The Idaho Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400 is a 400ish mile self-supported mountain bike route traversing some of Idaho’s diverse geography on two-track, big gravel and dirt Forest Service roads, singletrack and some paved roads.

The 4th annual event will begin (and end) in downtown Boise, Idaho in historic Hyde Park. The start date for 2018 will be Thursday, September 13th.

There is no registration fee, no support and no prize money.  SPOT tracker use is not mandatory, but encouraged and live tracking of the event will be provided by Trackleaders.

The Smoke ‘n’ Fire route travels through remote areas, however, there are sufficient resupply opportunities available.  Besides the physical challenge there are mental challenges to this route and it is also a great test of your bikepacking kit and gear.

This is a self-supported event so please read the rules and be prepared for the unexpected.


Early Start

The ride departs from 13th and Eastman in Hyde Park.  There will be a neutral rollout through downtown, then along the Greenbelt to the edge of town.


Check out the Blog for updates as well as our Facebook Group at Elev8/208 Bikepacking.


  • Norb DeKerchove  – elev8208@gmail.com