As with the Leadville Trail 100 run, crews are treated and appreciated equally with the entrant, and are included in the Leadville Trail 100 family. The race packet includes a crew sticker with the race number on it. This must be displayed and readily visible on the crew vehicle at all times. Crew pets must be leashed and under control at all times. Crews are welcome at all aid stations except the turnaround. No crew bikes, please. Crews should allow adequate time to park and walk to aid stations. Crew vehicles are not allowed on any dirt road sections of the course. Riders are responsible for the actions of their crews. Crews and specatators will not be allowed to access the foot of Powerline or obstruct the junction of the paved road and jeep road where riders leave Powerline to head for Pipeline.
Crews will certainly want to be at the 6:30 am start to assist their riders with any last-second needs, and then to cheer them on at the sound of the starting gun. Crews should proceed south on Hwy 24 approximately 3 miles, then west on Hwy 300 for a little less than a mile to CR 11/CR 11A "Y" intersection. Follow the slow sweeping right turn on the pavement, uphill and west, onto the gravel road that goes through the gravel pit area. Riders will be on paved CR11, the same road as crews for about a mile, so please drive slowly and use every caution on this stretch of road. Please allow your rider to clear this checkpoint before crewing. There may be some riders without a crew who would appreciate your help. Remember, you may help a rider with any need, except that the riders must carry their own tools and personally perform all repairs or adjustments to their mountain bike. Crews may furnish the replacement parts. Crews should then proceed back to Hwy. 24, then south 11 miles. Turn west on Hwy. 82 for approximately 1 mile then left toward the Twin Lakes Dam. Volunteers will direct the parking. This area gets very congested, so we ask your help and patience, and that you follow the instructions of the traffic control volunteers without question. A second crew access and parking area is the Mountain View Overlook parking area. Take the first left turn past the road up to the dam. There is a parking area at the end of this road. We have another crew access point that may prove even better for some riders and crews. This crew area is located on Chaffee County Road 398A at the start of the climb to Columbine Mine Aid Station. Crews drive South on Hwy 24 to Granite. Turn right (West) just past the Granite store. Follow this dirt road to the marked crew area. This will give riders last second help before their big climb and again at the end of their descent. Using this crew point, you will avoid the huge crowds at the Twin Lakes Dam.
Riders will be crossing the dam, then checking in at the Twin Lakes Aid Station. Crews may not cross the dam. You will have to carry anything needed for your rider to the crewing area. This same area will also be the next crew stop as riders will return to this aid station after an incredible climb to and descent from the 12,600' Columbine Mine Aid Station. No crewing is allowed on that section of the course. Volunteers will attempt to meet their every need at this top of the world turnaround checkpoint. Once your rider has returned, reverse these directions.