Registration for the 2018 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp is Now Open!
LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB
CAMP OF CHAMPIONS
JUNE 28 – JULY 1st, 2018
Dramatically increase your chances of capturing that coveted LT100 MTB belt buckle by attending the 2018 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp. Camp participants will ride, dine and socialize with a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides, including:
• Todd Wells – 2017 LT100 MTB 2nd-place champion
• Payson McElveen – 2017 LT100 MTB 3rd-place champion
• Todd Murray – 24-time finisher
• Amy Beisel – 2015 LT100 MTB 5th-place champion
• Roxanne Hall – Leadville local business owner, 15-time finisher
• Ty Hall – Leadville local business owner, top-10 finisher
• Laurie Brandt – multiple-time LT100 MTB finisher
Over the course of 3 days, you’ll ride every mile of the legendary course with special attention to the most grueling sections: Powerline, St. Kevins and the incredible Columbine climb. In the evening, join your camp guides for Q&A sessions on proper training, diet, bike setup and crewing logistics.
Due to permitting, camp participation is limited to 120 athletes. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to ride with Leadville legends!
This event is held on the San Isabel National Forest under a special use permit.
Champions are tentative until confirmed
- Daily training sessions led by former Leadville Trail 100 MTB Champions
- LT100 Camp Cycling Kit ($200 value)
- Exclusive package of cycling products designed to ensure your race day success
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner for two (2) days
- Intimate Q&A sessions with LT100 MTB Champions
- Specialized Body Geometry bike fit session
- Mechanic/gear seminar
DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
Thursday, June 28, 2018
- 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Registration and Packet Pick-up at the Leadville Race Series headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave
- 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm – Optional Descending Camp. Meet at 316 Harrison Ave. for a 2pm departure.
- 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Introduction of the guides and participants meeting at 615 Harrison Ave. This is a requirement of all guided trips. Then we’ll get motivated by watching the award-winning Race Across the Sky movie featuring six-time LT100 Champion, Dave Wiens.
DAY 2 – RIDE DAY
Friday, June 29, 2018
- 6:30 am – Breakfast provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 7:30 am – Group meets at LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave ready to ride
- 8:00 am – Lead-out from LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave by Leadville Police Department. Ride 6th Street to course. Continue with stops, regrouping at Pipeline Aid Station. Return to course. Finish around 2:30 p.m. SAG vehicle will aid riders if needed. SAG will pick up at Pipeline and Hagerman Pass, if necessary.
- 12:00 pm – Lunch as riders return provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 7:00 pm – Dinner at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse (campers find own transportation). Enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and Holy Cross Wilderness. Guides will be available to answer questions and offer training advice.
DAY 3 – RIDE DAY
Saturday, June 30, 2018
- 6:30 am – Breakfast provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 7:30 am – Group meets at LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave ready to ride.
- 8:00 am -Lead-out from LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave by Leadville Police Department. Ride 6th Street to course. Continue with stops, regrouping at Pipeline Aid Station. Return to course. Finish around 2:30 p.m. SAG vehicle will aid riders if needed. SAG will pick up at Pipeline and Hagerman Pass, if necessary.
- 12:00 pm – Lunch as riders return provided by LRS at the Sayer McKee Building, 615 Harrison Ave.
- 3:00 pm – Specialized BG bike fit by Absolute Bikes at the Sayer McKee Building, 615 Harrison Ave.
- 7:00 pm – Dinner at the Sayer McKee Building, 615 Harrison Ave.
DAY 4 – DEPARTURE FROM LEADVILLE
Sunday, July 1, 2018
- Post Rides Available
The Leadville Race Series is proud to offer all athletes attending our Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp an incredible list of products when they arrive in Leadville. Every camper will be greeted with a pile of cycling gear to help them fulfill their goal of completing the Leadville Trail 100 MTB in August. Campers will even receive a Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp bike kit! Please know all registrations after April 18 will not be guaranteed first choice sizing. 2018 swag will be posted when available.
|Camp spot with LT100 MTB entry||$2,500|
|Camp spot only||$1,000|
- Cycling glasses
- Cycling shoes
- Shoe covers
- Cycling rain jacket
- Wind vest
- Arm warmers
- Knee and/or leg warmers
- Base layer for each day of riding
- Jersey for each day of riding
- Long sleeve warmer jersey for potential colder riding
- Shorts for each day of riding
- Socks for each day of riding
- Gloves, we suggest long finger (mid weight and light weight gloves)
- Chamois cream
- Your planned nutrition (optional)
- HR monitor/power device/GPS (optional)
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Leadville is located approximately 100 mountainous miles west of Denver. Plan to arrive early to account for the two-hour travel time from Denver International Airport. For your return flight, keep in mind that Sunday afternoons traveling back to Denver are often characterized by heavy traffic and can take significantly longer than two hours.
You are responsible for your transportation to, from and in Leadville. We suggest the following options and will do our best to provide guidance in pairing you with other campers wishing to share transportation costs:
• Rental car (depending on bike transport, opt for a two- to four- passenger vehicle)
• Colorado Mountain Express charter service. CME charters vans and will take a group all the way to Leadville. They can accommodate 10 people per van without bikes, or five to seven with bikes for a charter price of $390/van (each way). They can arrange different pick-up times with enough advance notice.
Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop right in the town of Leadville, providing shipping services, all types of minor and major repair, tune-ups, custom wheel building, suspension and fork overhauls, bike fitting and more. To make things easy for you, have your bike shipped directly to the shop where Cycles of Life will unpack, assemble, inspect, fully tune and prepare your bike for race day. Post-race, simply drop off your ride and Cycles of Life will repack and ship to your destination.
Click here for Cycles of Life shipping package options and details.
We are pleased to announce our 2017 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp Guides!