Why I Love Bike Racing and You Should Too

Storm Stooper The Elephants Perch

  When was the last time you passed a storm trooper mid race? A giant inflatable sea anemone? Team Perch’s recent trip to Bend, Oregon for Cross Crusade was a two-day reminder that bike racing is partying, and partying is bike racing. This event proved that fun in bike racing is first priority and winning […]

Elephants Perch Specialized Mountain Bike Demo

Specialized Mountain Bike Test Demo

The Specialized Test the Best truck is rolling into town! Grab your helmet and shoes and join Bike Peddler from 10AM-4PM on Sunday, August 24, 2014 To test ride the latest performance Mountain bikes from Specialized.   What should I bring? Printed or digital ticket confirmation – reservations only – Click here to register Pedals […]

Holy Speedy Marathon Batman!!

Marathon Nationals Ketchum Idaho

Marathon Nationals Race Report Team Perch Brings Home 3 Golds and a Silver! Congratulations to Michelle Anderson, Muffy Ritz, and John Reuter for age-group Gold and a Silver for Brad Walker. Kyle Rafford (5th) and Jedd Young (8th) also showed true excellence and grit to get through a really tough day. The men’s group 30-34 […]

Ronde Van Ketchum | Cycling Event in Ketchum Idaho

ronde Van Ketchum Idaho

You have no doubt heard of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, the famous Belgian Spring cycling classic where the pros go up and down every hill in central Belgium.  Well, we’ve put together our own version right here in Ketchum. This summer, Durance and The Elephant’s Perch invite you to participate in a fun and unusual […]

Team Perch 12 Hours of Disco Race Report

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Three members of Team Perch competed in 12 Hours of Disco this weekend in Salmon, Idaho, but one was smarter than the rest… John Reuter teamed with mud-honey titan Ashley Knox and let her ride almost the entire time so he could sit back to watch the epic battle between Cameron Lloyd and Kyle Rafford. […]


The Top 10 reasons why you might see our very own Jedd “mountain man” Young on the podium of a mountain bike race this summer. 10. He scorns those who would even consider riding the new Specialized Electric Bike. 9. He has vowed not to leave the 12 hours of Disco race early this year […]


Wood River Bicycle Coalition

Wood River Bicycle Coalition

*ATTENTION ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS* LETS GET OUT THERE AND HELP WORK ON THE TRAILS! Volunteer Trail Work Schedule: Wednesday April 16th, 5:30pm at Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead to work on Cow Creek Wednesday April 23rd, 5:30pm at Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead to work on Cow Creek Wednesday April 30th, 5:30pm at Greenhorn Gulch Trailhead to work on […]

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Ride Stride Glide

Ride Stride Glide Sun Valley Idaho

Dust off your Mtn. bike, find your running shoes, and grab your skis for the 12th annual RIDESTRIDEGLIDE multi-sport race at Galena Lodge.  This fun relay style race is held on the Galena nordic trails on the last day of the season.  Participate as a team or go solo.  Registration begins at 8:30am with the […]

Les Vélos 2014 Sont Arrivés!

2014 bikes have arrived

We just took delivery of some cool new mountain bikes, which means you can thank us for the snow that’s falling now.  Over the next few weeks, our intrepid crew of wax covered mechanics will be putting  together some of the best that the evil empire has to offer.  Join the dark side and see […]

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