Straddling the borders of Nevada and California, the Sierra Nevadas are a mountain biker's dream. The Blueprint for Athletes Tahoe Trail MTB features 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. Bonus? Riders have a chance to score a slot in the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB.
The race starts at Northstar California Resort and features seven total climbs. The course ends at the "Overlook" at the base area.
Bag drop deadline: 6:30 a.m. race morning near the Village to Mid-Mountain Gondola in Overnight Storage.
All Tahoe Trail participants may assemble one (1) drop bag that will be taken by race organization to the drop bag area at the (halfway point) Village Aid station. Drop bags may not be larger than medium sized duffels or small coolers. All drop bags must be left at the designated bag drop-off location near the Big Springs gondola in Overnight Storage before the race begins at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday. The drop bags will be transported to the Village Aid Station (aid station # 4). Drop bags will be returned to the finish line and available after the race, so feel free to pack a change of clothes.
Time cut-off #1 – 9:30 a.m. (19.2 miles)
Time cut-off #2 – 12:00 p.m. (38.5 miles
Time cut-off #3 – 2:00 p.m. (53 miles)
You must complete the race in 8 hours.
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.
Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
Aid station mileage/location
One: 13.3 mi / 21.24 km
Two: 24.3 mi / 38.84 km
Three (mini): 27.8 mi / 44.44 km
Four (Village): 31.9 mi / 51 km
One (lap 2): 44.6 mi / 70.84 km
Two (lap 2): 55.4 mi / 88.6 km
Three (lap 2): 58.9 mi / 94.2 km
Finish (Village): 63.1 mi / 100.92 km
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.