Both Intrepid and Express routes finish on top of the highest year-round pass in Sierra Nevada! #conquerMtRose
The Intrepid riders will summit from the Reno side, while Express riders will tackle the Tahoe face. Shuttles will await on top, or you can join the group ride and bonus adventure back to Northstar for awards, tacos, after party, and that soft bed.
New segments will be in place for 2018, and you won't have to gun it right out of the gate on Brockway Summit. We'll give you a little more time to warm those muscles before dropping the hammer in Sand Harbor.
The road rally format is the perfect blend of competition and camaraderie. Race the segments, play to your strengths with flat and climbing segments available. Outside of the segments, there is no penalty to enjoy the scenery, lounge at a vista or aid station, and catch up with friends, that is until the next segments starts.
The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.
"We are excited to be working with Pete and the cycling community," says Executive Director Roy Tuscany. "It is great to be expanding our outreach through a strong community, athlete and road cycling event. We are looking forward to September."
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The mountain and village serve up everything you need from an elite world-class mountain biking to diverse shopping, fine dining and endless family-friendly activities – making for the perfect, unforgettable getaway with every visit.
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Movies, dining, shopping, spa & yoga... The village has it all. Make sure to have a thorough look at our lodging options.
Introducing the 2018 Stetina's Sierra Prospect cycling kit by Sportful. Purchase during registration and save 15% off of the normal retail price.
*This design concept is pending small modifications such as sponsor logos and logos' locations.
Click here for a sizing chart. Jersey is BodyFit Pro 2 Team Jersey and Bibs are BodyFit Classic Bibs.
SEGMENT 1: SAND HARBOR
The Sand Harbor segment begins just outside of Incline Village and is mostly flat giving advantage to bigger riders with power. Drafting will help you here. This segment is 5.1 miles with 270' of gain.
SEGMENT 2: CARSON
This one's for the engines. We'll have a flat segment through the Carson Desert to give the powerhouses a chance to bury the hatchet.
SEGMENT 3: MOUNT ROSE
The highest year-round pass in the Sierra Nevada topping out at 8,900'. After you've already covered more than 60 miles, the Mt. Rose climb is 4,200' and 16.5 miles. We'll let you warm up a bit and time the last 11 miles and 3000' to the top. It's big. Really big.
SECRET CLIF BAR SEGMENT (NON-TIMED)
At the finish on Rose, we will have shuttles to bring you back to Northstar, but you can decide to join Pete and Clif Founder Gary Erickson for a group ride back to Northstar along a secret road with a bonus (non-timed) segment!
Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 combined times overall for both men and women as well as the top 3 combined times for the the sprinter's competition.
Overall - Top 5 men and women regardless of age for the overall classification which is the combined time for all 3 segments (Sand Harbor, Carson, and Rose from Reno).
Sprinters - Top 3 men and women regardless of age for the sprinter's classification which are the combined times for segments 1 and 2.
Saturday, September 15th - Zephyr Lodge, Northstar Resort
On the evening of the big ride, join us for a moonlit gondola ride to the top of Northstar Resort for an unforgettable feast in support of High Fives Foundation.