Tour de Fat: Volunteer, Dress-up, Get Down + Shop Updates & More!

Roll with BBP

Register for the Tour de Fat Parade!

TdF is just 2 weeks away, here's what you need to know:

  • The infamous bicycle parade will start at 10am from Ann Morrison Park. You can register for the parade for FREE here.
  • The parade will roll through downtown Boise and end at the Capitol steps for Boise's first ever Bicycle Rally.
  • Following the Parade & Rally, there are a number of awesome events going on downtown - including the Saturday Market, BAM JAM, the Food Truck Festival, and specials at a few New Belgium partners like Bittercreek, Mulligans, and the Taphouse.
  • At 4pm, doors to the Blackberry Smoke show at the Idaho Botanical Garden open. Bike down for an evening of bemusement put on by New Belgium Brewing. This is a ticketed event, and you can purchase your tickets here. (Psst...if you volunteer at TdF you'll get a free ticket!)
  • Proceeds from Tour de Fat will benefit Boise Bicycle Project, Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance (TVCA), and South West Idaho Mountain Bike Association (SWIMBA).

We need help spreading the word! Share our social media posts and/or hang up 10 TdF Parade Flyers around town and swing by the shop for a $5 gift card to BBP!


Boise EcoVillage Project - Biking and Farming

August 2, 5pm, BBP to Boise Ecovillage Project

One of BBP's awesome volunteers, Ben, is hosting a bike to farm ride! Depart from BBP at 5 pm for a (mostly) greenbelt ride out to Boise EchoVillage Project.
At the farm, you'll help out on some projects (weeding, harvesting, some building projects, whatever catches your fancy really), followed by a bonfire to hang out, chat, play some music and enjoy a good days work!

Be sure to bring: Water, Bike Lights (bonfire will end after dark), Snacks/Food

More details on the Facebook Event Page: BEVP - Biking and Farming


2017 Single Speed Slaughter

August 5, 9am, Bogus Basin Road

You know that old commuter you got in the corner of your garage? Or that dusty beach cruiser that you bought back in ’96 when you said you were going to take evening rides on the greenbelt? Well it’s time to break it out.

The Boise Bandits are teaming up with Boise Green Bike to bring you another year of the Single Speed Slaughter.

If you’ve ever climbed Bogus on a road bike, good for you. Heck, even a mountain bike is pretty impressive. But what about doing it … on a single speed? You heard me. This ride is for SINGLE SPEEDS ONLY*. So leave your $5,000 Cervelo at home and bring your long-forgotten cruiser, fixie, single-speed commuter, whatever — and climb Bogus with me. Extra points if you ride a Boise Green Bike.

*Bike is only allowed if it has a single speed OR weighs 35 pounds or more. Feel free to tape your shifters to "make" a single speed.

For more info on the SSS, check out the Facebook Event Page

Volunteer with BBP

July flew by and August events are looming large on our horizon. Specifically, August means Tour de Fat is back in Boise! To make this year the best Tour de Fat to date we will need tons of volunteers to assist with the Bike Parade and Rally on the Capitol steps, and with the evening’s festivities at the Idaho Botanical Garden. Also, if the allure of volunteering at one of Boise’s weirdest and most entertaining events wasn’t enough, volunteers at TdF will get a free ticket to the Blackberry Smoke concert at the Botanical Garden. Sign up to volunteer HERE and make sure to spread the word far and wide.

I’ll see y’all in the shop or out and about town soon. Until then, happy trails!


Shop Updates & Highlights

The Bring Your Own Bike (BYOB) members class series restarts this Friday! If you missed out on the last series, going through the entire BYOB series is a great way to overhaul a bike week by week. Whether you’re trying to breathe new life into a barn bike or practice some preventative maintenance on your workhorse, the BYOB classes will help you learn new skills and fine tune your ride at the same time. 

Join us this Friday from 630-800PM for the first class in the series: Getting to Know Your Bicycle! Bicycles are designed to fit a wide range of people adequately, but nobody perfectly. Since all 5’8’’ people don’t have the same body composition (weight, torso length, flexibility, etc.), or riding style, it’s important to spend some time upfront getting to know your bicycle and making some tailored adjustments.

In this class we help you get to know your bicycle a little better adjust your bicycle to your body, riding style, and desired purpose and give you some options for further customization. Everyone should leave with a more comfortable fitting bicycle.