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Mountain Biking and Trail Rides with Wolverines on Wheels Starting Up

First ride in Eagle - Photo credit Scott Kahre

Garden Valley and beyond ….anyone can join!

Another season of mountain biking and inter-scholastic racing schedules are coming. Last week Scott Kahre, Head Coach and Team Director of Wolverines on Wheels got the first 2017 kickoff meeting going to gather last year’s group together and welcome new members.

The Wolverine on Wheels is a club at the Garden Valley School for students.  It has a purpose to introduce biking or make it a more accessible sport. Club rides are being scheduled at different locations. This past Saturday the group met at Eagle Park in Eagle, despite the morning rain.

The club rides require everyone to wear a helmet and have a bike in working order and a water bottle.  Kahre can help get bikes tuned up. He also has resources for borrowing a bike to use.  Just like last year when the group formed they had a goal to make it fun and easy to go biking for any student interested. However, the rides are open for anyone and any age and abilities.

These rides will be on a Friday or Saturday during school and others will be decided for the summer. Some rides will be local easy trail rides.  Being in the club, the riders can all help Kahre decide good locations for the rides. Getting students to the rides is always possible and carpooling is set up for locations such as Eagle Park. The next club ride is planned the weekend of April 28th/29th. Email Kahre at scottkahre@frontier.com to suggest a preferred day of Friday or Saturday for the ride.  Kahre says, “We will definitely ride somewhere closer to home, probably Wash Creek.”

There are handouts that Kahre has available at the school. The WOW club also has a Facebook page called Wolverine on Wheels. These are ways to stay up on information like meetings or rides.  There will also be events like a bike-a-thon planned.

Interested students  6th -12th can enroll in the Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League (IISL).This is a racing league and there are different locations of the races throughout Idaho.  Last year there were over five students that enrolled in the league from Garden Valley. They faced stiff competition and racing challenges but are ready to go for it again this year. A “Give it a Try Day” will be at the GV School parking lot on May 15th.  This is a great time to get additional information.

To sign up for the IISL, contact Scott Kahre and he will help get registration started. His contact is 208-514-6297. If a bit undecided there is more information on www.idahommtb.org.  There will be planned racing events at places such as Galena Lodge, Jug Mountain, Bogus Basin, Warm Lake and Magic Mountain.

Written by Janet Juroch – BCC Staff