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.



    • 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

Thursday, July 1

  • 11:00am – 2:00pm Packet Pickup
  • 11:00am – 1:15pm
    • Ask your camp guides questions!
  • 1:30pm – 1:35pm
    • Staff and Guide Introductions 
  • 2pm
    • Introduce the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation with Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin
  • 2pm – 2:30pm Descending Clinic
    • Introduction with Trapper Steinle and Tamira Jenlin
  • 2:30pm – 5pm Descending Camp
    • ~2.3 mile loop with about 403′ Descent to test those descending skills and your cornering
    • GPX File
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm 
    • Panel Featuring:
    • Larissa Connor
    • Todd Murray
    • Bryson Perry
    • Laurie Brandt
    • Ryan Petry
    • Roxanne Hall 
    • Trapper Steinle
    • Marvin Sandoval
    • Tamira Jenlink
    • John Callahan

Friday, July 2

  • 6:30am Breakfast / Check-In
  • 7:30am Day 1 Ride: Pipeline to Columbine and back
    • Note:  Athletes & Guides will transport themselves to Pipeline
    • Get ready to go up!
    • ~48 miles starting from Pipeline up to Columbine before returning back to Pipeline
    • 6,456′ Elevation gain
    • 12,575′ Highest point at 24.6 miles
    • GPX File
    • Pipeline parking directions
  • 12:00-3:00pm – Lunch
    • BBQ at Pipeline
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00pm Nutrition Talk with GU & The Feed
  • Panel was originally Friday night, but is now bumped up to Thursday night!

Saturday, July 3 *Last official day of camp

  • 6:30am Breakfast / Check in
  • 7:30am Day 2 Ride: LRS Retail store to Pipeline and back
    • ~59 miles
    • 6,952′ Elevation gain
    • 11,161′ Highest point (mile 38.3)
    • GPX File
  • Lunch – Gringo’s Taco Bar – lunch will be on the pavers at retail
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm Crew Talk with:
    • Lauren Murray 
    • Todd Murray 
    • John Callahan 
    • Ray Landry
    • Summer Perry
  • 8:10pm – DIG DEEP! Farewells.

Sunday, July 4

  • 8am Casual Shakeout Ride
  • Location and Trails TBD

*We are going nice and easy! This is a casual and fun shakeout on singletrack.

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.

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.

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.

The Event Cancels (due to a series of reasons, including pandemic, natural disaster, etc.)

Refund Option

  • 90+ days out – 70% refund
  • 60-89 days out – 50% refund
  • 30-59 days out – 40% refund
  • No refunds on service fees or donations

Deferral Option

  • Complimentary, guaranteed entry into the following year’s event

If The Participant Pulls Out


  • Up to 2 weeks prior: Flat deferral fee into following year
  • Less than 2 weeks: increased flat deferral fee
  •  Do not repay following year
  • No refunds, no transfers, no exceptions.