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Upcoming Events

Lactic Acid Cycling and Boise Bicycle Project's next date is June 1, 2023

  • You can help, have fun with bikes and help our community.

What: Thanks to LAC members Johanna Oseland, Tyson Burger, Jeff Chagaris together with Benton Smith of Boise Bicycle Project (BBP) they have developed a monthly bicycle work party & maintenance program where LAC members will support the BBP team in giving back to our very deserving Boise community.

Who: We need just eight (8) willing LAC members of any skill level for each session to join and contribute to BBP’s efforts to ‘promote the personal, social, and environmental benefits of bicycling through inclusive access to refurbished bicycles, repair, and empowering educational experiences to build a stronger bicycling community. ’

Questions, contact Johanna Oseland -

When: (6:00pm - 7:30pm) 5/4, 6/1 and 7/6.

 - Sign up here:  LAC-BBP Community Project Sign up

Where: Boise Bicycle Project 1027 S Lusk St, Boise, ID 83706 /

Thank you for your involvement in LAC and cycling. With nearly 200 registered LAC members, we expect strong participation to support BBP and our community for this worthy cause. Sign up Now. Based on early interest and participation, we will reassess in July for the remainder of 2023 and beyond. 

Karel’s Euro Century to Benefit
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
When: Saturday July 15th 2023
Where: Ride Starts at Hillside JR High at 36th and Hill Road (East Parking Lot)
Start Time: Registration 7am. Roll out once you are registered.
Details: This is a supported ride with food and rest stops (including porta potties) at 20 miles, 33 miles and 46 miles. SAG will also be available. Note: you must wear a helmet and sign a waiver to participate.
Distance Options: 63 miles (Metric Century) (or) 40 miles if you turn around at the first rest stop. (or) Chose your own distance! (This is an out and back ride so you can turn around at any point). The Metric halfway turn around is Purple Sage Golf Course.
Fundraising: There is no set cost to join the ride. We are trying to raise money for research to find a cure for Type One Diabetes in children. You can make a donation or ask friends and family to sponsor your ride. Donations can be made at the Ride Registration. We are able to accept cash, checks or Credit/Debit Cards. All food and prizes are donated so 100% of the ride proceeds will go to JDRF.
Register: At the start line beginning at 7am. We will have raffle items, including tickets to win a Corvette and a Vacation for 2 in Mexico. T -shirts will be available as well.
Questions: Contact Bobby Petersen cell: 208-861-8352
Here is the link to the Ride With GPS Route:
(Note:This route could have minor changes by ride day depending on road construction).


Karl is looking for input for a "Special" Saturday ride start location.
Please Pick at least one.

Whether you live in the area or are just visiting Boise and looking for a group to ride with, we'd love to have you join us on any of our rides! Most of our weekly rides typically run from April through September. Saturday rides run all year (weather dependent).

Please see Weekly Ride Descriptions link for a description of each ride regarding distances and average mph pace.

Tuesday Hill Climb:  Tuesday 5/30:   6 PM from Lulu's . The Route will be a standard Dump loop. Weather permitting, chance of thunderstorms later this afternoon.  See you all there. Ride On!

Wednesday MTB Ride: Weekly mountain bike rides are in full swing.  Join us each Wednesday for a fun, no-drop ride.  Starting location, distance and details about each week's ride, and any updates, are communicated via the Mountain Bike forum, forum email and on our Facebook page. Hope to see you on the next ride.

Thursday Night Social Ride:
 6/1 wheels rolling at 6pm from Wepa Puerto Rican Cafe 175 E 35th St Garden City. 16-17mph pace on the flats. As always, food and social time after the ride. Route:

Saturday Ride: Weekly – Lulu's Pizza (2594 N Bogus Basin Rd) – 10:00 am start Oct - April, 9:00 am start May and Sept, 8:00 am June - Aug. Weather dependent, potential cancellations are communicated via forum email.


Lactic Acid Cycling will start hosting a new moderate paced Saturday training ride, in addition to our traditional faster paced Saturday ride.

The ride’s initial provisions/conditions

  • Safety (read our Mission Statement on the LAC website)
  • No drop
  • Pace – 16 to 18 mph in a group, on level ground with neutral wind.  If you can’t maintain this pace, you’ve got a few weeks to improve your fitness.
  • Distance – 35 miles+
  • Start time – 15 minutes after the faster traditional ride. 
  • Start point – LuLu’s, most of the time but we could occasionally have different start points


 Karl will continue to lead the traditional faster ride and it will stay pretty much the same.

  • It will still be no drop
  • Pace will still be 18 to 22 mph.  We’re not going to speed up and leave the moderate ride to sweep up our blown-up riders.
  • We will leave on time.  Since the moderate ride is leaving only 15 minutes behind, we can’t wait for late folks.  Be there and ready to ride on the hour.

We’re hoping this better meets our member needs, so give us feedback.

Karl Wagner (

Sunday No Stress Ride: Sunday 06/04 10 AMTelaya Winery in Garden City 

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