Can you feel it in the air? No, not the smoke from neighboring wildfires. We’re all feeling that. It’s the buzz of excitement as families across the Treasure Valley prepare to go back to school. Whether you’ve got one in kindergarten or off to college, this might be your last weekend to get out and do something before school begins. Fortunately, there are a few events happening this weekend to keep you off the couch. It’s a great weekend for a hike in the Boise Foothills. Click on this link to check trail conditions. Or, beat the heat by jumping into one of Boise’s municipal pools. Or, choose from one of these events to keep you active all weekend long.
Friday, August 16
Food Bank Friday at Idaho IceWorld Bring a non-perishable food item and get free skate rental ($3 value). For more information, click on this link.
Saturday, August 17
Warrior 5K Run/Walk This 3rd annual event benefits the Meridian High School cross country program. And there’s a slippery surprise at the end. For more information, click on this link.
Bogus Basin Hill Climb There’s no day-of registration for this cycling event, but if you’ve already registered, you can look forward to a 14.5 mile ascent, brought to you by George’s Cycles. For more information, click on this link.
Tour de Fat Boise This counts as a healthy living event, right? It’s got bikes, and those can help you get fit. Right? Of course, one of the key elements of the Tour de Fat is beer, so you’ll need to take that into consideration. But it’s all good healthy fun. There’s a parade, a slow ride, a dance contest, and as always, the car for bike trade. For more information, click on this link.
Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoors Days The retailer kicks off the fall season a little early with loads of seminars to help you embrace a healthy, outdoor lifestyle. Saturday’s seminar topics include fly fishing university, firearms responsibility in the home, big game calling, backcountry navigation tips, and more. For more information, click on this link.
Sunday, August 18
Sunday Power Play at Idaho IceWorld Bring a friend and receive two for one pricing, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, click on this link.
Cabela’s Fall Great Outdoors Days continue Sunday’s seminar topics include archery gear for women, game packing and retrieval, being bear prepared, and more. For more information, click on this link.
Talk it up:
How will you stay active this weekend?