La Ruta postponed to 2022. New dates TBD. JOIN THE 2022 WAITLIST!
NEW EVENTS; 50K SingleTrack & 6HR Epic
La Ruta postponed to 2022. New dates TBD. JOIN THE 2022 WAITLIST!
NEW EVENTS; 50K SingleTrack & 6HR Epic

La Ruta postponed to 2022. New dates TBD.

Parque Viva, Costa Rica

The world’s toughest mountain bike race!

La Ruta is the original mountain bike stage race that has been dubbed the world’s toughest mountain bike event due to the route's incredible elevation, treacherous jungle terrain, and 20 microclimates while crossing Costa Rica. In addition to the rugged stage race, riders who are not ready to conquer the entire crossing can get a taste by taking on the La Siesta one day ride. Whether you are an experienced rider or amatuer looking for a quality mountain bike experience the event should be on your bucket list!

La Ruta has returned for the 28th annual event in 2021! La Ruta is the original mountain bike stage race that has been dubbed the world’s toughest mountain bike event due to the route's incredible elevation, treacherous jungle terrain, and 20 microclimates while crossing Costa Rica. In addition, to the rugged stage race, riders who are not ready to conquer the entire crossing can get a taste by taking on the La Siesta one-day ride. Whether you are an experienced rider or amateur looking for a quality mountain bike experience the event should be on your bucket list!

The Course

Conquer your limits at the original mountain bike race that traverses the continental landmass from coast to coast-from Pacific to Atlantic-is no easy day at the beach. Between its sea-level start and finish, the 300K route crosses five mountain ranges forcing you to climb an elevation gain of 12,000 km! The daunting terrain is so harsh that half a millennium ago it took Spanish conquistadores led by Juan De Cavallón 20 years to cross the land of Costa Rica from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea; today, following almost the same trails they blazed, modern-day explorers racing on mountain bikes will do in 3 days.
Graphic map of La Ruta mountain bike stage race, La Ruta 3-day and La Siesta 1-day
The route map could change, the changes will be communicated to all participants by email

Categories and Awards

Categories
Open Category(18-29)(30-39)(40-49)(50-59)(60+)
Elite (all ages)
Elite U 23
Awards
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Elite Category
Position
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Male
$12,000
$7,000
$4,000
$2,000
Female
$12,000
$7,000
$4,000
$2,000
*Amounts in US dollars
Open Category
Position
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Male
Free Entry 2022 + La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
Free Entry 2022 + La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
Female
Free Entry 2022 + La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
Free Entry 2022 + La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry
La Ruta Merchandise Package + Sponsor Gifts + Woodsplitter 6hr Entry

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

TBD
10:00am - 7 pm:Registration and Packet pick up
1:00 pm - 7:00 pmBike Mechanic service available
6:00 pmMeet and greet with Roman
8:00 pmMeet and greet with Roman
TBD
4:00 amRace check-in starts by category
4:30 amStart of first heat of the day
7:00 amStart of last heat of the day
12:00 pmAwards first stage
5:30 pmRace official finish Stage 1
TBD
4:00 amRace check-in starts by category
4:30 amStart of first heat of the day
7:00 amStart of last heat of the day
12:00 pmAwards second stage
5:30 pmRace official finish Stage 2
TBD
8:00 amRace check-in starts by category
8:30 amStart of first heat of the day
10:30 amStart of last heat of the day
12:00 pmAwards third stage
12:30 pmFinal Awards overall ceremony
2:30 pmRace official finish Stage 3

MTB MERCHANDISING

Back view of an exclusive La Ruta mountain bike jerseyFront view of an exclusive La Ruta mountain bike jersey
Purchase Select La Ruta Apparel when registering.