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Quigley Trails Park Pumptrack Challenge

Join us for the Pump Track Challenge, an exciting event exclusively for kids from Pre-K to 6th grade! This competition will test the skills of participants in different age groups. Pre-K to 6th graders will compete for the fastest times on the pump tracks. Mark your calendars for September 16th from 10:00am to 1:00 p.m. at Quigley Trails Park in Hailey. It’s an event you won’t want to miss, as young riders demonstrate their talent and passion in a thrilling atmosphere. Join us for an afternoon of adrenaline-pumping action!

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Summer Kick Off Block Party

The Trailhead Bicycles & First Lite are throwing a Block Party to kick off the summer! Join us on the street from 12-4 pm for a live DJ, bike-themed contests, food trucks, beer, kids’ activities, corn hole, raffle prizes, and more! Everyone is encouraged to bike. Family-friendly pre-party bike ride from Hulen Meadows on the Wood River Trail to the shop, 10:30 am-12 pm. For more info, including “pick-up” times on the bike path, visit:

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8600FT: An Evening with Athlete/ Producer Braydon Bringhurst

Braydon Bringhurst sets out to climb every inch of mountain biking’s iconic trail: “The Whole Enchilada.” Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Professional mountain biker and filmmaker. From a young age, Braydon has loved the process of figuring out a challenge and proving to himself he can accomplish what he sets out to do. Inspired by his family and friends, many of whom are dealing with figurative mountains, in life both big and small, Braydon wanted to show the process of making it up what many would say is an unfathomable climb. Having worked closely with Dr. Craig Manning, a renowned performance psych, throughout his collegiate athletic and academic career, Braydon learned something he wanted to share with others: It’s just as much about the mental strength as it is the physical. With his wife and friends rallying behind him, and putting forth great efforts, we present to you ‘8600 FT.’ Braydon will give a short presentation following the film to discuss how he applied the mental skills learned through his work with Dr. Craig Manning to develop a fearless mind and accomplish his goal. A benefit for The Ketchum Bike Park Trust.

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24hrs with a Local, Biking

24 Hours with a Local: Trailhead Bicycles Owners Kyle Wies and Andy Solomon

After several years of working for Fitzgerald’s Bicycles in Victor, Jackson, and Idaho Falls, friends and business owners Kyle Wies and Andy Solomon—and Andy’s wife, Erin—decided to open their own bike shop in Hailey after seeing a hole in the market for a year-round bike shop. The two met at Fitzgerald’s in 2015 when Andy bought a fat bike from Kyle—two years later, Andy was working there too. They opened Trailhead Bicycles in April 2022 and have been busy ever since. Andy and Kyle live fairly opposite lives: Andy and Erin are parents to their 6-year-old daughter, Finley, and shop dog 11-year-old Elliott (if you’ve been in the shop, you’ve likely seen this huge, loveable guy) who all live in Woodside. When not on the bike, Andy and the family can be found outdoors doing it all—lake days, paddle boarding, hiking, and biking, of course. Kyle lives by himself in Ketchum, commuting daily to Hailey by biking on the bike path or reading on the bus. Kyle’s a big runner and reader when he’s not biking, and the two friends also like to get together to watch soccer. Assuming the trails are dry and ready for biking (a bit of …

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Wood River Trails Coalition Trail Season Kick-Off Party

JOIN US FOR A TRAIL SEASON KICK-OFF PARTY! AT THE ELEPHANT’S PERCH JUNE 1ST 5:00 – 7:00 PM Come celebrate the beginning of the 2023 trail season with us! NEW and renewing members get a free MiiR cup filled with beer and 20% off at Elephant’s Perch (night of only). Food will be available for purchase from La Parilla food truck.

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Biking, What We're Made Of

What We’re Made Of: Wood River Trails Coalition

Originally founded in 2011 under the name the Wood River Bike Coalition, the Wood River Trails Coalition (renamed so in 2019) is a non-profit trail stewardship organization working to create, maintain and sustain the Wood River Valley’s network for all users. With so many locals and visitors alike using the trails for walking, hiking, biking, and enjoying with dogs and horses, trails in the area take a pretty good beating every year. According to the Wood River Valley Trail Study from 2012, the Ketchum Ranger District of the Sawtooth National Forest alone sees over 90,000 user days annually, 35,000 of those being visitor user days. Harsh winters mean that trails need even more maintenance after the snow melts to ensure they are up to snuff for summer outdoor enthusiasts. It is with the help of the Wood River Trails Coalition that this is made possible. Partnerships With more than 500 miles of single-track trails for various uses, land management agencies are tasked with the job of maintaining this vast area. Without predictable annual funding to pay for a proper trail crew to maintain current trails and begin projects on new ones, the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management have a difficult …