Welcome to the exhilarating world of off-road cycling, where passion meets determination and every turn brings a new challenge. In 2023, the Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda took the cycling community by storm, featuring 70 of the world’s most talented off-road cyclists battling it out across seven heart-pounding events. With a staggering $250,000 prize pool at stake, the competition was nothing short of intense. Dive into the heart of this thrilling series with "Call of a Life Time," a captivating 6-episode docu-series that brings you up close and personal with the drama, triumphs, and struggles of the second season.
This spectacular series meticulously chronicles the journey of 35 men and 35 women, each vying for glory in a sporting event that prides itself on equal opportunities and rewards for all competitors. Witness the fervor and dedication of these athletes as they navigate through three grueling gravel and three demanding mountain biking events, all owned and produced by Life Time. "Call of a Life Time" is not just about the race; it's a deep dive into the lives and minds of these extraordinary cyclists. Experience their highs and lows, the inner turmoil, the relentless self-doubt, and the remarkable achievements that define their journey through the arduous, seven-month-long 2022 race season.
Every episode of "Call of a Life Time" is a testament to the sheer will and endurance required to excel in this demanding sport. It's an unprecedented look behind the scenes of the off-road cycling world, revealing the true essence of what it takes to compete at the highest level. All six episodes of this enthralling series are now available for your viewing pleasure on YouTube, you can watch them here below. Get ready to be inspired!
Season 2 – Episode 1 | Sea Otter Classic
The world’s best off-road cyclists are back for another year in the Life Time Grand Prix presented by Mazda. Watch the deeper than ever men’s and women’s fields throw down and battle through crashes, injuries, and expectations to set themselves apart early at Stop #1 of 7: the Fuego 100K at the Life Time Sea Otter Classic presented by Continental.
Season 2 – Episode 2 | UNBOUND Gravel (Women’s)
WOMEN’S RACE | The women of the Life Time Grand Prix travel to Gravel City, U.S.A. (Emporia, Kansas) for the second installment of the series: Garmin UNBOUND Gravel presented by Craft Sportswear. Dealing with logistical arrangements, external pressures, sponsor commitments, and the harsh conditions of the course intensify the difficulty of tackling 200 strenuous miles on the tire-wearing, mud-laden Kansas gravel. Check out Episode 3 to witness the men’s perspective and the unfolding action.
Season 2 – Episode 3 | UNBOUND Gravel (Men’s)
MEN’S RACE | The cyclists of the Life Time Grand Prix head to Gravel City, U.S.A. (Emporia, Kansas) for the series’ second event: Garmin UNBOUND Gravel presented by Craft Sportswear. Personal lives, high expectations, sponsor obligations, and brutal course conditions all weigh on the minds of the athletes. Despite these obstacles, they will push their limits at the world’s top gravel event, facing 200 demanding miles of tire-wearing, mud-covered Kansas gravel. Check out Episode 2 to catch the action from the women’s POV.
Season 2 – Episode 4 | Leadville Trail 100 MTB (Men’s)
Starting at 10,000-plus feet of elevation, immersed in the magic of the Colorado Rockies, the men of the Grand Prix elevate their game to Race Across the Sky at Stop #4 of 7: the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB in Leadville, Colorado. After winning each of the first three races, Leadville favorite Keegan Swenson looks to break the 8 year old course record.
Season 2 – Episode 5 | Leadville Trail 100 MTB (Women’s)
Starting at an elevation of over 10,000 feet in the scenic Colorado Rockies, the women of the Grand Prix are gearing up for Stop #4 out of 7: the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB in Leadville, Colorado. Defending champion Hannah Otto is determined to claim the top spot, while series leader Sofia Gomez Villafane aims to strengthen her position.
Season 2 – Episode 6 | Big Sugar Gravel
All roads lead to Bentonville, Arkansas, marking the seventh and ultimate stop of the 2023 Life Time Grand Prix: Life Time Big Sugar Gravel presented by Mazda. With a final opportunity to ascend the rankings and secure a portion of the $250,000 prize pool, the elite cyclists pour their efforts into the course, concluding the cycling season with a thrilling battle to the finish, and an afterparty for the ages.