Wednesday, July 4th, 1 – 4 p.m.


Hailey, Idaho is rocking on the 4th of July.  Start out the day with your classic apple pie, flag waving hometown parade in downtown Hailey at noon. Then gear up for the 4th of July Crit race, starting right after the parade.  A four-corner course of action and excitement.  This event has loads of cash primes and is spectator-heavy.  On site registration, so show up in Hailey on the 4th and tear it up.

Event sponsored by The Powerhouse, BCRD, and the Hailey Chamber of Commerce.


Tuesday, July 3rd •  6 – 9 p.m.


Packed along the sides of this twisting course through downtown Ketchum are literally thousands of screaming fans cheering on pros, amateurs, and goofball relay teams vying for cold hard cash. Beer gardens, courseside eats, and unbridled enthusiasm make it a great night out on the town.

Register for the Fat Tire Criterium here.
The Ride Sun Valley Fat Tire Criterium marks at long last the arrival of the Thunderdome to the streets of downtown Ketchum. Held on a fast, technical and spectator-stupefying course, this is the race which will make everyone cling to the edge of their seat. Like Evel Knievel said, “Some folks just want to see a man die.”

Starting in front of the Sun Valley Visitor Center with races beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday night July 3rd, the Fat Tire Criterium is a multi lap race with amateur and pro categories, kids races and perhaps the most exciting of all, the Ride Sun Valley Stand Off: a four person per team relay race which pits businesses and teams of locals against each other in a quest for Mad Max glory. Prizes will be awarded in both cash and merchandise in all races.

Register for the Fat Tire Criterium here.

Idaho Pump Track State Championships

Monday, July 2nd  •  6 - 8 p.m.


Over a hundred kids and half as many big kids turned out last year to take each other down in this timed race on the Ketchum Bike Park’s buttery smooth track. Adults and kids pack the infield in a great family night of racing and fun.

The classes are divided into different age groups with boy’s and girl’s categories:

-Mini Racing (4 & Under)
-9 & Under
-13 & Under
-Open/ Pro

Based on one run of two timed laps, competitors ‘pump’ their bikes to maintain speed around the course. Three second penalty for any pedal stroke (Open Class, and 13 and Under Class). The fastest two lap time wins.

Registration and Practice at 5pm. Mini Racing Class begins at 6pm, followed by 9 & Under Girls, 9 & Under Boys, 13 & Under Girls, 13 & Under Boys, Open Women, and Open Men. Start times for individual classes based on number of participants.

Built in October 2009 by Alpine Bike Parks, the Ketchum Bike Park is one of the nation’s premiere public pump track facilities. With an open layout similar to a skatepark, the Ketchum Bike Park features full irrigation for perfect dirt, native landscaping, and a large spectator area for families. The park is owned by the Blaine County School District and maintained by the Ketchum Parks and Recreation and a dedicated group of volunteers.

Bald Mountain Perimeter Trails open for biking

Bald Mountain Perimeter Trails open for biking

June 30

Trails include Warm Springs, Cold Springs and Broadway Trail.

Bald Mountain Traverse trail coming back to River Run!

Galena Grinder

Saturday, June 30th • 9:00 a.m.




One of the longest running gut wrenchers in the country, this cross country and marathon race has drawn a crowd for over two decades. It’s the last chance qualifier for US National XC Champs, and stop #4 on the US Pro Endurance Tour racing calendar.  This year there is a new course configuration to add some variety for Grinder veterans.   With great racing in a spectacular setting, this is a perfect way to kick off the Ride Sun Valley Bike Festival.
Located at Galena Lodge north of Sun Valley and Ketchum.
For more information and directions:www.galenalodge.com or www.knobbytireseries.com.
Email contact: info @brokenspokecycling .org

Diane Von Furstenberg Trunk Show

Diane Von Furstenberg Trunk Show

Panache in the Sun Valley Village

Thursday, July 12, 2012


10% of event sales will benefit The Lynne Cohen Foundation For Ovarian Cancer Research

Kindly RSVP at 208.622.4228; panachesv@gmail.com

Gondola Concludes for Season

Gondola Concludes for Season

September 9, 2012

Summer Lift Hours:  9am–4pm

Crosstoberfest – Bike Racing and Beer Festival

Crosstoberfest – Bike Racing and Beer Festival

October 26–28

Crosstoberfest combines the two best things about being a bike racer and a beer drinker….beer drinking and cross bike racing!

Cyclocross Racing Runs September 26th and 27th

Beer Drinking from some of the finest breweries in Idaho and the from around the world runs September 27th and 28th

More details to come as the date draws nearer!

more information www.powerhouseidaho.com

Food of the vaterland to be on hand:  brats, frites, schnitzel and the works!

Paragliding World Cup – PWC

Paragliding World Cup – PWC

August 18 – 25

Over a hundred of the world’s best paragliding pilots will compete in Sun Valley this summer as part of the 2012 Paragliding World Cup. The Sun Valley event will be the 5th competition of the 2012 circuit season.

The skies over Sun Valley will be filled with colorful paragliding wings as pilots maneuver and race to check points and eventually a daily finish line.  The summit of Bald Mountain, the top of the Sun Valley Resort, will be the starting point each day. The flying course and finish line/goal will change daily due to wind and weather conditions.  Course lengths of anywhere from 25 to over a hundred miles is expected.  Take the River Run gondola up the mountain to witness the action at the launch site as pilots take to the skies. Or better yet, contact Fly Sun Valley to reserve a tandem paragliding flight and join the competitors in the air!

MASSV Music & Arts Showcase Sun Valley

MASSV Music & Arts Showcase Sun Valley

July 13–14


MASSV Music and Arts Showcase Sun Valley makes its debut this summer during a 2 day festival.

When art, music and the majestic scenery of Sun Valley come together —it becomes MASSV. The latest and most exciting event to happen this summer in Sun Valley will be the inaugural MASSV Music and Arts Showcase this summer, July 13-14. The two-day music and arts festival in downtown Ketchum will take place at the Simplot lot, future home of the Sun Valley Center for the Arts, across from the Ketchum Post Office.

This historic event will feature the most cutting-edge music touring acts in the nation today including the eclectic and energizing creative rock, funk, and electronica sounds ofGhostland Observatory, the hot vibes of the acoustic and electronica combination sounds and dance performance of Beats Antique and the mixing mania of the dubstep group theAdventure Club.

MASSV is for everyone, and is also pleased to feature the soulful and profound music of Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears. Their James Brown influence will have everyone on their feet as well as the hip-hop super tunes of Brother Ali. Other acts to fill out the MASSV festival’s line-up will include reggae, rock ‘n’ roll and Americana music featuring Gift of Gab of Blackalicous, Proper Motion, Stylust Beats, Winstrong, Boombox and B-Side Players. MASSV will also present Boise’s Equaleyes and Idaho and Wood River Valley’s acclaimed rocker trio Finn Riggins.

Invoking the spirit Mardi Gras and garnering some inspiration from Bonnaroo, MASSV encourages festival goers of all ages to enjoy the party with costumes and art projects. Expect local “tweener” acts of art and music too. The summer fun and super-charged atmosphere will include jugglers, stilt walkers, break dancers, hula hoppers, African drummers, scratch DJs and many other entertainers all throughout the two-day event. Enjoy an art car parade, a torch lit drum march from Simplot lot to Main Street in Ketchum after the main stage closes each night where a street party will ensue with laser light shows and more to continue the MASSV groove.

Gates will open on Friday, July 13, at 2 p.m. The show will start at 4 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. A Ketchum street party will take place from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. On Saturday, July 14, gates open at 12 p.m. and the show will take place from 2 to 11:30 p.m. followed by a Ketchum street party from 11:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Early Bird tickets will go on sale Wednesday, May 16. A weekend pass is $49.99 and individual day passes are $39.99. These passes are available for a limited time only. An online advanced pass for $59.99 will be available following an early bird sell out. After July 7, the weekend pass will be $69.99 and individual passes will be $45. MASSV will have food, drink and other vendors on-site at the Simplot lot. In addition, parking, camping, lodging and ticket sales information will be available soon.

Students interested in art projects for exhibition at the festival should contact the festival at massvmusic@gmail.com as well as volunteers and other interested parties who would like to be involved in this debut festival event.

For more details, visit www.massvmusicfest.org or e-mail massvmusic@gmail.com.