Saturday, August 16, 2014
The 6th Annual Pierre's Hole at Grand Targhee Resort is August 16, 2014. We will offer up all new course with tons of our latest single track.
The new course layout adds significantly more single track and takes out the nasty climb from previous events. The 2014 course will take racers through fields of wild flowers, aspen trees and old growth forest right in the shadows of the Tetons.
Registration is available at www.Athlete360.com
2014 Pierre's Hole 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 16th, 2014 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 single-track is longer and better than ever, and you will be tested by the cold, hard Teton Mountains.
Staging for this true test of strength and endurance begins at the Grand Targhee Resort, where ample lodging and amenities await racers. The Pierre's Hole 100 consists of a 50Km loop, each lap features approx.3,000' of climbing on single and double-track trails. Total elevation for the 100 mile race is approx. 9,000'.
Racer Registration is open for 100 Mile (3 laps), 100Km (2 laps), 50Km (1 lap) events. Only the 100 mile race qualifies participants to the NUE series. Grand Targhee Resort will be full of pre- and post- party events, including a band and awards at the finish line greeting the triumphant finishers.
Limited to 350 participants. Categories will be closed once the maximum number of riders is reached, tentative numbers include: 100 Mile Race cap at 125 riders, 50 Mile Race cap at 150 riders and the 50K Race cap at 75 riders.
|Each event offered in Open Men's/Women's, SS Men, Vet Men 40+, Master Men 50+
|Pierre's Hole Event
|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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|Pierre's Hole Jersey
Club Ride New West
|Race Site Camping - Camping is available Thursday- Sunday per couple, tent or RV. Showers included, kids 18 and under camp for free. Camping can be purchased along with your registration at Athlete360.com.
Racers Check-in/ Meeting
Racer info and check in will be held at Grand Targhee RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building) at 6:00pm on Friday, August 15th. Racers will receive bike plates, timing chip and swag bags along with a meeting regarding the course and race. Any racers who can’t make the Friday meeting will be able to pick up plates Saturday morning 5:15am- 6:15am (100 mile)upstairs in RCR South (upstairs in main base lodge building) 100k and 50km race can check in Saturday am from 6:30- 7:45am no later RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building).
Race Start Times
Saturday, August 16, 2104
100 Mile starts at 6:45am
100 Km racers will start at 8:00am
50 Km will start at 8:05am
Buckles will be awarded to all 100 Mile competition completions.
Race Course Details
The cut off times for racers will be 3:00pm at the start / finish to start their last lap.
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 12th. First lap will ride out the Powder Reserve Traverse road from the start, remaining laps will use Lightning Ridge trail.
1st lap - Ride out Powder Reserve Traverse Road, Left on to Peaked Trail, Climb Peaked to 38 Special Trail. Descend 38 Special Trail and continue down Mill Creek Trail, to intersection of Cold Springs trail turn right. Continue to the upper section of Ski Hill Road to Grand Targhee Resort, turn left on the road just prior to the Targhee front gate (parking lot 5) and ride Green Horn Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride the Rick’s Basin Loop counter clockwise, more lap details will be provided soon on this section of the course.
2nd & 3rd lap - Ride out Lightning Ridge Trail and around the Lightning Loop, continue up Peaked Trail. Descend down 38 Special Trail and continue descending Mill Creek Trail, turn right onto Cold Springs trail After Cold Springs trail turn right onto to the upper section of Ski Hill Road to Grand Targhee Resort, turn left on the road just prior to the Targhee front gate (parking lot 5) and ride Green Horn Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride the Rick’s Basin Loop counter clockwise, more lap details will be provided soon on this section of the course.
Course Profiles Compared
2014 Course Profile
The new course provides more undulation in between and during climbs.
2013 Course Profile
Feed Area Details
- Feed #1 Top of Start/Finish line hill to the south
- Feed #2 Cold springs trail and intersection of Ski Hill Road
- Feed #3 Shoshone lift/lower parking lot at Grand Targhee Resort
There will be 3 feed zones along the course. Feed #1 just after start finish line/ feed #2 Cold Springs / SKI Hill rd– end of Cold springs trail and intersection of ski Hill rd.
Feed #3 – Music venue / lower parking lot at Grand Targhee. Any feed which will go to feed #2 must be labeled and dropped off at the start by 6:00am. Other feeds are walking distance from start/finish line.
After race dinner- A Mexican dinner will be server in the racer tent, free for all racers. Racers will family can purchase additional dinner tickets for $10 at the tent. Dinner will be served from 3:00pm-7:00pm.
Awards- Will be handed out at 5:00pm at the some location
- Q: Can I reserve a camping site?
- A: Campsites are first come, first serve with pre-purchased camping tickets available at www.Athlete360.com.
- 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 10:00 PM.
- Q: Are there hook-ups?
- A: No
- Q: What do I need to do with my food?
- A: 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 allowed (and no fireworks.) Gas grills and stoves are OK.
Grand Targhee Resort offers ample lodging and amenities for racers and families, available by calling our reservations at 800.TARGHEE (827-4433). 20% off for racers mentioning Pierre’s Hole 50/100 discount.
Camping will be available at Grand Targhee 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 or at the Lodging Front Desk upon arrival.
- There is no midweek camping allowed.
Teton Valley Area Motels & Hotels
Teton Valley Area Camping
Teton Valley has significant USFS camping options, however summer destination travel often fills sites up quickly.
Thanks to our Sponsors: Grand Targhee Resort, NUE Series, Teton Valley Trails and Pathways, Habitat, Hammer Nutrition, Fitzgerald’s Bike Shop, Peaked Sports, The Hub Bike Shop, Snake River Brewing, Smith Optics, Kate’s, Ogden Made, Squirt Lube, Kenda and Fits Socks.
Previous Race Reviews
"The races that have been added are outstanding, more western located venues," said Ryan O'Dell, NUE Series Organizer to Cyclingnews.com. "With four races in the West, Western racers now have great opportunity to complete the four-race minimum without the necessity to travel to the East." The change comes in response to racer requests for additional western venues. The races that have been added this year have been described by racers as well managed events along epic courses."
Located on the western slope of the Tetons at Grand Targhee Resort the Pierre's Hole 50/100 offers a 25 mile loop of mostly single-track 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 distractingly spectacular views of the mighty Tetons.
Forest Service Permit Pending
Name: Andy Williams
Phone: 307.353.2300 ext. 1309