Every year, endurance athletes worldwide vie for a chance to compete and participate in the famed Blueprint for Athletes Leadville 100 Mountain Bike and race the legendary course.
From July 29-31, 2016, the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Stage Race presented by Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company returns for the second year and is allowing riders the opportunity to experience the famous course over three days in a stage race format. New this year, participants also can form a team of two to three people, allowing each person to race one to two legs of the race.
The Leadville Stage Race will again serve as a Leadville 100 MTB Race Qualifier, giving away 50 slots for the 2016 Blueprint for Athletes Leadville 100 MTB on August 13, 2016.“We’re thrilled to bring the Leadville Stage Race back for a second year and give athletes an opportunity to experience the iconic Leadville 100 MTB course in a more laid back environment with celebrations after every stage,”
said Josh Colley, Leadville Race Director.
The Stage Race undoubtedly challenges athletes in new and exciting ways. It gives advanced riders a chance to see how hard they can hammer each stage and first-timers an opportunity to experience a Leadville Race Series event without the demands of training or completing 100 miles in a single day.
The Leadville Stage Race consists of three routes covering the Leadville 100 MTB course. The majority of the race is on forest trails with some mountain roads and elevations ranging from 9,200 to 12,424 feet. After each stage athletes can enjoy a post race party with food, drink and live music.
• Stage 1, July 29, 2016, 42 miles: Starts at Lake County Rodeo Grounds and finishes at Lost Canyon/Twin Lakes.
• Stage 2, July 30, 2016, 16 miles: Starts at Lost Canyon, climbs Columbine and returns to Lost Canyon.
• Stage 3, July 31, 2016, 42 miles: Starts at Lost Canyon and returns to the Rodeo Grounds in Leadville.
Registration for the Leadville MTB Stage Race is still open but slots are filling quickly, visit LeadvilleRaceSeries.com
to register now. More information on race logistics can also be found at www.LeadvilleRaceSeries.com
and the Leadville Race Series Facebook page
. About the Leadville Race Series
Started with only 45 runners as the Leadville Trail 100 in 1983, the Leadville Race Series now consists of seven running events and four mountain biking events, plus six events in the Leadville Qualifying Series. The Race Series stretches across three months, and hosts thousands of racers on foot and on mountain bike in some of the world’s most iconic events. Endurance athletes worldwide now make the pilgrimage to Leadville, Colo., with the single goal of competing in “The Race Across the Sky.” Visit www.leadvilleraceseries.com for more information. About Life TimeSM, The Healthy Way of Life Company
Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of July 2016, the company operates 122 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.comleadvilleraceseries.com/mtb/leadville-stage-race