... and:Boise Weekly is a newspaper in Boise, Idaho, United States. It was founded in 1992 by Andy and Debi Hedden-Nicely and Larry Regan. It has an unaudited circulation of 35,000 and is published weekly on Wednesday. Its market is southwestern Idaho from McCall on the northwest to Sun Valley to the east.
Two Wheels, Three Bike-related EventsBoise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.
("Boise gets ready for bike season"):
https://www.boiseweekly.com/boise/two-w ... d=10363979
(Hehe... In Boise, apparently bikes have a "season". )
Includes:For a lot of Boiseans, garages are for storing rec gear that's often divided between winter sports like skiing and snowshoeing, and summer pastimes like kayaking, hiking, fishing and cycling. As the outdoor-inclined start tuning up mountain bikes, roadies and cruisers for the warm months ahead, here are a few bike-related events to keep in mind:
Any Idahoer Ebike Nations folks wanna pipe up?Wednesday, April 11: Ada County Commissioners E-bike Public Hearing
Ada County Commissioners are set to consider a proposed ordinance that will affect local e-bike users next week. The ordinance would allow e-bikes with top speeds below 20 miles per hour access to Ada County-owned sections of the Greenbelt, and restrict them from Ada County-owned trails in the Foothills and private property.
The city of Boise adopted similar rules in December 2017 that regulate e-bikes with top speeds at or below 20 miles per hour on city streets, bike lanes and the Greenbelt. No e-bikes are allowed on sidewalks or in crosswalks. Some trails in the Foothills are available to e-bike riders who have obtained permission from Parks and Rec.
Local retailers of e-bikes, however, were skeptical of the 2017 city plan at the time: Michael Miller of Boise Electric Bikes said pedal-assist technology will soon be so portable that e-bikes will be indistinguishable from rides powered by pedals alone, and such bikes are becoming more popular by the day.
"They're not going away," he said.
Regardless, whether they will be restricted is up to the ACC to decide.
6 p.m. FREE. Public Hearing Room, Ada County Courthouse, 200 W. Front St., Boise, https://adacounty.id.gov/