Need a nice challenge? Then forget this one. It’s nasty. Cut the Leadville Trail 100 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.
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.
Date: Saturday, July 12, 2014
Pricing: Solo - $115
Tandem - $155
Bike Shop Challenge - $100 per participant (must have 4 team members)
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.
Registration: Opens January 1, 2014
Leadville Policy Agreement: Please understand that the Leadville Race Series does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees.
If you wish to defer your entry to the 2015 Leadville race season please understand that your entry will roll over only 1 year, however the registration fee will not. If you choose to defer your entry you must re-pay the event registration fee.
Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2013 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2013 or 2014 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. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
|2013/14 Austin Rattler 100K||Sub 4:00 hrs||Sub 4:15 hrs||Sub 4:40 hrs||Sub 5:10 hrs||Sub 5:40 hrs||Sub 6:15 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Wilmington Whiteface 100K||Sub 4:30 hrs||Sub 4:50 hrs||Sub 5:15 hrs||Sub 5:45 hrs||Sub 6:15 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Silver Rush 50 Mile||Sub 4:00 hrs||Sub 4:30 hrs||Sub 5:30 hrs||Sub 6:30 hrs||Sub 7:15 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Tahoe Trail 100K||Sub 4:15 hrs||Sub 5:00 hrs||Sub 6:00 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs||Sub 7:30 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Barn Burner 104 Mile||Sub 7:20 hrs||Sub 7:50 hrs||Sub 8:20 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs||Sub 9:30 hrs||Sub 10:30 hrs||Sub 11:00 hrs|
|2013 LT100 MTB||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 8:30 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs||Sub 10:00 hrs||Sub 11:00 hrs||Sub 12:00 hrs||VIP/ Charity Slots||New Racers/
Those who do not
have a current qualifier time or
year prior LT100
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!
Friday, July 11
• 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 12
• 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 strong>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.
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 with the name, bib #, finish time and mailing address to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Malin Bengtsson
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
*Please note that awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 15, 2014.
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 custom head badge/bottle opener and participant T-shirt.
There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container or within 100 yards of the aid station. 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.