The folks at Kore North really have it going on this season. Ryan has put together a killer team and they are getting great results. All this success is obviously a direct result of all of the hard work by the team riders them selves, and also from having the killer set up on the Intense bikes that Ryan is building there. They have a great thing going on both sides of that coin. Props to Kore North and their team for doing all of the hard work and making the road trips to these other bigger race series events. You guys are awesome.
Ryan checked in on FB with the results. Lets hear it in his words:
It’s getting that time of year that we are seeing more and more dogs on the trails. This brings up a few things that are really worth noting here.
The first and most obvious for us as MTB riders is to keep out eyes open for the dogs. The very last thing any of us would ever want to do is to have an accident involving or hurting some one’s best friend. To that extent it is also very important for the dog owners to keep good control of their 4 legged friends. This is really a two way street.
For those who like to take their dogs when riding to give the dog a good run, it’s important to bring water for the dog as well as for your self. They can suffer from dehydration just as we can. Be careful when riding with the dogs too for when they cut right in front of you. Falling off the bike would be bad enough, but for the dog, it can be much worse. Running over a dog’s leg for instance would probably be a broken leg and would change that dog’s life in a very negative way.
The next point is for the dog owners to be sure to pick up after their dogs so that it doesn’t become a doggie bathroom. Most are really good about this, but as with most things, it only takes the actions of a few to create a bad name for the many. Carry a bag and pick it up. It’s just the right thing to do. No one wants to step in that.
The Ridge To Rivers folks did a great jon on their maps showing where dogs are allowed off leash as well. Please observe these rules. Again, it’s just the right thing to do. Their map is accessable HERE
We do have rattle snakes in our foot hills, so getting the dogs trained up to avoid snakes is a great thing to do. Also it’s another great reason to keep good control of your pets. Most dogs do not survive rattle snake bites and personally speaking, I love my dog. We also have tics in our foot hills, and so a flea and tic collar is a great little insurance policy. One should also check the dog over for tics after a walk through the trails.
These simple guidelines should really be common sense, but as we all know, common sense just isn’t very common.
This was published in the Albany Democrat-Herald / Corvallis Gazette Times in Western Oregon South of Portland. We are getting noticed nationally for our mountainbiking and that is just huge for our biking community as well as for the tourist aspect.
I.M.B.A. has name Boise-Eagle as 1 of only 4 gold level riding centers in the entire USA. The other 3 are Park City, UT, Duluth, MN, and Oakridge, OR. The best part of all this is that we are not done building it all up yet. It will only get better from here.
Some of the guys from Kore North Cycles in Meridian made the trip to Port Angeles, WA for the NW Cup Series DH opener and really kicked some major ass over there. Great job Kore North!!! We are just SO proud of you!!!
Here is there results in Ryan’s words from Kore North:
Our friend Dave Seamons at the Boise Bike Wrench is now our source for KTM bikes. KTM is basically my favorite dirt bike and I’ve really wanted to ride one of their mountain bikes for some time now. This is huge news for the Boise bike community as well as for Dave.
1934, 25-year-old Hans Trunkenpolz opened a small shop and began to sell DKW-motorcycles. As the demand for repairs started descending, he began to build light motorcycles. The venture was later supported by Er…nst Kronreif. This cooperation is the reason for KTM’s name: K and T from the founder’s names, and M for Mattighofen, the site of the company.
In 1964, the first KTM bike was born, it was the birth of today’s KTM Fahrrad GmbH, internationally known as KTM Bike Industries.
Just like our first bikes in 1964, KTM is proud to label the bikes that we make today “Made in Austria”. This mark doesn’t only describe the location of our factory and headquarters, but represents a mark of pride in delivering Austrian made products that are fueled with cutting edge design and manufacturing.
Through the 70’s and 80’s KTM saw continued success and growth, including the sponsorship of Walter Obersberger from Braunau (Austria) who won multiple national championships & competed in several world championship events.
In 1989, KTM set a major milestone in the production of it’s millionth bike, and today we continue to produce roughly 200,000 bikes per year, despite a restructuring in 2001 that saw the separation of KTM’s business units.
As of 2015, more than 300 employees are working in our offices and factory in Mattighofen, a small town in upper Austria between Salzburg and Braunau, and the company is turning over nearly €120 M annually.
I saw on the news last night, 30 April 2016, that they just finished building another kids trail at the Eagle Mountain Bike Park called Snoop Loop. That’s not on the maps yet, but’s absolutely a great thing to be building the trails for the kids as well as the more experienced riders. The kids are the future of our sport. Props to BAMBA for that.
The Ridge To Rivers Trail folks are putting together their 10 year plan now for our trail systems and you can still give your input on how this should all go.
Here, https://www.ridgetorivers.org/10-year-plan/ you can see their current 10 year plan draft and there is an email link where you can comment and/or make suggestions on anything in that draft. These are OUR trails and so you should absolutely let your voice be heard.
09 April 2016 – At the Eagle Bike Park the Flow Trail and Shake N Bake Trails are now open after the recent rains and are in pretty good condition. The Flow trail is always a fun one. It’s currently looking like this: