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May 29, 2013

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Let the Wild Rumpus commence!
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Ride Sun Valley Presents the Ketchum Criterium
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Sun Valley, ID (For Immediate Release) The chaos returns! The Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival returns this July 3, 2013 to downtown Ketchum, Idaho with the Ketchum Criterium bike race. On July 4th racers will head to Hailey for the Hailey 4th of July Criterium. These races feature some of the fastes...

May 15, 2013

Beginner Women Mountain Bikers!

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 9:13 am
Beginner Women Mountain Bikers!

May 14, 2013

get out for your daily dosage

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 1:01 pm
get out for your daily dosage


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Hey CIMBA! Dont forget these upcoming fun Group Rides are right around the corner...

Saturday May 18th – Jug Mountain Ranch – 10AM

Tuesday May 21st – Bear Basin – 6:30PM

May 13, 2013

Bears are out! Use your pepper spray correctly

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 12:54 pm
Bears are out! Use your pepper spray correctly


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Hiking in bear country? Don't forget your bear spray.
Bear spray is a non-lethal bear deterrent designed to stop aggressive behavior in bears. Capsicum, the active ingredient in bear spray is a strong irritant to the eyes, nose, mouth, throat, and lungs of bears. Bear spray has been proven to be a good defense against charging bears and has been effective in most reported cases where it has been used. Remember, no bear deterrent is 100% effective. Use proper bear encounter avoidance techniques as your first line of defense! We have a great videos on using pepper spray on our Traveling Safely in Bear Country and Videos for Social Media pages. http://www.nps.gov/yell/naturescience/bearenc.htm
HOW TO SPRAY: Hold the can firmly in one or both hands to prevent it from tilting upward upon discharge. Holding the bear spray with two hands gives better control. Point the bear spray nozzle toward the charging bear, aim slightly downward and using a slight side to side motion spray a 2-3 second blast so that the bear must pass through the cloud of bear spray before it gets to you. If the bear continues to charge, keep spraying until the bear changes direction. It is better to aim slightly low so the spray billows up off of the ground, than to aim too high possibly allowing the bear to run underneath the spray. If you have a strong cross-wind you will have to aim slightly up-wind so the spray drifts back in front of you. If you have a strong tail-wind it will carry the bear spray further giving you an added margin of safety. If you have a strong head-wind the spray will blow into your own face and incapacitate you. With a strong head-wind you may consider not using your bear spray until the bear makes contact.
Use Body Language: Remember, when using bear spray you have made the decision to confront an agitated or aggressive bear in an effort to stop its charge or attack. Bears respond to body language and sounds. When dispersing your bear spray, take a firm stance, thrust your bear spray out in front of you, and yell loudly at the bear. By doing this you are letting the bear know that you are taking a stand. (dir)

May 9, 2013

Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend…

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 1:03 pm
Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend (helpful reminder). Bring your bikes and boats in on Friday morning and we can help you price them. Two different payment options: 80% Cash/20% Store Credit OR 110% Store Credit. Recycle your Cycle!!!

May 5, 2013

Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend…

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 2:08 pm
Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend (helpful reminder). Bring your bikes and boats in on Friday morning and we can help you price them. Two different payment options: 80% Cash/20% Store Credit OR 110% Store Credit. Recycle your Cycle!!!

May 3, 2013

Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend…

Filed by Backwoods Mountain Sports @ 9:43 am
Bike & Boat Swap is coming up!!! May 10th, 11th, and 12th, Mother's Day Weekend (helpful reminder). Bring your bikes and boats in on Friday morning and we can help you price them. Two different payment options: 80% Cash/20% Store Credit OR 110% Store Credit. Recycle your Cycle!!!
 
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