OCTOBER 15, 2023
Welcome to the MTB Capital of the World. Bentonville and Bella Vista have emerged as a world-class destination for MTB riding and we’ve put together a course worth of a Leadville Legendary challenge.
These trail systems offer grinding climbs,fasting rolling descents, rough and rocky limestone, and views of caves, waterfalls, and iconic ledges.
Little Sugar MTB also offers a 65K prize purse split between the top 5 men and women.
For the latest news on the Big Sugar Classic, visit the official website.
Saturday, October 14
- MTB Packet Pickup
Sunday, October 15
- Race day, finish fest, awards ceremony, after parties
The 100K travels through Bentonville and Bella Vista, featuring these iconic sections:
- Little Sugar Creek
- Back 40/Blowing Springs
- Slaughter Pen
- Coler MTB Preserve
100K | 62 Miles
6,610’ of elevation gain
Final course and maps to be revealed at a later date.
New for 2023, the Little Sugar MTB is a qualifier for the 2024 Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a minimum of 40 LT100 qualifier coins up for grabs at this year’s race. Half of the total LT100 coins will be distributed based on performance and half of the coins will be given away in the Event Lottery at the conclusion of the awards ceremony. Only the 100K distance serves as a qualifier for the LT100 MTB.
Half of the coins will be distributed based on performance:
- Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (20-29, 30-39, etc.) based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups, with a minimum of one slot for every age group.
- The top athletes in each age group will receive the allocated slots.
- In the event a top athlete elects not to accept a slot, the slot will roll down to the next athlete in the results within the age group.
- In the event slots are not claimed after the rolldown in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.
Half of the coins will be distributed through the Event Lottery:
- Finishers of the 100K distance will be eligible to win an LT100 MTB coin in the Event Lottery.
- All finishers under the predetermined maximum finish time who have indicated their desire to participate in the lottery will be entered in the lottery.
- Names will be drawn from the eligible lottery athletes and slots will be given out.
- In the event an athlete opts not to accept a slot, the slots will roll down to the next athlete that is drawn until ALL slots have been distributed.
- Qualification slots must be claimed in person immediately.
- Registration for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB must be completed and paid for during the designated time offered.
- Only solo runners completing the required distance under the allotted cutoff time will be considered as potential qualifiers.
- All registration fees for the LT100 MTB are non-transferable and non-refundable
Custom awards will be given away to the top-3 in each category.
The Little Sugar MTB also offers a 65K prize purse split between the top 5 men and women.
- Elite Men/Women
- 19 & under Men / Women
- 20-29 Men / Women
- 30-39 Men / Women
- 40-49 Men / Women
- 50-59 Men / Women
- 60-69 Men / Women
- 70+ Men / Women
- Single Speed Men / Women
- Para Men / Women
- Non-binary Open