Take the Pierre’s Hole Challenge
We’re almost there. That epic moment where hundreds of elite racers and weekend warriors descend on Alta, Wyoming’s Grand Targhee to test themselves against the rugged terrain of the Tetons. This year we celebrate our 10th anniversary and it promises to be the best one yet! Registration closes July 31st for the August 4th race. Haven’t decided yet? Read below to experience this years race!
The 2018 Course
Ride in awe as you take in the incredible views of the Grand Teton and it’s colorful wildflowers, on a course designed to challenge your endurance, mental, and physical strength. Beginning and ending just off the main plaza, this year features enhanced single track routes and a 99% unpaved surface. You’ll have the option of racing the 100 mi (3 laps), the 100 Km (2 laps) or the Men’s and Women’s 50 Km (1 lap). The course will be marked with blue directional arrows and course tape after July 30th if you’d like to check it out.
The race begins as you head out the Powder Reserve Traverse Road, where you’ll go left and climb Peaked Trail on to 38 Special. Enjoy the descent and turns on 38 Special before climbing up Rocky Mtn Way to Buffalo Soldier and heading back to the base area on Action Jackson. As you enter the base area you’ll race across to Green Horn Trail before heading towards the Shoshone lift. After Shoshone, you’ll have ample opportunity to pass on the service road out to Rick’s Basin Loop. Once you’ve navigated Rick’s Basin, you’ll head back on the fun turns of Yogi, through the music venue, and back to the start/finish line.
Those taking on the next two laps will first take Andy’s Trail before riding around to Peaked Trail. Make sure you jockey for position here as this is mostly single track. From the top, the course follows the same route as Lap 1, so you’ll already be experienced with the lines.
August in the Tetons historically brings beautiful weather and warm temperatures.
For those wanting to stay close to nature, camping is available Thursday through Sunday at Grand Targhee’s lower parking area for just $28 per camp site, per vehicle. An additional vehicle fee of $5 per night applies for up to one additional vehicle per RV. Those aged 18 and under camp for free, while tents and RVs are the same price, and showers are included, ready for you post-race! Purchase online, at the Activity Center or the Lodging Front Desk for a site of your very own.
For something a little less rustic, resort lodging is available at a 20% discount! Call 800-TARGHEE (827-4433) in order to find that perfect fit at the best rates.
For more information check out the Pierre’s Hole Facebook page
Register to be a part of this year’s race!