Frequently asked question

Find answers to your L'Étape Las Vegas questions below. For more information, please contact Cycling@LasVegasEvents.com . 

 

REGISTRATION

How do I register?
What do I get with my 75-mile, 45-mile and 25-mile registration?
  • Entry into race
  • Rider Registration Pack
  • Closed Course
  • Tour de France professional race conditions
  • Official L’Étape Las Vegas t-shirt
  • Backpack drop-off-and-pick-up service in the event village
  • Overall timing of your ride and Queen of the Mountain (QOM)/King of the Mountain (KOM) and Sprint section timing
  • Mechanical support in the village and on the racecourse
  • Medical assistance in the village and on the racecourse
  • Food Zones and Drink/Energy Zones at key locations on the course
  • Race Village
  • Meal at the finish for the 75-mile and 45-mile riders
  • Finisher medal
What’s the difference between the distances?

The L’Étape Las Vegas' 75-mile event is the ultimate cycling challenge, with a 75-mile route heading through Red Rock Canyon. For those who wish to immerse themselves in the atmosphere and experience L’Étape Las Vegas without the added pressure of the tougher climbs and distance, the 45-mile and the 25-mile rides are the perfect option. 

Is there any early-bird pricing?

Early bird pricing ends March 1, 2024. Register before that date to receive best pricing on the 2024 event. 

I’m a member of a cycling club; are there group discounts?

Yes, we offer club discounts based on a 5-athlete minimum registration per club. Please email us at Cycling@LasVegasEvents.com for details.

Do you offer military discounts?

Yes, email Cycling@LasVegasEvents.com for more information. 

Can I change my race distance if I change my mind?

Yes. If you would like to move down to a lower distance, we can do this for you, but there will not be a refund for the difference in price. If you would like to increase to a higher distance, we can do this for you and the difference in price will be charged.

Do you have a referral program?

Yes. Refer your friends by sharing your referral link after registration! You can get a $10.00 rebate from 5 to 9 referrals, $25.00 rebate from 10 or more referrals. Referral rebates will be refunded on 4/30/2024. Email Cycling@LasVegasEvents.com 

What if I’ve changed my mind or cannot ride on the day?
  • Refund Policy:  There are no refunds. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions. However, ​​during registration you have the option to choose the Optional Upgrade - Refundable Registration.  This will allow you to cancel your registration and receive a refund.  Please take the time to review the Terms & Conditions of this product before making your selection.  We strongly recommend you choose this option for the most flexibility.  We recognize that injuries and unforeseen events can happen. If you choose not to purchase the Optional Upgrade - Refundable Registration and cannot ride, please refer to our Deferral & Transfer options
  • Transfer Policy:  You may transfer your entry to another rider. Transfers must be processed by the Event Registration Manager. An administration fee of $25 will be charged at the time you transfer your entry to another rider.  The athlete may request a transfer by submitting an email request prior to February 10, 2024.

RACE DAY

Do I need to wear a helmet?

Yes, all participants in L’Étape Las Vegas must wear a helmet or they will be denied entry into the starting corral.

What should I bring on race day?

There will be food zones to supply riders with nutrition, water and other necessities; however, we recommend you come with a few additions:

  • Helmet
  • Photo ID
  • Water bottles
  • Additional food or sports nutrition
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare clothing for weather
  • Flat repair kit
  • Mobile phone (charge it prior)
Will there be a race briefing?

We will record and send out a 15-minute safety briefing video. The briefing will cover the start, the route, what to look out for, how to move around, etiquette and all aspects of the event to ensure the day is enjoyable and safe.

Where will I collect my race packet?

Race pack pickup will be located at the race village at the Las Vegas Ballpark. Only the rider can pick up their package, no third-party pickups. Packet pick-up will take place on Saturday, May 4th. 

What's in my race package?
  • Bike plate number
  • L'Etape Las Vegas T-Shirt
  • Sponsor swag

*Cable ties and pins will be included

How do I get to the start line?

Access to the start line differs depending on where you are staying. More information is available in the Rider Guide which will be available a month before race day! 

How will my start time be determined?

During registration, you will be asked your average speed anticipated for the event, please try to be as accurate as possible to help us place you in the right starting wave. 

What time do I have to be at the start line?

We recommend arriving 30 minutes to an hour before your start time to ensure you can find parking, locate the starting line and get yourself (and your bike) ready. The first wave will leave at 7:00 am.

Is there bike support on the course?

Yes, there will be both static and mobile bike support throughout the route.

Where will the water and refueling stations be?

There will be a station every 15 miles.

My bike is acting up. Where’s the best place to take it?

We will have a number of great partner bike shops that would be happy to help out with any repairs.

ACCOMODATIONS + TRAVEL

Are accommodations included in the price?

No, accommodations are not included in the price. We are working with several local hotels to provide significant discounts to L'Étape Las Vegas participants. Stay tuned for updates.

Where is the best place to stay?

Stay tuned for hotel room block information. 

AGE CATEGORIES + PRIZES

What are the age groups for the competitive distances (75-mile, 45-mile, 25-mile)?

Age categories:

  • Under 20 
  • 20 to 29 
  • 30 to 39 
  • 40 to 49 
  • 50 to 59 
  • 60 +
What are the prizes for top finishers?
  • Overall winners: The top overall individual female and male finishers will be presented with the iconic yellow jerseys for the 75-mile and 45-mile race. 
  • Queen of the Mountain (QOM)/ King of the Mountain (KOM) winners: The fastest individual male and female riders in each age category over the timed climb section will be awarded the polka-dot jersey. 
  • Sprint winners: The fastest male and female riders in each age category through the timed sprint section will be awarded the green jersey. 
  • Overall fastest under 25 years old: The fastest overall individual female and male finishers under 25 years old will receive the white jersey.
  • Top 3 finishers in each age category for the 75-mile race and 45-mile race will receive winner’s medals.

COURSE + RULES

Is there a minimum age requirement to race?
  • Riders must be 16+ to ride in the 75-mile or 45-mile events.
  • Riders must be 14+ to ride in the 25-mile event. NOTE: If a rider is 14 or 15, they must ride with a parent or approved guardian over 18.
What types of bikes are allowed?
  • For the 75-mile, only road bikes are permitted.
  • For the 45-mile ride, road and gravel bikes with drops are allowed.
  • For the 25-mile ride all bikes are allowed, including mountain bikes, gravel bikes, city bikes, cross bikes, and recumbents. Disc wheels, tri or aero bars are not permitted.
  • E-bikes are allowed in all but the 75-mile ride, although any cyclist riding an e-bike won’t be ranked in a specific ranking to preserve fairness between participants.
Will roads be closed?

Yes, L'Etape Las Vegas is a closed course! 

Is the course timed?

The 75-mile, 45-mile and 25-mile races are timed events.

Are there course time limits?

Riders in the 75-mile ride must maintain 11.0 mph to make the time cut off of 12:15pm at mile 57.4 on the 75-mile route. All 75-mile riders must be clear of Highway 160 by 12:15pm.  Riders not maintaining this pace will be turned early on course to ensure Highway 160 is clear per our Nevada Department of Transportation Permits.  

Time Cut Off

Riders in the 75-mile ride must maintain 11.0 mph to make the time cut off of 12:15pm at mile 57.4 on the 75-mile route. All 75-mile riders must be clear of Highway 160 by 12:15pm.  Riders not maintaining this pace will be turned early on course to ensure Highway 160 is clear per our Nevada Department of Transportation Permits.  

Where is the start/finish line?

Access to the start line will be on Spruce Goose St. located just south of the Las Vegas Ballpark.