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Hells Canyon Loop Ride (2017)

As the riding season winds down PANTRA’s group rides are shortened and simplified.  The Hells Canyon Loop Ride is one of our annual Fall half-day rides for “capable” beginner riders and above. We had two route leaders scheduled to lead the group or group(s) if we needed to split the riders into two smaller more…

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Wallace To Avery Ride (2017)

Ride Video: The “Wallace To Avery Ride” is PANTRA’s most challenging group ride of the year and is geared for our intermediate(+) to advanced riders only. With no measurable rain for more than a month and the forecast calling for a 95 degree high temperature,  it was almost a certainty that the dust and heat…

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Gold Creek Lodge Ride (2017)

Ride Video: July 15th 2017 is when PANTRA had our 2nd annual Gold Creek Lodge Ride & BBQ.  The forecast was for temperatures in the mid 90’s with dry and dusty conditions. However, late in the night on Friday, a thunderstorm rolled in bringing in some light rain that lasted up until the 9:30 riders…

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PANTRA Election Results (2017)

2017 PANTRA Election Results: January 8th was the first meeting of the year and was held at the MoonDollars Bistro.   The first meeting of the year means elections were held for PANTRA’s 2017 club Officers. The election results are as follows: Steve Hart retained his position as President. Rick Thorne retained his position as Vice…

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PANTRA Elections (2017)

Nominations and/or volunteers are needed for 2017 PANTRA Officers! The election for PANTRA’s 2017 officers will be held at the general meeting on January 11th. Nominations for 2017 club officers are now being accepted.  Use the form below to nominate any club members you would like to see leading the efforts of PANTRA in promoting, maintaining, preserving, and expanding…

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Batey-Bould Ride (2016)

This was a club “evaluation” ride of the Batey-Bould trail system to see what is needed from us trail users for the short term stability and the long term viability of the trail system. Newport-Sullivan Lake District Ranger Gayne Sears has liability and sustainability concerns with the Batey-Bould trail system and is considering a partial…

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Idaho Pay-to-Play Response Letter

Below is PANTRA’s response letter to the Non-Resident OHV Pay-to-Play Legislation being drafter by the Idaho Recreation Council (IRC).  It is PANTRA’s position that charging non-resident OHV users to recreate in Idaho is not the best means to fund Idaho’s trails program at this time because it will unfairly penalize the residents in Panhandle region of…

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The Wallace to Avery Ride (2016)

The Wallace to Avery Ride has some of the most technical trails in the area and was organized for intermediate to advanced riders only.  Because of that, I was expecting maybe a dozen riders.  I was more than a little surprised when I drove up at 9:00 am to the Cranky Gulch staging area and…

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The Weatherly/Gold Creek Ride (2016)

June 25th 2016 is when PANTRA and  Gold Creek Lodge brought back the historic Weatherly Ride and BBQ to the Gold Creek and Independence Creek area. The neighbors of Gold Creek Lodge, the Weatherly family, have been clearing the Gold Creek and Independence Creek area trails for nearly 40 years.  In years past, the Weatherly family hosted an annual…

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Trail Clearing Made Easy

Well trail clearing isn’t easy, but reporting the hours you spend trail clearing is! One of the most important functions of PANTRA is to demonstrate to the non-motorized trail users, and Government Trail Managers, the asset we are in keeping trails open and accessible for everybody by clearing trails of fallen trees. In short, if we didn’t clear the single…

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