JUNE 24, 2023
The Stages Cycling Lutsen 99er is your chance to race through the beauty of Minnesota’s North Shore. With other distances like the 69er, 49er, 25er and Kids Races, this weekend is packed with fun, adventure and killer mountain biking for everyone.
For the latest news and to register for the Lutsen 99er MTB, visit the official website.
The Lutsen 99’er serves up 99 miles and 7,000’ of Minnesota’s finest endurance MTB terrain. Riders take on a mix of fire roads, singletrack, ski trails and a little bit of pavement.
Test your endurance legs and lungs at the Lutsen 99’er and take a chance at earning a coin for the LT100 MTB.
Find out more info and check out course maps and GPS files here.
The Lutsen 99’er is a qualifier for the 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 99’er 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 99’er 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
Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information
Age groups are based on your age as of race day.
99er Awards (3 deep per category)
- Overall Male
- Overall Female
- 29 & under 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
- Fat Bike Male / Female
- Para Male / Female
- Tandem (1 place deep only)
Note – Overall winners will be removed from age class awards for the overall podium.
The 2023 Lutsen 99’er is SOLD OUT