It was our hope that the situation would have improved by now, for everyone. But it is with a heavy heart that we postpone the 2020 Lyle Pearson 200 to June 5, 2021. With concern from the event sponsors, COVID 19 cases still on the rise, and no way to safely adjust the format of the ride/race without drastically changing it, we feel it is better to postpone the event to next year.
Everyone who is signed up for the 2020 edition will be automatically rolled over to the 2021 LP 200. We look forward to seeing you then.
For over a decade, the LP200 has hosted one of the best cycling relays in the west. The 200 mile course from Boise to Sun Valley, Idaho is one of the most scenic and challenging courses around and the 100 mile course from Grandjean to Sun Valley is full of its own challenges and altitude gain through some of the most amazing mountain ranges.
What makes the LP200 unique compared to other relays are the time bonuses that allow weekend warriors to race against the pros. Seasoned roadies, active racers, group ride junkies, and mountain bikers who dust off their road bikes all come together in one event. Team camaraderie is the theme of the day unless you are out to challenge yourself as a soloist on the 100 mile course.
The day ends with stories, good grub and local beer from the Sawtooth Brewery. Once you’ve experienced the LP200, you’re bound to come back again!
The LP consists of a 200 and 100 mile routes. The 200 mile route has teams of either 4 or 6 riders. The 100 miler can either be ridden as a solo or 2 person team.
How does the relay work? The 200 mile route starts in Boise at Barclay Bay just south of the Lucky Peak Dam (take note, this is a new starting area from years past!). There are 9 fixed transition points and 10 segments along the way. Transitions can only take place at these spots. There is a limit of 3 teammates allowed on the road at a time except in certain locations. For more details please read all the rules about teams and support vehicles.
The 100 mile route starts in Grandjean, ID. There are 4 transition points and 5 segments.
Both routes end in the Sun Valley area in Ketchum/Sun Valley where your entry includes a full BBQ. This includes a custom finisher's pint glass and free beer from the Sawtooth Brewery. This includes a custom finisher's pint glass, a free beer and Bavarian meal! Hang with your teammates and enjoy the music as you recap your day's efforts. And as usual, results are posted live in the expo and online. Awards will be given to the fastest teams and soloists for each gender. Additional bragging rights will be awarded for KOM’s along the course.
Afterwards, plan to stay the weekend with your team and support crew in famous downtown Ketchum.
It's the sort of event that weaves cyclists together. At the end of the day, there are at least 3 other people on the planet who have experienced the same rushes, challenges and euphoria that you will now attempt to communicate to your family (albeit unsuccessfully) for at least the next week. It's like being part of a secret club - suddenly you all have something in common that was so awesome and inspiring to be part of; you just know it will stay with you for a long time to come.
It is one of my favorite days of the year! I just like hammering across the state with my good friends.
The LP 200 is like my favorite thing to do all year... Having teams of different ability levels on a level playing field is really cool.
LP 200 & LP 100 Team results are broken out by # of riders (2, 4, or 6) and include time bonuses.
Solo results are broken out by Men and Women, no time bonuses.
Each team is awarded time bonuses and handicaps to make the relay races more competitive.
New for this year:
|Bonus||LP 100||LP 200|
Road Cycling Category
(1 to 5)
For each rider:
For each rider:
|Gender||10 minute bonus for each woman||20 minute bonus for each woman|
|Weight||15 minute bonus if average weight > 185||30 minute bonus if average weight > 185|
These rules help to provide a safe and fair event for everyone. They also allow us to be invited back in future years. Remember, we are riding on open roads, and we are guests.
|January 1st, Wednesday 9am||Registration opens||Bikereg|
|September 18th, Friday 4pm to 7pm||Packet Pickup||
312 S 3rd Street
Boise, ID 83702
|September 19th, Saturday 7am to 9am||200 Mile Start||
Boise, ID 83706
|September 19th, Saturday 11am to 12am||100 Mile Start||
Mile Marker 91
Grandjean, ID 83637
|September 19th, Saturday 4pm to 7pm||Finish||
1/4 mile north of Saddle Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340
|September 19th, Saturday until 10:00pm||Oktoberfest||
Ketchum Town Square
480 4th St E
Ketchum, ID 83340