Your Local Bike Club and Trails Organization
Maintain & Protect existing mountain bike trails & cycling routes
Expand opportunities for mountain biking & cycling
Advocate for the interests of mountain bikers with land managers
Build & Ride trails with others who share a passion for riding bikes
Pend Oreille Pedalers is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization formed in 2004 to oversee the development of a singletrack biking and hiking trail network in Sherwood Forest, which today is part of the Syringa Trail Network just west of Sandpoint, Idaho.
In the subsequent years POP built over 6 miles of trail in Sherwood Forest, and in recent years has further expanded the Syringa Trail Network into the adjacent properties of Pine Street Woods and VTT. Today there are over 11 miles of singletrack in this network, and in 2021 we plant to build at least three additional miles of trail in the Syringa Network.
We also build and maintain trails on City of Sandpoint, Schweitzer Mountain Resort, Forest Service, State of Idaho, and BLM land in the Little Sand Creek Watershed. There are currently over 20 miles of trail between the Watershed and Schweitzer Mountain Resort.
In the years to come POP has plans to greatly expand and improve the Little Sand Creek Watershed trail network in partnership with the City of Sandpoint, an expansion that will include the completion of the epic Watershed Crest Trail, a 20 mile loop climbing from switchback 2 on Schweitzer Mountain Road (2,600 feet) to Uleda Ridge (6,100 feet) and from there heading south below the summit of Bald Mountain and then descending back to switchback 3 on Schweitzer Mountain Road.
We will also continue expanding the Syringa trails closer to Sandpoint, beginning in spring 2021 with the addition of a beginner trail in the VTT property, and continuing with the completion of the perimeter trail in Pine Street Woods.
How you can help
Our work depends on member and sponsor support. Your membership provides us with the funds we need to operate, and your volunteer labor helps keep the costs of the trails we build down and helps us meet obligations to grant providers. Become a member or a sponsor today to show your support for the continued expansion of trails around Sandpoint!
Join POP to show your support for our mission and to get involved in shaping the future of trails in North Idaho!