Today is Earth Day, and Boise will host a bike rally this Saturday to celebrate.  And, if you feel like a road trip, there's a 20-mile bike ride happening a little further out this weekend that anyone can be part of.

Cyclists have such amazing quads!  I mean, really, guys who cycle should post upper leg pictures on the dating apps and that's it, and they would get a record number of matches.  A biker's legs are something to behold.

I've been cycling more at the gym lately and I'm falling short of app-winning quads, but the burn is exhilarating.  And exhausting, but mostly exhilarating.  Not only is cycling great exercise, but it's also a very green thing to do, and Boise seems to be all about it.

To celebrate Earth Day, the North End Neighborhood Association is hosting events this weekend at Camel's Back Park and Elm Grove Park.  (The North End runs from 4th to 28 streets and Hill Road to State Street.)  The Earth Day Celebration at Camel's Back Park will run from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday, and they're planning sidewalk art, a bike rally, and more.

The Kids Fun Bike Rally will be on the 11th Street Bikeway, and they say there's no set start time.  It starts on the Camel's Back tennis courts and ends at O-Farrell Street.  They just ask that you bring one non-perishable food item to donate to the Idaho Food Bank, and then ride away.  The Sidewalk Chalk Art Fest will be happening around the same time in two locations:  Camel's Back Park and Elm Grove Park.  They'll supply the chalk if you need it.

If you're in the mood for a road trip and a 20-mile bike ride on Saturday, Bike the Valley is happening over in Hailey.  In addition to the bike ride, the Hailey Climate Action Coalition will have information and demonstrations on sustainable life skills and lots of green ideas.

Or, just get the kids up early and hop on your own family bike ride in your own neighborhood.  Bikes are green, they burn a calorie, and they produce amazing quads.

Happy Earth Day!

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