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Boise's Annual Biking 'Goathead Fest' Spreads Out Across City This Year

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Each year, Boise Goathead Fest celebrates celebrates the capital city's bicycling culture with a big gathering of cyclists in a downtown park. The goathead is the common name for the puncture vine, a pesky invasive weed that embeds in bike tires and causes many flats throughout the year. They're found in the Boise foothills, but goatheads can also wreak havoc on the Greenbelt and roads around the Treasure Valley. 

But since we can’t gather in big groups this summer, this year’s festival is being re-imagined. Joining Idaho Matters live to talk about this is Jimmy Halliburton, one of the founders of the Goathead Fest. 

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Hi! I’m Gemma Gaudette, the host of the award-winning show, Idaho Matters. During the day you’ll find me researching and writing about all the fascinating topics we tackle on our show. And of course, at noon, each weekday you’ll find me live behind the microphone as Idaho Matters airs.