Life Time Grand Prix Series

The Life Time Grand Prix Series is an elite off-road cycling competition organized by Life Time Events, a premier healthy lifestyle brand. The series showcases 60 of the world’s top cyclists competing across seven iconic mountain biking and gravel cycling events for a substantial $300,000 prize purse. The events within the Grand Prix Series include the including the Sea Otter ClassicUNBOUND GravelCrusher in the TusharLeadville Trail 100 MTBBig Sugar Gravel, and Chequamegon MTB, and The Rad Dirt Fest which is its Wild Card event – all of which offer diverse and challenging terrain. Life Time’s philosophy is to extend their “Healthy Way of Life” ethos through these events, aiming to provide an exceptional experience for participants and grow the cycling fandom in the United States.

The Life Time Grand Prix Series events are considered some of the best gravel cycling events in Colorado, the Rockies, the Midwest, the Southwest, the South-Central region, as well as some of the Best Mountain Biking Events in Colorado, the Rockies, and the Midwest.

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Event Series Life Time Grand Prix Series

Sea Otter Classic

Monterey, California Monterey, CA, United States

The Sea Otter Classic, produced by Life Time Events, is a classic and the largest festival and gathering of cycling enthusiasts in North America. Professional and amateur athletes make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in over 300 events. Disciplines include gravel, cross country, downhill, dual slalom, short track racing, circuit, criterium, and…


Unbound Gravel (Dirty Kanza)

Emporia, Kansas Emporia, KS, United States

In the Flint Hills and Kansas Prairie, Unbound Gravel is the granddaddy of Gravel events and a true bucket list event for gravel aficionados.  Formerly known as Dirty Kanza, the popularity of Unbound Gravel continues to grow from 34 participants in 2006 to well over 3,000 riders annually. The event was founded in 2006 by…

Crusher in the Tushar

Beaver, Utah Beaver, UT, United States

Crusher in the Tushar is a popular gravel event celebrated and rated by Strambecco as one of the best gravel events in the Southwest. Crusher in the Tushar is produced by premier operator Life Time Events and will be one of 6 national events that make up the Life Time Grand Prix Series. The Tushars…

Chequamegon MTB Festival

Hayward, Wisconsin Hayward, WI, United States

An extremely popular event that attracts thousands of off-road enthusiasts, the 40th edition of the Chequamegon MTB Festival takes place in the big woods of northwestern Wisconsin. The event is produced by Life Time Events and is part of the prestigious Life Time Grand Prix Series - here at Strambecco, we consider it to be…

The Rad Dirt Fest

Trinidad, Colorado Trinidad, CO, United States

The Rad Dirt Fest is a newer event by the Life Time Events team, who are part of the Leadville Race Series owners and Unbound Gravel (formerly Dirty Kanza). Picked as one of our best gravel cycling events in Colorado and the Rockies, the event takes place annually on the last weekend of September in…

Big Sugar Classic

Bentonville, Arkansas Bentonville, AR, United States

The Big Sugar Classic is an ultra-endurance gravel grinder held on gravel roads through the Northwest region of Arkansas and the Southeast region of Missouri. The start is in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas, which has become a biking mecca.  Big Sugar is produced by Life Time Events, a premier operator of first-tier endurance events, including the…

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