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BLUEPRINT FOR ATHLETES AUSTIN RATTLER MTB

Get ready to start off the season with an amazing MTB event — the Blueprint for Athletes Austin Rattler MTB. Only solo racers will be eligible to qualify for Leadville, however we do offer two- and three-person relay divisions for those who want to simply enjoy the race, hang with friends and experience one of the best parties to hit the mountain biking scene.

Thursday, April 6
• 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Bike World (formerly Jack & Adam’s Bicycles; 300 S Lamar Suite L, Austin, TX 78704)
• 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Bicycle Sport Shop (517 S Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78704)

Friday, April 7
• 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pre-ride the course with Dave Wiens
• 2:00 p.m. Athlete meeting and Q&A with Dave Wiens
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)

Saturday, April 8
• 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Packet pickup and in-person registration
Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 8:00 a.m. Race starts

Check out the 2016 athlete guide for detailed schedules, course information and more.
> View the Athlete Guide

The race will start and finish at the Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957), and the course will consist of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% fast, single track with a great flow. This 3 loop, 20.7-mile course starts with a fast 7 miles of dirt roads heading to the north end of the ranch, then continues with some of the sweetest single track in Texas. Riders will make their way back to the start, see all their closest friends and family and then hit the loop again. We’ll have loads of aid station support to fuel your ride and the post-race party will knock your socks off.

There will be one aid station at the start/finish area, which will be stocked with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Roctane, water, fruit and light snacks. Cut-off times will apply.

> View the course map

Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.

  DEC 1-JAN 31 FEB 1-FEB 28 MAR 1-APR 8
Solo 100K $115 $125 $135
Solo 33K $75 $85 $95
2-Person 66K Relay $175 $185 $205
3-Person 100K Relay $285 $295 $315
Tandem 100K $210 $210 $250
Bike Shop Challenge $100 per participant (must have 3 team members)

Each Leadville Qualifying Series race provides 25-100 qualifying slots to the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB, based on the total number of registered riders at each qualifier event. Half of the qualifying spots will be allocated based on the top age-group performances and half will be drawn among riders who have finished the qualifier race within the allocated cut-off time.

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 25-100 slots per qualifying event. Qualifying slot winners MUST BE PRESENT, as the roll-down qualifiers rule will be in effect at each event. All qualifier slots will be awarded and redeemed on race day. You must pay your entry to the LT100 when you accept your slot. You will have the option to register for the current year or the following year’s LT100 and must decide when accepting your qualification slot. All entries into the LT100 are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

> Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information

As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 MTB has always been difficult. LT100 Qualifiers are long and tough, with lots of climbing. They are similar to the classic course at Leadville in that they consist mainly of rugged jeep roads of gravel and dirt. A qualifier event could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position in the Race Across the Sky!

Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2016 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2016 or 2017 qualifier event finish time, or if you hold a current USCI Pro Elite license. Please enter finish times or license numbers when prompted during the registration process. However, if you race a qualifier after previously gaining entry, you MUST email Athlete Services at Leadville@lifetimefitness.com to inform them of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

Bike-Shop-Challenge-trophyThrow together a team of three tough riders to represent your shop at the Austin Rattler MTB. Teams will be given a registration discount of $100 per rider. The team with the lowest combined time from all three riders wins an amazing prize to display in their shop for the next year, along with some serious bragging rights!

Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race. If you do not attend the award ceremony to receive your award you must send a check made out to the Leadville Race Series for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Craig Martin
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461

*Please note that 2017 awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 2017.

Awards will be 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, etc.).

Camping at Rocky Hill Ranch

  • Fees: Fee for day use is $10 per person, per day. Day use includes mountain biking, hiking, trail running and picnics.
  • Tent camping: Fee for tent camping overnight is $15 per tent, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Children ages 12 and under receive free admission.
  • RV camping: To make an RV reservation, please email Pam Hill at GreyLHill@aol.com with your request. Fee for RV camping overnight is $30 per RV spot, per night. A $10 day use fee per person, per day, also applies. Two new 50Amp and two new 30Amp RV spaces have been added. There are 26 RV spots available.
  • Amenities: Showers and bathrooms with flush toilets are provided for all ranch visitors. Ice and firewood can be purchased at the food trailer.

Bastrop, TX (about 15 minutes away from Rocky Hill Ranch)


South Congress/downtown area
(about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • Hotel San Jose 512-444-7322 or 800-8897
  • Austin Hotel 512-441-1157
  • Hyatt Regency 512-477-1234
  • Wyndham Garden 512-448-2444

Austin Airport area (about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)

  • La Quinta Inn 512-386-6800
  • Holiday Inn Express 800-465-4329
  • Courtyard 866-816-8698
  • Microtel Inn and Suites 512-334-4130
  • Super 8 512-334-4130

There will be trash and recycling containers at all full aid stations and the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in an appropriate container. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course—on trails both public and private—travels past many historic sites and through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine.

We will be recycling all plastic, aluminum and cardboard during these races, and all our events. We’ll take care of this at the aid stations. At the start/finish, please ensure you place trash or recyclable materials in the appropriate containers, which will be well marked.

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