August 16, 2017 (BOISE, ID)– This Saturday, August 19th, marks the return of a long-time summer tradition in Boise: The 45th Annual Bogus Basin Hill Climb. Over 200 cyclists are expected to participate in the event, a 16-mile sprint from the base of Bogus Basin Road up to the Simplot Base Lodge area. Last year, 207 individuals competed in the 16-mile road race division. The winner, 24 year old Allan Schroeder, reached the finish line in just 54:56. The event also includes a 21-mile dirt division, which starts at the 8th Street extension.
This marks the second year of a partnership between event sponsor, George’s Cycles and Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. George’s donates a portion of every entry fee to Bogus Basin to help fund future trails on the mountain. This year, George’s owner, Mike Cooley, expects the contribution to exceed $6,000.00. “We plan on using these funds for future trail construction on the mountain,” said Bogus Basin General Manager, Brad Wilson. “We appreciate the generosity of great partners like George’s Cycles.”
Also planned for Saturday: an all-day Music on the Mountain event, featuring four different bands, sponsored by 10 Barrel Brewing Co. Visitors to the nonprofit recreation area will get a first look at the new landscaping, including an acre of lawn and the nearly complete base area plaza. “The addition of an acre of new lawn, and our nearly completed base area plaza is going to be a wonderful surprise for our guests to see this weekend,” said Wilson. “It will be a great place to enjoy the music, have a meal, and explore the mountain.”
Bogus Basin Road will be closed above Highlands Hackberry Subdivision to the top from 9:15am-11:00am for the Hillclimb. Live music will play from 10:30am until 7:00pm. The Simplot Lodge will be open for full food & beverage service, and Fun Zone activities, Deerpoint Chairlift and Bike Shuttle will operate from 11:00am-7:00pm.
For more information, visit www.bogusbasin.org.
Bogus Basin Schedule of Events: Saturday, August 19th
10:30am-11:45am: Neal & Friends
2:00pm-3:45pm: Soul Serene
4:00pm-7:00pm: Jupiter Holiday
About Bogus Basin
Bogus Basin is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging the community to provide accessible, affordable, and fun year-round mountain recreation and education. Opened in 1942, Bogus Basin offers 2,600 acres of daytime skiable terrain, and 165 acres for night skiing; seven lifts and two people-moving carpets; and an 800-foot tubing hill. The Nordic Center offers 37 kilometers of groomed trails. Summer activities include mountain biking, amphitheater events, disc golf, private events, and hiking. Bogus Basin is located 16.5 miles north of Boise, Idaho and operates under a special use permit with the Boise National Forest. www.bogusbasin.org.