2024 Five Points 50 Ultimate Endurance Mountain Bike Race Set For June 22

  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Lula Lake Land Trust announces that the organization is partnering with Roost Racing, LLC for the 2024 Five Points 50 Ultimate Endurance Mountain Bike Race. With a date change, this typical fall race will take place on Saturday, June 22, and will be hosted by LLLT.

Historically, the Five Points 50 has been a fundraiser for LLLT and will continue to raise funds for the nonprofit’s 30-year (and counting) mission of conservation, education, and low-impact recreation—and it will continue to do so. LLLT has built over 40-miles of trail across Lookout Mountain, including the Moonshine trails, Cloudland Connector Trail, and the Durham Mine Trails. Participation in the race goes directly back into the organizations’ trail maintenance and construction efforts.

"We are excited to partner with Roost Racing to continue offering one of the Southeast's most coveted mountain bike races,” says Cody Roney, LLLT executive director. “Five Points 50 is one of the region's longest endurance mountain bike races with a 50-mile and 25-mile course option boasting scenic views around Lula Lake Land Trust and technical trails that span Lookout Mountain…an experience unlike any other for the adventurous mountain biker."

For 2024’s endurance race, mountain bikers will enjoy a grueling course packed with single track, climbs, downhills, rock gardens, and smooth flowy trails through the Five Points Trail system, Lula Lake Land Trust, the Cloudland Connector Trail and Moonshine Trails. Race includes stocked aid stations, podium awards, live music, food, special swag if registered by May 1, and the feeling of doing the most good for conservation. A variety of categories are available for hopeful racers to select from, including add-on options to camp at LLLT’s famous Core Preserve on the night prior and the night following the race.

"The Five Points 50 mountain bike race is the perfect showcase of the 30 years and over 60 miles of trails Lula Lake Land Trust has dedicated its time to,” adds Patrick Kelly, LLLT land manager. “The funds raised from the race have been pivotal in maintaining the Cloudland Connector Trail System, a true gem for Lookout Mountain and the greater Chattanooga community."

After eight years conducted by Roost Racing, the Five Points 50 will continue to offer an exclusive trail race experience not found anywhere else. “This race has some of the best singletrack the Southeast has to offer,” adds Justin Mace of Roost Racing, LLC, “all topped off with a great celebration party at the end.”

Five Points 50 will start at Lula Lake Land Trust on Saturday, June 22, with the 50-mile beginning at 9 a.m. and the 25-mile at 9:15 a.m. The elevation for the 50-mile is approximately 4,700 ft. of elevation gain; the 25-mile has an elevation gain of approximately 2,700 ft. Registration fees start at $100 for the 25-mile and $115 for the 50-mile with fees increasing as race day draws near. All fees support LLLT’s trail building and maintenance efforts. Registration and more details are available online at www.LulaLake.org/events. Hiking trails will not be open to the public or spectators, but spectators are welcome to enjoy the festivities in the meadow.

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