DATE: Friday August 12 through Sunday August 14, 2016
WHERE: Burgdorf, Idaho USA
DIRECTIONS: Google Map from McCall
In McCall, turn northerly on Warren Wagon Road (across from Lardo’s on Highway 55). Go north (along Payette Lake) about 25 miles to the Burgdorf Junction just before the pavement ends. Turn northwesterly (left) and go a few more miles (You will pass Burgdorf on the right side of the road. Keep going.) Signs will be placed on the main road at the entrance road to the camping zone – several miles NW of B-dorf.
DINNER: Dinner will be provided Saturday night after a great day of riding. Thanks to the TVTMA.
CAMPING: Like I said, we will be camping a few miles northwest of Burgdorf (just off the road to the Salmon River)….among the trees and plentiful shade. Tents, overhead campers, camp trailers, and motor homes and even tents and camp trailers (but probably not the Stefan’s motor home) are all welcome (just kidding Mircea) and easily parked. Free government-provided restrooms nearby. No fresh water is available in camp but the creek water is still much, much cleaner than the water in Rio.
RIDES: There are plenty of rides for beginners. One “low impact”, one intermediate ride and one or two expert loops are also planned. The expert trails will be challenging and memorable and would make a billy goat puke. One expert loop will be about 20 miles and the other about 60 miles. We’ll have maps with routes for any rides.
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Bring your swimsuit!! No, please bring it! No birthday suit swimming! We will be camping a couple of miles from the historic mining town of Burgdorf. Burgdorf has a swimming pool, which is fed by natural hot springs. You can fly fish (or spincast) along the Secesh River, or in any one of the area’s mountain lakes, or take a hike, ride your mountain bike into a lake, or just go sightseeing.
DUAL-SPORT BIKE TRIPS: There are plenty of places to visit (lakes, old mining towns, etc.) Or, there are some great loops that would be ideal for a day trip. Bring your maps. Or leave them at home and plan on getting really, really lost.
OTHER ACCOMODATIONS: Burgdorf has cabins available for nightly rentals. Call 208-636-3036 for more information.
CONTACT: Contact Steve Frisbie or Brian King if you have any questions. We probably don’t know.
Many Volunteers as well as the IDPR Trail Rangers have been working in the area and have the trails cleared. I can’t promise you won’t spend the night on a trail but I’m pretty sure you won’t have to. Also, the fires are miles away and the smoke is being blown away from the area.