TAHOE TRAIL

July 16th, 2022

Straddling the borders of Nevada and California, the Sierra Nevada is a mountain biker’s dream. The 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.

Athletes have many options at the Tahoe Trail 100. They can:

  • Go it alone (take on the entire 50K in a solo effort or go even further in the 100K)
  • Tag team the 100K ride as part of a relay team
  • Take the challenge to a whole different level and ride with your teammate on a tandem!

Whatever distance you choose to compete you are guaranteed a beautiful ride and an epic post-race party!

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**ALL EVENTS TAKE PLACE AT NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA
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5001 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161
northstarcalifornia.com

FRIDAY, JULY 15

  • 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)
  • 1:00pm Course pre-ride
    • We will host a short 6-8 miles of the start/finish area.
    • Stick around to get your questions answered by ride leaders.
  • 3:45pm Athlete meeting
    • Race staff will run through final details, last-minute changes, course descriptions and other important information.

SATURDAY, JULY 16

  • 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; 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.
    • 11:30am Finish Festival begins
      • Location:  The Village at Northstar – Overlook Pavilion
        • Join us for music, cold beer, 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 wristband) 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 2022 or defer to 2023.

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 course map on Plotaroute

  • 31.2 miles per lap
  • >GPX / Interactive Map
  • 4,517′ Elevation Gain per lap (lap 2 will have about 500′ less gain as you will not return to the start line)
  • 6,145′ Lowest Point @ mile 0.4
  • 7,329′ Highest Point @mile 4
 

Route map for Tahoe Trail by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

“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

  • #1 (19.2 miles) – 9:30 a.m.
  • #2 (31.9 miles) – 11:00 a.m.
  • #3 (53 miles) – 2:00 p.m.
  • 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 Gnarly Sports Nutrition, water, fruit and light snacks with volunteer assistance. Aid stations are located at the following locations:

  • #1: 13.3 mi / 21.24K
  • #2: 24.3 mi / 38.84K (neutral support available)
  • #3: (mini): 27.8 mi / 44.44K
  • #4: (Village): 31.9 mi / 51K (neutral support available)
  • #1: (lap 2): 44.6 mi / 70.84K
  • #2: (lap 2): 55.4 mi / 88.6K (neutral support available)
  • #3: (lap 2): 58.9 mi / 94.2K
  • Finish (Village): 63.1 mi / 100.92K (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.
Paco’s Bike and Ski is running neutral support at aid station #2.

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. Please remember to claim your items!

RACE PLATES & WRISTBANDS
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.

PARTICIPANT SWAG

All registered participants will receive:

  • T-shirt (gender-specific)
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer

RETAIL ITEMS

Visit us at the retail tent throughout the weekend to purchase the following items:

  • Retail T-shirts
  • Water bottles
  • Trucker hats
  • And more!

Only the 100k mtb solo riders are eligible to qualify based on performance, however all 100k official finishers under the cutoff are eligible for the coin lottery.

50% of slots will be distributed based on performance in the qualifying event. 

  • Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups, with a minimum of 1 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. 50% of slots 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 must be completed and paid for immediately on site.
  • All registration fees for the LT100 are non-transferable and non-refundable.

LT100 MTB corral/start position
This event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position! Rider starting positions are organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2021 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2019 or 2020 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current UCI Pro Elite license. Please enter finish times or license numbers when prompted during the registration process. However, if you race a qualifier after previously gaining entry, you MUST email us at leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com to inform us of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

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Note:  The 2022 Athlete Guide will available approximately 2 weeks before the event.

View the 2021 Athlete Guide

Awards are 3 deep in each category.  All riders completing the race within the allotted finish time receive a finisher medal. 

  • 2:00pm – 50k Awards (3 deep)
    • Overall Male / Overall Female
    • Overall Non-binary
    • Single Speed Male / Female
    • Para Male / Female
  • 3:30pm – 100k Awards (3 deep) – Approximately 15 minutes after final completion of the race
    • Overall Male / Female 
    • Non-binary
    • 19 & Under Male / Female
    • 20-29 Male / Female
    • 30-39 Male / Female
    • 40-49 Male / Female
    • 50-59 Male / Female
    • 60-69 Male / Female
    • 70+ Male / Female
    • Tandem 
    • Single Speed Male / Female
    • Para Male / Female
    • Relay Male / Female / Co-ed

Note: If you do not attend the award ceremony you must email your name, results and current address to leadville@ltevents.zendesk.com. Please note you will be charged a shipping fee, and awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season.

Lodging can be challenging in this location, be sure to book early for your best locations and options!

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA
Get a room in the Village or rent a home for your whole crew at host venue Northstar California. We suggest booking online or via phone thur Northstar.  Phone:   1-800-GONORTH
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FOOD & DRINK
In addition to lodging, there are numerous dining spots in The Village at Northstar, including Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar, Rubicon Pizza Company and Starbuck’s. Earthly Delights offers fine deli-style food and light grocery items. Martis Valley Grille, located at the Northstar Golf Course, serves excellent breakfast and lunch options.
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FAMILY ACTIVITES
The Village at Northstar is always full of fun stuff to do for the whole family, from mini golf to bungee trampolines to roller skating and strider bike rentals.
Check out everything that’s going on at Northstar on race weekend and throughout the summer.
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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

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