In an effort to align with our values and our claim to the “Toughest Ride in Idaho” we have made the decision to eliminate the Valley Ride from this year forward. To keep our vision and prepare all of our riders for participation in our full ride we have made the decision to establish our Single Peak Challenge. This challenge will consist of riding from the beginning of our ride in Inkom, completing Crystal Summit, and returning. We believe this ride will continue to prepare people year over year in order complete the ultimate challenge of 4 Peaks Gran Fondo. We hope to see you there!
For the ultimate biker, fitness enthusiast or casual masochist . This is our solo ride of over 80 miles and almost 8,000ft of elevation gain. This road bike ride is only timed on the uphill portions, so no need to blast down the hill.
If you like yourself a little more than the solo riders, but want to experience the whole beauty of the event with a team then this is the ride for you. Gather your teammates and split up the peaks however you see fit between transition areas. Your team can have between 2 and 4 people.
We are putting on a new version of our introductory ride this year! We are happy to present the Single Peak Challenge. Get ready to test your skills on Crystal summit and train to ride the full 4PGF in the future!
Store notes and insider tips: The store will close for the initial run of Merchandise on June 11th at approximately 1:00 AM. This order of merchandise will be delivered to you in time for race day. A second run, that will not be in time for race day, will close on August 2nd at approximately 1:00 AM. There will be a final merchandise run after Race Day (Aug 14th) that will be delivered at a later date. There will be limited supplies of merchandise available for purchase on race day so if you see something you have to have, buy it online now!
This cycling event is not run as a sanctioned race, as a majority of the riders will be participating for the enjoyment of riding a designated route through the beautiful Pocatello and Inkom scenery with their friends and teammates.
That being said, as any serious cyclist knows, there is also satisfaction with not only completing an epic bike ride, but with comparing your times with other riders afterward. The hill climb portions of the event are the only sections timed. The Valley Ride will not be a timed event.
SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT on this ride and as this course will remain open to traffic including narrow mountain roads and occasional unforeseen obstacles, please be cautious especially on downhill sections.
The committee developed this ride in an effort to showcase the amazing riding we have in the Pocatello and Inkom areas, and of course, to see who has the legs/guts to battle ALL FOUR PEAKS!
Do you have questions or comments about the event? Do you need special accommodations? Send us a message, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Pocatello, Idaho, United States