2017 Pierre’s Hole 50/100 MTB Race
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.
REGISTRATION OPENS FEB. 2 Pierre’s Hole Facebook
No race entry transfers will be allowed after August 2, 2017 and no entries will not carry over to the following year. Registration ends on August 2, 2017 and no registration is available after August 3, 2017.
Limited to 450 participants. Categories will be closed once the maximum number of riders is reached, tentative numbers include: 100 Mile limited to 150 riders, 100km limited to 125 riders and the 50km limited to 175 riders.
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|Pierre’s Hole Race Options||2/2 – 3/2||3/3 – 6/2||6/3 – 8/1||Purchase Online|
|100 Mile Race (3 Laps)
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|100Km Race (2 Laps)
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|50Km Race (1 Lap)
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|$ 45.00||$ 60.00||$ 85.00||Register|
|Pierre’s Hole Jersey
Club Ride Apparel
|$ 70.00||Buy Online|
There will be no refunds for the difference if you change to a shorter distance after completing your registration.
Lodging & Camping
Lodging discounts are available for racers by calling 800-TARGHEE. Please mention to the reservations agent your with the Pierre’s Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race. Camping will be available at Grand Targhee in the lower parking area. Race site camping is available Thursday – Sunday for $22.00 per tent or RV per night. Showers are included, kids 18 and under camp for free. Camping and additional dinner tickets can be purchased along with your registration at Athlete360.com or during the race at registration. or at the Lodging Front Desk.
|Grand Targhee Resort Race-side Lodging & Camping|
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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.
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
- 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.
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
- Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches
- Assorted Candies
2016 Course Profiles (2017 Profile May change slightly)
Course rides Action Jackson on the 2nd & 3rd Laps instead of Andy’s Trail.
Lap 1 & 2 Course
Race Lodging, RV, and Camping
Grand Targhee Resort offers relaxed summer lodging in Alta, Wyoming. The abundance of exquisite biking and hiking trails creates a great family-friendly mountain experience with plenty of elbow room. Grand Targhee Resort’s slopeside and Teton Valley vacation rentals offer the perfect escape for friends and families in a high alpine setting like no other. Enjoy slopeside amenities including restaurants, shopping, bike demo/rentals, mountain activities, and chair lift rides. Stay in Alta, Driggs, or Victor to experience the valley with easy mountain access.
Camping will be available at Grand Targhee Resort in the lower parking area. Camping is available Thursday-Sunday for $20 per camp site for the event. Tent and RV are the same price. Showers are included, kids 18 and under camp for free, purchase online at Athlete360 during your registration sign up.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Q: Can I reserve a camping site?
- A: Campsites are first come, first serve with pre-purchased camping tickets available on the event registration website.
- Q: Where do I get my camping wristband?
- A: Camping check-in is located at the Lodging Front Desk.
- Q: What are the camping facilities like?
- A: Restrooms, showers, and drinking water is available near your campsite. There are trash and recycling receptacles located throughout the resort. Please do your part to keep our forest clean. Please recycle. Be mindful of your fellow campers and lodging guests and be respectful in regards to noise after 10:00pm.
- Q: Are there hook-ups?
- A: No
- Q: What do I need to do with my food?
- A: All food must be stored in bear-resistant containers (enforced through the Caribou-Targhee National Forest) or in hard-sided vehicles.
- Q: Can I build a fire or use a grill to cook food?
- A: No open fires are allowed (and no fireworks.) Gas grills and stoves are okay.
Teton Valley Area Motels & Hotels
|Motel / Hotel||Location||Distance||Phone|
|Teton Teepee Lodge||Alta||8 Miles||307-353-8176|
|Teton Valley Cabins (allows pets)||Driggs||10 Miles||208-354-8153|
|Pines Motel & Guest House||Driggs||12 Miles||208-354-2774|
|Best Western Teton West||Driggs||13 Miles||208-354-2363|
|Super 8 Motel Teton West||Driggs||13 Miles||208-354-8888|
|Teton Mountain View Lodge & RV Park||Tetonia||20 Miles||208-456-2741|
|Teton Springs Lodge & Spa||Victor||21 Miles||208-787-7888|
|Cowboy Roadhouse Lodge||Victor||20 Miles||208-787-2755|
Teton Valley Area Camping
Teton Valley has significant USFS camping options, however summer destination travel often fills sites up quickly.
|US Forest Service, Teton Canyon||Alta, WY||5 Miles||877-444-6777|
|Teton Valley Campground & RV Park||Victor||22 Miles||208-787-2647|
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