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June 13-16, 2024

Increase your chances of capturing that coveted Life Time LT100 MTB belt buckle by attending the Life Time Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp.

Across three days, you’ll cover every mile of the legendary course with special attention to the most grueling sections: Powerline, St. Kevins and the iconic Columbine climb. In the evening, you’ll join your experienced buckle-sporting guides for Q&A sessions on proper training, diet, bike setup and crewing logistics.

Camp spots are limited and historically sell quickly, so don’t wait to save your spot for this opportunity to ride with Leadville legends!

This event is held on the San Isabel National Forest under a special use permit.


NEW – The Life Time Leadville Trail 100 MTB Training Camp will take place on June 13-16, 2024 (two weeks earlier than previous years). 

The 2024 Schedule has not been finalized. Please see the 2023 event schedule below for reference. 

Thursday, June 29, 2023

  • 11:00AM – 2:00PM Packet Pickup
  • 1:30PM – 2:00PM
    • Staff and Guide Introductions
    • Introduce the Leadville Trail 100 Legacy Foundation with Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin
  • 1:30PM – 2:30PM Tackling “ The Race Across the Sky” and Everything in Between; How to Optimize for Success
    • Lead by Pros, Rose Grant & Melisa Rollins
      • Topics: pacing, hydration, fueling, altitude considerations , equipment and gear considerations for the weekend ahead and race day.
  • 2:30PM – 5:00PM – Descending Clinic
  • THE RIDE | Descending Clinic
    • 2.9 miles to a 2 mile loop with about  375’ to refine those descending and cornering skills.
      • GPX File
      • Guides lead from Leadville Race Series Store at 2:30PM
      • Descent tips with Rose Grant, Melisa Rollins, Trapper Steinle and Scott Tietzel at the top of the climb.
      • Laps on the loop to refine those skills!
      • Finish ride at the Leadville Race Series Store at 5PM
  • 6:00PM–8:00PM – Dinner at Freight
    • 320 E 9th St. Leadville, CO 80461
  • 7:00PM–7:45PM
    • Panel Featuring Leadville veterans.
      • John Callahan
      • Rose Grant
      • Melisa Rollins
      • Roxanne Hall
      • Marvin Sandoval
      • Todd Murray
      • Scott Tietzel

Friday, June 30, 2023

  • 6:30AMBreakfast and check-In
  • 7:30AMRose and Melisa brief the ride at Pipeline
    • Note: Athletes & Guides will transport themselves to Pipeline
      • Pipeline parking directions
      • Guides will be available during the ride to share fueling tips, crewing, gear, and hydration considerations, and how to get in the right head space 
  • THE RIDE | Pipeline to Columbine and back
  • 12:00PM–3:00PM – Lunch
    • BBQ lunch at Pipeline with Silver Dollar Saloon
  • 1:00PM–3:00PM – Rose and Melisa Q&A
    • Challenges, growing pains from the day and topics ranging from: pacing, hydration, fueling, gear, address questions about Saturday’s ride
  • 6:00PM – Dinner at Tennessee Pass Cookhouse and Nordic Center
    • 259 CR 29 Leadville, CO 80461

Saturday, July 1, 2023 – Last official day of camp

  • 6:30AM – Breakfast and check in
  • 7:00AM–7:30AM – Rose and Melisa: Reminder and tips on the day
    • Topics: pacing, fueling, hydration, head space
  • 7:30AM – Police lead out from 6th and Harrison
    • Connect and ride with guides
      • With experts at your side, this is a great time to garner intel from the guides.
  • THE RIDE | Leadville Race Series Store to Pipeline and Back
  • 1:00PM–3:00PM – Lunch with Rose and Melisa and all other Guides on the pavers at the Leadville Race Series Store
    • Final Q&A with our Coaches and Guides Topics: recap Day 3 route challenges, key takeaways, and how to adjust training for the next 6 weeks
  • 6:00PM – Dinner at Freight
    • 320 E 9th St Leadville, CO 80461
  • 7:15PM – 8:00PM Crewing and Tapering with:
    • Rose Grant
    • Melisa Rollins
    • Scott Tietzel
    • Todd Murray
  • 8:00PM – Farewells

Sunday, July 2, 2023

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


2023 Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp Athlete Guide.

2023 Event Schedule 
Pro Tip: Take a screenshot of this to have on hand for Camp weekend!


2024 Camp + Entry: $2200

  • Camp + Entry is SOLD OUT.

2024 Camp Only: $1050

  • General Registration is open.
  • Limited availability, first come first served.

Minimum Age: 

  • 17+ for participation in MTB Camp
  • 18+ on race day for participation in LT100 MTB

*Note: Event pricing is subject to change in 2024.


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 March 15 will not be guaranteed first choice sizing.


  • 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)


Campers are responsible for their own transportation and lodging in Leadville.


Cycles of Life

Cycles of Life is a full service bike shop right in the town of Leadville, providing 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, Bikeflights works directly with Cycles of Life to have your bike shipped directly to the shop where their team 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 more information.


NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 2024 Leadville Trail 100 MTB Camp.

90 + Day Out From Event: 

  • Defer into the following year, pay a $150 fee.

89 Days or Less From Event: 

  • Defer into the following year, pay a $200 fee.

No transfers.

A camp entry can only be deferred one time and only to the following year’s event.

Want to defer your entry? Please email our athlete services manager with your name and the event from which you are deferring.


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