We're looking forward to another fun event in 2016! Join us Friday evening for live, acoustic music during packet pickup. The quarter-mile looped pump track will also be open so your kids can practice for Saturday. Saturday morning, while parents are out riding, kids can participate in planned events including pump track races by age, frisbee and bean bag toss games and other activities. Post–race athlete food from Big Foot BBQ will be available for sale. The awards ceremony will take place Saturday afternoon and campers will be treated to a campfire and s'mores**, beverages provided by Four Peaks Brewing Company — first two are free, and $4 per beer or two for $7 thereafter. 100% of proceeds benefit local trails — and a family friendly movie beginning at dusk.
Tuesday, September 6
• 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Four Peaks Brewery Tempe
Light appetizers will be provided and your first beer is on us! Bring a friend and register to race. You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.
Thursday, September 8
• 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Optional packet pickup and onsite registration at Absolute Bikes
You MUST bring your ID and you will not be able to pick up a packet for a family member or friend.
Saturday, September 10 (Race Day)
• 5:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. Last minute registration and packet pickup at race site
• 7 a.m. Start time. Riders will start Lemans style, running to your trusty steed and heading out on a wild west adventure! All riders will check in at the barn at the completion of each loop to change riders or simply check in before continuing onward.
• 9 a.m. Kids races begin
• 4 p.m. Last rider allowed out on last lap
• 6 p.m. Awards ceremony
*Schedule subject to change.
**Pending fire restrictions.
Endurance mountain bike racing at its Western best. This is an endurance mountain bike event with 26-mile (one loop), 52-mile (two loops) and 104-mile (four loops) distance options. The course is a 26-mile loop on Forest Service roads. The course is not technically challenging, and is considered a "roadie" mountain bike course, meaning it is beginner friendly(ish) and fast for those with more experience. There are a few sketchy spots to keep you honest and climbs to make your lungs hurt a bit. All in all you are riding at altitude, in cooler weather, with cool people and camping out — what more can you ask for?
Start Elevation: 7674.0 ft
Max Elevation: 8110.0 ft
Elevation Gain (per loop): 1581 ft
Elevation Gain (total for four loops): 6324 ft
Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
Pre-Ride: 2016 TBD
Join us for a no-drop, 1-loop pre-ride of the Barn Burner 104 course.
Meet at 8:30 a.m. in front of the gates of the C&C Ranch off of 793.
LT100 MTB Qualification System
Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes 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.
LT100 MTB Corral/Start Position
As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB has always been difficult. LT100 Qualifiers are long and tough, with lots of climbing. They are similar to the classic course at Leadville in that they consist mainly of rugged jeep roads of gravel and dirt. A qualifier event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position in the Race Across the Sky!
Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2015 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2015 or 2016 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current USCI 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 Abby Long at firstname.lastname@example.org to inform her of your finish time and she will then place you accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
The Awards Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. If you do not attend the award ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 with the name, bib #, finish time and mailing address to:
1795 Dogwood Street Suite 300
Louisville, CO 80027
*Please note that 2016 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 20, 2016.
All riders will receive a participant T-shirt, and riders completing the race within the allotted finish time will receive a finisher medal.
104-mile distance awards
Awards for the 104-mile race will be 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.). Single Speed categories for Solo, Duo, and Quad Teams will be offered.
Large buckle cutoff: 9 hours
Small buckle: 11 hours
2-person & 4-person teams:
Large buckle cutoff: 8 hours
Small buckle: 10 hours
52-mile and 26-mile distance awards
Awards for the 52-mile and 26-mile races will be offered to the top three overall male and female finishers for both Geared and Single Speed riders. Belt buckles will only be available for participants competing in the 104-mile distance.
We will have Kids races starting at 9:00 a.m. on race day. The kids races will include a bike race around the mini track, sack races and more. Age groups will be broken down by 0-4 years, 5-7 years and 8-12 years. Registration for the kids events will be free! Sign ups will take place during packet pickup on Friday.
Camping & Lodging
Camping will be available at C&C Ranch starting Thursday at 4:00 p.m. until Sunday at 2:00 p.m. To camp or park on race day, cars will be charged $10, RVs $20, plus 2 non-perishable food items per person. A portion of camping fees will be donated to the Mountain Bike Association of Arizona and the Flagstaff Biking Organization. Food donations will benefit St. Mary's Food Bank in Flagstaff.
**Showers onsite will only be available Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening
Motel 6 Flagstaff West-Woodlands Village #1000
2745 S Woodlands Village
I-40 at I-17/US 180
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 779-3757
Motel 6 Flagstaff West-Woodlands Village #1000 is the closest hotel to C&C Ranch. In past years we were able to arrange a group discount rate for Barn Burner guests. Check back here for updates as race day approaches.
Days Inn Bellemont
12380 W Interstate 40
I-40 Exit #18
Bellemont, AZ 86015
Phone: (928) 556-9599
Take I-17 North to I-40W to Parks Road (Exit 178). Turn right off interstate. Turn left onto Route 66. Travel on road +/- 1 mile. Turn right onto 141 Spring Valley Road (there is a Route 66 store on the right hand side). The paved road will end and turn into forest service road. Turn right onto FS100 (Government Mountain Road). Bear left when coming to first cattle gate. Turn right onto FS134. Go through the next cattle gate and stay left to continue on FS134. Turn right onto 793C (very hard to find, please go slow) and bear left on the road onto FS793 which will take you into the camping area. Close any gates behind you (thank you!). These roads are very rough, rocky and steep in a few sections. THE ROUTE HAS BEEN FLAGGED WITH YELLOW TAPE ON THE TREES. THERE WILL ALSO BE DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE.
Take I-17 South to I-40W to Parks Road (Exit 178). Turn right off interstate. Turn left onto Route 66. Travel on road +/- 1 mile. Turn right onto 141 Spring Valley Road (there is a Route 66 store on the right hand side). The paved road will end and turn into forest service road. Turn right onto FS100 (Government Mountain Road). Bear left when coming to first cattle gate. Turn right onto FS134. Go through the next cattle gate and stay left to continue on FS134. Turn right onto 793C (very hard to find, please go slow) and bear left on the road onto FS793 which will take you into the camping area. Close any gates behind you (thank you!). These roads are very rough, rocky and steep in a few sections. THE ROUTE HAS BEEN FLAGGED WITH YELLOW TAPE ON THE TREES. THERE WILL ALSO BE DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE.
*Please note that these are the only access roads for this year’s event. These roads can be very rocky and bumpy, so please plan your vehicle transportation accordingly.
Trash and recycling
There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. 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.