2017 Pierre's Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race

Race Details:

2017 PIERRE’S HOLE AUGUST 5, 2017

Located on the western slope of the Tetons at Grand Targhee Resort the Pierre’s Hole 50/100 offers a 30+ mile loop of mostly singletrack gaining a blistering 4600 feet in elevation on each lap. Each loop starts at the resort, descends into Mill Creek and ascends through Teton Canyon, with spectacular views of the mighty Tetons.

RACE DETAILS

Pierre’s Hole, once known for fur trade in the Northern Rockies, has always been a test of endurance, fortitude, and strength. On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Pierre’s Hole 50/100 will provide an incredible experience to the fortunate souls entered in this epic journey. The race course views are breathtaking, the singletrack is longer and better than ever, and you will be tested by the rugged terrain. Staging for the race begins at the Grand Targhee Resort, where ample lodging and amenities await racers and their families.
Racer Registration is open for 100 Mile (3 laps), 100km (2 laps), 50km (1 lap) events.
100 mile and 100km races qualify to the NUE Series Marathon Championship.

RACE AWARDS

100 Mile Open Men, Women, & Singlespeed
1st $600, 2nd $350, 3rd $250, 4th $200, 5th $200

100 Km Open Men, Women, & Singlespeed
1st $350, 2nd $250, 3rd $200

50 Km Open Men and Women
1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

RACER MEETING & CHECK-IN
Racer info and check-in will be in Grand Targhee’s Rendezvous Lodge North Conference room (upstairs) from 4:00pm to 6:30pm on Friday, August 4. Here, racers will receive bike plates, a timing chip, and swag bags. A race official will be available to answer any questions about the race and course. Racers who cannot check-in on Friday will be able to pick up plates, timing chip, and swag bags on Saturday morning.

FRIDAY AFTERNOON CHECK-IN TIMES:

All Racers – 4:00pm – 6:30pm
SATURDAY MORNING CHECK-IN TIMES:
100 Mile Racers – 5:30am – 6:45am
100km and 50km Racers – 6:45 – 8:30am
RACE TIMES
7:00am – 100 Mile All Classes
8:10am – 100km Open Men, Open Women, and Singlespeed
8:15am – 100km Vet Men, Vet Women, Master Men, and Master Women
8:40am – 50km Open Men, and Men’s Singlespeed
8:45am – 50km Open Women, and Women’s Singlespeed
8:50am – 50km Vet Men, Vet Women, Master Men, and Master Women
The cut off times for racers to start their last lap will be 4:15pm.
100 Mile Buckle winners must complete the course within a timed window which will be announced once the course finalized.
50km awards will be at 2:30pm; 100km and 100 Mile awards will be handed out at 5:30pm on the Grand Targhee Resort Plaza.
12:00pm – 7:00pm – Enjoy a racer’s dinner in the tent, free for all participants. Racers with families can purchase additional dinner tickets online or in person for $12.
RACER’S DINNER
An after race dinner featuring homemade diner will be served in Wild Bill’s, free for all racers. Racer’s family can purchase additional dinner tickets for $12 at the tent. Dinner will be served from 12:30pm to 7:30pm.

THE GRAND LOOP COURSE

Note: Course information is from the 2016 race course (there will be some small changes for 2017 course)
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 August 1. The course’s first lap is 29.5 miles long with an estimated 4,019′ of climbing. The first lap will begin on the Powder Reserve Traverse dirt road from the start; remaining laps will use Action Jackson Trail, named in memory of local athlete & Pierre’s Hole champion AJ Linnell. Laps 2 and 3 are 34 miles with 4241′ of climbing per lap.

1st Lap – Ride from the Grand Targhee Resort’s Main Plaza up the Powder Reserve Traverse dirt road towards Peaked Mountain. Make a left turn on to the Peaked Trail. Climb Peaked Trail to the long descent down the 38 Special Trail. From 38 Special Trail, continue your decent down the Mill Creek Trail until the intersection of Cold Springs Trail, turn right. Ascend back to the upper section of Ski Hill Road and Grand Targhee Resort, turn left on the road just prior to the Grand Targhee Resort’s front gate (Parking Lot 5). Look for the marked access on to the Jolly Green Giants Trail. Ride Jolly Green Giants to Green Horn Trail and follow event course markings leading to the bottom of the Shoshone Lift area. Ride up the Shoshone service road under the flyover, then take a left turn on to the Pika Trail that leads to the Rick’s Basin Trails. Ride the Rick’s Basin Trails loop counter clockwise: More Cow Bell to Perma-Grin to Rick’s Basin, then North Woods, and finally Quakie Ridge. The end of the lap rides around Snowdrift and across Pika Traverse to the new Yogi Trail which finishes with a ride over the flyover and a short climb to the Start/Finish Area.

2nd & 3rd lap – Leave the Start/Finish area out the Action Jackson Trail to Buffalo Soldier. After this quick loop with incredible views of the Teton Mountains, start the primary ascent up Peaked Trail; climb up the Peaked Trail and continue up the Ain’t Life Grand Loop, and descend down the 38 Special Trail. From 38 Special Trail continue your descend down the Mill Creek Trail until the intersection of Cold Springs Trail, turn right. Ascend back to the upper section of Ski Hill Road and Grand Targhee Resort, turn left on the road just prior to the Grand Targhee Resort’s front gate (Parking Lot 5). Look for the marked access on to the Jolly Green Giants Trail. Ride Jolly Green Giants to Green Horn Trail and follow event course markings leading to the bottom of the Shoshone Lift area. Ride up the Shoshone service road under the flyover, then take a left turn on to the Pika Trail that leads to the Rick’s Basin Trails. Ride the Rick’s Basin Trails loop counter clockwise: More Cow Bell to Perma-Grin to Rick’s Basin, then North Woods, and finally Quakie Ridge. The end of the lap rides around Snowdrift and across Pika Traverse to the new Yogi Trail which finishes with a ride over the flyover and a short climb to the Start/Finish Area.

Aid/Feed Stations – There will be 2 feed zones and 1 water station along the course. Feed #1 is located at the bottom of the Shoshone Lift/Music Venue @ mile 16.9 for the first lap and mile 21.5 for laps 2 & 3. Feed #2 is located just before the Start/Finish at the top of the Music Venue @ mile 34 of a full lap. Racers can drop off coolers and bags at each Aid/Feed Station before they race, both aid stations are only a few hundred feet from the Start/Finish area.

Feed #1 – (water station) End of Cold springs trail at intersection of Ski Hill Rd.
Feed #2- just before the flyover heading out to Rick’s basin.
Feed #3- just before the race finish line.
FEED ZONE PROVIDED OPTIONS
Hammer Products: Gels and Drinks
Kate’s Real Food Bars
Water
Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
Watermelon
Bananas
Chips
Cookies
Assorted Candies

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