North Idaho’s Silver Valley between 4th of July Pass east of Coeur d’Alene to Lookout Pass near the Montana state line has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years into a hub for outdoor adventure and unique events. Case in point: check out this impressive list of outdoors-oriented events. Experience the evolution of the Silver Valley for yourself by pairing your next trip for a ride on the Route of the Hiawatha, Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, or at Silver Mountain Bike Park with one of these cool summertime events. June is Silver Valley Bike Month, so keep an eye out here for updates on many of these events.

SUMMER 2018: SILVER VALLEY EVENTS OFFER PLENTY OF FUN FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS

Every Thursday Evening: Kellogg, Idaho, Farmers’ Market

Bring the family out to the Silver Valley for a Thursday afternoon or evening ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and stick around for the farmers’ market and enjoy great food, crafts, and live music!

June 16-17: Stix & Stones Offroad Extreme Challenge

A challenging dirt bike enduro race on beautiful Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho. With gondola and chairlift access, this is a great spectator event.

Photo: Ryan Zimmer. Courtesy of Silver Mountain Bike Park

June 22-24: Northwest Cup Downhill MTB Race at Silver Mountain

The region’s biggest race series brings in a strong beginner contingent in addition to the pros.

June 22-23: Route of the Hiawatha 20th Anniversary Celebration

Head to Wallace, Idaho, for a community celebration of the “Crown Jewel” of rail trails! Choose from panel discussions, historical presentations, a parade, socials, museum tours, and don’t forget your bike to ride and enjoy the 15-mile, all-downhill gravel Route of the Hiawatha trail!

June 23: Silver Valley Ride to Defeat ALS

Join this one-day ride from the Snake Pit in Enaville, Idaho, on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes and help fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.

July 28-29: 25th Annual SilverHoops 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

Play or watch a few games in Kellogg then take a ride on North America’s longest gondola and hit the mountain biking or hiking trails at Silver Mountain Resort.

June 29-July 1: North American Enduro Cup MTB Race at Silver Mountain

The Enduro Cup race is a collaboration between the Northwest’s three premiere enduro mountain bike race series: the Cascadia Dirt Cup, Idaho Enduro Series, and Montana Enduro Series. Don’t miss it!

June 30: Kegs & Kick Stands Bike Ride, Brews, & Culinary Delights

Tour Kellogg, Idaho, on a bicycle sampling the scenery, community, and culinary delights along the way.

July 14: Sturdy Dirty Women’s Enduro MTB Race

The first women-specific enduro mountain bike race in the country that has evolved into a 3-race series, the only one of its kind in the world. //

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