Leadville Race Series MTB

The Leadville Race Series MTB is a renowned endurance race series held in Leadville, Colorado, and locations all over the country. These races are organized by LifeTime Events, a fitness and wellness company, and under the Leadville Race Series banner have gained significant popularity among athletes and outdoor enthusiasts.

The Leadville Race Series MTB consists of several endurance events held throughout the year, with the Leadville Trail 100 MTB being the flagship race. The series was founded in 1983 by Ken Chlouber, a former miner, and now serves as a platform for various challenging races that test athletes' limits.  Series events include Leadville Stage Race; Austin Rattler MTB; Lutsen 99er; Little Sugar MTB; Sea Otter Fuego XL; Silver Rush 50 MTB; Tahoe Trail; and the mighty Leadville Trail 100 MTB.  All races attract elite athletes, seasoned athletes, and enthusiastic amateurs seeking to challenge themselves in some of the most prominent MTB events across the country. These are considered some of the Best MTB Events in Colorado, the Rockies, the South Central region, Texas, Arkansasthe Midwest, the Northwest, Southwest.

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB is an ultra-distance mountain bike race that covers a challenging 100-mile (160 km) course through the rugged and scenic terrain of the Colorado Rockies. It is considered one of the toughest single-day mountain bike races in the world. Participants ride on a mix of forest service roads, jeep tracks, and high-altitude trails, with a total elevation gain of over 12,000 feet (3,700 meters).

The race starts and finishes in downtown Leadville, situated at an elevation of approximately 10,200 feet (3,110 meters). The course takes riders through stunning mountain vistas, steep climbs, technical descents, and a variety of challenging terrain. The high altitude, ranging from 9,200 to 12,620 feet (2,800 to 3,850 meters), poses an additional challenge due to reduced oxygen levels.

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB and the Leadville Race Series MTB as a whole have become iconic events in the world of endurance sports, fostering a spirit of camaraderie, determination, and celebration of human resilience. These races showcase the ruggedness and natural splendor of Leadville while providing participants with unforgettable experiences and lifelong memories.

The Leadville Race Series also includes a trail running series culminating in the annual Leadville Trail 100 Run, one of the Best Trail Running events in the Rockies, and includes the Leadville Trail Marathon & Heavy HalfSilver Rush 50 RunAustin Rattler Run.

For those special multi-sport athletes, consider the ultimate test of endurance and fortitude with the Lead Challenge, a grueling and relentless series of trail running and mountain biking events. The Lead Challenge is not designed for the weak-hearted; it is a battleground reserved only for the bravest and most tenacious athletes. As you embark on this epic journey, completing all five of Leadville's most demanding events, you will need a spirit of steel and perhaps even some lead in your veins. Dare to take on the Lead Challenge, and you will climb literal mountains both in terrain and in personal triumph. From the Leadville Trail Marathon to the Stages Cycling Silver Rush 50 MTB or Silver Rush 50 Run, followed by the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB, the Leadville 10K Run, and culminating with the Leadville Trail 100 Run, this remarkable feat demands unwavering determination and unyielding resolve.

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