Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort
Soda Springs, CA
August 24, 2013
Welcome to the 2013 Tahoe-Sierra 100. The solo race of a lifetime.
The Tahoe Sierra 100 is one of the most challenging ultra mountain bike races in North America. A true 100 mile course, no laps here my Brothers and Sisters. Due to the remoteness, this race differs substantially from other ultra mountain bike races. Racing on the rugged roads and trails used by the gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, now accessible only to hikers, bikers, horses and 4Wheel drive vehicles. The TS100 is being held on some of the same trails as the two biggest endurance events in North America. The Western States 100 ultra trail run, and The Tevis Cup horse endurance race. The Tevis Cup has been held for the last 57 years and is by far the Grand Daddy of all horse endurance races. The Western States 100 has been held for the last 39 years. Adequate mental and physical preparation are of the utmost importance. The mountains, although beautiful, are relentless in their challenge and unforgiving to the ill-prepared. Over 300 volunteers are very dedicated to make the Tahoe Sierra 100 a race of a lifetime. Many of the volunteers spend endless hours and days out on the Tahoe-Sierra course. They are truly the heart of this event. GBE uses 100% biodegradable ribbons and signs, and flour is used for all ground trail markings.
Click links below to get a little taste of some of the sweet singletrack you’re going to be riding. Riders are Steve Gallo, 4th at the 2011 US 24 Hour National Championships, and Jon Hyatt, winner of his age catagory at the 2011 Coolest 24 Hour Race. Both stated this is some of the best single track they’ve ever ridden.
Click link to see your final desent before climbing Stagecoach to the finishline. The new Tunnel Trail.
Click here for online registration https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17845
While entry’s are non-refundable and non-transferable to other events, we do allow transfers to other riders. To modify or transfer your entry please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Map (Click links below):
Below is the new section for the TS-100 from Drivers Flat the finish. (Trails on map to follow are: Drivers Flat, cross Foresthill Rd, to Trail 12 (North side of Forestill Hill Divide Loop) to Connector (Blue on map), to Trail 14 (Fuel Break), to a left on Trail 9 (Culvert Trail), cross Old Foreshill Rd to Mammoth OHV Park, turn right on Trail 8, at yellow gate (Confluence Trail), cross Old Foresthill Rd again to take Trail 36 (Stagecoach Trail)
Course Profiles (Click to enlarge):
Above profile is the start to 42.2 miles.
Above profile is from 42.2 to 76.6 miles.
Above profile is 76.6 to 84.2 miles.
Above profile is 84.2 to 86.5 miles.
Above profile is from 86.5 to finish.
Elevation Gain: 17,200
Elevation Loss: 20,000
Play by play description of course from start to finish (Click link below):
All TS100 registrants will receive:
Timing chip results
Fully stocked aid stations
Custom 3″ metals to all finishers
Custom TS100 T-Shirt
Cash prizes to to Pro men and women
Full ATV/EMT service on the course during the entire event
Racer sag if needed
(TS-59 registrants will recieve a t-shirt and a custom TS-59 medal.)
Transfers can be made up to two weeks before the start of the event. Late transfers will cost $15.00 each.
Sandbaggers will be disqualified.
We will have a BBQ, great beer, and an awards ceremony starting at 5:30 PM in Auburn at the Alta Vista School finish area. Cash awards and one of a kind custom trophies will go to the top male and female pros. Awards will go to the top age group finishers in male and female. All official 100 mile finishers will receive a TS100 medal at the finish line.
The TS59 will start in Foresthill this year, not Soda Springs, and won‘t be 59 miles. The course will be between 28 and 32 mile and will give racers a small taste of what the TS100 is all about. We’re sorry to say but it can not be used as a 2014 TS100 qualifier. Riders will start in Foresthill at 12:00 PM, high noon, on August 24, 2013 and finish in Downtown Auburn. The course will be 70% single track, and 30% fire road, then end with pavement as you come into Downtown Auburn. We’ll have a course map soon.
!!!This is a rider WARNING!!!
PLEASE DON’T SIGN UP UNTIL YOU’VE READ THIS:
DON’T SIGN UP FOR TS-59 IF YOU DON’T HAVE GOOD MTB TECHNICAL RIDING SKILLS. THIS IS NOT A RUN OF THE MILL NORBA/USA CYCLING LAP COURSE, THIS IS OLD SCHOOL ENDURANCE MTB RACING, THE TERRAIN IS EVER CHANGING. THERE WILL BE PORTIONS WITHIN THE TS-59 THAT YOU WILL HAVE TO DISMOUNT YOUR BIKE AND CARRY IT. YOU CAN EXPECT LOSE SOIL, ROCK, SINGLE TRACK, FIREROADS, GRAVEL ROADS, MOON DUST, BEARS, AND CATTLE. THE USFS HAS A POILCY THAT NO ROADS ARE CLOSED SO PLEASE WATCH FOR BACKCOUNTRY MOTORCYCLES, AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICELS
There will be no shuttle back to Ice Lakes Lodge for any racers, so please plan ahead for a pick up if you plan on leaving your car at the start.
Aid Station cut-off times for the Tahoe Sierra 59:
Lyon Ridge. 8:00 AM mile 9.82
Redstar Ridge 10:30 AM mile 22.42
Robinson Flat 12:00 PM mile 28.86
Dusty Corners 1:00 PM mile 35.59
Deadwood 2:00 PM mile 44.24
Michigan Bluff 3:00 PM mile 52.82
Foresthill 3:30 PM mile 59.27
TS-59 Course Profile:
Click to enlarge
There will be solo, pro/expert (Open), age and single speed categories.
THERE MUST BE 5 PEOPLE IN A CATEGORY TO QUALIFY FOR ANY AWARDS!
Clydesdale class will be weighted in at race start.
Prizes: (**Must be present to collect your award, with the high cost of shipping GBE will not ship awards**)
Prize money for the 2013 Tahoe-Sierra 100:
Pro/Expert Men-$500 (Winner take all)
Pro/Expert Women-$500 (Winner take all)
SS Open–$400 (Winner take all)
THERE MUST BE 5 PEOPLE IN A CATEGORY TO QUALIFY FOR ANY PRIZE MONEY OR AWARDS!
Thursday, August 22, 2013 at Auburn Bike Works from 10:00AM-6:00PM. (www.auburnbikeworks.com
Friday, August 23, 2013 at Tinkers Station (http://www.tinkersstation.com/contact.html
) from 3:00PM-8:00PM. Please bring your drop bags if needed. GBE will not ship your drop bags back to you after the race. Please be sure to take everything with you.
There is NO RACE-DAY CHECK IN!!!! You must check in Thursday or Friday before the event!
Race meeting begins at 5:30AM SHARP–approximately 30 minutes prior to race. Race begins at 6:00AM sharp!
Anyone dropping trash on the course will be disqualified, and will not be allowed back at any GBE events.
Click links below for driving directions to each aid station.
Diving Directions from the start at Ice Lake Lodge to the finish at Alta Vista School in Auburn:
Driving directions for the 59 mile finishers, from Foresthill (finish) to Alta Vista School in Auburn for awards: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=subway+near+Foresthill,+CA&daddr=Alta+Vista+School,+Auburn,+CA&hl=en&ll=39.012382,-120.818024&spn=0.021941,0.031414&sll=38.902374,-120.900691&sspn=1.406434,2.010498&geocode=FbNlUwIdvXfM-CEtapffN8Ij2SkJP0jyGqabgDHyFuOlUWky4w%3BFUixUQIdfLfI-CH_uypr-OdNBQ&oq=Subway,+Foresthill,+CA&mra=ls&t=m&z=15
TS100 Qualifying Rules and Races: (This is an ultra endurance MTB RACE. In saying so, you must qualify by completeing a MTB endurance race.)
Only MTB endurance races from 2010-2012 can be used.
8 hr MTB race (70 miles or more, 45 and over 60 miles or more)
12 hr MTB race (90 miles or more)
MTB 100 endurance race (Must have finished the race before cut off time)
24hr MTB race (120 miles or more)
24 hr Adventure races (Solo or team must finished before cut off)
Boggs 8hr Cobb, Ca (Bike Monkey event)
Coolest 8 & 24 hr race Royal Gorge Ski Resort, Ca
Boggs 8 & 24hr race, Cobb, Ca
Cohutta 100 TN 12,000ft of climbing
Syllams Revenge 100 ARK
Mohican 100 OH 11,000ft of climbing
Lumberjack 100 Michigan 9,000ft of climbing
Breckenridge 100 CO 13,750ft of climbing
Cream Puff 100 Oregon 18,000ft of climbing
High Cascades 100 Oregon 11,000ft of climbing
Wilderness 101 Pennsylvania 15,000ft of climbing
Leadville 100 CO 9,000ft of climbing
Fools Gold Georgia 14,400ft of climbing
Shenandoah 100 Virginia 14,000ft of climbing
Hammerstein 8 & 24, Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA
12 Hours of Humbolt
12 Hours of Weaverville
12 Hours of Temecula
RACER MUST HAVE PROOF OF RACE RESULTS (WEBSITE WITH YOUR RACE RESULTS FROM QUALIFYING EVENT) Please do not sign up with out proof of qualifier. If you have not qualified in 2011, there are plenty of races before August 24, 2013. No “new” races can be used as qualifiers, “new” being any event that is less than 1 year old.
You can not use any of the races below as a TS100 qualifier:
No marathons, 50K, 50 mile or 100 mile ultra trail races.
No 100, 200 or any road bike century’s.
No half or full Ironman triathlons.
THE TAHOE SIERRA 100 DIFFERS SUBSTANTIALLY FROM OTHER 100 MILE MTB ENDURANCE RACES DUE TO THE REMOTENESS AND INACCESSIBILITY ON MANY PARTS OF THE RACE COURSE. THE TS100 WILL REQUIRE RIDERS TO BE READY WITH TOP PHYSICAL AND MENTAL PREPARATION. THE TS100 COURSE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO HAVE GOOD TECHNICAL CLIMBING AND DESCENDING SKILLS THAT WILL BE TESTED TO THE FULLEST.
THE TAHOE SIERRA 100 IS AN OLD SCHOOL POINT TO POINT MTB ENDURANCE RACE. NO LOOPS, NO LAPS. JUST MTB ENDURANCE RACING THE WAY IT USED TO BE. PLEASE COME PREPARED FOR THE RACE OF YOUR LIFE.
15 Hour Cutoff:
It is important for you to take note that we will be enforcing a 15 hour cut-off, 9:00PM, at which point a sag van will sweep the course to pick up any stragglers.
Race day sunrise is 5:49 AM. Sunset is 8:33 PM. (Total light hours, 14h 43m)
You must check OUT of every aid station.
Don’t forget: A water hydration pack is highly recommended for this race. Don’t depend on water bottles. Don’t come without two tubes, pump and a good quality multi-tool. Make sure you know how to make repairs to your bike (Like changing a flat or repairing a broken chain.) Your racing in a very remote wilderness area. Getting to you takes some time. Never leave the trail!!. If you break down stay on the road or trail and we will get to you.
There will be trail sweeps with ham radios following the last rider all the way to the end of the race. All turns will be marked with chalk and signs with arrows. There may be ribbons on the course left over from the Western States 100 trail run that is a two weeks before our event.
Race Starts at 6:00 am Sharp!! All racers must check in before the start.
1. Lyon Ridge (mile 14) 8:00 Cut off time. Clothing drop.
2. Redstar Ridge (mile 24) 11:00 Cut off time. 4-1/2 hrs into the race.
3. MadCat/Road 43 (mile 39) 1:00 pm Cut off time. 7 hrs into the race.
4. Dusty Corners (mile 52) 2:30 pm Cut off time . 8-1/2 hrs into the race.
5. Deadwood (mile 62) 3:30 pm cut off time: 9-1/2 hrs into the race.
6. Michigan Bluff (mile 66.8) 4:30 cut off time. 10-1/2 hrs into the race. Crews can see there rider here. (Don’t park in anyone’s drive way)
7.Foresthill (mile 72.7) 5:30 pm cut off time. 11.5 hrs into the race. Crews can see there rider here. (Drop Bags) Must have a lighting system and red blinking tail light. Can’t gone on without lighting system after 5:00 pm.
8. Drivers Flat (mile 85.7) 7:00 pm cut off time. 13 hrs into the race. Crews can see rider here. (Can’t go on with out a light)
9. Stage Coach (mile 98) 8:00 pm cut off time. 14 hrs into the race. Crews can see riders here.
10. Finish 103 miles. 9:00 pm End of race !!
Pit crews will have access to the course in four locations. (Michigan Bluff, Foresthill, Drivers Flat and Stagecoach) Outside help on course, other than at aid stations, is means for disqualification.
Always plan on constant changing Sierra weather dress accordingly and be prepared! First aid, bike aid and ham operators will be present. There will be mandatory cut off times TBA. You must bring your own anti-inflammatories and you are responsible for the proper use of said product.
All aid stations will have the following food and drinks:
Heed by Hammer Nutrition
Endurolyte tablets by Hammer Nutrition
Perpetuem by Hammer Nutrition
Pickle Juice and pickles
Chips and pretzels
Cheese Gold Fish
Assorted Nuts (And I’m not referring to Jim or Kathy)
and some stations will have gel packets
Drop Bag Aid Station:
There will be one drop bag aid station for TS100 participants only; Forethill. Racers must pick up their drop bags at the end of the race.
If you DNF (Do Not Finish) and wait for the sag van to take you back to the start finish, you may have a long wait due to the sag van having to drive on the course, it is VERY SLOW GOING. Please be sure to have your patience cap under your helmet if you decide to DNF. “LA CASTIO” Rule: You will be charged complete and full costs for Search and Rescue if you; 1. DNF (Do Not Finish) or get pulled from the race by a race official and choose not to stay at an aid station 2. If you refuse to stop 3. You can not ride in the opposite direction of the race. 4. If you do not comply to the rules and regulations of the TS100 5. If you do any of the above and continue riding the course.
Medical aid will be available at every aid station. If you see a ride down, please stop and assist, then report to medical staff as soon as possible. Also be aware of where the downed riders location is on the trail, as best you can.
This year’s race will start in front of Ice Lakes Lodge.
There is no camping on-site within the Serene Lakes area. If you would like to camp for the race, please consider these camping areas:
Just released: Ice Lakes Lodge is closing due to problems with the economy and will not be taking reservations for the Tahoe Sierra 100/59. Here is a list of the closest lodging for this years event.
19940 Donner Pass road, Norden, CA 530-426-3632 (This is the closest lodge from the race start, approx 2 miles away)
Donner Lake Village Resort www.donnerlakevillage.com
15695 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 800-979-0402 (Approx 7 miles away from start)
For vacation rental homes for the weekend with rates starting as low as $300 for two night stay that sleep 8, go to : www.castlepeak.com
Local Hotels (Start Area):
Local Hotels (Finish Area-Auburn, CA)
Local Eats (Start Area):
Local Eats (Finish Area-Auburn, CA):
Shipping your bike:
Racers can ship there race bikes to Auburn Bike Works and have them put together and have them shipped out for a small fee: Please contact Mike or Lisa at Auburn Bike Works at 530-885-3861.
2008 Course Records
Pro Men: Chris Eatough & Jeremiah Bishop 7:02:58
Pro Women: Cheryl Sorenson 9:09:48
Pro SS Men: John “Fuzzy” Mylne 7:54:54
Pro SS Women: Linda Eckhart 9:46:00
2009 Course Records
Pro Men: Tinker Juarez 7:24:44
Pro Women: Louise Kobin 8:57:50
Pro SS Men: Jared Franzoia 9:53:00
Pro SS Woman: Linda Eckhart 10:49:47
(2009 course was MUCH harder)
The Common Folk 2009
Age Group Records
19-29 Men Nate Freed 9:15:53
19-29 Women (No Record Yet)
30-39 Men Phil Kelly 8:45:08
30-39 Women Amber Monforte 9:55:39
40-49 Men Tim Johnston 8:29:00
40-49 Women Tracy Barhydt 10:06:24
50-59 Men Rich Latorraca 10:19:23
50-59 Women Debbie Hakansson 10:50:14
2010 Course Records
Pro men: Rich Thurman 8:36:58
Pro Women: Louise Kobin 9:24:47
The Common Folk 2010
19-29 Men Eric Schuda 99:53:28
19-29 Womens Lauren Swigart 11:29:16
30-39 Men Chuck Dimarzio 9:47:22
30-39 Women Julie Abrams 14:00:00
40-49 Men Greg Golet 9:06:51
40-49 Women Susan Mcelhany 12:33:49
50-59 Men Rick Kalb 10:26:20
Single Speed Men Danil Eiten 9:28:51
Clydesdale Wade Davis 9:26:35
Tandem The Fletchers 12:55:59
2011 Course Records
Pro Men: Aren Timmel 8:15:56
Pro Women: Louise Kobin 9:20:25
The Common Folk
SS Open Men: Mike Harrison 9:45:23
19-29 Men: Pat Charlton 11:05:10
30-39 Men: Ryan Weibel 9:52:45
40-49 Men: Jon Hyatt 9:22:16
50-59 Men: Mark Henry 10:11:49
40-49 Women: Susan Mcelhany 13:20:04
Clydesdale Men: Jom Pritchett 11:18:22
Tandem: Team Fletcher 13:49:19
2012 100 Mile Course Records
Pro Men: David “Tinker” Juarez 9:42′20
The Common Folk
SS Open Men: Ron Shevock 11:15′573
30-39 Men: Dan Garcia 10:38′32
30-39 Women: Nicole Dolney 14:23′36
40-49 Men: Adam Nuyens 11:22′06
50-59 Men: Paul Niedringhaus 12:28′24
2012 59 Mile Course Records
Pro Men: Chris Stehula 7:19′14
Pro Women: Anna Fortner 7:52′59
The Common Folk
SS Open Men: Juan Navarro 7:12′08
18-29 Men: Paul Connolly 7:05′59
30-39 Men: Sean White 6:44′38
40-49 Men: Cary Shales 7:47′09
50-59 Men: Randy Floyd 7:16′24