Pierre's Hole 50/100 Mountain Bike Race

2021 Pierre's Hole August 7th
Registration IS CLOSED

Pierre’s Hole, once known for the fur trade in the Northern Rockies, has always been a test of endurance, fortitude, and strength. On Saturday, August 7th, 2021, 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

Thanks for racing, see you next year!

 

Racer Check-In

Racer info and check-in will be held at Grand Targhee RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building) at 4:00pm-6:30pm on Friday, August 6th. Racers will receive bike plates, timing chips, and swag bags along with answering any questions regarding the course and race. Any racers who can’t make the Friday check-in will be able to pick up plates Saturday morning 5:45am- 6:45am (100 mile) upstairs in RCR South (upstairs in the main base lodge building)

100k and 50km race can check-in Saturday morning from 6:30am. RCR South room (upstairs in main base lodge building)

All racers must start in their listed start time or risk being DQed.

Start times-Saturday, August 7th – 

  • 100 mile starts at 7:00 am,
  • 100 K- Open men, Open Women, Single speed- 7:15am,
  • 100 K – Vet Men, Master Men- 7:20am,
  • 100 K -Vet Women, Master Women- 7:22am
  •  50 K- Open men, Men’s Single speed, male Juniors- 8:00am
  •  50 K- Open Women, Women’s Single speed, girl Juniors- 8:02am
  • 50 K – Vet Men, Master Men- 8:15 am
  • 50K- Vet Women, Master Women- 8:17am

Course Route

The course will have the start/finish just off of the main plaza at Grand Targhee Resort. The course will be marked with blue directional arrows and course tape, starting July 30th.

100-mile racers 1st lap /20.2 miles and 2943′ climbing

A new course layout for 2021 – Start just off the main plaza area and ride up Powder Reserve Traverse Road turn right on to Lower Peaked trail turn right on to Andy’s. Turn left on to Buffalo Soldier trail and ride it clockwise around to the start of Action Jackson trail and ride back to the base area and turn left onto Planet Claire trail. Cross the road at the main parking lot and you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail turn right on Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride the mountain service road around the base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and feed zone #1. Ride under the flyover and continue up the service road to Tall Cool One trail. This climb of 1800′ will go up to the top of the mountain and turn left on to the upper section of Teton Vista Traverse service road to the top of Fred’s Mountain. From there start descending 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.                                                                                                                

2021 Pierre’s Hole 100 Mile Lap 1 on Trailforks.com



1st lap 50 K and 2nd lap for 100 K racers, and laps 2-3 of 100 mile race– 29.2 miles and 3472′ 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 left off Action Jackson and onto Planet Claire trail. Cross the road at the main parking lot and you’ll head out on Greenhorn trail turn right on Roundabout Trail to the Targhee base area. Ride the mountain service road around the base area and past the bottom of the Shoshone lift and feed zone at 15.7 miles. Ride under the flyover and continue up the service road to Pika trail. Stay right on the Nordic road just past the Blackfoot chairlift. Turn right on to More Cowbell trail and climb out to the beginning of Perma- Grin trail. At the end of Perma Grin, take a right turn onto The Other One trail, ride it counterclockwise around, and then turn right onto Rick’s Basin trail. Ride Rick’s Basin trail around and turn right onto Quakie trail and over to the North Woods trail, ride this trail counterclockwise, and back around to Quakie trail. At the end of the Quakie trail, you will continue the remaining section of Rick’s Basin trail and climb back out towards the Snowdrift trail. Ride Snowdrift counterclockwise around to Pika. Take the pika trail section back to the Nordic road connector and then turn right onto the Yogi trail. At the end of Yogi trail, you’ll ride over the flyover and the last 100 yds up grass music venue and back to the Start/Finish just off the main plaza at the resort.

2021 Pierre’s Hole 50K Lap 1, Lap 2-3 of 100K on Trailforks.com


 

Any racer who drops out along the course during the race should get word to a race official that they have dropped out and are ok. So, we’re not out looking for you, when you’re on your drive home. Thanks!

Awards & Race Times

AWARD TIMES

  • 2:00pm: 50k awards
  • 4:00pm 100k awards
  • 5:00pm 100-mile awards will be handed out – when each group has at least the top 3 racers in

PRIZE MONEY

100 MILE – MEN, WOMEN, SS MEN

  • 1st – $599 /JERSEY
  • 2nd – $350
  • 3rd – $250
  • 4th- $200
  • 5th – $200

100KM MEN, WOMEN, SS MEN

  • 1st – $450 /JERSEY
  • 2nd – $250
  • 3rd – $200

50KM MEN, WOMEN, SS MEN

  • 1st – $350 /JERSEY
  • 2nd – $250
  • 3rd – $100 

START TIMES ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 7TH:

  • 100 mile starts at 7:00 am,
  • 100 K- Open men, Open Women, Single speed- 7:15am,
  • 100 K – Vet Men, Master Men- 7:20am,
  • 100 K -Vet Women, Master Women- 7:22am
  •  50 K- Open men, Men’s Single speed, male Juniors- 8:00am
  •  50 K- Open Women, Women’s Single speed, girl Juniors- 8:02am
  • 50 K – Vet Men, Master Men- 8:15 am
  • 50K- Vet Women, Master Women- 8:17am

The cut off times

Cut off for racers to start their last lap will be 2:30pm and must be past the aid station #1 by no later than 4:30pm. 

Buckle winner times for men will be to finish under 9 hrs and women in 10 hrs.

After race dinner

Dinner will be served in the racer tent, free for racers. Racers’ families can purchase additional dinner tickets for $15 at the dinner line. Food will be served from 12:00 -7:00pm.

Food at Aid Stations

  • There will be 2 feed zones along the course and 2 water stations. The water stations are at the bottom of 38 Special trail (mile 7.6 in the lap). There will also be a water aid for the 100 Mile Racers at the top of Fred’s Mountain (top of the main chairlift Dreamcatcher).
  • Aid #1 at 15.7 miles is located just off of the service road by the bottom of the Shoshone beginner lift – just 100 yards from the main plaza.
  • Aid #2 will be located just after the start/finish along the service road climb @ mile 30 of a full lap. Racers can drop off coolers and bags at each Aid Zone before they race. Both Aid Stations are only a few hundred feet from the start/finish.
  • Food @ Aid Stations include Hammer products, drinks and gels, water, and more TBD
  • Bike wash is located by the top of the music venue just before the start/finish line.

Lodging & Camping

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 $TBA per night, per campsite. All dogs must be on a leash in the camping area and around the racecourse during the race. Tent and RV are the same prices. 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 a leash at all times, no exceptions.

Results

2021 Results

COVID-19 Information