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Kids can try out new bike trail June 26 with Kristin Armstrong

posted Jun 23, 2014, 8:03 AM by CFNA CFNA
Kids are invited to take a spin with Olympic cyclist Kristin Armstrong at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, for the dedication of a new children’s bike trail at Boise Hills Park, 651 N. Clubview Court. They’ll be joined by Mayor David Bieter and neighborhood leaders.

The.6-mile, single-track path provides a safe environment for kids age 12 and younger who want to have some fun in the Foothills and improve their cycling skills.

The gently rolling trail -- the first of its kind in Boise -- is named for Armstrong, a two-time Olympic gold medalist. A Boise resident, Armstrong is executive director of community health for the St. Luke’s Health System. 

The $3,600 project was funded a Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant awarded by the Mayor and City Council to the Boise Heights Neighborhood Association.

Boise Hills Park is a 7.3-acre partially developed site with play equipment, a shade structure and picnic tables, trees and a parking area. 

Sustainable elements of the park include drought-tolerant plants, a soft playground surface made of recycled rubber tile, and a “syber” trash can that requires minimal maintenance. 

To get to the park, take 8th Street to Brumback and turn right. Continue on Boise Hills Drive at the Somerset Hills housing complex, then left on Clubview.

For a map of the new trail, see

To learn more about the park, please see or call (208) 608-7600.