The Leadville 100 MTB race is for the crazy and the brave
The Leadville 100 was founded in 1983 by Ken Chlouber, a local miner, as a response to the economic downturn caused by the closure of many of the area’s mines. Chlouber believed that organizing a 100-mile race would attract participants and spectators to Leadville, stimulating the local economy.
Ken’s vision has not only revitalized the town of Leadville beyond his wildest dreams, the Leadville run and mountain bike series have taken on a mythology of their own because these events are brutally hard due to length at an average altitude of over 10,000 feet above sea level. Today the Leadville 100 is the #1 bucket list race for endurance athletes world wide.