Boise Bike Week comes at an unfortunate time for me. It always conflicts with a family birthday, garden planting and other springtime chores, etc. But I always try to squeeze in some participation with the group. (And EVERY week, pretty much, is "Boise Bike Week" as far as my transportation choice goes.)
Mackie said they should have BBW coincide with Earth Day. That's a good thought... but there's no denying the chances of good weather are better in May than they are in April. And I'm sure weather is a major consideration. (The weather was picture perfect Saturday!) Besides... it's pretty well-established now.
We rode in the Pedal Power Parade Saturday afternoon. Expecting it to start at 5pm, we arrived at 4:45 or so... just as the tail end headed away from the park and up the street.
New this year were the "conference bike" and the "pub bike," which apparently are regular attractions in downtown Boise, at least during the warm months. I was quite surprised at how low-geared they were; the "riders" were probably spinning the pedals at 100rpm, to generate 5mph of forward speed.
Below are some photos I snapped. (Most while underway, holding camera up high.)