No Flats: Boise Goathead Fest to Earn First Spike Today

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Goatheads are the common enemy of bicyclists everywhere. They're seeds of the tribulus terrestris puncture vine, and their spikes harden in mid-summer in Boise, get stuck in bike tires and cause an untold number of flats every year.

The Boise Goathead Fest, which pedals into Cecil D. Andrus Park starting today at 4 p.m., aims to change that. Its organizers, including the City of Boise, the Boise Bicycle Project and various bike-related nonprofits from across the Treasure Valley, have challenged the public to pull puncture vines wherever they are found.

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