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July 20, 2024

Straddling the borders of Nevada and California, the Sierra Nevada is a mountain biker’s dream. The Life Time Tahoe Trail 100 offers athletes a 2-loop, 50 kilometer course filled with beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. Rocky summits and breathtaking pine forests are found in every direction from the host location of Northstar California.

The 2024 Event Schedule:

**ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT NORTHSTAR RESORT

VENUE MAP

5001 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161
northstarcalifornia.com

 

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2024

  • 5:00pm – course will be marked – ride at your own risk – trails are open to the public as well – please be courteous!

FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2024

  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm Packet pickup, registration and drop bag collection
  • Location: The Village at Northstar – Overlook Pavilion
    • Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to your questions.
    • Photo ID is required
    • Packets must be picked up in person
    • Packets will not be mailed or given to others
    • Drop bags (100k riders) – will be accepted at this time (see the Course section for details)
  • 3:45pm Athlete meeting
    • Race staff will run through final details, last-minute changes, course descriptions and other important information.

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024

  • 5:30am – 6:45am Packet pickup, registration and drop bag collection
  • Location: The Village at Northstar – Overlook Pavilion
    • Photo ID is required
    • Packets must be picked up in person
    • Packets will not be mailed or given to others
    • Drop bags (100k riders) – will be accepted at this time (see the Course section for details)
  • 7:00am RACE START
    • Location: Bottom of Northstar Drive – Castle Peak Lot; 150 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161
      • Take the first right at the roundabout just off the highway to get to the start area.
      • Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability, with pros up front.
      • 50K and 100K riders will start together.
      • PLEASE be honest with your start location as it is a safety measure for all athletes!
      • Space is first-come first-serve.
      • Do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral.
      • Parking – available at the Village view Parking Lot A. Riders will continue up Northstar Drive and into the Village before taking their tires to the trails.
    • 11:00am-4:00pm Finish Festival begins
      • Location: The Village at Northstar – Overlook Pavilion
        • Join us for music, local brews, great food and even better company
    • 2:00pm 50K Awards Ceremony
    • 3:15pm Official 100K Finish Time
      • Riders must finish by this time to be eligible for the LT100 MTB lottery
    • 3:30pm 100K Awards Ceremony & LT100 MTB Lottery
      • All awards will be presented at this time and must be picked up in person.
      • Awards will not be given to others and will not be distributed before or after the awards ceremony.
      • Stick around for an announcement to enter your ticket (attached to your race bib) into the drawing for your chance to win a coveted LT100 MTB slot.
      • Winners must be present to claim their spot, which they can utilize in 2024 or defer to 2025.

General registration is CLOSED. 

  • First come-first served until the event is sold out.

2024 Pricing:

  • Tahoe Trail MTB 100K – $140
  • Tahoe Trail MTB 50K – $105

Award Ceremony Schedule: Saturday, July 20th

  • 2:00pm – 50K Awards
    Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers of each category.
  • 3:30pm – 100K Awards

    Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers of each category.

CATEGORIES

100K:

Women 19 & Under
Women 20-29
Women 30-39
Women 40-49
Women 50-59
Women 60-69
Women 70+
Single Speed Women – Open
Men 19 & Under
Men 20-29
Men 30-39
Men 40-49
Men 50-59
Men 60-69
Men 70+
Single Speed Men – Open
Tandem
Overall Men
Overall Women
Overall Nonbinary
Para Overall Male
Para Overall Female

50K:

Overall Women
Overall Men
Overall Nonbinary
Single Speed Women
Single Speed Male
Para Overall Male
Para Overall Female

Age group awards will be based on the age an athlete will be on RACE DAY.

This challenging course begins with a ride through Northstar California Village and onto the ski area trails, featuring flowing singletrack, mountain Jeep roads and exciting descents through the sculpted and bermed Northstar Bike Park. With 6,000+ ft in elevation gain, the course finishes at the Overlook area of Northstar Village with plenty of food, entertainment and fun for the whole family.

View the 100K course map on Ride With GPS (updated 6/17/2024)

View the 50K course map on Ride With GPS (updated 6/17/2024)

  • 31.5 miles per lap
  • >GPX / Interactive Map
  • 4,557′ Elevation Gain per lap (lap 2 will have about 500′ less gain as you will not return to the start line)
  • 6,122′ Lowest Point @ mile 0.4
  • 7,287′ Highest Point @mile 4

“The Lake Tahoe area and this course are simply spectacular. Sweeping views (that incidentally you may never have a chance to look at) and a fun and challenging course. There’s a good bit of fast, fun and flowy trail riding and plenty of hills to let you know where you stand with your training. While it’s not at 10,200 feet, the approximately 6,000 to 8,000 feet of elevation will give you a taste of thinner air and begin your acclimatization process for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB.”

—Dave Wiens, 6-time LT100 MTB champion

COURSE CUTOFFS

  • 9:30 a.m. – 19.2 miles
  • 11:00 a.m. – 31.9 miles 
  • 2:00 p.m. – 53 miles
  • 3:15 p.m. Official Finish Time

You must complete the 100K race in less than eight hours and 15 minutes to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Our desire is to see everyone finish, and we will support you the best we can. However, if we do need to remove someone for missing the cutoff, the decision of the race official is final.

Racers who are registered for the 100K distance will NOT be allowed to change and compete in the 50K distance once the race begins. This will be an automatic DQ. If you are registered for the 100K and wish to change to the 50K, please see the registration crew at packet pickup to switch the day prior to the race. Please know we are unable to provide a refund for the difference in price.

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

AID STATIONS/ON-COURSE SUPPORT

Each aid station offers PowerBar, water, fruit and light snacks with volunteer assistance. Aid stations are located at the following locations:

Lap 1 Aid Stations:

  • #1: 13.3 mi / 21.2K
  • #2: 19.5 mi / 31.3K
  • #3: 23.8 mi / 38.3K (neutral support available)
  • #4: 27.4 mi / 44.1K 
  • #5: 30.2 mi / 51K (neutral support available)

Lap 2 Aid Stations:

  • #1: 41.3 mi / 70.84K
  • #2: 47.7 mi / 88.6K 
  • #3: 51.8 mi / 94.2K(neutral support available)
  • #4:  55.3 mi / 88.9K
  • #5: 58.2 mi / 93.6K (neutral support available)

Northstar Bike Shop is offering bike support next to the gondola on Friday. They’re also providing neutral support on Saturday at the Village Aid Station.

DROP BAGS (100K only)

All 100K participants are welcome to assemble one drop bag, which we’ll collect at both packet pickups (see the schedule for times). Bags may not be larger than a medium size duffel or small cooler. We recommend writing your name somewhere on your bag so it’s easy to identify. We’ll transport bags to the mid-point of the course near Aid Station #3. Bags will be available at the finish line after the race at 5PM. Please remember to claim your items!

RACE PLATES

All riders will receive race plates at packet pickup, and they must be worn and visible at all times on race day. Race plates attach to your handlebars and must not be cut or folded.

100K riders: keep the pull tab from your race plate for the LT100 MTB lottery. This is your ticket to enter the drawing, which takes place after the 100K Awards Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. (see the Schedule for more information).

TRASH & RECYCLING

There will be trash bins and recycling containers at all aid stations and at the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in the appropriate container or within 100 yards of an aid station. We will be recycling all plastic and aluminum during each of our events. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course travels through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine!

US Forest Service Permit

Some of the event course takes place on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit and the Tahoe National Forest under a Special Use Permit.

The Tahoe Trail MTB is a qualifier for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a total of 50 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 100k distance serves as a qualifier for the LT100 MTB.

Half of the slots 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 roll down in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.

Half of the slots will be distributed through the Event Lottery:

  • Finishers of the 100k 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 riders 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 non-refundable

Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information

Your time at the 2024 Tahoe Trail can be used to enhance your corral position at the LT100 MTB.

Corral Info Page

The 2024 Tahoe Trail Athlete Guide can be viewed here.

Note: Information in the Athlete Guide is always subject to change, please monitor our website in the weeks leading up to the event.

NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 2024 Tahoe Trail MTB.

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.
  • 100K Option 1: Receive a $84 refund.
  • 100K Option 2: Defer into the following year, pay a deferral fee of $56.
  • 50K Option 1: Receive a $63 refund.
  • 50K Option 2: Defer into the following year, pay a deferral fee of $42.

89 Days or Less From Event:

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

No transfers.

Volunteers!  

There is an extra perk for volunteering at Tahoe, aside from helping make the event happen, keeping our athletes smiling, getting some swag and giving back… Big Blue Adventure will give you credit for each hour of service towards one of their amazing events!

SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER HERE!

Book Your Stay at Northstar Resort, CA!

  • Receive up to 20% off the best available rates when you book your stay at Northstar! Discount can be applied towards bookings that occur between July 18th and July 24th, 2024
  • Please use group code SNSTT124 or the group name Tahoe Trail 100
  • Reservations can be made at the lodging link above, or by calling (855) 953-0193 between the hours of 8am-5pm MT, Mon-Fri

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Discover the exhilarating Life Time Tahoe Trail MTB, hosted by Northstar. Immerse yourself in a remarkable experience filled with breathtaking trails, while conveniently indulging in exquisite dining, luxurious lodging, and a myriad of exciting activities, all within reach for an unforgettable weekend in Tahoe.

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