Friday & Saturday
October 26th and 27th – The 8th Annual Crosstoberfest.
A beer festival at Old Cutter’s Park in Hailey, Idaho focusing on seasonal beers from around the world with Oktoberfest inspired food and cyclocross racing. Live music and more than 90 fresh brews from across the world for your sipping pleasure.
Visit www.crosstoberfestidaho.com for tickets & more info.
Tom Archie returns to the Power House for an Autumn Equinox show on Friday, September 21 at 6pm.
It’s Dr Tom’s Alchemy…guitar, djembe, bongos, didjeridoo, harmony vocals…
with a nod to the creative looping of Keller Williams,
a tip of the hat to the lingering leads of the late Michael Houser (Widespread Panic),
and aspirations to the social justice songwriting of Dylan, Earle, and Franti.
FLY FAR IN IDAHO
PARAGLIDING WORLD CUP
Open Distance Nationals
Welcome to Fly Far In Idaho’s information section for the 2012 U.S. Open Distance National Championship.
OPEN CLASS GLIDERS WELCOME !!!
We will be running the 2012 Open Distance National Championship as a mentoring competition. Each day will consist of a discussion lead by a mentor. There will be an affordable breakfast option that you will order at check in the night before, (or at the mandatory pilots meeting the first night.) The talks will be held in the River Run Lodge before we load the gondola to launch.
These talks will be designed to help you become a better XC pilot, or help you refine your skills to fly further than you have flown before. They will range in topic from preparedness, course line, gear, and a host of other topics designed to help you fly far in Idaho, or anywhere after you finish here.
Above and beyond the speakers we will have a group of exceptional, nationally, and internationally ranked pilots that will be in the comp mentoring participants.
We have an exceptional list of speakers already confirmed.
Russ Ogden, Nate Scales, Bill Belcourt, Nick Greece, Josh Cohn, Matt Beechinor, and Andy Macrae,
We are waiting on a few other confirmations but the list is already outstanding!
Won’t you please come and join us in the skies over Idaho, and hopefully a few other surrounding states! If you participate in the Open Distance contest you will become a better pilot, and you will have an exceptionally good time here in Sun Valley guaranteed!
Please Note that any PWC pilot wishing to fly in the Comp will NOT be charged for late registration. Also if you wish to volunteer for the PWC you will receive a $50 discount on your entry. Please visit the volunteer section on the web page, flyfarinidaho.com.
Competition Dates: Sunday, August 19th through Saturday, August 25th. Practice day and registration is on the 18th
Sanctioning: Paragliding World Cup, USHPA ,and FAI Cat 2 sanctioned
Format: Race to Goal
Complaints from property owners/lease holders may result in penalties.
Trophies/Prizes:Men’s and Women’s 1st, 2nd &3rd
Glider requirements: http://pwca.org/node/2071
Location: All launch sites are located on the summit of Bald Mountain, (9100feet/2774meters ASL), top of the Sun Valley Resort. View a Google map of the area.
Pilot Skill Level: PWC Selection process
Equipment requirements:SPOT personal locator’s (currently working on deals and or rentals) Paraglider & Harness, Helmet, Reserve, GPS and Radio capable of receiving and transmitting on all official USHPA frequencies. Supplemental oxygen recommended.
Fee: 200 euros
May 18th is the early registration deadline. No exceptions
Registration:Warning : This registration date is final. All pilots applying to that event later than May 18th will be considered late registration.
To register for the Paragliding World Cup please visit their web page http://www.paraglidingworldcup.org/
Mandatory Pilot Briefing: Saturday, August 18th 6:00 P.M. at the meet Hedquarters
Transportation: Each contestant will receive an 8 day lift pass to access the summit of Bald Mountain. This pass is valid from 8/18 – 8/25. Shuttle vehicles will transport contestants from goal and along course back to River Run LZ and Ketchum.
Parking: Ample parking at River Run LZ.
Event Organizer: Mike Pfau firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet Director: Paragliding World Cup
Score Keeper: Paragliding World Cup
Safety Committee: Pilot appointed
Volunteers and Wind Technicians: Needed and appreciated Contact email@example.com if you would like to volunteer
Camp Hours are 9 to 1.
Croy Creek Trail System. 3.5 miles west of Hailey.
$250 per week – $650 for all three weeks. $50 deposit required to secure a spot (remainder due day of camp). Includes Free Lunch.
Contact: Joel Zellers: 309-1119
Teacher at Wood River High School
Bike racer and rider
Retired coach of the WRHS XC Team
Graduate of San Diego State University & Boise State University
Level III USA Cycling Certified Coach
Pump Track Riding
Trail Course Riding
BMX or Mountain Bike
Pivot Cycles is back to let us demo their quiver of this years bikes. Showcasing their incredible lineup of DW-Link bikes, including the new Phoenix, as well as the Firebird, Mach 429, Mach 5.7 and Mach 4. The demo fleet has a wide range of sizes from XXS to XL to accommodate most any rider.
Bring a helmet, shoes, & a smile. See you there.