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Celebrate Boise Bike Week With a Block Party at the Linen Building

Thursday, May 17


During Boise Bike Week, our fair town will become even more obsessed over the two-wheels, favoring fixed-gears over Fiats. To cement that image in the collective minds of Treasure Valley riders, the cycling community is blocking off some sweet downtown Boise asphalt to dedicate to the paragon of human-powered transit: the bike.

On Thursday, May 17, the Linen Building will be abuzz with booze and bicycles for Boise Bike Week as Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats provide dulcet Western ditties on the Linen stage. Admission is free, and Boise Bicycle Project will offer a bike corral for loads of semi-valet parking.

Spandexed road bikers, the fixie faithful, cruiser fans and anyone else with a passion for pedaling are welcome. In the Linen Building's parking lot, local food trucks Boise Fry Company, B29 Streatery and Riceworks will sling eats to pair with beer provided by New Belgium Brewing Company.

New Belgium will also raffle a shiny, themed cruiser bike and a brand new Bob's Bicycles cargo trailer. The proceeds of the raffle go toward paving the new Boise River Trail. Local cycling vendors and organizations like Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance will peddle their wares or get out the word adjacent to the Linen Building.

The festivities kick off at 5:30 p.m., with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. The shindig will have folks kicking up their heels well into the evening hours, followed by a two-wheeled twilight ride home.