Friday, August 7, 2009

Sawtooth Century Tour is Aug. 15

Road biking from Ketchum up north

The Sawtooth Century Bicycle Tour returns to Ketchum and Sun Valley Saturday, Aug. 15. The road biking tour is produced by the Blaine County Recreation District, with the support of local sponsors.

Proceeds go to Galena Summer Trails and the Davis Phinney Parkinson's Foundation.

The BCRD Sawtooth Century is a fully supported one-day tour offering both half and full century (50 and 100 mile) routes and the return of the popular "King & Queen of the Mountain" competition.

Both ride routes start in downtown Ketchum and pass through Elkhorn and Sun Valley before heading north.

Half-century (50 mile) riders will proceed to the turn-around at historic Galena Lodge.

Full-century riders will continue up and over Galena summit en route to the 52-mile turn-around at Alturas Lake.

The King & Queen of the Mountain competition will recognize the fastest male and female riders on the six-mile climb up the south side of Galena Summit. Electronic timing by Powerhouse will be supplied at no extra charge for all ride participants. Names of the King & Queen winners will be put on a perpetual trophy to remain on display at Galena Lodge.

Entry for the Sawtooth Century is $75 for full century riders and $65 for half-century riders until Friday, Aug. 14. Add $10 for day-of-tour entry.

The entry fee includes commemorative cycling socks and cap and full aid station support.  Registration is online at

Bib bag pick is Friday, Aug. 14 from 3-6 p.m at the Elephant's Perch in Ketchum. More information on the BCRD Sawtooth Century Tour is available online at or by calling 788-9142.

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