Pierre's Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race

2020 Pierre's Hole Has Been Canceled
Registration Open Feb 3, 2021

With heavy hearts, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Pierre’s Hole bike race. This would have been our 11th year holding the race, but we feel that this decision is the right one due to COVID-19 and the resort’s current state. The health and safety of racers, employees, and community are at the forefront of this decision. We thank you for your continued support and patience throughout this summer. Pierre’s Hole 2021 is slated for August 7, 2021.

We will be offering a refund, or you may choose to defer your registration until 2021. We will start taking cancellations for lodging reservations beginning August 3. For more information email Andy at awilliams@grandtarghee.com

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 22, 2020, Pierre’s Hole 50/100 will provide an incredible experience to the fortunate souls entered in this epic journey. The racecourse 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 Grand Targhee Resort, where ample lodging and amenities await racers and their families. 100 mile and 100km races qualify for the NUE Series Epic and Marathon Championship.

Registration Information

Information will be posted soon.

Course Route

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 14th. The course is 31 miles long with estimate of 3365’of climbing 1st lap. The first lap will ride out the Powder Reserve Traverse road from the start, remaining laps will use Andy’s trail. Laps 2 and 3 are 33 miles with 3600’ of climbing per lap.

100 mile racers 1st lap/26 miles and 3411’climbing- A new course layout for 2020 updated 6/30/20-  Start just off the main plaza area and ride up Powder Reserve Traverse Road turn right on to Yada yada yada trail turn right on to Andy’s and back to the base area and feed zone #1 on Planet Claire trail. After the feed zone, you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail to The Core trail around to Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride mtn service road around base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and continue up Yogi trail. Go left on the Nordic trail road and left on to Pika trail turn right on to Rick’s Basin trail and out to Quakie ridge trail. Climb back out on Rick’s Basin and up to turn left on The other one trail ( water station location) Ride The Other one trail clockwise and back up to turn left on to Perma-grin trail. Climb Perma-grin trail up to More Cow Bell Rick’s Basin trail and out to Quakie ridge trail. Climb back out on Rick’s Basin and up to turn left on The other one trail ( water station location) Ride The Other one trail clockwise and back up to turn left on to Perma-grin trail. Climb Perma-grin trail up to More Cow Bell.On to Pika trail toTall Cool One  connector and climb. This climb will go up to the top of the mtn and turn left on to the upper section of Teton Vista Traverse service road to the top of Fred’s mtn. From there start descending down Grand Traverse ( blue downhill trail) to Sidewinder downhill trail all the way back down to the base and the lower bike park trails.You’ll come off the end of Sidewinder and on to a flow trail called Otter Slide and back to the Start/ Finish line to Start the second and third laps.

2020 Pierre’s Hole 100 mile lap 1 on Trailforks.com



1st lap 50 K and 100 K racers– 31 miles and 3869′ of climbing/ Ride out Powder Reserve Traverse Road, Left on to Peaked Trail, Climb Peaked around Ain’t Life Grand and over to 38 Special Trail.  Descend 38 Special Trail and climb Colter’s Escape trail back up to Andy’s and over to Buffalo Soldier around to Action Jackson. Turn right off Action Jackson and climb up In The Mood trail to Andy’s and back to the base area and feed zone #1 on Planet Claire trail. After the feed zone, you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail to The Core trail around to Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride mtn service road around base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and continue up the service road towards Upper section of Yogi trail. Go left on the Nordic trail road and left on to Pika trail turn right on to Rick’s Basin trail and out to Quakie ridge trail. Climb back out on Rick’s Basin and up to turn left on The other one trail ( water station location) Ride The Other one trail clockwise and back up to turn left on to Perma-grin trail. Climb Perma-grin trail up to More Cow Bell. The last part of the lap will be back on Pika to the service road and the lower section of Yogi where you’ll ride up up the music venue where to the Start/ Finish line.

2020 Pierre’s Hole 100 K/ 50K Lap 1 on Trailforks.com



LAPS 2 & 3 – 3600 FT / Per Lap

Ride out Powder Reserve Traverse Road, Left on to Peaked Trail, Climb Peaked around Ain’t Life Grand and over to 38 Special Trail.  Descend 38 Special Trail and climb Colter’s Escape trail back up to Andy’s and over to Buffalo Soldier around to Action Jackson. Turn right off Action Jackson and climb up In The Mood trail to Andy’s and back to the base area and feed zone #1 on Planet Claire trail. After the feed zone, you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail to The Core trail around to Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride mtn service road around base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and continue up Yogi trail. Go left on the Nordic trail road and left on to Pika trail turn right on to Rick’s Basin trail and out to Quakie ridge trail. Climb back out on Rick’s Basin and up to turn left on The other one trail ( water station location) Ride The Other one trail clockwise and back up to turn left on to Perma-grin trail. Climb Perma-grin trail up to More Cow Bell. The last part of the lap will be back on Lower Tall Cool One to Pika back to the Start/ Finish line.                

2020 Pierre’s Hole 100 K & 100 mile mtn bike race Lap 2-3 on Trailforks.com



Awards & Race Times

Food at Aid Stations

Due to Covid-19 all food will be pre packaged. There will be some energy bars, wrapped candy bars and cans of coke available. Please plan on bringing what you may need for aid, food and drink.

Bike wash is located just before the Start/Finish line.

Lodging & Camping

Cancellations for lodging for the 2020 Pierre’s Hole will begin on August 3. This will give our teams some time to repair. Thank you for your patience.

Lodging discounts (20%) 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 $28.00 per night, per campsite. Showers are included, kids 18 and under camp for free. Camping and additional dinner tickets can be purchased along with your registration at bikesignup.com/pierreshole or during the race at registration, or at the Lodging Front Desk.
Dogs must be on leash at all times, no exceptions

Grand Targhee Resort Race-side Lodging & Camping
Grand Targhee Resort Lodging (mention Pierre’s Hole for racer discounts) 800-TARGHEE Option 1
Grand Targhee Resort Race-side Camping & RV Coming Soon

Results

2019 Results

COVID-19 Information