Need a nice challenge? Then forget this one. It’s nasty. Cut the Leadville Trail 100 MTB in half, remove all the easy parts, throw in technical descents, burning lungs and wild animals and you'll have a good understanding of what you’re about to get into.
Friday, July 10
• 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Registration and packet pickup at LRS Headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave. Photo ID required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
Saturday, July 11
• 7 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Registration and packet pickup at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area). There will be NO day-of registration.
• 9 a.m. Race start at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area)
• 5:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony at base of Dutch Henri Hill (start/finish area)
• 4.5 hour cut-off at the halfway point
• 8-hour time limit to complete the race
There will be 3 well-supplied aid stations along the course. Please see course map for locations.
The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville, passing many grand and historic gold and silver mines. It will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the south end of Leadville). None of the roads used will be closed to vehicle traffic, so please use caution. The courses will be well marked with fluorescent pink-and-black-striped ribbon and chalk arrows. Fully-stocked aid stations will be available.
Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the 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.
As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 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 2014 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2014 or 2015 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 Abby Long at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her of your finish time and she will then place you accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
Throw together a team of three tough riders to represent your shop at the Silver Rush 50 MTB. Teams will be given a discount on registration of $35 per team member ($100 per rider vs. the regular cost of $135). The team with the lowest combined time from all three riders wins an amazing, hand-crafted trophy (pictured at right with 2013 Bike Shop Challenge Champions Team MG Cycle & Sport) to display in their shop for the next year, along with some serious bragging rights.
To register, please email your team contact information to Kerrie at email@example.com.
Awards Ceremony will take place 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 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Craig Martin
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
*Please note that 2015 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2015.
Engraved bike rotor plaques will be awarded 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.). All riders will receive a participant T-shirt, and riders completing the race within the allotted finish time will receive a finisher medal and Silver Rush 50 MTB finisher mug.
Pack & Ship Bike Transport
TBT offers Pack & Ship service to athletes living in areas that their trucks just can’t get to. You’re only responsible for disassembling and boxing your bike for outbound shipping and then reassembly once your bike is returned home. TBT will handle the rest!
For more information please visit www.tribiketransport.com.
About TriBike Transport: Founded on the principle of stellar service, since 2004, TriBike Transport (TBT) has provided safe, stress-free and competitively priced round-trip bicycle transportation to triathlon and cycling events. Bicycles are transported fully-assembled, or with our new Pack & Ship Bike Transport service, via TBT's trusted partner shop network and professional drivers, easing the burden on athletes and allowing them to focus fully on their race preparations. For detailed information visit www.tribiketransport.com.
Our races are Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.
We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.
2015 registration is now open!
Please contact Kerrie Bruxvoort at kbruxvoort@lifetimefitness if your shop would like to participate in the Bike Shop Challenge.
Qualifications: Entrants under 18 years must deliver a signed Parental Release & Waiver to race. If under 18 please contact Registration Manager for details prior to registration. Visit our Qualification System page for more information.
Mandatory: Photo ID required at check-in.
Leadville Policy Agreement: Please understand that the Leadville Race Series does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason.
If you wish to defer your entry to the 2016 Leadville race season please understand that your entry will roll over only 1 year, for a charge of $30. All deferments must be confirmed by Abby Long, firstname.lastname@example.org, at least one week prior to the race.
Registration Refund: Leadville Race Series now offers a registration refund option. Click here to learn more.
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