Additional race information can be found at https://www.grandtarghee.com/pierres-hole-50-100-mountain-bike-race/.
2021 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON MARCH 8, 2021 @ 5pm MST
We have postponed the registration date to March 8, 2021. This will give us more time to determine our field sizes based on restrictions and guidelines around COVID-19. Hopefully, we will have a better understanding of what summer will look like.
Course 2021 details
The course will have the start/ finish just off the main plaza at Grand Targhee Resort. The course will be marked with blue directional arrows and course tape, starting July 30th.
100- mile racers 1st lap /20.2 miles and 2943' climbing- A new course layout for 2021 - Start just off the main plaza area and ride up Powder Reserve Traverse Road turn right on to Lower Peaked trail turn right on to Andy's. Turn left o to Buffalo Soldier trail and ride it clockwise around to the start of Action Jackson trail and ride back to the base area and turn left onto Planet Claire trail. Cross the road at the main parking lot and you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail turn right on Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride mtn service road around base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and feed zone #1. Ride under the flyover and continue up the service road to Tall Cool One trail.This climb of 1800' will go up to the top of the mtn and turn left on to the upper section of Teton Vista Traverse service road to the top of Fred's mtn. From there start descending Grand Traverse ( blue downhill trail) to Sidewinder downhill trail all the way back down to the base and the lower bike park trails.You'll come off the end of Sidewinder and on to a flow trail called Otter Slide and back to the Start/ Finish line to Start the second and third laps
Race lap #1 for 50 K and lap 1-2 for 100 K racers, Laps 2- 3 of 100- mile race 3472' of climbing 29.2 miles/ Ride out Powder Reserve Traverse Road, Left on to Peaked Trail, Climb Peaked around Ain't Life Grand and over to 38 Special Trail. Descend 38 Special Trail and climb Colter's Escape trail back up to Andy's and over to Buffalo Soldier around to Action Jackson. Turn left off Action Jackson and onto Planet Claire trail. Cross the road at the main parking lot and you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail turn right on Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride mtn service road around base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and feed zone at 15.7 miles. Ride under the flyover and continue up the service road to Pika trail. Stay right on the nordic road just past the Blackfoot chairlift. Turn right on to More Cowbell trail and climb out to the beginning of Perma- Grin trail. At the end of Perma -grin take a right turn onto The Other One trail, ride it counterclockwise around and the turn right onto Rick's Basin trail. Ride Rick's Basin trail around and turn right onto Quakie trail and over to the North Woods trail, ride this trail counterclockwise and back around to Quakie trail. At the end of the Quakie trail you will continue on the remaining section of Rick's Basin trail and climb back out towards the Snowdrift trail. Ride Snowdrift counter clockwise around to Pika. Take the pika trail section back the nordic road connector and then turn right onto Yogi trail. At the end of Yogi trail, you'll ride over the flyover and the last 100 yds up grass music venue and back to the Start/Finish just off the main plaza at the resort.
Any racer who drops out along the course during the race, should get word to a race official that they have dropped out and are ok. So, we're not out looking for you, when you're on your drive home. Thanks!
There will be 2 feed zones along the course and 2 water stations the water stations are at the bottom of 38 Special trail ( mile 7.6 in the lap) There will also be a water aid for the 100 Mile racers at the top of Fred's Mtn ( top of the main chairlift)
Aid #1@ 15.7 miles is located just off the service road by the bottom of the Shoshone beginner lift. Just 100yds form the main plaza.
Aid #2 just after start / finish along the service road climb @ mile 30 of a full lap. Racers can drop off coolers and bags at each aid zone before they race. Both Aid Stations are only a few hundred feet from the start /finish
Food @ Aid Stations- Hammer products-drinks and gels, Water, tbd
Bike wash is located by the top of the music venue just before the start/ finish line.
Racers check in -
Racer info and check in will be held at Grand Targhee RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building) at 4:00pm-6:30pm on Friday, August 6th. Racers will receive bike plates, timing chip and swag bags along with answering any questions regarding the course and race. Any racers who can’t make the Friday check in will be able to pick up plates Saturday morning 5:45am- 6:45am (100 mile) upstairs in RCR South (upstairs in main base lodge building)
100k and 50km race can check in Saturday am from 6:30am. RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building)
All racers must start in their listed start time or risk being DQed.
Start times-Saturday, August 7th –
100 mile starts at 7:00 am,
100 K- Open men, Open Women, Single speed- 7:15am,
100 K - Vet Men, Master Men- 7:20am,
100 K -Vet Women, Master Women- 7:22am
50 K- Open men, Men's Single speed, male Juniors- 8:00am
50 K- Open Women, Women's Single speed, girl Juniors- 8:02am
50 K - Vet Men, Master Men- 8:15 am
50K- Vet Women, Master Women- 8:17am
100 mile - men, women, SS men
100KM MEN, WOMEN, SS men
50KM MEN, WOMEN, SS,
The cut off times
Cut off for racers to start their last lap will be 2:30pm and must be past the aid station #1 by no later than 4:30pm.
Buckle winner times for men will be to finish under 9 hrs and women in 10 hrs.
After race dinner
A dinner will be server in the racer tent, free for racers. Racers family can purchase additional dinner tickets for $15 at the dinner line. Food will be served from 12:00 -7:00pm
Camping can be purchased online at https://www.grandtarghee.com/ once the resort is open for summer business in June. Camping will be available at Grand Targhee in the lower parking area. Camping is available Thursday-Sunday for $28 per camp site for the event. All dogs must be on a leash in the camping area and around the racecourse during the race. Tent and RV are the same price. Showers are included, kids 18 and under camp for free, purchase online or at the Lodging Front Desk. The shower trailer will be located in the lower parking lot by the tree island
20% Lodging discount for racers call 1-800-TARGHEE and mention Pierre’s Hole 50/100
50 K awards will be @ 2:00 pm
100 K awards will be @ 4:00 pm
100 mile awards will be handed out at 5:00 pm or as each group has at least the top 3 racers in
Thanks to our Sponsors! - Grand Targhee Resort, NUE Series, Smith Optics, Habitat, Hammer Nutrition, Fitzgerald’s Bike shop, Club Ride, Snake River Brewing, New West Knife Works, Camelbak, Kate's Real Food , Squirt Lube, Kenda, Sigma, KMC
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