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Twelve Strava Athletes Win Entry to the Leadville 100

There is something to be said about the number of compelling nominations we received for the Leadville 100 entry giveaway. Over 400 people took the time to nominate friends, teammates, coaches, family members and leaders in their community for the opportunity to race in Colorado this summer.

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LQS Dedicated to Dirt Photo Winners

Thumbs up, flat tires and rocky trails are all reason to applaud the athletes who have showed their dedication to dirt and posted photos to the Strava Instagram Leadville Qualifier Series Giveaway. Thank you for sharing the trail with us!

These dirt-friendly photos with the most likes/tweets have earned an entry to the first Leadville Qualifier race – Austin Rattler on April 13th. Team Strava has also selected a third photo based on epicness, suffer-quality and creativity.

#StravaAustinRattler Winning Photos: (Left) Night Ride by Chris Vachon, (Middle) Waiting On Me To Fix My Flat by Jason Baker, (Right) Focus by Enrique Tello B.

#StravaBarnBurner Winning Photos: (Left) Desert Dog by Edward Fryatt, (Middle) Steeper than it looks by Douglas Kubler, (Right) Mountain Bike Spotlight by Edward Burt.

#StravaWhiteface Winning Photos: (Left) Hours well spent on the trail by Mateus Kaplan, (Middle) Sedona by Garren Watkins, (Right) Single track by Keith Rousseau.

#StravaSilverRush Winning Photos: (Left) The Idaho Kickstand by Bart Miller, (Middle) Payment for some punchy climbs by Cody Martin, (Right) Good clean dirt in Deer Creek by  Stephen Fitzgerald.

#StravaTahoeTrail Winning Photos: (Left) Dropping in by George Lee, (Middle) Laying it over by Salar Salehi, (Right) Henry Coe Sunset by Paul Connolly.

Missed Austin? You’ve Got More Opportunities To Get To Leadville.

As one of the most well known mountain bike races in North America, getting into the Leadville 100 is extraordinarily difficult. We want to help you get there, so we’re giving away three entries to each Leadville Qualifying Series race.

How To Earn Yourself An Entry?

You will need the Instagram photo app for your smartphone and a big imagination. Photos of your bike, mud, sweat, friends and scenery are all welcome. Submit your photo to Instagram using the race-specific #hashtag (#StravaBarnBurner, #StravaWhiteface, #StravaSilverRush, #StravaTahoeTrail)

Full Giveaway details and rules found here >>

Dedicated to Dirt: Leadville Qualifying Series Entry Giveaway

Team Strava is headed to the Leadville 100 MTB race this summer and we want you to join us.

As one of the most well known mountain bike races in North America, getting into the Leadville 100 is extraordinarily difficult. We want to help you get there, so we’re giving away three entries to each Leadville Qualifying Series race!

How To Earn Yourself An Entry
You will need the Instagram photo app for your smartphone and a big imagination.

Snap a photo from the trail and show us what it means to be dedicated to dirt. Photos of your bike, mud, sweat, friends and scenery are all welcome. Submit your photo to Instagram using the race-specific #hashtag (found below). From there, we’ll compile all the photo submissions in an album. Share your photo from the album with your friends, club members and fellow athletes and rally likes/tweets around your photo.

At the end of the voting period for each race entry giveaway, the top two photos with the most likes/tweets will earn an entry to that qualifying race. The Strava team will choose the third winning entry based on the photo’s epicness, suffer-quality or creativity.

How to Submit a Photo
Entering is simple:

  1. Take a picture of your life as a dedicated athlete out on the dirt, trail or mud.

  2. Upload your photo to Instagram and tag it with @stravacycling plus the hashtag of the race you’d like to win entry to. For example, if you want to compete in the Austin Rattler tag your photo: “@stravacycling  #StravaAustinRattler”.

  3. The photos must be your own original work and submitted by 12:00am PST on the voting deadline date.

Race Schedule and Hashtags

Who is Eligible?
Anyone can participate, but should a winning photo entry belong to a Strava Premium member, we will send you a sweet new Strava kit (Castelli jersey/bib shorts), so you look sharp on race day!

The Fine Print
* You can submit as many photos as you’d like, but limit one race entry per person.

* We are giving away a race entry. This giveaway does not include travel or accommodations expenses.

*If you don’t qualify through LQS, we’ll be giving away spots to the coveted Leadville Trail 100 Run and Leadville Trail 100 MTB later this spring – stay tuned for more details!

Questions?
Please email community@strava.com if you have questions on how to submit or share your photo submission.