Join Peter Stetina for a journey to Nevada’s scorched desert from Lake Tahoe’s crystal waters and back.
A Road Rally of timed segments, stocked aid stations and breathtaking vistas brought to you by the creators of Levi's GranFondo.
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September 24, 2017

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a Road Rally for High Fives

Changing the game.

Stetina's Sierra Prospect will be scored with Bike Monkey's new "Road Rally" format, the perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. There are 5 timed segments, some flat, some hilly; this is your moment to throw down and show what you’re made of. Outside of the segments there is no penalty to refuel at aid stations, relax, snap pictures, and be social.

Just like Pro racing, you can play to your strengths. The Overall Classification is all segments combined. Is gravity your foe? Go for the Sprinter segments. The King of Brockway Classification is available to Express riders only. Or just go all in on one segment, live in the moment, don't think about what's to come, try and snag the fast time against your fellow Prospectors.

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 24th."

The Routes

We begin at the uncompromising Northstar Resort just outside of Truckee, California. Our journey takes us up and over Brockway summit. There are two routes to choose from. The "Express" is a solid ride with 40 miles of beautiful lake vistas and 3,600' of elevation gain.

The "Intrepid" includes the full road rally competition format of the event with 5 timed segments along your way. You will descend Highway 50 into the stunning Nevada desert.

After rolling north through Carson and the outskirts of Reno, Nevada you will tackle the sixteen and a half mile climb over Mount Rose, 11 miles of which will be timed.

Express

40 Mi, 3,600'

Route on Strava

Intrepid

98 Mi, 9,700'

Route on Strava

The Venue

Northstar is your home for the weekend.

For the modern family that prefers substance with a unique, laid-back style, Northstar California Resort combines California cool with high-end luxury, on-mountain exhilaration with a sophisticated alpine village atmosphere. Halfway between one of North America's coolest mountain towns and one of the world's most beautiful alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise.

Getting Here

Just a short drive from US Interstate 80 south of Truckee, California. Northstar is easy to get to and impossible to miss.

Driving Directions

Lodging

Northstar is full of options for your family. Discount code coming soon!

Lodging Options

The Village

Movies, dining, shopping, yoga. This place has it all. Make sure to have a thorough look at the accommodations below.

Resort Activities

The SEGMENTS

Each route will offer timed segments.

Segments will be highly visible with signage before, and at the start as well as 500 meters to go and at the finish. Below are details on which segments you'll find on each of the Express and Intrepid routes.

Segment 1: Brockway

INTREPID + EXPRESS

We don't waste any time and leave nothing on the table. Segment 1 starts almost immediately as you leave the gates of Northstar. Brockway Summit segment is a 1,000' gain over 2.8 miles.

Segment 2: Sand Harbor

INTREPID + EXPRESS

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 3: Carson

INTREPID

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 4: Mount Rose

INTREPID

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 let you warm up a bit and time the last 11 miles and 3000' to the top. It's big. Really big.

Segment 5: Brockway

INTREPID + EXPRESS

Again?! Yeah, but in the other direction. Brockway Summit is one last blow after you've done one of the biggest climbs in the region. Brockway on the return is 3.1 miles with 870' of gain.

The Accolades

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 and the top 3 combined times for the combined climbs over Brockway Summit on the way out and on the return.

Overall

Top 5 Men and Women regardless of age for the overall classification which is the combined time for all five segments.

Sprinters

Top 3 men and women regardless of age for the sprinter's classification which are the combined times for segments 2 and 3.

Kings and Queens of Brockway (Express only)

Top 3 men and women regardless of age will be crowned the Kings and Queens of Brockway which are the combined times for segments 1 and 5. Eligibility is limited to the Express route participants only.

Merchandise

Like what you see, check out the registration form; you can order merchandise through there.

2017 Stetina's Sierra Prospect kits are made by Sportful. Click here for a sizing chart. The jerseys are BodyFit Pro Team Jersey style. The bibs are BodyFit Pro Classic style.


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Pay Dirt

Included with your registration is a commemorative t-shirt and water bottle, a hearty post-ride meal created by Northstar's resort chefs, a custom Sierra Prospect tin camping mug, a bag of premium Segafredo coffee beans, a limited release Sierra Prospect Revision beer and cocktails by one of Patrón's own expert mixologists.

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