Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sawtooth Century bikers set for Aug. 11 tour

50 and 100 mile courses


Offering fully supported 50-and 100-mile routes, the Sawtooth Century Bicycle Tour returns to Ketchum and Sun Valley on Saturday, Aug. 11.

The Blaine County Recreation District, supported by local sponsors, stages the Sawtooth Century to raise funds for Galena area trails north of Ketchum in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.

Showcasing the dramatic riding terrain of the Boulder and Sawtooth Mountains, the BCRD Sawtooth Century attracts cycling enthusiasts from throughout the western U.S., as well as a strong local turnout.

Last year's Sawtooth Century tour raised over $4,000 towards Galena summer trails.

Both 50-mile and 100-mile courses start in downtown Ketchum Aug. 11 and pass through Elkhorn and Sun Valley before heading north.

Half-century riders climb to the turnaround at Galena Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum.  The 100-mile riders ascend the 8,701-foot Galena summit and descend to the turnaround at Alturas Lake in the Sawtooth Valley.

The Sawtooth Century returns its "King and Queen of the Mountain" competition. It recognizes the fastest male and female riders on the six-mile climb up the south side of Galena Summit. Electronic timing is supplied by Spondoro.

Entry is $75 for full century riders and $65 for 50-milers.  Current Wood River Bicycle Coalition members will receive a $10 discount. Entry fees include BCRD Defeet cycling socks, water bottle and aid station support.  Registration is available online at spondoro.com.

Bib bag pick is Friday, Aug. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at The Elephant's Perch in Ketchum. More information on the BCRD Sawtooth Century Tour is available online at bcrd.org or by calling 578-5453.




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