BOSS Ride - Heil Valley Ranch


Wednesday, July 10

Ride Location

Heil Valley Ranch

Ride Meeting Spot

Heil Valley Ranch Trailhead, off of Lefthand Canyon (use this link for a map)

Ride Plan

Wapiti & Wild Turkey Trails (out & back)

Ride Leader


Ability Level

Intermediate/Advanced (Trail Rating: T:4, A:5, C:6)

Start Time

6:00 pm (be there at 5:45 pm to allow ample prep time)

Dinner and Drinks

TBD... some place with cold beer and good food



BOSS  = Blow Off Some Steam. We ride every week after work, alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays.   All BOSS Rides are coed, no-drop rides.

Ride Description

Be prepared for ~2 hours of riding; plus, I probably don't need to say this, but be prepared for the possibility of cold rain.  One more note of caution: This trail has a history of causing pinch flats. With limited daylight, fixing flats could have us returning in the dark. Please make certain you have adequate tire pressue (> 35 psi) to reduce this likelihood.

Please RSVP for this event so we have a good headcount for the number of riders!

Note:   Posse Trail Work at Heil is planned for Tuesday, July 16.   Come and see what kind of work is needed, and what kind of work has already been done.

Important Info about the Rides:

  1. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike. Riders should also carry the usual basics: spare tube(s), a pump, tire levers, a chain tool, and basic Allen wrenches.
  2. All riders ride at their own risk; group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  3. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  4. This ride launches at 6:00 pm so be at the trail head by 5:45 pm, dressed and ready to roll by 6:00 pm.
  5. If the weather is iffy, make sure to check the website after 4:00 pm on the day of the ride for updated info.  If you signed up for the ride, you will be notified by email if it's cancelled.
  6. For planning purposes please sign up (see below if you're signed in) for this event ahead of time. This is not mandatory, but helps us with planning. You need to be registered as a website user and as a member of the BOSS Rides Group.   This does not require BMA membership.....but why wouldn't you want to be a member?
  7. This ride is limited to 24 riders.   If you're not signed up, and we reach 24 riders, you will not be premitted to join us.

If you have any trouble figuring any of this out, drop us an email at

2013/07/10 - 5:45pm - 8:30pm