Online registration has ended.
You can still sign up at the State Ride and get KTM & Prize raffle tickets up to time of the drawing there. You can get the KTM tickets in Boise at Carl's Cycle Sales until Tuesday July 23rd.
The 50th anniversary ITMA State Ride hosted by TVTMA
- Deadwood Lake, Idaho
- July 24th - 28th 2013
- Great prizes including:
- 3 sets of KLIM Gear valued at $275 each.
- A Camp Chef Explorer 2 burner stove
- $10 Raffle to win a new 2013 KTM 300 XC sponsored by Carls Cycle Sales!
- A free IDPR Responsible Riders Education Course
What is the ITMA State Ride?
The State Ride was originally held the summer of 1963 in the Boulder Whiteclouds by MVTMA. The the annual ITMA State Ride was started to promote fellowship among member clubs, family oriented trail riding and camping, a chance to ride and camp in different parts of Idaho and to foster good relations with land managers. That spirit continues with the chapter clubs taking turns hosting the State Ride each year.
What can we expect?
An Idaho family camping event, hospitality, fantastic scenery, raffle & prizes and great trails!
A group dinner on Saturday night.
The cut-off for pre-registering for your Saturday eventing meal is July 18th as we need to give Big Fatty's BBQ enough lead time and a head count.
Pre-register on-line or via mail to insure food selection.
What is the meal to be served, how much are the meal tickets?
A group dinner on Saturday with the meat choice of Chicken Quarter or Tri Tip. Sides will be Cheesy Spuds and Pasta Salad. Please bring your beverage of choice. The cost is Adults $13.00. Kids 10 and under $6.00. July 18th will be the last day to pre-order food selection.
Idaho Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Responsible Riders Education Course on Saturday. Riders 15 years old or younger without a drivers license that aquire this IDPR-approved safety course certificate can legally ride on USFS roads with an adult rider also present.
REGISTER HERE to participate or to register your younger riders. Select the "South" region and then enter "ITMA State Ride/July27th" in the Location & Date field.
Each day there will be fun activities and planned trail rides. Scavenger hunt, swimming, hide & go seek, fishing, rock painting, hiking and more!
The plan will be to meet at the Ferguson trailer at 9 AM each day to plan and discuss the days activities.
All kids all welcome and parents need to be present for the trail rides.
There will be great kids prizes and gifts.
If you are interested in helping with the events or have any other ideas please contact Greg Ferguson at email@example.com.
How can I attend?
PRE-REGISTER online!! Click here to register.
One must belong to an ITMA chapter club:
- Treasure Valley Trail Machine Association (TVTMA)
- Magic Valley Trail Machine Association (MVTMA) Twin
- High Mountain Trail Machine Association (HMTMA)
- Idaho Falls Trail Machine Association (IFTMA)
All ITMA Chapter clubs welcome new members!
Where is it this year?
Deadwood Reservoir! – Talk about one of the greatest places in Idaho to camp. Fishing, boating, camping, hiking or just chillin, this is the place! Deadwood is located in the Boise National Forest in the Lowman Ranger district. The area is a great hub for accessing multiple ranger districts with a multitude of trail and other recreational opportunities. This fabulous trail system spans 4 different ranger districts with miles and miles of trails.
To get there from Boise or Grangeville access is via the Warm Lake Road from Cascade and about 35 miles of improved dirt road from Warm Lake. Traveling from Stanley, take the Bear Valley Road and it’s about 36 miles of improved dirt road from highway 21.
If you are not towing a trailer then the direct route from USFS road NF-555 off of the Banks/Lowman highway is also an option. Be advised that this is fairly rough road with some long steep embankments.
The state ride camping area is at the north end of the lake on the peninsula off of forest service road NF-556(NF-023 on google).
Topo map of the camping area ==> 2013 STATE RIDE CAMPING AREA.pdf
Maps will be provided with the trails on them at the event.
The Idaho Parks and Recreation TRAIL WEBSITE is a really cool way to check out all of the trails online. You can zoom in, then click on the trail you want to preview. After a second, it will highlight and display the trail, the length of the trail, the trail name and other information. You can print trail maps or download GPS coordinates as well.
All designated trails are shown on the free Motor Vehicle Use Maps(MVUM) that the Forest Service provides.
Here are links to the Lowman, Cascade East and Emmett East MVUMs for the trails around the Deadwood area.
You can get all MVUM Maps online or stop by your local USFS office for a free copy.
Who do I contact for additional questions?
Contact the following or any other board members for questions:
Tom Bithell firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Frisbie email@example.com
When are the raffle drawings?
The raffle drawings will be held Saturday evening and you must be present to win one of these great prizes.
You do not need to be present for the 2013 KTM 300 XC motorcycle raffle which will also be drawn on Saturday evening.
For either raffle, you can purchase tickets at the State Ride up until the drawings.a
What is the entertainment?
On Friday night we'll host "Movie Night".
When is the ITMA meeting?
Saturday morning @ 9 AM.
Is there potable water available for my camp trailer?
No, there is no water other than a handpump at the nearby USFS pay camping area. Deadwood is a fairly remote area, we highly suggest bringing plenty of drinking water.
Will campfires be allowed?
There are no current fire restrictions in place but that can change quickly. Plan on being able to have a campfire and we'll stay in close contact with the Forest Service for any changes.
Any other services in the area?
On Friday there will be a "Pump Out" service by Honey Dippers out of McCall if you want your grey and black tanks pumped out. The cost for the service is $35, cash only.
Deadwood Outfitters is right up the road. They offer summer activities including horseback trail rides, hunting clinics and much more. Check them out before you head up!
What other activites are there in the area?
Decided you have had enough riding and need a break? You can go for a hike on a trail that skirts the west side of the reservoir.
Bring a raft, a tube, canoe or motorboat and float around on the reservoir.
Don’t have a boat? You can walk the shore and fish the 3,000 acre reservoir.
Anglers will enjoy fishing for Atlantic, Chinook and Kokanee salmon, Cutthroat Trout, Cut Bows and Rainbow Trout!
The wildlife viewing is plentiful and you can often find them taking a drink from the reservoir in the morning and evening hours.
Want a little more adventure? Contact Deadwood Outfitters for a 2 hour horseback ride @ $45. www.deadwoodoutfitters.com/
Need more to do beyond visiting and riding with your friends from the other parts of the state? Try these suggestions:
- Take in a movie on Friday night!
- Dual sporting (To Warm Lake, Yellow Pine, Stanley, McCall, Cascade)
- Fishing, Hiking, Riding or Swimming!
- Skip Rocks!
- Visit the dam and get cooled off from the mist coming out of the outlet.
- ATV opportunities!
- Relax and enjoy the fresh mountain air on the beach
- Huge 80+ mile loop opportunities with fuel along the way at Warm Lake Lodge
- Ride to Warm Lake lodge for a milkshake or lunch!
- And remember, a delicious BBQ on Saturday night, catered by one of the MVTMA members!
Last but not least....Please Please...
Pack it in - Pack it out!!!
An AMA sanctioned event
A special thanks to our vendor partners supporting this event!!
REMEMBER TO STAY ON THE TRAILS AND TREAD LIGHTLY!!