Boise Goathead Fest rolls through Boise

Posted at 5:04 PM, Aug 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-04 20:28:36-04

The Boise Goathead Fest rolled through downtown Boise this weekend.

The bicycle festival hopes to transform Boise into the "Bicycle Capital of America" by ridding the city of its "most despised invasive species." 

Throughout the entire month of July, people who pulled, bagged and turned in at least one pound of goatheads received free drink tokens for the festival. Awards were even given for those who gathered the most.

"The unique thing for the Boise Goathead Festival in comparison to say Tour De Fat is it's by Boise it's for the Citizens of Boise and there's a real buy-in for people to kinda go out pick goatheads and that helps everybody out in their neighborhood," said Casey Mclellan, the Volunteer Coordinator of the Boise Bicycle Project. "It helps out the rest of the people in Boise along the green belt."

The festival wrapped up at 5 p.m. Saturday, with live music, bicycle games, and local food trucks. Proceeds from the event will be distributed to local bicycle-related nonprofits.