September 18, 2021

September 19, 2020 – CANCELLED

Update – August 18, 2020

Greetings riders, 

We hope you are enjoying your summer so far. We appreciate your patience while we navigate through all the changes this season has brought. 

While we hoped that we could host an event this September, we’ve made the tough decision to cancel the 2020 Barn Burner MTB Race. The US Forest Service is currently only approving event permits for 50 participants, and while that number may increase by September, we feel that it is in the best interest of our staff, volunteers, athletes, and the state of Arizona to make a proactive decision to cancel this year’s event and look forward to 2021. 

As a result of this cancellation, all registered participants will be given: 

COMPLIMENTARY DEFERRAL to the 2021 Barn Burner event on September 18, 2021. No action is needed to complete your deferral. 

Registered participants can instead opt  FOR A REFUND of registration fee, minus processing fees. For the refund option, email no later than September 15, 2020. 

Thank you for your understanding during these difficult times.  Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi. 

Let’s keep our heads high and continue pushing forward.  We look forward to seeing you all in Flagstaff soon! 

~Barn Burner Crew

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best. This is an endurance mountain bike event with 50-mile (two loops) and 100-mile (four loops) distance options. The course is a 25-mile loop on Coconino and Kaibab Forest Service roads. 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. There are a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit. 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.

Elevation Info
Start Elevation: 7199 ft
Max Elevation: 8021 ft
Elevation Gain (per loop): 2493 ft
Elevation Gain (total for four loops): 9972 ft

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2019 – Athlete guide can be found here

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2020 information for reference:

**We will not be offering any 2020 LT100 MTB qualifier coins at the 2020 Leadville Race Series MTB events.  We will still distribute coins at the 2020 LRS events for the 2021 LT100 MTB and the qualifiers will still serve as opportunities to advance your corral position at this year’s LT100 MTB.**

For more information on 2020 qualifiers see our blog post.

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

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2020 information for reference:

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 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:

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2020 information for reference:

  • Chip timing
  • Commemorative event T-shirt (pictured on right)
  • Custom Barn Burner Belt Buckle for the 100 Mile Only
  • Two free Historic Brewing drink tickets on race day
  • 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 p.m., 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.

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



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

Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed

Awards will be given 3 deep in the following divisions:

  • Male / Female / Co-Ed

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female
  • Single Speed Male / Female

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female / Co-Ed

Awards will be given to the top 3 overall in the following divisions:

  • Geared Male / Female

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2020 information for reference:

We will have Kids races starting at 9:00 a.m. on race day. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. The kids races will include a short-track bike race, sack races and more. Kids ages 2-12 will be broken down into ages groups and are welcome to join us. Registration for the kids events will be free! Sign ups will take place during packet pickup on Friday.

2021 Barn Burner Event Information Coming This Fall!

2020 information for reference:

Limited RV/Trailer and Unlimited Tent. Camping will be available onsite starting Friday September 6th at 12:00 p.m. until Sunday September 8th at 2:00 p.m. To camp or park please bring $10 for each car, $20 for each RV. See below in” Directions” for camping map.

A portion of camping/parking proceeds will be donated to:



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.

                                                                                                                                           Directions to Basecamp (click to zoom)

                  Barn Burner Basecamp (click to zoom)

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. Leave no trace. We will have recycling bins onsite.

2021 Barn Burner Volunteer Information Coming This Fall!

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 Register! Coming Soon!

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
  • Two free Historic Brewing drink tickets on race day
  • 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 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.

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!

2019 Results Here.

The Barn Burner experience is at the pinnacle of athletic events thanks in part to our wonderful sponsors.

Interested in becoming a sponsor?

For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.