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COURSES FOR EVERY RIDER

Learn more about each of our courses and which one is right for you.

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"ROLLOUT" PLAN FOR 2013 COURSES

Courses will be posted to the website as follows:

Oct. Courses: Aug. 5
Nov. Courses: Aug. 30

You can register on line at idahostar.org or call us at 208-639-4540 or toll-free at 888-280-7827.


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"I knew what to do, but I crashed anyway" 
The story of MY crash

People (riders and non-riders alike) will often talk about a crash in a similar way – ‘Oh, that rider didn’t know how to corner/brake/ balance/etc. THAT’s why they crashed.’

The assumption seems to be that if the rider had more knowledge (how to use the front brake assertively, how to press on the handgrip to increase lean, etc.), the crash would not have happened. In this article, I will suggest that this is not the case.

Here is my story of a crash – a crash on the river in an inflatable boat. 

In 2006, my wife and I wanted to spend some time on the river. So, we signed up for a beginner level kayak class. 

>> Read the complete article HERE.

 

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Riding on Chip Seal

Idaho's own Capt. Crash reminds us how to ride our bikes on fresh chip seal. This is the season for cities to do this kid of road work, be aware of your city's schedule to apply chip seal, and watch the video for those times you can't avoid it.