Amazing how quickly the year goes by. Over the next few months I’ll try to add updates from the 22 some-odd events that happened between Willow Creek 2010 and now… But in the meanwhile, Willow Creek 2011 is almost upon us and has moved to a new weekend! This subsequently removes the previous conflict for volunteers that couldn’t decide between helping on Willow Creek, the Race to Robie Creek or the Riggins Jet Boat Races. Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 9 for Willow Creek 2011. RSVP to myself, K6LOR or Russ, N7SMA. More details to follow…
The first event of this upcoming week is Monday night!
Contact Russ, N7SMA, AJ, K6LOR, Tim, WA7TJB or Wade, KD7VNS ASAP if you can help!
This event starts and ends at Hyde Park Cycle Sports on 13th St and Eastman.
Start time is around 7:30 –
Communications will be on the 146.680 repeater with 146.58 simplex as a secondary
There are major intersections that will require clearing, along with possibility of a rolling road block and/or escort. Lots of variables due to the nature of the event, time of day, and the involvement of motor vehicles.
More event info on the site:
Monday, May 11 2009
The Twilight Mardi Gras Ride kicks off the week’s riding events. This route has something for everyone – beautiful residences along Harrison and Warm Springs, the Greenbelt, Julia Davis Park, and a great ride up Capital Blvd. on our way back to Hyde Park. This leisurely ride is designed for all ages, abilities, and types of bicycles. Be sure to bring your helmet and wear your Mardi Gras best and lots of lights. The Mardi Gras Ride is a great way to get warmed up for the rest of the week’s riding events, meet other cyclists in the community, and enjoy a great evening out on your bicycle. Make sure and get there a little early to check out all of the great gear that Jim Powers has to offer to the cycling community at Hyde Park Cycle Sports. This will be a great opportunity to check out the latest in lighting technology and see how other commuters stay visible at night.
Image courtesy of Boise Bike Week dot Org
The following maps are approximations based on the map listed here at zhalfmarathon.com and do not represent the sanctioned race course. They are in 11×17 PDF format suitable for printing.
Aid Station Area Maps
Mile Post Area Maps
Wide Area Course Map
Caution – These PDF files are in 11″x17″ format and designed specifically for printing – they are approximately 300 kb each.
All plots assume a 5 watt handheld with 0 dBi flexible antenna, center unit as a 10 watt mobile radio with 1/4 wave 2.15 dBi antenna.
These maps are for using a central net control stationary at the hilltop of Seamans Gulch Road.
The following maps are for Aid Station to other station coverage directly.
Thanks to those of you that helped out on this unusual, fun event 🙂
Event website – http://www.tour-de-fat.com/city/boise
KC7YUI and XYL
A few random pics from the event itself
As far as media coverage, Idaho #1 Website has 0 coverage…
The Statesman, however, did have a column inch story on the event, estimating about 2,000 cyclists and the like.