STAGES CYCLING LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB CAMP
JUNE 27 – JUNE 30, 2019
2019 LT100 MTB Camp + Entry and Camp Only registrations are now open!
Dramatically increase your chances of capturing that coveted LT100 MTB belt buckle by attending the 2019 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp. Camp participants will ride, dine and socialize with a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides, including:
• Todd Wells – 2017 LT100 MTB 2nd-place champion
• Todd Murray – 25-time finisher
• Amy Beisel – 2015 LT100 MTB 5th-place champion
• Roxanne Hall – Leadville local business owner, 15-time finisher
Over the course of 3 days, you’ll ride every mile of the legendary course with special attention to the most grueling sections: Powerline, St. Kevins and the incredible Columbine climb. In the evening, join your camp guides for Q&A sessions on proper training, diet, bike setup and crewing logistics.
Due to permitting, camp participation is limited to 120 athletes. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to ride with Leadville legends!
This event is held on the San Isabel National Forest under a special use permit.
Champions are tentative until confirmed
- Daily training sessions led by former Leadville Trail 100 MTB Champions
- LT100 Camp Cycling Kit ($200 value)
- Exclusive package of cycling products designed to ensure your race day success
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner for two (2) days
- Intimate Q&A sessions with LT100 MTB Champions
- Bike fit session
DAY 1 – CHECK-IN
Thursday, June 27, 2019
- 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Registration and Packet Pick-up at the Leadville Race Series headquarters, 316 Harrison Ave
- 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Basic descending skills discussion at 316 Harrison Ave.
- 2:30 – 5:00 pm – Descending Camp. Depart from 316 Harrison Ave. Transportation not provided, lead vehicle leaves at approximately 2:30. Riding your bike is also an option.
- 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dinner, introduction of the guides, and participants meeting at Freight (302 E. 9th St.). Then we’ll get motivated by watching the award-winning Race Across the Sky movie featuring six-time LT100 Champion, Dave Wiens.
DAY 2 – RIDE DAY
Friday, June 28, 2019
- 6:30 am – Breakfast provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 7:30 am – Group meets at LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave ready to ride
- 8:00 am – Lead-out from LRS Headquarters at 316 Harrison Ave by Leadville Police Department. Ride 6th Street on course to the Pipeline Aid Station. Return to Leadville on same route. SAG vehicle will aid riders if needed. SAG will pick up at Pipeline and Hagerman Pass, if necessary.
- 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Lunch as riders return provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 6:00 pm – Dinner at the Tennessee Pass Cookhouse (campers find own transportation). Enjoy breathtaking views of the Continental Divide and Holy Cross Wilderness. Guides will be available to answer questions and offer training advice.
DAY 3 – RIDE DAY
Saturday, June 29, 2019
- 6:30 am – Breakfast provided by LRS at 316 Harrison Ave
- 7:30 am – Participants transport themselves to the Pipeline Aid Station location where the group will meet to begin the out-and-back ride from that point south
- 8:15 am – From the Pipeline Aid Station. Follow 100 MTB course to the top of Columbine returning on the same route. SAG vehicle will aid riders if needed. SAG will pick up at Lost Canyon and Pipeline, if necessary.
- 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Lunch as riders return provided by LRS at the Pipeline Aid Station
- 3:00 pm – Bike fit by Absolute Bikes at the Sayer McKee Building, 615 Harrison Ave., TBD
- 6:00 pm – Dinner at the Sayer McKee Building, 615 Harrison Ave.
DAY 4 – DEPARTURE FROM LEADVILLE
Sunday, June 30, 2019
- Post Rides Available
The Leadville Race Series is proud to offer all athletes attending our Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp an incredible list of products when they arrive in Leadville. Every camper will be greeted with a pile of cycling gear to help them fulfill their goal of completing the Leadville Trail 100 MTB in August. Campers will even receive a Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp bike kit! Please know all registrations after April 18 will not be guaranteed first choice sizing. 2019 swag will be posted when available.
|Camp + Entry||$2,500|
- Cycling glasses
- Cycling shoes
- Shoe covers
- Cycling rain jacket
- Wind vest
- Arm warmers
- Knee and/or leg warmers
- Base layer for each day of riding
- Jersey for each day of riding
- Long sleeve warmer jersey for potential colder riding
- Shorts for each day of riding
- Socks for each day of riding
- Gloves, we suggest long finger (mid weight and light weight gloves)
- Chamois cream
- Your planned nutrition (optional)
- HR monitor/power device/GPS (optional)
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Name: Ryan Krol
Background: Ultra Distance – anything
Years coaching: 8 years
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 4x Leadville 100 finisher, 2x Leadman competitor, 3rd OA Silver King
Name: Todd Wells
Background: Started racing BMX in NY at age 5, switched to MTB at 17, moved to Durango a year later and have been racing ever since. Competed professionally for over 20 years, retired 2 years ago to spend more time with family and started a career in the mortgage business.
Years racing: 25
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 3x Olympian, 15x National Champ, 3x Leadville Champ, 2x Breck Epic Champ and La Ruta Champ
Name: Will Foley
Background: Student, former triathlete, always a fan of anything outdoors
Years racing: 6
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 2016 LT100 junior champion, LT100 MTB, LT Stage Race, Austin Rattler
Name: Amy Beisel
Background: Amy Beisel was born and raised on the singletracks of Colorado. A professional mountain biker since 2012, Beisel quickly rose through the ranks to become the 2018 National MTB Marathon Champion. Beisel’s love and dedication to the sport and competitive drive has lead her to success in competitions across the country, including a first-place finish in the Leadville Series Stage, 4th in Leadville 100 and being crowned x2 FatBike World Champion.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 2018 National MTB Marathon Champion, Leadville Stage Race Champion, 4th at Leadville Trail 100 MTB
Name: Sage Melley
Years Racing: 17 Years
Background: Starting racing mountain bikes when parents opened a bike shop in Arizona in ’92. Long, successful career in Xterra Racing with top amateur finishes at the World Champs. Now a mom of 2 little ones, races for love of adventure and shares that passion as the owner and race producer of The Cactus Cup Mountain Bike Stage Race.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): 2018 Breck Epic Relay Champion, 2017 Breck Epic 3 Day podium finish, 2017 LT Stage Race / under 11 hours
Name: Todd Wells
Years Riding: 32 Years
Background: 25 time Leadville trail 100 mountain bike finisher with 22 finishes under 9 hours. Older and slower but still just as passionate about this race as the first time I did it!
Race resume (or top 3 race memories): I enjoy the longer distance races and have completed several 24 hour races both solo and on teams including Montezuma’s Revenge and 24 Hours of Moab, but my favorite race is the Leadville trail 100. I’ve done the LT100 run twice, once in 1999 and then again in 2011 as part of the Leadman competition. This year my daughter Lauren and I will ride together in the race (her first!
Leadville is located approximately 100 mountainous miles west of Denver. Plan to arrive early to account for the two-hour travel time from Denver International Airport. For your return flight, keep in mind that Sunday afternoons traveling back to Denver are often characterized by heavy traffic and can take significantly longer than two hours.
You are responsible for your transportation to, from and in Leadville. We suggest the following options:
• Rental car (depending on bike transport, opt for a two- to four- passenger vehicle)
• Colorado Mountain Express charter service. CME charters vans and will take a group all the way to Leadville. They can accommodate 10 people per van without bikes, or five to seven with bikes for a charter price of $390/van (each way). They can arrange different pick-up times with enough advance notice.
Click here for more information.
Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop right in the town of Leadville, providing shipping services, all types of minor and major repair, tune-ups, custom wheel building, suspension and fork overhauls, bike fitting and more. To make things easy for you, have your bike shipped directly to the shop where Cycles of Life will unpack, assemble, inspect, fully tune and prepare your bike for race day. Post-race, simply drop off your ride and Cycles of Life will repack and ship to your destination.
Click here for Cycles of Life shipping package options and details.
If you have registered for the 2019 camp but are unable to participate, you may defer your registration to next year’s event for a fee. Please note that deferrals must be requested at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF CAMP.
To sign up for a deferral, log into your Chronotrack account and follow the steps below:
- Step 1: Once you are logged in, click on “Change Race” in the upper right corner.
- Step 2: Click on “Defer my registration for another event.”
- Step 3: Click “Continue”
- Step 4: You will see the fee to change – click on “Proceed to Checkout”
- Step 5: Enter in your payment information.
Please note: You will receive an email with your deferral code for the 2020 event. Please keep this in a safe place to register with when we open our 2020 event registration! If you have any questions about the deferral process, please contact Athlete Services.
We are pleased to announce our 2019 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp Guides!