25, 2014, 8:12 PM

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

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nick bonnell February 25, 2014, 8:02 PM

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

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MountainJah February 25, 2014, 7:59 PM

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

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Curt Dewees February 25, 2014, 7:56 PM

218 miles of singletrack. With hot springs! Wow!

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Kris Quandt February 25, 2014, 7:42 PM

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

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paul maude February 25, 2014, 7:34 PM

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!

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Carey Burda February 25, 2014, 7:30 PM

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

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hillslayer February 25, 2014, 7:20 PM

Krampus.

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Stone Cold February 25, 2014, 7:16 PM

The Sky Was Yellow And The Sun Was Blue

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Tom Knoblauch February 25, 2014, 7:12 PM

Still seeking what I sought when I was a boy.

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Linda Gryczan February 25, 2014, 7:07 PM

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

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Greg S. February 25, 2014, 7:03 PM

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!

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Anne Paulson February 25, 2014, 7:01 PM

I'm in. This looks fantastic.

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Andrew Lopatka February 25, 2014, 6:42 PM

Looks awesome! I would love to do this soon!

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Cynthia Fleming February 25, 2014, 6:33 PM

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

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Bruce A February 25, 2014, 6:26 PM

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

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Dan Abraham February 25, 2014, 6:24 PM

Ray, this looks sweet.

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Rachel Stevens February 26, 2014, 1:20 PM

it is sweet!

can't wait to get out there!

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Kimberly Brandel February 25, 2014, 6:02 PM

Right out my back door!

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Roo from SLC February 25, 2014, 5:49 PM

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?

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Becca Stone February 25, 2014, 5:45 PM

I heart hotsprings.and maps.and bikes!

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Aslan February 25, 2014, 5:44 PM

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

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Kenneth Samuel February 25, 2014, 5:13 PM

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!

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Craig Shanklin February 25, 2014, 5:11 PM

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.

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Gayle Short February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM

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!!

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Andy TenBrink February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM

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

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steve February 25, 2014, 5:03 PM

very nice twist to the usual routes. thanks.

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a dub February 25, 2014, 5:00 PM

Love this. More dirt routes please!

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Alex February 25, 2014, 4:59 PM

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

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Alex February 26, 2014, 9:21 AM

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.....

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Cody b February 25, 2014, 4:58 PM

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

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Diann Heivilin February 25, 2014, 4:54 PM

This is exciting - what a perfect trip!

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Holly Deluca February 25, 2014, 4:40 PM

This looks awesome! Pick me.

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Leadbettr February 25, 2014, 4:40 PM

Hot Springs and Bike Touring? Yes please.

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Jill Bodnar February 25, 2014, 4:34 PM

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

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Andy Hill February 25, 2014, 4:31 PM

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!

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Wilson February 25, 2014, 4:21 PM

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

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Tim February 25, 2014, 4:17 PM

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!

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Tobin! February 25, 2014, 4:07 PM

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

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erik February 25, 2014, 4:06 PM

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

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Ben Schapiro February 25, 2014, 3:53 PM

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

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geo February 25, 2014, 3:49 PM

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

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Jamie Robertson February 25, 2014, 3:47 PM

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

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Eric Benjamin February 25, 2014, 3:43 PM

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

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John Pickron February 25, 2014, 3:18 PM

Hooray for Epic Rides!!!

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Paul February 25, 2014, 3:15 PM

Looks great, looking forward to some hot springs!

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Elie February 25, 2014, 3:14 PM

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

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Doug February 25, 2014, 3:14 PM

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

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Teddy Kisch February 25, 2014, 3:06 PM

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

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Ben February 25, 2014, 2:56 PM

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!

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Julie February 25, 2014, 2:56 PM

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

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Aslan February 25, 2014, 2:47 PM

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.

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Alex Jones February 25, 2014, 2:39 PM

Truly gorgeous country. Looking forward to the cycle!

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Eric Hendrickson February 25, 2014, 2:38 PM

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

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Noah February 25, 2014, 2:35 PM

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.

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Nick Fuller February 25, 2014, 2:32 PM

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

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Caitlin Hofmeister February 25, 2014, 2:31 PM

Yeah, Idaho! Thanks Adventure Cycling!

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Brenton February 25, 2014, 2:27 PM

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

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geo February 25, 2014, 2:16 PM

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

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Sam Bell February 25, 2014, 2:14 PM

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

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tex n. February 25, 2014, 2:11 PM

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

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Norman February 25, 2014, 2:00 PM

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

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Teresa February 25, 2014, 1:59 PM

Another reason this is the greatest state.

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Melinda February 25, 2014, 1:55 PM

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

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Eric Neiwert February 25, 2014, 1:54 PM

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

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Ginger Jui February 25, 2014, 1:51 PM

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.

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Stine Hansen February 25, 2014, 1:48 PM

Rad!

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Justin Smith February 25, 2014, 1:38 PM

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.

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Kevin February 25, 2014, 1:37 PM

Wayta go Idaho! Road trip!

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Stephen February 25, 2014, 1:29 PM

This is great!

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Caroline February 25, 2014, 1:21 PM

Wow! Looks so fun!

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Dan Schuller February 25, 2014, 1:20 PM

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

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Gracie Cole February 25, 2014, 1:17 PM

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

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Cheree Sorensen February 25, 2014, 1:14 PM

The hubby and I would love this

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Vann February 25, 2014, 1:14 PM

Don't tell anyone else about this!!

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Cheree Sorensen February 25, 2014, 1:10 PM

I could see me and the hubs doing this together

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Mike Tunley February 25, 2014, 1:10 PM

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...

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Chris Cahill February 25, 2014, 1:08 PM

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

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John Gialanella February 25, 2014, 1:03 PM

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

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Jeff February 25, 2014, 1:01 PM

Great news!

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Pete Dougherty February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM

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

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dan February 25, 2014, 12:57 PM

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

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Brooke Flesner February 25, 2014, 12:54 PM

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

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Allan Metts February 25, 2014, 12:53 PM

Looks like a great ride!

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Matt Price February 25, 2014, 12:47 PM

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

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John Cole February 25, 2014, 12:44 PM

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

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Josh February 25, 2014, 12:42 PM

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

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Bill Dabney February 25, 2014, 12:41 PM

Can't wait to check this out!

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Sally Thompson February 25, 2014, 12:41 PM

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

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carl duellman February 25, 2014, 12:40 PM

sign me up.

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Josh G February 25, 2014, 12:34 PM

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

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Caitlin February 25, 2014, 12:34 PM

Another great bike trip to look forward to!!

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Peter Bobach February 25, 2014, 12:33 PM

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

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brad steiner February 25, 2014, 12:30 PM

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

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Erin Phillips February 25, 2014, 12:30 PM

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

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Joshua Parrish February 25, 2014, 12:22 PM

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!

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Doug Lynne February 25, 2014, 12:20 PM

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

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Brendan Pheasant February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM

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

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Josh Henry February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM

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.

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Doug Dunlop February 25, 2014, 12:17 PM

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

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Pam Emerson February 25, 2014, 12:14 PM

This bike route looks amazing! So excited for this!

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Michael Carbin February 25, 2014, 12:11 PM

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

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Mike Wachs February 25, 2014, 12:10 PM

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

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Bryce Jenkins February 25, 2014, 12:09 PM

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.

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Doug Morkner Brown March 1, 2014, 8:55 AM

Drat, first thing I did was buy the set!

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Thressa Fogleman February 26, 2014, 3:13 PM

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!!

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Sean Spellacy February 25, 2014, 1:13 PM

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

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