Biking

 Biking is to summer what skiing is to winter around here and almost everyone does it! Your skill level does not matter – we have a great variety of trails for all abilities.

 

ROAD BIKING/WOOD RIVER TRAIL

  Bike path through Hailey ID.  Credit Carol Waller 2014

Let’s start with our 32 miles (yes, you read that correctly!) of paved bike path connecting Bellevue, Hailey, Ketchum and Sun Valley, thanks to our friends at the Blaine County Recreation District (BRCD).  This trail system is used by families, recreational users and commuters alike for biking, walking, and in the winter the path is groomed for walking and nordic skiing.

HAILEY PUMP PARK

Hailey Pump Track Photo: BRCD
Photo credit: BRCD

 

In addition to the Wood River Trails, the BRCD offers a great Pump Park in Hailey, where kids and adults alike can test and improve their biking skills.

MOUNTAIN BIKING

Wood River Valley trail. Photo: Carol Waller  Hailey trail at sunset. Photo: Carol Waller
Photo Credits: Carol Waller

 

The entire Wood River Valley, aka “Single Track Heaven”,  is a playground for mountain bikers of all abilities with over 400 miles of well maintained single track trails throughout the hills, mountains and canyons.   Mountain Bike Champion and Ultra Endurance Specialist Rebecca Rusch has lived and trained here for nearly a decade and the area has been recognized as one of the country’s top mountain bike destinations by passionate bike enthusiasts and national publications like BIKE magazine, OUTSIDE, and more.  Many folks hit the trails in the Sawtooth National Recreation area, 20 miles north of Hailey, but there are plenty of favorite trails in the many canyons and mountains outside of Hailey.

Here is a resource for some local trails that can be found in close proximity to Hailey: http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=15490

DIRT BIKING/MOTOCROSS

For those who like their trail action in a motorized fashion, the area offers miles of dirt roads and tracks for dirt biking and a specialized motocross track is located just a few miles west of Hailey out Croy Canyon.

More details on dirt biking trails at BCRD TraiLink here

BIKE EVENTS

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As a community with deep roots in biking, it is only natural to celebrate with some top notch biking events – Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival in June, and Crosstoberfest in October.

Make sure you check out these bike-related businesses in Hailey:

  • Sturtos  (bike equipment, gear, clothing, rentals, information)
  • Power House  (Pub & Bike Fit Studio – ‘the’ gathering spot for local bikers)
  • Baldy Sports (new & used bikes, equipment, clothing)

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