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July 26-28, 2024


Still want a shot at racing with us this summer? There are a couple ways to join us:

  1. Add purpose to your race experience by signing up to ride with the Life Time Foundation.

2. Toss your name on the waitlist. Entries will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

2024 Waitlist

From 10,152 to 12,424 feet of Colorado Rocky elevation, the Life Time Leadville Stage Race presented by Kenetik takes on the breathtaking backdrops and soul-refining climbs of the iconic LT100 MTB course across three exciting days — earning you a shot to qualify for the Life Time LT100 MTB along the way. With post-race dinners, daily awards and celebrations, you’ll step into the warm embrace of the Cloud City family of gritty, gutsy, determined cyclists — and never look back. Come for three days of high-altitude riding, stay to compete for a coveted belt buckle.


Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Registration and Packet Pickup

  • 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Location: LRS Retail Store – 316 Harrison Ave
    • Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be mailed or given to others.
    • No on-site Registration

Friday, July 26th, 2024

Registration and Packet Pickup

Drop Bag Drop Off

  • 7:30am-8:45am
  • Location: Lake County Rodeo Grounds
  • Drop bags must be a clear plastic bag with no liquids
  • Neutral Tech – Cycles of Life will be onsite for neutral support for any last minute quick check overs!

Race Start – Day 1 – 40 Miles

Race Shuttles

  • 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Twin Lakes Dam to Lake County Rodeo Grounds
  • Race Shuttles will be taking racers back to the Lake County Rodeo Grounds
  • Bikes are not allowed on Shuttles. There will be overnight security.

Note: If you did not sign up for a race shuttle during registration, you may:

  • Purchase a seat for $10 at packet pick up (based on availability)
  • $15 for one day and $25 for both

Awards/ Post-Race Dinner / Entertainment

Saturday, July 27th, 2024

Race Start- Day 2 – 20 Miles

  • 9:00am
  • Start: Twin Lakes Dam
    • Intersection of Highway 82 and County Road 25
  • Finish: Twin Lakes Dam
  • Note: Athletes are expected to drive to the day 2 race start at Twin Lakes Dam.
    • Carpooling is highly encouraged to limit traffic and parking issues. There are no shuttles for day 2.
    • Parking Areas at Twin Lakes this is approximate.
      • Do not drive over / park on plant life.
      • Do not block intersections.
      • Follow all parking staff.
      • Thank you for respecting the land.
    • Athletes can leave their bikes at the Twin Lakes Dam after Day 2 finish.
      • Overnight security will be provided.
  • Neutral Tech – Cycles of Life will be onsite for neutral support, or check on any mechanical issues

Awards/ Post-Race Dinner / Entertainment

Sunday, July 28th, 2023

Race Shuttles

  • 6:00am-7:30am
    • Shuttles will run in a loop.
    • First shuttles leaving at 6:00am
  • Location: Lake County Rodeo Grounds
  • Race Shuttles will be picking up athletes at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds for the Twin Lakes Dam drop-off. Bikes are not allowed on shuttles.
  • Neutral Tech – Cycles of Life will be onsite for neutral support, or check on any mechanical issues

Note: If you did not sign up for a race shuttle during registration, you may purchase a seat for $10 at packet pick up (based on availability).

Drop Bag Drop Off

Race Start- Day 3 – 43 Miles

  • 9:00am
  • Start: Twin Lakes Dam
  • Finish: Lake County Rodeo Grounds


Awards Ceremony and LT100 MTB Qualifier Coin Drawing


The 2024 event is sold out.

2024 Event Pricing

  • Individual Registration Fee: $575
  • Tandem Registration Fee: $700
  • Team Registration Fee: $700

Minimum age for participation:

  • 14+ on race day


  • Captain/team leader registers team name and is charged for the team.
  • Each member must register themselves and add themselves to team name.

Relay Team:

  • Relay team can have max 3 riders.
  • Rider who starts the stage, must finish the stage. No switching riders during the stage.
  • One rider is allowed to ride more than one stage



The 100-mile out-and-back course, split into 3 stages, in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point of 9,200 feet is located at the Twin Lakes dam. The high point is Columbine Mine, at 12,513 feet. The majority of course is on mountain two-track fire roads. A sub 11-hour finish time is required to be considered an official Stage Race Finisher.

Distances subject to change.

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

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

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


There will be well-stocked aid stations along the course each day.

  • Aid stations will offer: Water, Skratch Labs hydration, bars and chews, Precision Fuel & Hydration Gels, Assorted foods including bananas, figs, pretzels, chips, etc.


Stage 1: Carter Summit aid station at mile 10 and Pipeline aid station at mile 28.

Stage 2: Columbine aid station at mile 11.

Stage 3: Pipeline aid station at mile 11.5 and Carter Summit aid station at mile 29.6


It’s great to see you! Crews and spectators are treated and appreciated equally with the participants and are included in the Leadville Race Series family. Crew pets must be leashed and under control at all times. Crews are welcome at all aid stations except the turnaround. Crews should allow adequate time to park and walk to aid stations. Crew vehicles are not allowed on any dirt road sections of the course. Riders are responsible for the actions of their crews. Crews and spectators will not be allowed to access the base of Powerline or obstruct the junction of the paved road and jeep road where riders leave Powerline to head for Pipeline.

Getting to Pipeline, crews should proceed south on Hwy 24 approximately 3 miles, then west on Hwy 300 for a little less than a mile to CR 11/CR 11A “Y” intersection. Follow the slow sweeping right turn on the pavement, uphill and west, onto the gravel road that goes through the gravel pit area. Riders will be on paved CR11, the same road as crews for about a mile, so please drive slowly and use every caution on this stretch of road. Please allow your rider to clear this checkpoint before crewing. Crews should then proceed back to Hwy 24 then south 11 miles. Turn west on Hwy. 82 for approximately ¾ mile then left on Lake County Road 25.

Shuttles will be providing transportation for athletes from the Twin Lakes Dam finish line back to the Lake County Rodeo Grounds. No bikes are allowed on the shuttles, overnight bike storage will be available at Twin Lakes Dam.

In an effort to maintain positive community relationships, it’s important to be aware our race courses cross multiple Private Property Sections including, but not limited to the following areas: Powerline, Sugar Loaf Mountain, County Road 2, near Oro City Aid Station, County Road 1 near Ball Mountain.


2024 Shuttle Pricing:

On-site shuttle purchases:

  • $15 for 1
  • $25 for 2

Cash only. 


Live results will be available on race weekend!


Overall Standings – Cumulative Results 

Timing Split SMS Updates  – LIVE SMS Tracking available here.

Note – due to back country terrain, there may be lag time on SMS alerts based on cell signal availability


Daily Presentation

At the post-race dinner on each day, we will announce the daily stage winners.

Awards Ceremony

All athletes who finish the Stages Cycling Leadville Stage Race in under 11 hours will receive a custom belt and a finisher belt buckle. The question is, which size buckle will you earn?

  • Riders who finish in under 8.5 hours will receive a LARGE buckle
  • Riders who finish in under 11 hours will receive a SMALL buckle

Awards Categories:

  • Top 3 Overall Male
  • Top 3 Overall Female
  • Top 3 Para Male
  • Top 3 Para Female
  • Top 3 Non-Binary
  • Top 3 Singlespeed Male & Female
  • Top 3 Team Relay
  • Tandem
  • Top 3 age group Male & Female
    • 19-under
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+

Awards Rules:

  • Overall top 3 male and female are taken out of their age groups. 3 coins will be dedicated to the overall male and female podiums.
  • Age group awards will be based on the age an athlete will be on RACE DAY.
  • Athletes must be present at awards on Sunday to accept a coin into the LT100 MTB. The athlete MUST choose which year they will be racing when they receive the coin.
  • Relay Teams are not eligible to earn a coin/ spot into the LT100 MTB
  • There are a total of FIFTY [50] LT100 MTB coins available at this year’s race.


LT100 MTB Qualification System:

The Leadville Stage Race is a qualifier for the Life Time Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a total of 50 LT100 MTB qualifier coins up for grabs at this year’s race. Half of the total LT100 MTB 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.

25 slots for each event will be distributed based on performance:

  • Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (29 and under, 30-39, etc., and 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 class 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.
  • If the event slots are not claimed after the roll down in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.

25 slots for each event will be distributed through 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  bikers competing 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 subject to the event’s deferral policies. 

Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information.


Our races are Zero Waste events. Look for recycle and compost bins at every aid station and start/finish. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.


Your time at the 2024 Leadville Stage Race can be used to enhance your corral position at the LT100 MTB. Please consult the chart below for corresponding times and corral info.


From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Leadville Race Series possible. We truly appreciate all that our great volunteers do to make our races run smoothly and to make the racers’ experience unforgettable. If you are going to be in town for the Leadville Stage Race, we would love for you to join the family and pitch in. Thanks in advance for your help — we couldn’t do it without you!

You can find more information here.


NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 2024 Leadville Stage Race.

90 + Day Out From Event:

  • Option 1: Receive a 60% refund on the entry fee.
  • Option 2: Defer into the following year, pay a deferral fee of 40% of the entry fee.
  • Stage Race Option 1: Receive a $345 refund.
  • Stage Race Option 2: Defer into the following year, pay a deferral fee of $230.

89 Days or Less From Event:

  • Defer into the following year, and pay a deferral fee of 40% of the entry fee.

No transfers.

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



Please note that there is an error on page 19 of the Athlete Guide stating that there are 70 LT100 MTB coins available. There are FIFTY [50]  LT100 MTB coins available at the 2023 Leadville Stage Race.


Bike Flights

If you’re looking to ship your bike to Leadville, consider our 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.


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