Located in Cascade Valley’s stunning mountain range, the 4 Summit Challenge course on the last Saturday in July covers some of the most beautiful terrain in Idaho. The ride starts at the American Legion Hall in downtown Cascade and proceeds down Main Street to Warm Lake Road. From there, riders choose whatever distance is in their comfort zone--up to 90 miles round trip--to return to the Legion Hall. If a participant chooses to do the entire (90 miles) distance, then the individual will go up and over two mountain passes (both sides make it four summits) one of which is on Warm Lake Road--Big Creek Summit and then turning left from WL Road onto the scenic South Fork (of the Salmon River) Road. Along South Fork Road, a participant will go up and over Poverty Overlook and then turn around at Reed Ranch to do the same route again from the opposite direction.
Please note that a cyclist that wants to do the entire distance should reach Poverty Overlook before the cut-off time, which is based upon weather conditions.
This challenging course attracts cyclists from a wide variety of locations and includes up to 400 riders.
Ride anywhere from 1-4 summits, the choice is yours! At anytime you can choose to ride 1, 2, 3, or 4 summits - even the day of event as you are riding the route.
Money raised by the 4 Summit Challenge supports various charitable and community projects within the area of Cascade. Plenty of volunteers will be on hand throughout the ride to make this a great day for all cyclists. We provide four aid stations (which comes to seven if ones does the entire route with three along each way and one at the turnaround) that will be located along the route. Please see The Course tab for aid station locations. SAG/ride support will be provided by George’s Cycles of Boise, and post ride meal with music will be hosted by a number of volunteers from the community of Cascade.