I checked out the downhill mountain biking scene in the ski town of Sun Valley Idaho. Sun Valley Ski Resorts offers lift access mountain biking during the summer months. This town is super bike friendly!

Sturtevants of Sun Valley offers mountain bike rentals as well as types of bikes for many types of bicycling trails. I rented my full suspension Santa Cruz mountain bike for the weekend.

Pete Lane’s Mountain Sports offers guided mountain bike tours so folks can make the most of their time on the mountain and spend less time trying to find the best trails.  My guide Eric took me up Bald Mountain or “Baldy” to ride down non-stop downhill trails.  We also had lunch at the famous Roundhouse Restaurant about 2/3 of the way up the mountain.

After riding I cooled off with a tasty beer from Sawtooth Brewery, which is beers named after skiing and mountain bike sports!

To close up the day, I checked back into the bike friendly Knob Hill Inn hotel knows how to cater to cyclists of all types.