Saturday, August 16, 2014
Updated Nov 7, 2013
Race dates for the 2014 Pierre's Hole have been announced for August 16, 2014. The 6th Annual Pierre's Hole 100 at Grand Targhee Resort, will offer up even more amazing single track for 2014.
The new course layout adds more new single track and takes out the nasty climb from down at the ranch. 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 will open January 24, 2014 at www.athlete360.com
Check back in January for specific 2014 Registration Information/Links
2013 Pierre's Hole Race Details
The Pierre's Hole Race Course has been marked!
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 3rd, 2013 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 33-mile loop, each lap features over 4,500' of climbing on single and double-track trails. Total elevation for the 100 mile race is 13500'.
Racer Registration is open for 100 Mile(3 laps), 50 Mile(2 laps), 50Km(1 lap) events. Only the 100 mile race is part of 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.
Race Course Maps
Pierre's Hole NUE Start Map
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.
Shirt sizes sizes-note* (signs up after July 1st may not get shirt size they have chosen).
Registration Is Closed
Racers Check-in/ Meeting
A 100 mile racer meeting will be held at Grand Targhee Rendezvous Conference Room South (RCR) (upstairs in main base lodge) at 6:00pm on Friday, August 2. 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 5:00am-5:45am upstairs in RCR South. 50 mile race can check in Saturday am from 6:30- 7:45am no later RCR South.
Race Start Times
Saturday, August 3, 2103
100 Mile starts at 6:15am
50 Mile/100K racers will start at 8:15am
Race Course Details
The cut off times for racers will be 3:00 pm at the start / finish to start their last lap.
The course will Start/ Finish at the Grand Targhee Resort main plaza. The course will be marked with blue directional arrows and course tape, starting July 30, 2103. The course is miles 31 miles long with 4500’of climbing per lap (50 mile course 3600’ per lap). First lap will ride out the start up the Powder Reserve Traverse Road, 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. Climb up Ski Hill Road to Cold Springs turn left (50 mile racers stay on ski Hill road). Descend down the Bustle Creek double track, across the private ranch property and climb back up Dry Creek Trail. 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 clockwise, and continue back to the base area on Shoshone Trail, continue traversing lower Sidewinder Trail to the Grand Targhee Resort Main Plaza Start/ Finish area.
2nd 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. Climb back up Ski Hill Road to Cold Springs turn left (50 mile racers stay on ski Hill road). Descend down the Bustle Creek double track, across the private ranch
property and climb back up Dry Creek Trail. 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 clockwise, and continue back to the base area
on Shoshone Trail, continue traversing lower Sidewinder Trail to the
Grand Targhee Resort Main Plaza Start/ Finish area.
Feed Area Details
- Feed #1 Top of Start/Finish line hill to the south
- Feed #2 Teton Canyon overlook between the big switch backs
- Feed #3 Boul Heslin Ranch
- Feed #4 Shoshone lift/lower parking lot at Grand Targhee Resort
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.
Note – If you pre ride the course, use pre-ride map (contact Andy Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org as a small section goes through private property and they have very large sheep dogs. Please do not ride this short section until race day. The dogs will be locked up and sheep will be moved on race day.
After race dinner- A authentic 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-8:00pm
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. Limited spaces will be sold on-site at the camping check-in.
- Q: Where do I get my camping wristband?
- A: Camping check-in is located at the Activities Center.
- 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.
Lodging & Camping Details
Grand Targhee Resort offers ample lodging and amenities for racers and families, available by calling our reservations at 1 800-TARGHEE (827-4433). 20% off for racers mentioning Pierre’s Hole 50/100 discount.
Camping at Grand Targhee Resort will be available at our lower parking area. Camping available Thursday-Sunday for $20 per tent or RV camp site for the event. Showers are included, purchase at Grand Targhee Resort Activity Center or Lodging Front Desk.
- There is no midweek camping allowed.
- Passes available for picked up at the event check-in or the resort activities center during regular hours.
- Campers arriving after the Activities Center is closed, may pick up and/or pay for camping at the Front Desk.
Teton Valley Area Motels & Hotels
*All vehicles including cars accessing camp area will be required to have a parking pass. The Targhee Shuttle is available as an option if you would prefer not to purchase a parking pass
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, Squirt Lube, Kenda and Mountain Khakis.
"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.
Name: Andy Williams
Phone: 307.353.2300 ext. 1309