Ride Details: In Camp
Check-in & Packet Pickup
Check-in, packet pickup, and orientation will be on Saturday, August 5th. Check-in and packet pickup is from 2:00-6:00 PM (Mountain Daylight Time). Packet pick up is available in the evening should you arrive after 6:00.
Orientation begins at 7:00 PM. This year we will postpone orientation until our first night August 6th, in Stanley to give everyone time enjoy the city of Ketc
When you arrive in Ketchum, Atkinson Park is you destination, sets on17 beautiful acres within walking distance of many great restaurants, bars and shops and is adjacent to the Wood River Bike Trail and at the base of the world famous ski hill "Bald Mountain".
For driving directions to camp and parking information, please see the "Getting There" section.
- Other things to know about orientation day:
- We will take a group photo after orientation.
- Dinner is not provided, but a list of nearby restaurants will be available.
- There will be no shower service in camp this day or the next morning.
Tent & Porter
Good Grief Tent & Porter Service: For those who prefer to be pampered, Good Grief Tent & Porter service is available! This service includes an 8 x 8 ft. dome tent that will be set up for you each day. Your luggage will be picked up each morning from your tent and transported to the next camp.
Tent & Porter service also includes 2 folding chairs, clean towels each day and charging of your electronic devices. Sleeping bags and pads are not provided. This service starts Saturday before the ride and ends the next Saturday morning, the final day of the ride. The price for a week’s worth of pampering, for 1 or 2 people, is $425 for the week.
Some additional pampering is included, but they keep it a surprise, and it's the reason riders keep coming back year after year.
A towel and chair service is also available for the week for $60. A chair and a clean towel will be waiting for you at camp each day!
To make a reservation, please contact Earl by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (208) 890-4434.
Food, Drink & Entertainment
All of your meals and snacks will be provided along the route. There will be 3-4 rest stops with snacks and beverages along the route each day. Our rest stop food is not the ordinary energy bars and gel’s, we add some extra zest, a signature that make our event stand out from the rest.
Ride Idaho Food and Drink:
For each meal, Ride Idaho engages the local community groups and businesses to prepare your food in an effort to bring a positive economic impact to our host communities. We encourage the communities to show off their local specialties and they never disappoint. Some of our past meals have included, grilled salmon, bar-b-q smoked ribs, and a holiday turkey dinner with all the trimmings.
Currently, we will accommodate meat-eaters and vegetarians. Our gluten-free riders have been able to manage their diets with the food we provide by simply choosing what is right for them. If you choose to bring some supplemental food items, we will gladly keep them in our refrigerated truck throughout the week.
Coffee: You can get your coffee and espresso fix from our vendor, Slow River Coffee, who will be with us every morning and afternoon in camp.
Beverage Gardens: Like each meal, we work with our host communities to set up a beverage garden in camp. The beverage gardens serve a combination of beer, wine, and other refreshments. In some communities when bars and restaurants are in close proximity to our camp, we may choose to opt out of our own beer garden and give you the opportunity to experience several locations. Cheers!
Entertainment: After an invigorating long day of cycling, this is may be your favorite part of the ride. Most nights throughout the week, we will hire locally-based entertainment for our camp activities.
You may be shy, but don’t be surprised if your wilder side comes out on Ride Idaho, it’s all a part of enjoying the ride!
These are the services that will be available each morning and night in camp:
- Portable toilets Water spigot
- Information booth / rider services
- Beverage garden when possible
- Bicycle Mechanics
- Massage Therapist (provided by outside vendor)
- Espresso / coffee (provided by outside vendor)
- Mobile shower service, will be available in the afternoon and until 9:00 PM. Limited shower service will be available in the morning.
Shelly and her team will be back again this year to give you some real relief during the week. Their caring hearts and hands are much appreciated by riders and staff. Stop by their tent on Saturday to set your schedule for the week
While you're there, book one for a friend too! It is the participant's responsibility to coordinate scheduling and payment for massages, as they are not included in your registration.
Shelly Reynolds - (208) 761-1021
Ride Idaho Luggage Service
The luggage truck will transport your bags to each campsite. When packing, keep in mind that you must be able to carry your bags to and from the luggage truck. Please pack as lightly as possible. If you pack two bags, keep your TOTAL luggage under 60 lbs. Two bags of 30 lbs. is easier to handle than one heavy bag. All of your gear must fit inside your bags. Do not attach any gear to the outside of your bag, this includes chairs an cots. All riders will receive two baggage tags and must have their bags packed and to the truck by 7:45 am each day.
You will need to carry anything you might want on the road with you on your bike.
Ride Idaho will not transport chairs, coolers, and anything else that does not fit into your bags.\
Stay tuned for special bulletins from our host communities before the ride!
As the ride draws closer, we’ll update this section with maps of each campsite. Check back here for more information soon!
Ride Idaho is a camping event. We provide our riders with a place to put a tent, drinking water, showers and port-a-potties. If you prefer camping with extra comfort, please click here for information about our Tent & Porter service!
With all that there is to love about Ride Idaho camp, we realize there are folks who require hotel/motel lodging. We endeavor to camp in communities with those accommodations. If you plan to stay in hotels during the week of the ride, we suggest you bring a backpack to carry your gear from camp to the hotel. In all cases, you are responsible for transportation to and from lodging accommodations that are away from camp.
For hotel/motel suggestions in each community, please refer to the individual day pages in the Route section. On each day's page, a few motels and RV parks within the host community have been identified. In some cases, this list does not include all the motels available in each city; in others, there are very few motels in the area and you will want to make your reservations ASAP.