June 3rd, 2023

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What is the Sawtooth?

Many rides, one finish. Choose your adventure!

While we all love to ride our bikes, everyone is different. The Sawtooth 200 provides the opportunity to choose the adventure that works best for you. Be it a relay team that offers the camaraderie of your closest cycling buddies working together as a group, the full distance in the unprecedented Sawtooth Uncut version, or the solo effort of laying it out there on your own for the 100 mile TT, you won't be disappointed. No matter what you choose, the day ends with a great party and stories at the finish line in Ketchum.

Sawtooth Relays

The original. The relay dates back to the beginning of the event and is what the Sawtooth is most famous for. It is the same challenging and scenic course as from the event's beginning, but you can divide and conquer it however you like. There are two course distances: the 180 mile that offers 2, 4 or 6 member teams and the 100 mile for 2 person teams. On the 180 route there are 10 segments of varying topography and you are free to put any number of riders on course (see rules). The 100 mile route consists of the last 5 segments of the 180 mile route. The strategy and possibilities are almost endless!

Sawtooth Uncut

One of the most epic rides you will ever experience. Brought by popular demand, the Uncut is the newest addition to the Sawtooth. Take on the entire 180 mile course and conquer one of the greatest! This mass start ride is reserved for only a select group. 2022 saw only 27% of riders finish. Are you up to the challenge? Looking for redemption? If you want bragging rights by making it to the finish, sign up early to claim a spot!

Sawtooth TT

This is for the hardcore of the hardcore. Take on the 100 mile course on your own in time trial fashion. It's that simple, and that hard!

Testimonials

"Thanks for a great event. Super challenging course. Can't wait to do it again... The people were so awesome to my wife who was supporting me. She couldn't stop talking about all the amazing people that she met and supported her supporting me. Great culture. Great event. Thanks again."

Bryan Johnson - Finisher of innaugural Sawtooth Uncut

"This ride is literally LOTOJA's big brother. There, I said it, no take-backs."

Taylor Dame - Finisher of multiple Sawtooth Relays and multiple LOTOJAs, looking to settle the score with Sawtooth Uncut

"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 - Past winner of Women's Sawtooth Relay

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

Henry Harper - Finisher of every single Sawtooth Relay (16 and counting)

"The Sawtooth 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 - Past winner of Sawtooth Relay

Still not sure?

Have a look at this video from our friend Taylor to get a first-person view :)

Register

Register on BikeReg

New this year: team members register individually. No more having to wait until everyone gets their info together and then having one person enter it all in and pay for the whole team. Just make sure to enter the correct team name when you register.

Class Field limit
Sawtooth 180 Uncut - Solo mass start 40 riders
Sawtooth 180 - 2 Person Relay 10 teams
Sawtooth 180 - 4 Person Relay 30 teams
Sawtooth 180 - 6 Person Relay 30 teams
Sawtooth 100 - Solo 40 riders
Sawtooth 100 - 2 Person Relay 20 teams

What's included?

  • An experience to remember in some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer
  • Coffee at the start from Slow River Coffee
  • Lunch/Dinner in Ketchum with help from KB's Burritos
  • Finisher's Pint Glass
  • Adult beverages provided by Sawtooth Brewery
  • Sawtooth T-shirt for those registered by April 15th

Refunds

After May 3rd, you may defer your entry to next year, but sorry, no refunds will be issued after this date. Defered entries are non-transferrable.

Routes

Have a detailed look at all the Sawtooth Routes on RideWithGPS

Sawtooth Full

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Overview

Classes

  • Uncut - Solo mass start
  • 2 Person teams
  • 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

Sawtooth Full Segments

Distance
12.6 miles
Climbing
1080 ft
Descending
1010 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 200 Segment 10

Sawtooth 100

Classes

  • 2 Person teams
  • Solos

Start

  • Grandjean

Finish

  • Sun Valley

Transitions

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

Sawtooth 100 Segments

Distance
14.3 miles
Climbing
2615 ft
Descending
209 ft
Mile Marker
91
Notes
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 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
Sawtooth 100 Segment 5

Results

Sawtooth Full & Sawtooth 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.

Bonus Sawtooth 100 Sawtooth Full
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.
  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 - Attach your seat post number to the bike that you will cross the finish line with.
  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. Sawtooth Full
      1. Only 1 rider per team allowed for segment #2 from Robie Creek to Idaho City. 2-person teams where both riders are going the full distance can ride this section, but not side by side.
      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. 2-person teams can ride as many segments as they wish.
      4. A maximum of 3 riders can be on course, except for the last segment, where all team members can ride.
    2. Sawtooth 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 Sawtooth 200 in the future.
  6. Cutoff Times
    1. Anyone leaving Stanley after 4pm will not receive an official time.

Uncut

The route from Boise to Sun Valley is one of the most scenic in the country, and you can take in every mile of it from your bike saddle. Given the roads we travel on, we need to keep everyone safe and the local residents happy. It is our goal to continue the event long into the future, and to do that, we need your help in following the rules.

Uncut Start

  • Riders start at Barclay Bay at 5:45am.
  • Neutral rollout along Lucky Peak Dam Rd, and a half mile up Hwy 21.
  • Official start is just after the flashing traffic sign, approximately mile 11.75 on Hwy 21.
  • For the first 3.9 miles (the top of the first climb), riders may use the right traffic lane in addition to the shoulder.
  • From the top of this first climb to the finish line, riders should be as far to the right as possible, riding single file, unless actively passing another rider.

Uncut Rider Rules

  • Road bikes only, no aero-bars (mass start).
  • Riders should be as far to the right as possible, riding single file, unless actively passing another rider.
  • Drafting, pacelining, and passing are allowed.
  • Riding double-file is not allowed.
  • Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification, and may result in the Sawtooth not being able to renew it's permit.

Uncut Aid Stations

The Sawtooth will provide four aid stations along the way, allowing riders without any additional support to complete the route.

In order to minimize time at aid stations and to ensure that everyone gets exactly what they want, Uncut Riders will be provided with two baskets to put whatever they want into. The first basket will be at Aid Stations 1 and 3, while the second basket will be at Aid Stations 2 and 4. We would recommend: 2 bottles with your favorite drink along with your favorite riding foods. If you leave bottles in the basket after aid stations 1 and 2, we'll fill them for you with water.

  • Aid Station 1 at Transition #3, Mores Creek Summit, 42 miles from the start.
  • Aid Station 2 at Transition #5, Grandjean, 41 miles from the last aid station.
  • Aid Station 3 at Transition #7, Stanley, 38 miles from the last aid station.
  • Aid Station 4 at Transition #8, Frenchman Creek, 25 miles from the last aid station.

Uncut Support Crew Rules

While additional support is not necessary, we realize that people often want their own support. There are a few extra rules for Uncut support:

  • Support vehicles must depart Barclay Bay by 5:40am at the latest, so that they are ahead of the cyclists until Idaho City.
  • The first Transition station that crews can offer support is Transition #2, Idaho City.
  • Support crews can only offer support at Transition stations, not between them.

Records

Class Year Team/Rider MPH Time
180 Uncut 2022 Mark Yoder 16.28 11:03:29
180 2-person Team 2019 Mercedes
Kai Applequist and Jeremy Ward
22.18 8:25:21
180 4-person Team 2015 Mercedes
Kai Applequist, Josh Howard,
Elliot Salmon, and Jeremy Ward
25.04 7:27:40
180 6-person Team 2021 Tobi-Wan Luxe Reel
Xavier Beckham, Toby Bingham, Eric Denning,
Ryan Harris, Don Larson, and Tiffany Larson
21.86 8:14:05
100 Solo Men 2019 Guy Crawford 22.68 4:24:35
100 Solo Women 2019 Jenn Halladay 20.67 4:50:17
100 2-person Team 2018 Team Bob's
Justin Rose and Allan Schroeder
24.01 4:09:55

Records are based on average speed, not time, to account for slight difference in the course over time.

Schedule

When What Where
January 8th Registration opens Bikereg
May 31st, 5pm Mountain Time Registration closes
June 1st, Thursday 4pm to 6pm Packet Pickup George's Cycles
5515 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83703
June 2nd, Friday 4pm to 6pm Packet Pickup George's Cycles
312 S. 3rd Street
Boise, ID 83702
June 3rd, Saturday 5:45am to 9am 180 Mile Start Barclay Bay
Boise, ID 83706
June 3rd, Saturday 10am to 11am 100 Mile Start Mile Marker 91
Highway 21
Grandjean, ID 83637
June 3rd, Saturday 2:30pm to 7pm Finish Highway 75
1/4 mile north of Saddle Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340
June 3rd, Saturday 2:30pm to 7pm Party / Festival Rotary Park
1177 Warm Springs Rd
Ketchum, ID 83340

FAQ

When does registration open?
January 8th, 2023
What is the date of the 2023 Sawtooth?
June 3rd, 2023
Where is the start for the 180 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 Sawtooth 100
  • 2, 4, or 6 for the Sawtooth Full
How many team members can ride at once?
  • 1 for Sawtooth Full Stage #2 from Robie Creek to Idaho City, except for 2-person teams where both are going the full distance.
  • 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?
  • Sawtooth Full has 9 transition points and 10 segments
  • Sawtooth 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.
What about aid stations?
  • For the Sawtooth Uncut, there are 4 aid stations where riders provide what they want before the race and we shuttle it to the aid stations. The basic idea is that there will be enough support that you can complete the route and be at no disadvantage to another rider who has their own support.
  • For the Sawtooth 100 riders, who often do the event w/o support, we have a fully-stocked aid station at the Stanley transition.
  • For the Sawtooth Full relay riders, it is expected that you have all the support you need in your vehicles, but of course if you run into an emergency (like no more water), stop in at the Stanley transition to top off.
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 :)