BARN BURNER

September 17, 2022


A day spent in the saddle is a day well spent! Join us this fall for rip-roaring weekend in the lively mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona.

Thanks to all of you who joined us at the 2021 Stages Cycling Barn Burner MTB! Results are below.
2021 Results Here!

Friday, September 17, 2021

  • 12:00pm – Site open for camping
  • 3:00pm – 7:00pm  BIKE and RUN Packet Pick Up

Saturday, September 18, 2021

  • 5:30am – 7:30am BIKE Packet Pick Up onsite
  • 6:00am – Coffee! – Single Speed Coffee Roasters will be onsite for coffee and light breakfast options
  • 6:55am – Final Racer Instructions
  • 6:58am – National Anthem
  • 7:00am – Race Start
  • Kids Activities
    • 8:00am – Kids Race check in
    • 9:00am – Kids Bike race (in venue)
    • 10:00am – Kids Sack race
  • 12:00pm – Awards Ceremony – 25 mile Bronco / 50 mile Bronco
  • 2:59:59pm – Last cyclist allowed out.
  • 3:00pm – 7:00pm RUN Packet Pick Up
  • 5:00pm – Awards Ceremony – 100 mile Cowboy / Possee / Pardner / Leadville 100 Mtb lottery

Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best. The course is a 25-mile loop on Coconino and Kaibab Forest Service roads.  Riders have the option of going 1 lap, 2 laps or 4 laps.  Both the 50 and 100 mile versions can be done as a relay.  The course is not technically challenging, and is considered a “roadie” mountain bike course, meaning it is beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience.  Don’t let that fool you though, those that think cross bikes are possible are usually fixing flats and we have seen our fair share of not so fun injuries.  All in all, you are riding at altitude, in cooler weather, with cool people and camping out — what more can you ask for?

Click Here for Turn by Turn Directions.

Course MapHERE

Route map for Barn Burner Course by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

Elevation Info
Lowest Elevation: 7,227 ft
Highest Elevation: 8,113 ft
Elevation Gain (per loop): 2,145 ft
Elevation Gain (total for four loops): 8,580 ft
Steepest Uphill grade +15.6% (@14.99 miles
Longest Uphill 1.57 miles (@5.31 miles)

Aid Stations

  • Start/Finish area
  • 14+ Mile mark

Aid Stations will have:

  • Water
  • First Endurance drink products
  • Bananas
  • Salty snacks (ie pretzels/chips)

IMPORTANT INFO AND RULES

  • IDs please – bring your ID to pick up your packet – NO ID, NO RACE NUMBER. You CANNOT pick up a packet
    for your friends.
  • Number plates –
    • MUST be attached to your bike throughout the race
    • MUST be visible at all times
    • Do not cut or fold your number – the timing chip is affixed to the number, it can impact your timing chip/results/photos
  • DNFs must be reported to timing, preferably at the start/finish line or nearest aid station.
  • Lottery – To qualify as an age group winner and/or be eligible for the lottery, racers must complete the event in LESS THAN 10 hours.
  • DQ’s – the following are grounds for disqualification:
    • Unsportsmanlike conduct
    • Abandonment ie: no garbage, clothing, etc., shall be thrown on the course, or surrounding areas
    • Intentional littering
  • Pets – should be leashed, under control and not interfere with the event
  • Trash – pack it in, pack it out party people
    • The course travels past many USFS designated
      wilderness areas, residences, historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them
      pristine!

TEAM/RELAY

  • Riders on 2 or 4 person teams will have 1 rider on course at any given time
  • Order of riders does NOT matter, however if you are on a co-ed team, a female rider must complete at least 1 lap
  • Exchanges
    • Riders will exchange in the team exchange area and should be within at least 6′ before the next rider starts their lap (fist bumps and high fives are known to increase rider stoke – proven fact)
  • Exchange area
    • Team exchange area will be just past the finish/lap area

SOLO ALLEY

  • For those riders tackling the course on their own, the solo area space will be past the Team Exchange area (they should cheer you on)
  • Space will be limited, please share the space

The 2021 Athlete Guide is now available. Click here to view the Barn Burner Athlete Guide. 

LT100 MTB Qualification System:

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.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 25-100 slots per qualifying event. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 when you accept your slot. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information

As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB 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. 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 Athlete Services at leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com to inform them of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

Giddy up, we have some goodies for you!

  • Chip timing
  • Commemorative event T-shirt (a nice soft one)
  • Custom Barn Burner Belt Buckle for the 100 Mile Only
  • Relay option for teams of 2, 3 or 4
  • 50-mile option in addition to the 100-miler
  • Free kids race!

The Awards Ceremony will take place at 5:00pm, approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. Awards will not be mailed – must be present to receive your award and your Leadville Qualifying slot.

BELT BUCKLES
Solo riders:
Large buckle cutoff: 8.5 hours
Small buckle: 9.5 hours

2-person & 4-person teams:
Large buckle cutoff: 7 hours
Small buckle: 9 hours

CATEGORIES

COWBOY/COWGIRL | 100 MILERS | SOLO
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • 19 & Under Male / Female
  • 20-29 Male / Female
  • 30-39 Male / Female
  • 40-49 Male / Female
  • 50-59 Male / Female
  • 60-69 Male / Female
  • 70+ Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female

PARDNER | DUO
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed

POSSE | QUAD
Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed

BRONCO | 50 MILERS SOLO
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female

RUSTLER | 50 MILERS DUO
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female / Co-Ed

WRANGLER | 25 MILERS SOLO
Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female

Kids ages 2-12 are welcome to join us for free events on Saturday

Friday – Sign up onsite – FREE

Saturday

  • 8:30am Check in
  • 9:00am – Bike race
  • 10:00am – Sack race

CAMPING
Limited RV/Trailer and Unlimited Tent. Camping will be available onsite starting Friday September 17th at 12:00pm until Sunday September 19th at 4:00pm  See below in” Directions” for camping map.

  • No fires
  • Gas stoves/grills are allowed (subject to change depending on conditions)
  • Portos will be onsite, starting Friday
  • We will not have showers onsite

LODGING

From the South
Take I-17 N into Flagstaff. Drive north through town until you reach US Hwy 180 (North Humphreys Street), and turn left, towards the Grand Canyon. Remain on US Hwy 180 until you reach Forest Service Road 760, just past mile marker 234. Turn left. Stay on Forest Service Road 760 until you reach Forest Service Road 9020A. Turn left to the Barn Burner Basecamp (See map below).

From the North

Drive and park within the designated areas only. If the event is in progress stay to your left and share the road with participants.

Map to Venue from Flagstaff (google)

There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in the appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine. We will have recycling bins onsite.

Leave no trace.

From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Barn Burner possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable.

If you are going to be in town for the Barn Burner, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in. Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!
Click here to volunteer at Barn Burner!

The least we can do for each volunteer is to give back a little something for you! All volunteers will receive:

  • A commemorative volunteer T-shirt celebrating this year’s event
  • Complimentary snacks
  • Breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the time of shift
  • Meet a new friend or business contact
  • Create new interests or hobbies
  • Fulfillment of helping another individual accomplish their goal or dream
  • And, of course, the good feeling one gets when helping a worthy cause

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Volunteer positions include packet pickup, course marshaling, aid station support, medical support and many others. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age and have adult supervision with them at all times.

Groups
Leaders of volunteer groups larger than 10 people are encouraged to reach out directly to our volunteer coordinator. Along with the normal perks of helping, we do offer donations to volunteer groups of 10 volunteers or more. We will find space to accommodate groups of any size, so reach out to us today and get your group involved!

Thank you in advance to all of our Barn Burner volunteers. Don’t forget to use #lifetimevolunteer when posting your fun photos on social media!

Although we look forward to seeing  you at our events, we understand certain things may come up that prevent you from attending. Check out our deferral tiers for each event and please let us know if you have any questions!

Complete Leadville Events Deferral Policies Here