July 10th, 2022

Take on 50 miles that will put your skills and endurance to the test. Technical climbs and descents are met with the glorious mountain views of Leadville. 8,000 feet of elevation gain over these 50 miles presents an excellent test for the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB in August. Test your limits with the Silver Rush 50 MTB.

The 2022 Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB is SOLD OUT!**

The 2022 Leadville Silver Rush 50 RUN is SOLD OUT!**

Silver King and Silver Queen spots are SOLD OUT for 2022

Spots remain for the Silver Rush 15 MTB & RUN, Register Below!

**Registration may still be available as a Life Time Foundation fundraising athlete. Visit to learn more.



  • 3:00pm – 8:00pm Packet Pickup
    • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill – US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr. (Directions from Retail to Dutch Henri)
    • No onsite registration.
    • ID is required.
    • Packets must be picked up in person – they will not be mailed or given to others.


  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Packet Pickup – 50 RUN ONLY
  • 5:00am – 5:45am – Drop Bag Drop Off (50 Run only)
    • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill in Leadville Truck
  • 10:00am – 3:00pm – MTB (50 and 15) Packet Pick Up
  • 12:00pm – 8:00pm Finish Festival
  • 4:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags will be returned to start/finish (base of Dutch Henri hill)
  • 8:00pm – 50 Run – Drop bags – all drop bags must be picked up!
  • 8:00pm – LT100 Run Lottery Coin Drawing


  • 6:30am – 7:45am – Silver Rush MTB Packet Pickup
  • 8:00am – SILVER RUSH 50 MTB START
    • 8:00am – Wave 1 – self seeded
    • 8:05am – Wave 2 – self seeded
    • Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill – US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr. (Directions from Retail to Dutch Henri)
    • Note:
      • Top of the hill – Qualifier coin will ONLY be at the top of the hill for wave 1 – first male and first female only
      • There are no drop bags allowed for the Silver Rush 50 MTB
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm Finish Festival
  • 4:30pm – Awards Ceremony and LT100 MTB Qualifier Selection
    • LT100 MTB Qualifying Spots will be awarded
    • Must be present to claim your LT100 MTB Qualifier Spot

2022 Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 Pricing:

Silver Rush 50 MTB Registration Fee: $135

Tandem Registration Fee: $200

Silver Rush 15-Miler: $60
Silver King & Silver Queen: $270

The 2022 Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB is SOLD OUT!

The 2022 Leadville Silver Rush 50 RUN is SOLD OUT!**

Silver King and Silver Queen spots are SOLD OUT for 2022

Spots remain for the Silver Rush 15 MTB & RUN!


The 50-mile out-and-back course takes racers through the historic mining district on the east side of Leadville. Primarily on dirt roads, first set by miners and their burros, it will begin at the Cloud City Ski Hut (located just below Colorado Mountain College on Hwy 24 on the South end of Leadville). None of the roads used will be closed to vehicle traffic, so please use caution. The route will take runners by and between many grand and historic gold and silver mines.


Route map for Silver Rush 50 2021 by Timmy Brosious on


  • There will be five well-supplied aid stations along course!
  • Mile 14 – Outbound Printer Boy Outbound
  • Mile 18 – Rock Garden
  • Mile 24.4 – Stumptown (12:50pm cutoff)
  • Mile 32 – Rock Garden Inbound
  • Mile 36 – Printer Boy Inbound (2:20pm cutoff)
  • Aid stations will offer: Water GU Roctane, GU gels Assorted foods including bananas, figs, pretzels, chips, etc.


  • Racers that do not make the cut off at the aid stations will NOT be able to continue the race
  • Cutoffs at aid stations are based on gun time – and have factored in various start times
  • Cutoffs at finish are based on chip time
  • 12:50pm – Mile 24.4 – Stumptown
  • 2:20 pm – Mile 36 – Printer Boy Inbound
  • 4:20 pm – Mile 50 – Finish Line – Total Course Cutoff (8hrs and 15 minutes)

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

Silver Rush 50 weekend will be adding a 15.5-mile MTB race on the Sunday 8:30 a.m. This race will start and finish on the same course as the Silver Rush 50 MTB, but will feature mostly single track for the 15.5 miles. This race provides an excellent entry option into mountain bike racing and will, of course, be accompanied by the tremendous Leadville views along the way.

View event page here.

Course Map

LT100 MTB Qualification System:

Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 25-100 slots per qualifying event. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 when you accept your slot. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information


Colorado Mountain College will offer camping during Silver Rush weekend in 2022.

  • Price: $40 for the weekend for a 20′ x 20′ space.
    • Note: all proceeds benefit CMC Eagles Cross Country Running Team
  • Check in: July 8, 2021 4:00pm
  • Check out: July 10, 2021

Check back soon for camping registration details!


Track your athlete when they cross timing splits throughout the course – data only available when there is cell signal.
Timing splits / Results


The Silver Rush 50 MTB course starts and finishes at the base of Dutch Henri Hill, located just below Colorado Mountain College on Highway 24 South.

From the intersection of Harrison and 6th (stop light in the middle of town):

  • Go south for 1.2 miles on Harrison/Hwy 24
  • Pass USFS building on right, CMC sign on left
  • Arrive at start /finish



Parking is located on the campus of Colorado Mountain College at 901 S US Hwy 24. Parking is NOT ALLOWED on either side of Highway 24 or Lake County 41. If you park along these roads, you will be ticketed and towed. There are parking attendants on staff for the Silver Rush 50 and there is no charge to park. Respect the volunteer parking staff and the abundant signage posted.

Additional parking is located just south of the Lake County High School football field. The Lake County High School and Middle School parking lots are up the hill. Please be courteous regarding private parking in the residential areas around Leadville.


To ensure the safety of Silver Rush racers, we allow crew and spectators to drive up to the Printer Boy & Stumptown Aid Stations.

Directions to Silver Rush Aid Stations

All directions start from the Start/Finish Line.

Printer Boy (39°13’37.74”N, 106°15’2.69”W)

  • Take Hwy 24 north back toward Downtown Leadville.
  • Pass the curve in the highway, right before hitting the historic Downtown district, make the first right hand turn onto Monroe Street.
  • Head up to the top of the street and turn right onto Toledo which turns into County Road 2, otherwise known as California Gulch.
  • Continue up California Gulch for 3.5 miles and you will see the aid station. BE CAUTIOUS as the California Gulch road does intersect with the race course approximately 2.5 miles from the Harrison Ave. turn off. RACERS HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY!

Stumptown (39°15’8.93”N, 106°13’59.82”W)

  • Take Hwy 24 north back toward Downtown Leadville.
  • Turn right at 7th Street, one block past the stoplight.
  • Head up 7th Street which will bring you up through the Mining District.
  • Veer right off onto County Road 38, 2.7 miles from the Harrison Ave. turn off. This is a VERY rough, dusty road. Please drive with caution.
  • No parking allowed at the aid station, plan to park and walk into this location. Ambulance access must be maintained at all times, please park responsibly.


Food will be available for purchase near the finish line. There are also numerous fantastic restaurants in and around Leadville offering everything from hearty home cooking to gourmet dining. Click here for more information on Dining in Leadville.

Your time at the 2022 Leadville Silver Rush 50 MTB can be used to enhance your corral position at the LT100 MTB. Please consult the chart below for corresponding times and corral info.

Location: Base of Dutch Henri Hill- US Highway 24 and McWethy Dr

Awards/age group qualifier coins will be distributed as athletes finish the race. All finishers will receive a medal and a pair of socks. Results will be posted online concluding the event. All finishers receive a medal and Silver Rush 50 MTB stainless steel pint glass.

Silver King & Silver Queen awards will be awarded to athletes that conquered BOTH the Silver Rush 50 Run and Silver Rush 50 MTB as they cross the finish line!

Award Categories

Silver Rush 50-Mile MTB participant awards will be in the following category:

  • Top 3 men
  • Top 3 women
  • Top 3 non-binary

Tandem participant awards will be in the following category:

  • Top 3 overall
  • Tandem teams are not eligible for the LT100 MTB qualifier coin.

Silver Rush 15-Mile MTB awards will be in the following category:

  • Top 3 men
  • Top 3 women
  • Top 3 non-binary

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.

From the very beginning, volunteers have made the Silver Rush 50 MTB 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 Silver Rush 50 MTB, 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.

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.

Although we look forward to seeing you at our events, we understand certain things may come up that prevent you from attending. Check out our deferral tiers for each event and please let us know if you have any questions!

Complete Leadville Events Deferral Policies Here

Visit the link below to view results from the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB.




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