2020 LeadBoat Challenge

Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB
& SBT GRVL BLACK p/b Canyon


The LeadBoat is the ultimate challenge of 2020 – racing the Leadville Trail 100 MTB followed by SBT GRVL BLACK. These two arduous endurance races take place in the Rocky Mountains on the same weekend. Completing either of these races is an accomplishment in and of itself. To become a LeadBoat Legend, the cyclist must prepare for back to back events completing a 106-mile mountain bike race less than 24 hours before beginning a 144-mile gravel race. Each race requires a different bike and a different skill set.

Registration Details

The LeadBoat Challenge is application-based. During the selection process, applications for entry into the challenge will be reviewed with credentials including riders’ motivating factors, proudest accomplishments, past experience in ultra-endurance events and parity. As both parties continue to advocate for more equal representation on the start line in cycling events, participation in the LeadBoat Challenge will be equal parts male and female.

Applications will open: November 18th at 6:00 am MT.

Applications will close: November 25th at 11:59 pm MT.

Accepted entrants will be notified on November 29th, at which time entrants will receive an email and cards will be charged.

Those not accepted into the LeadBoat Challenge are invited to still enter the LT100 MTB lottery and register for SBT GRVL BLACK.

LeadBoat Registration Fee: $700

Cards will be charged upon acceptance into the challenge on November 29th.

Cost to enter is in-line with entry fees into each event individually.