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Biking and racing down Schweitzer Mountain is relatively new, and in 2005 the NORBA national Series spent the weekend at Schweitzer resort in Idaho. This was the third year for NORBA at Schweitzer. There was plenty of fun to be had and a lot of racing. According to race enthusiast Kevin Tisue: "Schweitzer is a good venue in a far off location, but well worth the trip."
Check out this article from Velonews.com, July 15, 2005: NORBA brings whole show to Schweitzer
For all area rides visit the Pend Oreille Pedalers
And for other biking opportunities, visit All About Adventures
Schweitzer Mountain Trails
Upper Grr and Overland trails: Begin at the village plaza and ride past the Great Escape Quad lift to the trailhead. While it may sound funny, Grr is an actual real word, so follow the signs to the Upper Grr and/or the Overland trails. Overland Trail is to the right and offers a 4.5-mile loop that with a number of difficult and challenging side trails. A rolling road section brings you to Rolling Thunder, a quick but difficult section of singletrack. This can take you to Picnic Point where you can relax, soak up the mountain surroundings, and ever-present panoramic lake views. There is always wildlife around, and numerous other trails to ride, including Moose Trot, Bear Ridge and Cougar Gulch.
Trail particulars: If you bike the whole mountain, from top to bottom, there’s more than 2,400 feet of elevation gain. But biking Schweitzer provides access to a power assist, namely, the Great Escape quad chairlift. Running Friday-Sunday in summer, if you buy a ticket to haul your bike up on the chairlift to the top of Schweitzer peak you’ll be able to hammer downhill loops until you've rattled yourself silly. Advanced riders can try Off The Top, a 3.5-mile downhill plunge that drops you into the lift line, or Moffit's Edge, a technical section of the NORBA downhill course. Known by locals as "Snakebite," Moffit's Edge slithers down glades and ski runs, traversing wide-open slopes, then diving back into deep woods in a testy mix of fall-line and off-camber side-hilling, culminating in a nice eight-foot rock drop. Yee-haw for advanced riders.
There are a few shops in Sandpoint that are great for amateurs a pros alike:
Outdoor Experience 314 N.
First Avenue, 208-263-6028
Click the map below for a PDF map of summer Schweitzer Trails