STAGES CYCLING LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 MTB CAMP 

July 1-4, 2021

Dramatically increase your chances of capturing that coveted LT100 MTB belt buckle by attending the 2021 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp. Camp participants will ride, dine and socialize with a host of experienced buckle-sporting guides.

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 100 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.

 

 
  • CAMP INCLUDES:

    • 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 discussion

2021 Camp Information Coming soon!

General overview of the weekend:

Thursday

11am-2pm Packet Pickup 

2pm-2:30pm Descending Clinic

2:30pm-5pm Descending Camp

6pm Dinner 

Friday

6:30am Breakfast

7:30am Day 1 Ride

6:00pm Dinner

Saturday

6:30am Breakfast

7:30am Day 2 Ride

6:00pm Dinner

Sunday, June 28th

8am Casual Shakeout Ride

2021 Camp Information Coming soon!

2020 information for reference:

Camp + Entry (spots are limited!): $2200

Camp Only: $900

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. 2021 swag will be posted when available.

  • Bike
  • Helmet
  • 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)
  • Sunscreen
  • Chamois cream
  • Your planned nutrition (optional)
  • HR monitor/power device/GPS (optional)

> View the Leadville Trail 100 MTB course map.

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

2021 Camp Information Coming soon!

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Name: Todd Murray
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!

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Name: Trapper Steinle
Years Riding: 15+ Years
Background:
After growing up in the mountains of Colorado and winning multiple alpine skiing State championships I made the switch to summer sports.  Since then, I have amassed 15 years+ experience in endurance sports.  Everything from triathlon to Xterra to road and MTB racing.  I held a Pro license for 5 years on the MTB.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories):
I have 8 LT100 finishes and a LT 100 PR of 7:15.  Prior to settling into MTBing, my most favorite memory of Xterra is finishing 7th age group at the 2010 Xterra world championships. 

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Name: Lauren Murray
Years Riding: 2 years mountain biking, but 22 years of crew experience because my dad is one of two people that has done every Leadville Trail 100 MTB!
Background:
I am a graduate of Colorado State University with a degree in Biomedical Science. Currently, I work for a pathology lab near Fort Collins. I originally started cycling through triathlon, but now I race a lot of cyclocross. I race for Sugar Beets Cycling, an elite women’s team with a goal to help empower women to get more involved in bike racing. This is my first year qualifying for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB and it will be my fourth mountain bike race ever.
Race resume (or top 3 race memories):
Austin Rattler, Dirty Kanza 100, and 12 hours of Mesa Verde (which I did on a team with my dad).

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Name: Laurie Brandt
Years Riding: 20+
Background: 
Laurie Brandt was a Pro mountain bike racer from 1992-1998 (ranked in the top 10 Nationally) and she is a 3-time Colorado State Mountain Bike Champion, Colorado State Cyclocross Champion, and 2-time Masters National Mountain Bike Champion for women 55-59. Laurie raced in the first Leadville Trail 100 in 1994 and also raced it in 1995, 1997, 1998 and 2009. She won the race for women all four times in the 1990’s and set the women’s course record in 1997 (7:58:52) which held for 13 years. Laurie finished 7th overall in 1997 and in the top 20 overall in 1994, 1995 and 1998. Laurie races a few races each year, especially events that involve her two teenage daughters. Laurie also teaches mountain bike skills clinics in Montrose, Colorado, where she is a coach of the high school mountain bike team.

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)
Avis: 303-342-5500
Hertz: 303-342-3800

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.
www.coloradomountainexpress.com

You are responsible for your lodging in Leadville.
> View our lodging recommendations.

Bike Flights
If you will be handling your own bike assembly and packing and box or case storage, ship your bike with our official bike shipping partner, Bike Flights.

Click here for more information. 

Cycles of Life

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.

2021 Camp Information Coming soon!

DEFERRAL INFORMATION

We are excited to announce that the deferral registration window will open for the 2021 race on October 19th, 2020, and run through November 23, 2020. Please watch your inbox for a registration link from RunSignUp on October 19th and prepare to get registered! When you receive your registration link next week, please check out the FAQs on the event registration page for important deadlines and further information. We understand that a lot has changed this year and some athletes are still uncomfortable with the thought of racing next August. If you would prefer to defer your 2021 entry to 2022 or 2023 we are happy to accommodate that request.

If you deferred into the 2021 MTB Camp + Entry:

 During your 2021 deferral registration through your personal Reserved Entry link you will be asked to select either:  “Racing 2021!” or, “Please roll my deferral to 2022.” All athletes will still need to continue through and complete their registration.  If you choose to roll your deferral into 2022, you will receive an automated email from RunSignUp confirming your deferral within 5-10 days.

If you deferred into the 2021 MTB Camp Only:

 During your 2021 deferral registration through your personal Reserved Entry link you will be asked to select either:  “Racing 2021!” or, “Please roll my deferral to 2022.” All athletes will still need to continue through and complete their registration.  If you choose to roll your deferral into 2022, you will receive an automated email from RunSignUp confirming your deferral within 5-10 days.

Deferral and Refund options that were offered this summer. Deadline to select one of these options was June 16th:

Option 1: Defer your registration to 2021 Camp Weekend ( 2021 RUN CAMP: June 25th– June 28th.  MTB Camp: July 1st– July 4th). Waived deferral fee. Please note that your deferral is only valid for the following year’s event while registration is open. It is no longer valid after an event closes or sells out.

Option 2: Refund entry for my Camp Only or Camp + Entry registration (minus the platform /service fees).

Option 3a: Donate my entry to the Lake County School District via the Life Time Foundation (100% of proceeds to impact the lunch program in Lake County, which is currently serving 720 kids per day, breakfast, lunch and dinner. That’s 3,600 bags of food each week!)

Option 3b: Donate your entry to the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation, the foundation started by Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin and helps fund scholarships for all Lake County HS graduates. You will also receive early registration for the 2021 Leadman & Leadwoman Challenge.

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