Bogus to the Barrel – the best Idaho bike race you never heard of

One of the rowdiest finish line party ever with games, live music, and plenty of beer.

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Getting ready to hit the afterburners.

If you like a good time – this is your race.

Bogus to the Barrel is a cross-country mountain bike race pitting some of the best cross country and trail mountain bikers against a gruesome downhill trail starting at Bogus Basin and ending up right next to the downtown 10 Barrel Location -get it? – Bogus to the Barrel! In true 10 Barrel fashion – there will be a finish line party with games, live music, and plenty of beer to celebrate your victory or comfort you in the loss.

Riders must be age 21+.

Scenic views and lots of hard packed rippin’.

Bogus to the Barrel has 150 open racing spots, which will go quickly, so make sure to register while there’s still an opening – you can sign up here. There is an equal prize purse for men and women riders and additional prizes will be awarded for costume contests, chugging contests and “Best Fan Squad”, so bring your costumes and best dance moves!

Modern racing is a war but always remember your chamois.

If you don’t do it for the thrill of the fight – do it for the trails, 100% of the proceeds from registration and a portion of beer sales will go to Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. 

Check out the course map here:

  • When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
  • When: Race time: 3 – 6PM // Finish line party:  4 – 9 PM
  • Location: 9th Street next to 10 Barrel Boise Pub
  • Racers: Only got 150 total spots open and these will go quickly! Must be 21+.

Fast and fun downhills are worth the price of admission.

Raffle for Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association

McU sports and 10 Barrel will be holding a charity raffle for a 2019 Kona HEI HEI mountain bike. Every volunteer and rider in the race will receive one entry into the raffle. Additional entries will be sold at McU sports, 10 Barrel, and our other sponsor’s storefronts for the race (George’s Cycles, Boise Gear Collective, Formula Sports, Eagle Bike shop & Bogus Basin.) Raffle tickets will be $5 and all proceeds will be donated to the Southwest Idaho Mountain Biking Association ( SWIMBA ).

Views over the Ridge road are breathtaking.


10 Barrel is also looking for over 40 volunteers to make this event happen. Volunteers will get hooked up with swag, beers, and plenty of other awesome stuff. Volunteer registration can be found here:

Prize Breakdown:

Women 1st: $1000
Women 2nd: $750
Women 3rd: $500
Women 4th: $150
Women 5th: $100

Men 1st: $1000
Men 2nd: $750
Men 3rd: $500
Men 4th: $150
Men 5th: $100

Additional Prizes:

  • Riders Costume Contest 1st Place – $500
  • Riders Costume Contest 2nd Place – $250
  • Fastest Chug Time Men – $250
  • Fastest Chug Time Women – $250

Best Fan Squad – $500 (get your friends to come to cheer you on at the finish line! Costumes & dance moves encouraged)

About the author: Jordan Villella

Jordan comes from the steep streets of Pittsburgh PA, where he learned to dodge cars and rip single track. He has been involved in nearly every aspect of the cycling industry: from turning wrenches, store design, clothing production and bike park creation. Jordan spends his free time racing cross country and cyclocross around North America, though he has been know to enduro every now and then. His love of cycling is only second to his love of his family and punk rock.


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