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51 – Kickoff Picnic

Everyone is welcome to to join us for the 2024 IAMC Challenge Kickoff Picnic!

We are meeting at Liberty Park in Nampa on April 6th, 2024 from noon to 4. Food and drinks will be served, and challenge members will have their bandanna ready for pickup. We will try to have food ready about 12:30. The park is located at 600 Constitution Way, Nampa, ID 83686

If you can, feel free to bring a side dish to share, but it’s not required.

Please find the original event HERE.

More Information

Missed the Challenge Picnic? Can I still go here and take a picture and check in at the site? Sure! This one’s a gimme.


Coordinates: 43.55310, -116.56574
Elevation: 2501 ft
Difficulty: 1
What to Expect: Food

Check In

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Use the form below to check in. Check in’s must include a photo of you or your bike, at the challenge site, with the 2024 bandanna. To check in, all participants must be registered IAMC Challenge Members. Be sure to leave a description about the ride, and share any road conditions as snow, water, or obstacles. Please provide any other information that might help future visitors navigate to this site safely. Replying or commenting on another persons Check In is encouraged, but take care not to create your own Check In on accident.

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BB445

Joined group way after kickoff picnic. Have to go to the kickoff in 2025.

What bike did you take?
890R
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NjD

Missed the picnic, but Alex said to get it done, so I did. Continued north to other challenge sites and made a long day of it.

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KTM 890R
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Idabiker

I was there and got my bandana, I didn’t get in the photo though because I had to leave early.

Ed Torrey

A great turnout, it was good to meet all you who showed up for the picnic.

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Dusty1

Was nice meeting some more faces. I forgot to check in on this one! Rode in my rain gear but didnt need it!

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CRF450L
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Robert

Great food, had fun. It was good meeting some of the club members.

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2021 KTM 890 Adventure R
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Ike

I stopped into the cookout to get my bandana but didn’t stay for the picture. So, I popped in again on the way back from Celebration Park.

What bike did you take?
RE Scram 411
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englund

Great time!

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silverspurs

Got my bandana from Alex and then had to leave due to a schedule conflict, but I was there!… the hamburgers smelled great! was sad I didn’t get to eat one and chat more. Using the group photo for this one…

What bike did you take?
Honda CRV
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ScumbagSteve

I was the one eating all the beans.

Delicous.

What bike did you take?
2001 Pontiac Aztek
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KaptSlow

If you didn’t make it, you missed some great food!
I tried to post the group photo with me in it, but it’s not showing up, and I’m not getting an error message.

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none
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kf7jpk

i wasn’t able to stay long but I got my bandana.

Bugs

Here’s my 3rd try at posting a picture. Resized to 772×1010, 23Kb.

This time, I noted that a thumbnail photo appears after pressing the “Submit” button. I didn’t get that on my first two tries but then, I didn’t know it was supposed to appear to confirm the attachment was successful.

I’m not talented, but I’m tenacious.

What bike did you take?
Shelby GT350
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Caleb Forrey

Thanks for kicking this one off!

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Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
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NormOps

It was fun meeting people. I still think I should get a water crossing for to pond in the parking lot

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Tiger 800
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FW190Pilot

I’m John Hart and I was grateful to acquaint myself with a bunch of new (to me) folks yesterday at the picnic, especially Cliff, Dave, Mike, Alex and Ron. Alex, I hope your son’s arm issue wasn’t too serious. I look forward to spending some road miles with y’all soon. Stay healthy!

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The Toyota
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jsk83687

Made it to the kick off. Tahks for putting it together.

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No bike
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foolhardy

I had a great time! Thanks to all involved for your efforts and I look forward to this years challenge! P.s. does the parking lot count as a water crossing ? ????

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Kevin Headings

The conditions were wet, wet, wet. O’le Mother Nature gave us snow in April.

Photo is me with my daughter. Nice to meet some of you.

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Ram Truck
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DaveBracht

My 1st check in. Good to meet some of you and thanks to all that made it happen. I followed the snowplow down from Cascade this morning so no bike riding on this one. Looking forward to the weather cooperating with our riding season.

Jeff Dyer

I made it! What a wonderful day it was sunshine, short sleeves and shorts NOT!! It was nice to meet some new people. I am ready to ride.

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No bike
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Justin Wilke

I came. I ate. I left.
Thank you Alex, Ron, and everybody else who helped put the picnic on. It was good to meet some new people and hear some good stories.

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DR650
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Jason

I got there just as you guys were packing up. Got my flag and made a trip down to celebration park. It was great to meet a few people!

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KTM 790
Trent

Great picnic! Nice to see such a large gathering of like-minded friends. This will be a fun challenge year. I picked up my bandana and logged my first site of the year.

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No bike
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Ron Schinnerer

It was great to see everyone today.

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The truck
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Alex Crane

Thanks to everyone who came out for the picnic! Despite the weather not cooperating we had an excellent turnout.

Sorry for leaving early, as it turns out we had our first injury for the riding season. Silas ended up falling off the merry-go-round and broke his arm.

What bike did you take?
Ford F150
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nohvccbob

Had a great burger and saw some old friends and met dome new ones. In the group foto

MalibuStacy

It was great to see everyone at the Challenge Kick-Off Picnic. Foolhardy cleaned my Yamaha TW200’s carb and we had to buy a new battery this morning but we were able to make the chilly, partly rainy ride to the park. Picked up my first Challenge. Thank you to everyone that put the picnic together. It was great to see old friends and meet new ones. There was a nice water crossing in the parking lot to splash in. Foolhardy got to show off his tire changing skills on the side of the road while we were headed back to Caldwell. Then stopped by Lake Lowell to enjoy the view.

What bike did you take?
Yamaha TW200
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Dalton

I arrived around 2:30pm and I guess you guys had just dispersed. Was able to grab a bandana from Alex. Hoping to be able to meet some fellow Challenge riders soon.

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No bike.
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chatty

My first meetup. Good to see some familiar faces as well as lots of new ones. Looking forward to visiting as many of the challenge sites this year as I can.

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Norden
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Dougiethenoo

Thank you for the organizing and catering, nice to see everyone. Hope to see a copy of the group photo!

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Shanks pony
BobbyRay208

Good times and food!

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No bike
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Saintof1989

I was able to get my flag and meet some new people. Thank for getting the 2025 year started! I made it in the Group photo but didn’t take one personally.

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No Bike
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Dan Huff

I stopped by the park today as I will be leading a ride in Washington during the Kickoff Picnik.

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KTM 890 R
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