Camps

2022 Camps

The IICL is excited to launch two new camp formats for 2022.

Introduction To Bikepacking

Photo Credit: Dan Sharp
Photo Credit: Bikepacking.com
Photo Credit: Eddie Freyer
Photo Credit: Dan Sharp

Camps will include instruction on packing your bikes, backcountry camping, Leave No Trace principles, trip planning, navigating, route finding, backcountry safety plus much more. Instruction will take place on-the-bike as we ride a section of the Idaho Hotsprings Bikepacking Route, enjoying the gorgeous South Fork of the Salmon River drainage. We will start at Warm Lake and finish in McCall while covering roughly 65 miles through some of the most beautiful terrain Idaho has to offer. We will ride primarily on Forest Service roads while camping at dispersed sites along the South Fork of the Salmon and Secesh rivers. Be sure to bring your climbing legs as the final segment is a 3000’+ ascent up and over Lick Creek summit before descending through the amazing Salmon River Mountains back to McCall.

  • Bikepacking bags, cook kits, water purification systems and bike safety lights will be provided
  • Open to 7th-12th graders
  • Includes food, use of bikepacking bags, group equipment, vehicle support, guides/coaches
  • Participants must provide bikes, bike safety equipment and lightweight personal camping gear (a detailed equipment list will be sent to all registered participants). The IICL also has a supply of additional equipment (tents, sleeping bags) that will be made available at no cost on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Space is limited in each camp

Camp Itinerary 

Session #1 – June 20-23 (3-days / 2-nights)

Session #2 – June 24-26 (3-days / 2-nights)

Registration is open in the Pit Zone

Coaches…if you are interested in helping with either of these trips, please reach out to Matt Galyardt (matt@idahomtb.org). We can use your help!

Gear Check List
Route Map
Pre-Trip Bike Safety Checklist

NICA Fest

New this summer, a MTB festival for NICA families at two great locations;

Grand Targhee Resort, July 2nd

Tamarack Resort, August 6th

Festival Schedule

Registration is open in the Pit Zone

Picture a race weekend, but instead of being focused around racing, it is all about adventure rides, bike skills workshops, on the bike games and lots of other fun activities. Each festival will wrap up with Saturday evening entertainment in the form of outdoor movie and/or music. Camping is available onsite (for an additional fee). Participants can select which rides to join and will enjoy riding with other NICA riders from across the state. Both locations have amazing trails and amenities open to everyone. Come make a weekend out of it!

Coaches…we need ride leaders for these events! Please reach out to Matt Galyardt (matt@idahomtb.org) if available. (Stipend available upon request)

Grand Targhee Volunteer SIGN-UP

Tamarack Volunteer SIGN-UP

Photo Credit: Tamarack Resort
Photo Credit: Adam Haynes