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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES BARN BURNER

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Follow our wagon train up north to Flagstaff for the Blueprint for Athletes Barn Burner! Come and get out of the heat, ride through the beautiful Coconino and Kaibab National Forest, bring the whole family; we have something for everyone!

We’re looking forward to another fun event! Join us Friday evening for packet pickup and rad tunes. Saturday morning, while parents are out riding, kids can participate in planned events including short track races by age, frisbee and bean bag toss games and other activities. Post–race athlete food from the local legendary Big Foot BBQwill be available for sale. The awards ceremony will take place Saturday afternoon, beverages provided by our favorite local brewery, Four Peaks — first two are free, and $4 per beer or two for $7 thereafter. 100% of proceeds benefit local trails.

Tuesday, September 5
• 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Four Peaks Brewery Tempe
Light appetizers will be provided and your first beer is on us! Bring a friend and register to race. You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.

Thursday, September 7
• 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Absolute Bikes
You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.

Friday, September 8
• 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Crowley Tank
You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.

Saturday, September 9 (Race Day)
• 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Last minute registration and packet pickup at race site, Crowley Tank
• 7:00 a.m. Start time. Riders will start Lemans style, running to your trusty steed and heading out on a wild west adventure! All riders will check in at the start/finish at the completion of each loop to change riders or simply check in before continuing onward.
• 8:30 a.m. Kids bike race check-in
• 9:00 a.m. Kids bike race (small looped course)
• 11:00 a.m. Kids sack race
• 4:00 p.m. Last rider allowed out on last lap
• 6:00 p.m. Awards ceremony

*Schedule subject to change.
**Pending fire restrictions.

Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best. This is an endurance mountain bike event with 25-mile (one loop), 50-mile (two loops) and 100-mile (four loops) distance options. The course is a 25-mile loop on Forest Service roads. The course is not technically challenging, and is considered a “roadie” mountain bike course, meaning it is beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience. There are a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit. All in all you are riding at altitude, in cooler weather, with cool people and camping out — what more can you ask for?

Elevation Info
Start Elevation: 7913 ft
Max Elevation: 8154 ft
Elevation Gain (per loop): 2004 ft
Elevation Gain (total for four loops): 8016 ft

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*Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 25-100 slots per qualifying event. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 when you accept your slot. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information

As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB has always been difficult. LT100 Qualifiers are long and tough, with lots of climbing. They are similar to the classic course at Leadville in that they consist mainly of rugged jeep roads of gravel and dirt. A qualifier event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position in the Race Across the Sky!

Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2016 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2016 or 2017 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current USCI Pro Elite license. Please enter finish times or license numbers when prompted during the registration process. However, if you race a qualifier after previously gaining entry, you MUST email Athlete Services at Leadville@lifetimefitness.com to inform them of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

  • 2015-barn-burner-tee-front-e1469479225842Chip timing
  • Commemorative event T-shirt (pictured on right)
  • Custom finisher medals
  • Race photos
  • Two free Four Peaks Beer tickets
  • Custom finisher medals
  • Relay option for teams of 2, 3 or 4
  • 50-mile and 25-mile options in addition to the 100-miler
  • Free kids race

The Awards Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. If you do not attend the award ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 with the name, bib #, finish time and mailing address to:
Athlete Services
1795 Dogwood Street Suite 300
Louisville, CO 80027

*Please note that 2016 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2016.

BELT BUCKLES
Solo riders:
Large buckle cutoff: 9 hours
Small buckle: 11 hours

2-person & 4-person teams:
Large buckle cutoff: 8 hours
Small buckle: 10 hours

 

COWBOY/COWGIRL | 100 MILERS | SOLO
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • 19 & Under Male / Female
  • 20-29 Male / Female
  • 30-39 Male / Female
  • 40-49 Male / Female
  • 50-59 Male / Female
  • 60-69 Male / Female
  • 70+ Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female
  • Tandem

PARDNER | DUO
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed
  • Single Speed Male / Female / Co-Ed

POSSE | QUAD
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed
  • Single Speed Male / Female / Co-Ed

STAGECOACH | TANDEM
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female

BRONCO | 50 MILERS SOLO
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female

LASSO | 25 MILERS | SOLO
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female

We will have Kids races starting at 9:00 a.m. on race day. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The kids races will include a short-track bike race, sack races and more. Kids ages 2-12 will be broken down into ages groups and are welcome to join us. Registration for the kids events will be free! Sign ups will take place during packet pickup on Friday.

CAMPING
Camping will be available onsite starting Thursday at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday at 2:00 p.m. To camp or park on race day, please bring $10 for each car, $20 for each RV, plus 2 non-perishable food items per person.

Local beneficiaries include:

LODGING

From the South
Take I-17 N into Flagstaff. Drive north through town until you reach US Hwy 180 (North Humphreys Street), and turn left, towards the Grand Canyon. Remain on US Hwy 180 until you reach Forest Service Road 193, just past mile marker 233. Turn left. Stay on Forest Service Road 193 until you reach Forest Service Road 9020A. A Leadville Race Series tent will be on the right.

From the North
Take Hwy 89 into Flagstaff. Follow signs for US Hwy 180 W (towards the Grand Canyon). Turn left off US Hwy 180 W onto Forest Service Road 193. Forest Service Road 193 is just past mile marker 233. Stay on Forest Service Road 193 until Forest Service Road 9020A. A Leadville Race Series tent will be on the right.

Drive and park within the designated areas only. Please DO NOT trespass prior to the race. If the event is in progress stay to your left and share the road with participants.

There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in the appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine. Leave no trace. We will have recycling bins onsite.

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