Parking / Bus Service

For PARKING / BUS SERVICE informationclick here to download a printable PDF with this year’s details.

Because parking and access to the finish line for the Race to Robie Creek™ is severely restricted on race day, the Rocky Canyon Sailtoads provide a shuttle bus service between two outside parking areas — 1) Idaho Parks and Recreation on Warm Springs (near the Shakespeare Theater) and, 2) the Spring Shores marina at Lucky Peak reservoir off Highway 21.

PARKING

At the Start: Parking is “catch-as-catch can” in the Fort Boise area for the start of the race.  There is no parking directly on Scout Lane (the starting line) and participants and guests are encouraged to come early to find appropriate parking in the nearby area.

At the Finish: There is NO PARKING AT, OR DIRECT ACCESS TO, THE FINISH LINE AREA at Robie Creek campground on race day.  Please park at one of our two organized parking sites at either:  1) Idaho Parks and Recreation on Warm Springs (near Shakespeare Theater); or 2) Spring Shores marina at Lucky Peak reservoir off Highway 21.  Parking overnight is allowed after 6 pm on Friday night at either parking area, and PLEASE TRY TO CARPOOL since parking is always tight.

BUS SERVICE

Bus service from either parking area into the finish area is available for:  1) all volunteers with their volunteer shirt; or, 2) all guests with a Spectator Bus Pass.

Departure times from parking areas:

Idaho Parks & Rec                       Spring Shores

11:30 am
12:00 noon                                      12:00 noon
12:30 pm                                          12:30 pm
1:00 pm                                            1:00 pm
1:30 pm                                            1:30 pm
2:00 pm                                           2:00 pm

Bus service out of the finish area to either parking area is available for all race participants, volunteers and guests.

Departures from the finish area at Robie Creek campground start about 12:30 pm and run continuously until all race participants are gone.  All race participants, volunteers and spectators will be returned to Spring Shores. Those who parked at Idaho Parks & Recreation will transfer to a different bus at Spring Shores and be transported on to Parks & Recreation.

ONLY THE LAST BUS OF THE DAY WILL GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO FORT BOISE — AROUND 6 PM! If you need to go to Fort Boise sooner than that you should make other arrangements.

SPECTATOR BUS PASSES

Each year, there is a limited number of “Spectator Bus Passes” available for purchase to accommodate guests of the race participants at the finish line and post-race party.  Based on available limits, Spectator Bus Passes may be purchased:  1) with initial registration; 2) during second chance drawing; or 3) at packet pickup.

RACE PARTICIPANTS AND OFFICIAL VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NEED A BUS PASS  — ONLY GUESTS NEED A “SPECTATOR BUS PASS”

RULES OF THE RIDE

NO BEERS, NO BIKES, NO DOGS, NO STROLLERS, NO WHINERS allowed on the buses
NO RIDERS ALLOWED AFTER 2:00 PM on the return buses to Robie Creek
*  Guests need to be sure they can ENDURE STANDING IN A LONG LINE, as necessary, to catch the return ride
*  Volunteers can come to the FRONT OF THE LINE if they are wearing their volunteer shirt
*  Please be responsible, CHOOSE A DESIGNATED DRIVER if you plan to drink at the post-race party