Projects & Programs

SWIMBA Bike School

Schedule

– More Classes are being added due to high demand Call to register-

Fort Boise Community Center
384-5677

 

  • educating trail users about safe and responsible trail use
  • educating the public about the values and benefits of mountain biking;
  • educating the public about the value of open space and natural resource preservation;
  • promoting appreciation of and care for public lands;
  • building and maintaining trail systems for public use; and
  • encouraging dialogue between trail users and public/private landowners.

CHILDREN’S BICYCLE PROGRAM GETS A NEW SHOP!
BIKE SHOP SUPPORTS YOUTH EDUCATION.

The youth development program at Boise Parks and Recreation is a partnership with SWIMBA and has grown so much a new shop was needed. Kids can now get started in the vocational education program that teaches bicycle mechanic job skills. The program with this new bicycle shop facility can now offer vocational education and job training.

The bicycle school program is designed to educate youth about mountain biking while promoting positive character traits such as self-reliance, perseverance, and respect for the self, others, and the natural environment.

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IN 2007 NEARLY $3,000 WAS DONATED BY SWIMBA FOR THE NEW SHOP.
TUFF SHED Generously helped off set some of the cost – Thank You!

For more information on how you can help the Bicycle School contact:

Douglas Tobin

Supervisor

\n [email protected]

208-890-6699

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Harley Parson
Director (Volunteer)
1319 N. Midtown St.
Meridian, Id 83642
208-288-6674 home
208-861-3464 cell
harleyparson (at) yahoo (dot) com

This program was started in 2002 when SWIMBA contributed $3,000 in proceeds from the 2002 Fat Tire Festival to the bicycle school education program for kids. A matching $3,000 Grant from REI sporting goods store outfitted the program with 12 bicycles, tools and a trailer. The program is being run in cooperation with Boise City Parks and Recreation to provide education, trail ethics and environmental awareness. The program has grown over 200% and will better serve the community with this new bicycle shop/school.

Contributions are always applied directly to programs
Your contribution may be tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.
Checks should be made out to: SWIMBA

 

Trail Projects
 

These ongoing projects were presented at the 2007 SWIMBA meeting at the Foothills Learning Center.

  • VeloPark: Velodrome and Mtn Bike trails development
    • YouTube Video
  • Shafer Butte: Trails development
  • Gardener Peak: Trail maintenance
    • This trail will start and Bogus Basin and parallel the east side of the ridge road. Phase one will be completed in the spring of 09
  • National Trails Day: Trails near Idaho City
  • Wilson Creek: Trails in the Owyhees
  • Rock Island Extention: Free ride area will be ridable in the spring of 09
  • In 2008 more work will be accomplished.

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