2020 Stetina's Sierra Prospect | Truckee

Stetina's Sierra Prospect

Stetina's Sierra Prospect
Date Sep 18, 2020 -
Sep 20, 2020
Distance Gran Fondo, 44mi, 78mi
Course Type Road

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Stetina's Sierra Prospect will be scored with Bike Monkey's new "Road Rally" format, the perfect mix of competition and camaraderie. There are 5 timed segments, some flat, some hilly; this is your moment to throw down and show what you’re made of. Outside of the segments there is no penalty to refuel at aid stations, relax, snap pictures, and be social.

Just like Pro racing, you can play to your strengths. The Overall Classification is all segments combined. Is gravity your foe? Go for the Sprinter segments. The King of Brockway Classification is available to Express riders only. Or just go all in on one segment, live in the moment, don't think about what's to come, try and snag the fast time against your fellow Prospectors.

We begin at the uncompromising Northstar Resort just outside of Truckee, California. Our journey takes us up and over Brockway summit. There are two routes to choose from. The "Express" is a solid ride with 40 miles of beautiful lake vistas and 3,600' of elevation gain.

The "Intrepid" includes the full road rally competition format of the event with 5 timed segments along your way. You will descend Highway 50 into the stunning Nevada desert.

After rolling north through Carson and the outskirts of Reno, Nevada you will tackle the sixteen and a half mile climb over Mount Rose, 11 miles of which will be timed.

Each route will offer timed segments. Segments will be highly visible with signage before, and at the start as well as 500 meters to go and at the finish. 

SEGMENT 1: BROCKWAY

INTREPID + EXPRESS

We don't waste any time and leave nothing on the table. Segment 1 starts almost immediately as you leave the gates of Northstar. Brockway Summit segment is a 1,000' gain over 2.8 miles.

SEGMENT 2: SAND HARBOR

INTREPID + EXPRESS

The Sand Harbor segment begins just outside of Incline Village and is mostly flat giving advantage to bigger riders with power. Drafting will help you here. This segment is 5.1 miles with 270' of gain.

SEGMENT 3: CARSON

INTREPID

This one's for the engines. We'll have a flat segment through the Carson Desert to give the powerhouses a chance to bury the hatchet.

SEGMENT 4: MOUNT ROSE

INTREPID

The highest year-round pass in the Sierra Nevada topping out at 8,900'. After you've already covered more than 60 miles the Mt. Rose climb is 4,200' and 16.5 miles. We let you warm up a bit and time the last 11 miles and 3000' to the top. It's big. Really big.

SEGMENT 5: BROCKWAY

INTREPID + EXPRESS

Again?! Yeah, but in the other direction. Brockway Summit is one last blow after you've done one of the biggest climbs in the region. Brockway on the return is 3.1 miles with 870' of gain.

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