TAHOE TRAIL MTB
JULY 14, 2018 | NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA
Ride 50K or 100K of rocky summits, breathtaking pine forests and beautiful Lake Tahoe views in the unforgettable mountain bike race known as the Tahoe Trail MTB, produced by Youphoria Productions. Bonus? 100K riders have a chance to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB.
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.
All 100K participants are welcome to assemble one drop bag, which we'll collect at both Friday packet pickup and race-day packet pickup (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 all bags to the mid-point of the course near Aid Station #3. All bags will be available at the finish line after the race, so feel free to pack a change of clothes.
#1 (19.2 miles) – 9:30 a.m.
#2 (38.5 miles) – 12:00 p.m.
#3 (53 miles) – 2:00 p.m.
You must complete the race in 8 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 has begun. This will be an automatic DQ. If you are registered for the 100K and wish to change to the 50K please see one of the Abbies at the packet pickup area 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.
Well-stocked aid stations will feature water, GU products (gels and Roctane drink) and assorted foods including bananas, watermelon, M&Ms and PB&J. Aid stations are located at the following locations:
#1: 13.3 mi / 21.24 km
#2: 24.3 mi / 38.84 km (neutral support available)
#3 (mini): 27.8 mi / 44.44 km
#4 (Village): 31.9 mi / 51 km (neutral support available)
#1 (lap 2): 44.6 mi / 70.84 km
#2 (lap 2): 55.4 mi / 88.6 km (neutral support available)
#3 (lap 2): 58.9 mi / 94.2 km
Finish (Village): 63.1 mi / 100.92 km (neutral support available)
Trash and recyling
There will be trash bins and recycling containers at all full aid stations and at the start/finish line. Please discard of 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. Zero Waste is hosting our recycling program. 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!
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.
Race numbers must be visible at all times and tied to the handle bars of your bike. Please do not cut or fold your number. The timing chip is affixed to the number. If you cut or fold your race number you may damage the chip, which means your race times and photos will not be recorded.
Hang on to the small tab with your number on it. This is your ticket to enter the LT100 MTB drawing, which will take place after the Awards Ceremony at 4 p.m. (see the schedule for more information).
SATURDAY, JULY 14
• 5:30 a.m. - 6:45 a.m. Packet pickup, registration and drop bag collection
The Village at Northstar California
Please ensure you arrive as early as possible to pick up your items and leave your drop bags if you have them (100K only - see above for details).
• 7:00 a.m. Race start
The Village at Northstar California
Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability. Space is first-come first-serve. Please do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral. Parking is 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!
• 4:00 p.m. Awards ceremony and post-race meal
Join us for live music, great grub and the awards presentation. We'll call up overall and age group winners for their place on the podium, plus we'll give away other random prizes.
Stick around for an announcement to enter your race number (a tab attached to your bib) into the hat for your chance to win a coveted LT100 MTB slot. Winners must be present to claim their spot, which they can utilize this summer or defer to next year.
New this year all racers will have the chance to win one of five TASCO MTB Double Digits glove/sock kits in a drawing during the ceremony.