Ride the New Velo Tout Terrain Trails

Dover, Idaho

Celebrating the opening of the Velo Tout Terrain Trails (or VTT) in Dover, Idaho, this fall, Pend Oreille Pedalers (POP) are working to raise $30,000 for additional trail building.

VTT, adjacent to Pine Street Woods and part of the Syringa Trail System, is already home to three miles of beginner-friendly trails for mountain biking in the summer and groomed fat biking in the winter.

The additional funds raised will facilitate the building of two to three miles of intermediate and advanced trails. This will make VTT one of the most unique trail centers in the Inland Northwest, offering riders of all ages and abilities a progressive riding destination just minutes from Sandpoint and an easy day trip from elsewhere in the Inland Northwest.

According to Pend Oreille Pedalers’ Executive Director Jason Welker, the 100 acres of Velo Tout Terrain provide a unique template on which trails of all types are planned, from hand-built advanced lines connecting impressive granite slabs to expert-only trails through steep chutes with wood ramps and features to provide for trails the likes of which this community has never had in the Sandpoint area.

What makes VTT most special, however, is that it is a trail center built entirely with the support of the local trail community—from the 1.7-mile arterial trail, Rotarian, which was funded by the Sandpoint Rotary club, to next year’s buildout of the advanced and expert trails, which, as of mid-December 2021, has received almost $15,000 in community donations.

Their goal is to raise $30,000 by the spring of 2022, which will be added to an existing donation of $10,000 to fully fund the buildout of VTT. POP is stoked to welcome riders from out of town to come experience the Syringa Trail System.

Look them up before you arrive; there are always POP members ready to lead guests on a ride!

Syringa Winter Trail System
Map of Syringa Trail System. // Courtesy of Pend Oreille Pedalers, pendoreillepedalers.org.

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