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    Suggestions for a couple hour CX ride in Boise foothills?

    I've brought my HT 29er with me to Boise on business trips a few times and have ridden most of the foothills trails accessible from Military Reserve and Camels Back up to the Ridge Road. Last time I rode was spring 2009 though and I'm brain fading on what individual trails were like (I do remember that I rarely regretted the HT).

    I'll be up again next week and thought I'd bring a CX bike since it is quicker to pack and I'll have limited time.

    Any suggestions for a couple hour CX ride? I'll be staying at the Courtyard off of Broadway, so riding to Military Reserve/Camel Back to start is what I expected.

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    All the trails in the footsies are CX friendly with only a handful of shouldering sections.

    A nice multihour ride with a mix of pavement, gravel road and nice CX-happy singletrack.:

    Hill Road to Seamans Gulch, ride the dirt loop. Then Hill Road to Velo Park, do the trails there. Velo Park to Hwy 55 to Dry Creek to Hidden Springs, do the dirt loops there. Hidden Springs to Cartwright to Polecat, ride the dirt loops there. Return to Hill via Pierce Park or continue on Carwright to Bogus Basin Rd. Then add stuff in Corral, Hulls and Mil Res etc..

    Another dandy is to ride north on Eagle Road to the abandoned town of Pearl and hook on to Hwy 55 at the Horseshoe Bend summit. You can add some singletrack at Avimor.

    http://www.cityofboise.org/RidgeToRivers/ will get you the view.

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    Dood. I invented the Internet smartass concept.

    To the OP, if you had only time to hit one place, I'd recommend doing laps at Polecat Reserve which is bank on a CX. My second choice would be laps at Military Reserve by going up Rocky Canyon to Shane's Loop then Bucktail and the lower trails and then over to Hulls area via the connector to Crestline.

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    Thanks for the reminder

    Earthpig, thanks for the reminder. I'll bring my Eno Eccentric flip/flop wheel so I can ride downtown afterwards.

    TwistedCrank, thanks much. I haven't ridden beyond the foothills trails, so the ride to Pearl sounds interesting. Being able to ride on trails a mile from the hotel is awfully compelling though.

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    Tour de Lowers

    Up Bogus Basin Rd to Corrals trail. Corrals to 8th St, connect to Hulls Gulch via motorcycle trail 4. Continue on Crestline to Sidewinder (bit of a climb here). Sidewinder to Fat Tire. Fat Tire to Trail 5, to Mtn Cove Rd/3 Bears. 3 Bears to Bucktail to Military Reserve or 3 Bears to Rocky Canyon Rd and beyond. A shorter, less climbing route would be to continue on Crestline to Military Reserve Connector rather than go up Sidewinder to Fat Tire. Wash, rinse, repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwistedCrank
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