Wednesday, June 5, 2013

BCRD reveals plans for Sawtooth Century Tour

Coming Aug. 24

     The Sawtooth Century Bike Tour returns to Ketchum and Sun Valley on Saturday, Aug. 24.

     The Blaine County Recreation District, with the support of its sponsors, will produce the Sawtooth Century in an effort to raise needed funds for Galena Summer Trails. Showcasing the riding terrain of the Boulder and Sawtooth Mountains, the BCRD Sawtooth Century attracts cycling enthusiasts from throughout the western US, as well as a strong local turnout.

     Last year’s Sawtooth Century tour raised over $3,000 towards the Galena Summer Trails, according to a press release from the Recreation District.

                The BCRD Sawtooth Century is a fully supported one-day tour offering both half and full century (50 and 100 mile) routes.  Both ride routes start in downtown Ketchum, the 100-mile riders at 8 a.m. and 50-mile riders at 9 a.m., and pass through Elkhorn and Sun Valley before heading north.

     Half-century (50 mile) riders proceed to the turn-around at historic Galena Lodge located 23 miles north of Ketchum. Full-century riders continue up and over Galena summit en route to the turn-around at Alturas Lake.

     Entry for the Sawtooth Century is $75 for full century riders and $65 for half-century riders. The entry fee includes cycling socks, water bottle, aid station support and post-tour food and beverages compliments of Sawtooth Brewery.

     Bib bag pick up is Friday, Aug. 23 from 3-6 p.m. at the Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum.  Registration and more information about BCRD Sawtooth Century Tour is available online at or by calling 578-5453.

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