July 12, 2020

Registration will open mid-January of 2020. Be sure to mark your calendars!


Returning in 2020, the Silver Rush weekend will be including a 15.5-mile MTB race on Sunday, July 12th at 8:30 a.m. This race will start and finish on the same course as the Stages Cycling 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.

Saturday, July 11th

9am-11am Packet Pickup at the base of Dutch Henri Hill- US HWY 24 & McWethy Dr.

Sunday, July 12th

6am-7:30am Packet Pickup

8:30am Silver Rush 15 Race Start

12pm-8pm Finisher Fest

Silver Rush 15 Mile MTB Pricing



1/14-1/20 $50
1/21-6/15 $60
6/16-7/5 $70

The Silver Rush 15.5-Mile Run will start and finish at the base of Dutch Henri Hill (US Highway 24 and, McWethy Dr.)

Course Map

Camping details for 2020 are being discussed and will be made public as we get closer to the race day. Please stay tuned for more information.


The Silver Rush 15-Mile 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 at the Colorado Mountain College. NO Parking is 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. Overflow parking is located at the Community Park/Rodeo Grounds parking areas located just west of the Intersection of McWethy and West 6th Street. Please use the crossing located on the Mineral Belt Trail to cross Highway 24. Colorado State Patrol will be monitoring pedestrian travel for safety.


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.

If you have registered for the 2020 race but are unable to participate, you may defer your registration to next year’s event for a fee. Please note that your deferral is only valid for the following year’s event while registration is open. It is no longer valid after an event closes or sells out.

How to defer: You can defer your registration via Manage Registration in Run Signup. The defer option can be found by logging on to Run SignUp, navigating to your Profile > Upcoming Events > Manage Registration > Defer Registration.

Deadline to defer for Silver Rush events: 7.5.20

Deferral Fees:

  • Silver Rush 50 Run: $50
  • Silver Rush 50 MTB: $50
  • Silver King and Silver Queen: $100
  • Silver Rush 15.5 mile run: $30
  • Silver Rush 15.5 mile mtb: $30

*No deferrals for Kids Duathlon

If you have any questions about the deferral process, please contact Athlete Services.

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.

Visit the link below to view results from the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 15.5-Mile MTB.


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