Established 1991

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Open To All Cyclists

Membership in Lost River Cycling is open to all cyclists. While anyone is welcome to ride with the club without being a member, a cyclist must be a member to receive special club discounts from sponsors like Reed Cycle, DeFeet, Rudy Project and on race entry fees, or to participate in the club's list serve discussions.

This year's ride schedule is listed below, and you can keep up with fellow club members via our Strava feed.

Warm Lake Ride

About Our Club

Lost River Cycling was founded in 1996 in Mackay, Idaho along the Big Lost River. From 1984 to 2007 it hosted the Northwest's oldest mountain bike race - the White Knob Challenge. Lost River Cycling was created to promote that race and to promote mountain biking in Eastern Idaho. Later, founder Andrae Bopp (of Andrae’s Restaurant) and his family moved to Boise. In the fall of 1999, Andy and North Ada County Fireman Rich Brown organized the LRC race team. LRC was a then new face on the Boise cycling scene and had remarkable racing success. In 2001, LRC added a co-ed club to the organization and Tyler Welshimer agreed to manage the then 20-member club.

In 2021, the club members reside in Ontario Oregon, and Payette Idaho east to Mountain Home and even in Bozeman Montana. All of them ride in the club's signature orange cycling gear.

With regular weekly mountain bike rides and a year round weekly road ride every Sunday groups of SLSM cyclists are a regular sight on Idaho roads and trails.

The club's race team members travel regionally, and compete nationally, but emphasize local competition. In 2006 and again in 2010, it won the Best Area Team competition held by USACycling’s local affiliate the Southwest Idaho Cycling Association.

From Cat 1 racers and ex-pro contract holders to newbie 60+ women who raced as a member of our team for the 1st time ever in her life, diversity is the club’s calling card.

2022 Ride Schedule

The past year has been challenging to say the least. COVID has not only changed how we see the world, but how we will interact, and care for each other. With that in mind, Lost River Cycling has forgone any large group rides. Instead, we encourage you to continue to ride, either solo, or with a group of fellow riders you feel safe with.

What you see below is our tentative schedule. With vaccinations becoming more common, hopefully everyone can start to enjoy these group activities again in the near future. Until then, Ride On!

Tentative schedule

On some Saturdays a group of LRC riders meet for recreational group rides. Start locations and ride difficulty varies.

On Sundays LRC hosts a coffee shop/no host road ride. The group meets at Mocha Moose, 2596 N Bogus normally at 11 a.m. The time changes to 9 a.m., from the last Sunday in May to last Sunday in September. Length and speed will vary. Shorter rides will likely be about 2 hours.

Check our LRC facebook page for the latest ride information.

Join Lost River Cycling

Lost River Cycling club is always open to new members. (Use the link on the right to sign up using BikeReg)

Our main membership drive is in the late fall / early winter, when the team has an annual get together and gear fitting party at Reed Cycle. Club members are not required to buy or wear LRC gear to ride with the club. The club does maintain an online store with Pactimo for members to order LRC gear.

Reed Cycle also offers a club purchase night with special discounts to club members at the membership/gear fitting party and during riding gear pickup. The main membership drive ends when the initial gear order is finalized, the store is closed and production of the next year’s riding apparel commences.