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Tahoe Trail 100

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This Lake Tahoe area course is simply spectacular with sweeping views and a fun and challenging route. Ride 50k or 100k on this fast, fun and flowy trail ride mixed with plenty of hills to let you know where you stand with your training. The 6,000ft+ elevation will test your lungs in the thin air.

How to enter the Tahoe Trail 100

  1. 100k

    Bike 100km
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  2. 50k

    Bike 50km
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Tahoe Trail 100 routes

Riders will begin this challenging course with a ride through Northstar California Village before heading into the mountains on the iconic ski area trails. Trails will include smooth, flowing singletrack, roads made for the most mountainous of all-terrain vehicles, and challenging ascents and decents through the world famous Northstar Bike Park.

With over 6000ft in elevation gain, it's more than the incredible views that will be taking the riders' breath away. 50k riders will do one loop, with those pushing themselves the full 100k will do two.

Riders will finish this spectacular challenge at the Overlook area of Northstar Village where they will cross the finish line to cheers of their friends and family, and can look forward to the post-race meal, cold drinks, and lots of entertainment in the lively event village.

In order to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, 100K riders must complete the course in less than 8 eight hours and 15 minutes. There will be 25-100 slots available for qualification from this event.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Gender-specific t-shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer
  • Post-race meal
  • Post-race party at Northstar California
  • Free race photos
  • Awards for age group and overall winners
  • Potential Qualification for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB
  • Aid stations with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Roctane, water, fruit and snacks with volunteer assistance
  • Bike support will be offered the day before the race by Northstar Bike Shop next to the gondola
Raceday Logistics


Friday, July 10:

12:00pm – 5:00pm: Packet pickup, registration and drop bag collection
Where: The Village at Northstar – across from the gondola

  • Here you will receive your participant shirt, race plate and answers to any questions.
  • Photo ID is required and packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to family or friends.
  • 100K riders may drop their bags at this point (see Bag Drop details below)

1:00pm: Course pre-ride

  • This brief ride will cover 6-8 miles of the start/finish area. Stick around to get your questions answered by ride leaders.

3:45pm: Athlete meeting

  • Race staff will take riders through final details, any last-minute changes, course descriptions and other important information.

Saturday, July 13:

5:30am – 6:45am: Packet pickup, registration and drop bag collection
Where: The Village at Northstar – across from the gondola

  • This is another opportunity to pick up your participant shirt, race plate and ask any questions you may have. Please arrive as early as possible.
  • Photo ID is required and packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to family or friends.
  • 100K riders may drop their bags at this point (see Bag Drop details below)

7:00am: Race start
Where: Bottom of Northstar Drive; 150 Northstar Dr, Truckee, CA 96161

  • Take the first right at the roundabout just off the highway to get to the start area.
  • Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability, with pros up front, space is first-come-first serve. Please be honest as it is for safety purposes.
  • 50K and 100K riders will start together.
  • 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.

11:00am: Finish Festival begins
Where: The Village at Northstar – Overlook Pavilion

  • This great finish festival will have music, cold beer, fantastic food and is the perfect place to celebrate with family, friends, and fellow riders.

2:00pm: 50K Awards Ceremony

3:15pm: Official 100K Finish Time

  • 100K riders must finish by this time to be eligible for the LT100 MTB lottery.

3:30pm 100K Awards Ceremony & LT100 MTB Lottery

  • Winners will be announced and will take their place on the podium.
  • There will also be a chance for qualified entrants to enter your race number into a lottery for a chance to win a coveted spot in the LT100 MTB. We’ll call up overall and age group winners for their place on the podium, plus we’ll give away other random prizes.
  • Winners must be present to claim their spot, which they can utilize in 2019 or defer to 2020.

Other Details

Course Cutoffs:

  • 1 (19.2 miles) – 9:30am
  • 2 (31.9 miles) – 11:00am
  • 3 (53 miles) – 2:00pm
  • 3:15pm: Official Finish Time

Bag Drop:

  • All 100K participants are welcome to assemble one drop bag, which will be collected at both packet pickups.
  • Please keep bags to the size of a medium duffel bag or small cooler, and write your name on the bag so you are able to identify it easily.
  • Bags will be transported to the mid-point of the course near Aid Station #3, and will be available for pickup at the finish line.

Aid Station Locations:

  • 1: 13.3 mi / 21.24K
  • 2: 24.3 mi / 38.84K (neutral support available)
  • 3 (mini): 27.8 mi / 44.44K
  • 4 (Village): 31.9 mi / 51K (neutral support available)
  • 1 (lap 2): 44.6 mi / 70.84K
  • 2 (lap 2): 55.4 mi / 88.6K (neutral support available)
  • 3 (lap 2): 58.9 mi / 94.2K
  • Finish (Village): 63.1 mi / 100.92K (neutral support available)

Race Plates and Wristbands:

All participating riders will receive race plates and wristbands when they collect their packet. These must be worn and visible at all times on the day of the race. Please attach race plates to you handlebars and do not cut or fold them. 100K riders should keep their wristbands on for the LT100 MTB lottery.

Kit List
  • Lots of water and snacks to keep you fueled along the route
  • Approved helmet
  • Sunscreen
Volunteers are absolutely necessary and the event could not happen without them. If your friends or family members would like to volunteer, please visit or email [email protected]

Volunteer positions include some of the following:

    Pre-race: Helping with participant bag stuffing, registration and packet pickup, setting up the start/finish areas and marking the course
    During race: Aid station help and traffic/parking control
    Post-race: Helping with start/finish area tear down, trash pickup and unmarking the course

Frequently Asked Questions

I signed up for the 100K but not sure I can handle it, can I change to the 50K?
If you are registered for the 100K but want to change to the 50K race, you will be able to change by telling a Youphoria crew member at packet pickup on the Friday before the race. Please note you will not be able to change once the race begins, and if you do switch you will be unable to get a refund.
Can we bring our pet to the event?
Unfortunately, no pets are allowed on the course or in the start and finish areas.
Can I wear headphones?
Headphones are prohibited on this race.
Can I bring my family to the event village?
Absolutely, the more the merrier. All are welcome in the event village, and it promises to be a fantastic post-race bash.

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Big Blue Adventure, LLC (BBA) is an event production, management, and marketing company based in Lake Tahoe. BBA specializes in creating, owning and operating, promotion and implementation of popular sporting events. Our focus is ensuring that participants, sponsors, spectators, and the media are rewarded with the best possible experience. BBA also provides professional services to corporations and associations that wish to meet their business goals through special events.



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