Idaho’s Over the Hill Gravel Grinder Benefits the Alzheimer’s Association


The Lost River Cycle Club’s Over the Hill Gravel Grinder is scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 8:00 a.m. in Horseshoe Bend, Idaho. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Idaho chapter. The ride will start and end at the Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant, 101 Payette River Avenue, Horseshoe Bend.

The Payette River as seen on course of the Over the Hill Gravel Grinder. Photo by Dave Fotsch

Now in its second year, the ride traverses the hills and gravel roads of the scenic Payette River basin. Organizers have created three different routes designed to attract riders of all abilities.

The Brownlee Loop section of the Over the Hill Gravel Grinder. Photo by Dave Fotsch

The Warhorse route is 84 miles with just over 8,500 feet of climbing. Sights include dramatic granite outcrops, wildlife, and the historic Brownlee School.

The Old Emmett Highway. Photo by Dave Fotsch

The My Little Pony loop follows the old Emmett highway along the Payette River before circling back toward Horseshoe Bend through the historic Pearl mining district. It’s 43 miles with an elevation gain of 4,200 feet.

Finally, there is the Hobby Horse route, which is an out-and-back of 17 miles from Horseshoe Bend to Montour, with 1,200 feet of climbing along the Payette River.

All routes will be fully supported with aid stations at key locations along the way. The ride will be followed by a fun after-party at the Locking Horns Riverside Restaurant.

Registration is open at ( Registration is $75 for the Warhorse, $50 for My Little Pony, and $35 for the Hobby Horse, until Monday, May 27th when the fees increase to $100, $75, and $50 respectively. All proceeds after expenses go to support the Alzheimer’s Association Longest Day event.

More information and registration, including downloadable route maps, can be found at, or on the event Facebook page

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