Straddling the borders of Nevada and California, the Sierra Nevada is a mountain biker's dream. The Tahoe Trail 100 offers athletes a 2-loop, 50 kilometer course filled with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Rocky summits and breathtaking pine forests are found in every direction from the host location of Northstar California. Athletes have many options at the Tahoe Trail 100. They can:
Whatever distance you choose to compete you are guaranteed a beautiful ride and an epic post-race party!
The race will start at Northstar California Resort and feature seven total climbs. The course ends at the overlook at the base area.
The Course Map can be viewed here: http://www.strava.com/activities/59137402
The event will also feature a STRAVA Segment Challenge. The Challenge details can be found at http://app.strava.com/challenges/Leadville-Tahoe-Trail-100.
Bag drop deadline: 6:30 a.m. race morning near the Village to Mid-Mountain Gondola in Overnight Storage.
All Tahoe Trail 100 participants can assemble one (1) drop bag that will be taken by race organization to the drop bag area at Mid Mountain. Drop bags may not be larger than medium sizes duffels or small coolers. All drop bags must be left at the designated bag drop-off location near the Big Springs gondola in Overnight Storage before the race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. The drop bags will be transported to the Mid-Mountain aid station (aid station # 3). Drop bags will be returned to the finish line and will be available after the race, so feel free to pack a change of clothes.
Our desire is to see everyone finish, and we will support you the best we can. However, if we do need to remove someone for missing the cut-off, the decision of the race official is final.
Date: Saturday, July 19, 2014
Pricing: Solo - $85
2 Person Relay - $135
Tandem - $170
Qualifications: Entrants under 18 years must deliver a signed Parental Release & Waiver to race. Entrants under 18 are not eligible to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100. 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.
Some of the event course takes place on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Tahoe National Forest under a Special Use Permit. Permit pending.
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 18
• 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others. Mandatory racer check-in and race number pick-up will also take place. Competitors must pick up race numbers in person, sign a Northstar California waiver and USA Cycling waiver.
• 1:00 p.m. Course pre-ride with Dave Weins and Rebecca Rusch (this will be a brief ride that will cover the start/finish as well as any course and tactics questions you might have). The ride will start from the Village to Mid-Mountain Gondola in overnight storage.
• 4:00 p.m. Mandatory Athlete Meeting (Village at Northstar Beach Area). Final details, course descriptions, and other important information will be presented by the race staff.
Saturday, July 19
• 5:30 a.m. – 6:45 a.m. Packet pickup. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others. No race-day registration will be available.
• 7:00 a.m. Race start. The race will start at the first roundabout off of Northstar Drive and Trimont Lane and will continue up Northstar Drive and into the Village before taking their fat tires to the trails! Riders will self-position themselves at the starting line in Northstar Village based on ability. Space is first come first serve. Please do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral.
*Athletes will be able to park in the Village View Parking Lot A.
• 3:30 p.m. Awards ceremony, post-race meal and LT100 lottery at the Northstar Day Lodge. Plus a post-race party with cold Michelob Ultra!
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.
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.
For riders racing to secure a spot in the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, please see the Qualification System Rules.
Athlete Services & Registration Manager