September 19th, 2020

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COVID 19

To race or not to race? Definitely race, but keep it safe. For the safety of everyone involved, we moved the 2020 edition of the LP 200 to September 19th. This decision was not taken lightly, and we've been working very hard behind the scenes to make the Fall version even better. For example, we've teamed up with one of our sponsors, the Sawtooth Brewery, for free entry into the Oktoberfest festival after the finish. More details below.

If all of this sounds great, but you simply can't make it on September 19th, contact us and we can defer your entry until June 5th, 2021, next year's LP.

What is the LP?

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 at Oktoberfest in Ketchum Square, sponsored by the Sawtooth Brewery. Once you’ve experienced the LP200, you’re bound to come back again!

Tell me more

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 at the Ketchum Town Square where your entry includes an entry into the Sawtooth Brewery’s Oktoberfest. This includes a custom finisher's pint glass, a free beer and Bavarian meal! Hang with your teammates and enjoy the live 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. The Hotel Ketchum and Tamarack Lodge will be proving a special 30% discount for LP200 participants for a Saturday night stay. Rooms are space available so book soon!

Hotel Ketchum - Reserve online or call (208) 471-4716 and mention the LP 200 bike race.
Tamarack Lodge - Reserve online or call (208) 726-3344 and mention the LP 200 bike race.

Register

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Class Field limit Price
LP 200 4 and 6 Person Relays 60 teams $125
LP 100 2-Person Relay 30 teams $125
LP 100 Solo 50 riders $125

No hidden registration fees, we're covering them for you :)

What's included?

  • Race with your friends in some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer
  • Finisher's Pint Glass
  • Free entry to Oktoberfest

Quotes

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.

Fairlee Frey

It is one of my favorite days of the year! I just like hammering across the state with my good friends.

Henry Harper

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.

Andrew Harris

Routes

LP 200

Flyover

Overview

Classes

  • 4 Person teams
  • 6 Person teams

Start

  • Boise

Finish

  • Sun Valley

Transitions

  • Robie Creek
  • Idaho City
  • Mores Creek Summit
  • Lowman
  • Grandjean
  • Banner Creek Summit
  • Stanley
  • Frenchman Creek
  • Galena Lodge

LP 200 Segments

Distance
19.3 miles
Climbing
1506 ft
Descending
1115 ft
Distance
16.4 miles
Climbing
953 ft
Descending
169 ft
Mile Marker
23
Notes
Pull out on right side of road 1 mile past Robie Creek Road
LP 200 Segment 2
Distance
12.7 miles
Climbing
2231 ft
Descending
51 ft
Mile Marker
39
Notes
Pull out on right side of road about 1/4 mile past Idaho City at baseball fields
LP 200 Segment 3
Distance
20.2 miles
Climbing
1117 ft
Descending
3424 ft
Mile Marker
52+
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Mores Creek Summit
LP 200 Segment 4
Distance
21.1 miles
Climbing
1639 ft
Descending
592 ft
Mile Marker
72+
Notes
Pull out on right side of road just past Payette River Bridge
LP 200 Segment 5
Distance
11.7 miles
Climbing
2310 ft
Descending
143 ft
Mile Marker
94
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Grand Jean turnoff - at the Gates of Hell
LP 200 Segment 6
Distance
25.9 miles
Climbing
579 ft
Descending
1339 ft
Mile Marker
105+
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Banner Summit - just past the gates
LP 200 Segment 7
Distance
25.8 miles
Climbing
1286 ft
Descending
217 ft
Mile Marker
189
Notes
Pull out on left side of road at the Scenic Byway just after right turn out of Stanley towards Sun Valley
LP 200 Segment 8
Distance
11.3 miles
Climbing
1402 ft
Descending
1439 ft
Mile Marker
163
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Frenchman Creek about 2 miles past Smiley Creek Lodge
LP 200 Segment 9
Distance
22.3 miles
Climbing
246 ft
Descending
1672 ft
Mile Marker
152
Notes
Pull out on right side of road just past Galena Lodge
LP 200 Segment 10

LP 100

Classes

  • 2 Person teams
  • Solos

Start

  • Grandjean

Finish

  • Sun Valley

Transitions

  • Banner Creek Summit
  • Stanley
  • Frenchman Creek
  • Galena Lodge

LP 100 Segments

Distance
14.3 miles
Climbing
2615 ft
Descending
209 ft
Mile Marker
91
Notes
LP 100 Segment 1
Distance
25.9 miles
Climbing
579 ft
Descending
1339 ft
Mile Marker
105+
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Banner Summit - just past the gates
LP 100 Segment 2
Distance
25.8 miles
Climbing
1286 ft
Descending
217 ft
Mile Marker
189
Notes
Pull out on left side of road at the Scenic Byway just after right turn out of Stanley towards Sun Valley
LP 100 Segment 3
Distance
11.3 miles
Climbing
1402 ft
Descending
1439 ft
Mile Marker
163
Notes
Pull out on right side of road at Frenchman Creek about 2 miles past Smiley Creek Lodge
LP 100 Segment 4
Distance
22.3 miles
Climbing
246 ft
Descending
1672 ft
Mile Marker
152
Notes
Pull out on right side of road just past Galena Lodge
LP 100 Segment 5

Results

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.

Relay Time Bonuses

Each team is awarded time bonuses and handicaps to make the relay races more competitive.

New for this year:

  • Added time bonuses to the LP 100 2-person relay
  • Increased the time bonuses for rider categories.
  • Doubled the gender time bonus in the hopes of getting more women to join the party!

Bonus LP 100 LP 200
Road Cycling Category
(1 to 5)
For each rider:
  • 2.5 minute bonus for each category > 3
  • 2.5 minute handicap for each category < 3
Riders who have never raced are considered Category 5.
For each rider:
  • 5 minute bonus for each category > 3
  • 5 minute handicap for each category < 3
Riders who have never raced are considered Category 5.
Gender 10 minute bonus for each woman 20 minute bonus for each woman
Age
  • 5 minute bonus if average age > 40
  • 10 minute bonus if average age > 50
  • 15 minute bonus if average age > 60
  • 20 minute bonus if average age > 70
  • 10 minute bonus if average age > 40
  • 20 minute bonus if average age > 50
  • 30 minute bonus if average age > 60
  • 40 minute bonus if average age > 70
Weight 15 minute bonus if average weight > 185 30 minute bonus if average weight > 185

Rules

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.

  1. Transitions
    1. Only one vehicle per team at each transition
    2. No warming up on the course. We are sharing open roads. Bring a stationary trainer or rollers.
    3. More to come on keeping the transition areas safe...
  2. Riders
    1. Drafting is allowed/encouraged among riders of the same team.
    2. Drafting is not allowed between different teams.
    3. Be ready to fix your own mechanical issues
    4. Numbers:
      1. Attach your bib # to your back so that it can be seen from the right side.
      2. Frame #'s - TBD
  3. Crew
    1. Due to limited space at each transition:
      1. Only one vehicle per team at each transition.
      2. Please limit the length of your support rigs. If you use a motor home, we ask that you not also have a trailer.
    2. Do not follow your riders, drive from one transition to the next.
    3. Drive safely at all times.
  4. Course-specific rules
    1. LP 200
      1. Only 1 rider per team allowed for segment #2 from Robie Creek to Idaho City
      2. Each rider must complete at least 2 segments, excluding the last segment
      3. Each rider can complete a maximum of 4 segments, excluding the last segment
      4. A maximum of 3 riders can be on course, except for the last segment, where all team members can ride.
    2. LP 100
      1. Please be extra cautious when riding through transition areas, there may be many team transitions happening around you.
  5. Bathrooms
    1. There are porta-potties and/or bathrooms at every transition. Use them.
    2. Not using them could cost you up to $500 in fines, and may prevent us from getting permits to continue the LP 200 in the future.
  6. Cutoff Times
    1. Anyone leaving Stanley after 4pm will not receive an official time.

Schedule

When What Where
January 1st, Wednesday 9am Registration opens Bikereg
September 18th, Friday 4pm to 7pm Packet Pickup George’s Cycles
312 S 3rd Street
Boise, ID 83702
September 19th, Saturday 7am to 9am 200 Mile Start Barclay Bay
Boise, ID 83706
September 19th, Saturday 11am to 12am 100 Mile Start Mile Marker 91
Highway 21
Grandjean, ID 83637
September 19th, Saturday 4pm to 7pm Finish Highway 75
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

FAQ

When does registration open?
January 1st, 2020
What is the date of the 2020 LP 200?
September 19th, 2020
Where is the start for the 200 mile route?
Barclay Bay
Boise, ID 83706
Where is the start for the 100 mile route?
Mile Marker 91
Highway 21
Grandjean, ID 83637
How many people can I have on my team?
  • 2 for the LP 100
  • 4 or 6 for the LP 200
How many team members can ride at once?
  • 1 for LP 200 Stage #2 from Robie Creek to Idaho City
  • 3 for all other segments except the last segment
  • Everyone can ride the last segment from Galena Lodge to the finish
How many transitions points?
  • LP 200 has 9 transition points and 10 segments
  • LP 100 has 4 transition points and 5 segments
Are there bathrooms on course?
Yes, there are bathrooms or porta-potties at the start, finish, and every transition.
How many team vehicles are allowed?
As many as you like, but only 1 in the transition area at once.
Does the team have to finish together?
No, time is taken on the first rider across the finish line.
What type of bikes are allowed?
Anything without a motor. No e-bikes.
Will I get cell phone coverage?
It's best to assume that once you leave Boise, you won't get service until the finish, except for a bit in Stanley. Plan accordingly :)
Where should I stay after the race?
Take your pick! Our two host hotels have stepped up to offer all LP racers and friends 30% off.
Hotel Ketchum - Reserve online or call (208) 471-4716 and mention the LP 200 bike race.
Tamarack Lodge - Reserve online or call (208) 726-3344 and mention the LP 200 bike race.

Sponsors

Please give a big thank you to our sponsors who make this happen: