Just east of Austin is Rocky Hill Ranch, known as one of the first and best mountain bike ranches in Texas. This 1,500-acre playground plays host to the Austin Rattler mountain bike race. Whether you’re interested in qualifying for the Leadville Trail 100 or just looking for an amazing MTB event, the Austin Rattler is sure to challenge your endurance and motivate your early season training.
Only solo racers will be eligible to qualify for Leadville, however we do offer two- and four-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.
The race will start and finish at the Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters, and the course will consist of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% fast, single track with a great flow. This 4 loop, 15.5-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 Chomps, Water, Electrolyte drink, fruit and light snacks. Cut-off times will apply.
Date: Saturday, March 29
Pricing: Solo 100K - $85
Solo 25k - $45
2 Person Relay - $135
4 Person Relay - $255
Tandem - $170
Qualifications: Visit our Qualification System page for information.
Mandatory: Photo ID required at check-in.
Registration: Opens January 1, 2014
Leadville Policy Agreement: Please understand that the Leadville Race Series does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees.
If you wish to defer your entry to the 2015 Leadville race season please understand that your entry will roll over only 1 year, however the registration fee will not. If you choose to defer your entry you must re-pay the event registration fee.
Rider starting positions will be organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2013 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2013 or 2014 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. Corrals will be assigned as follows:
|2013/14 Austin Rattler 100K||Sub 4:00 hrs||Sub 4:15 hrs||Sub 4:40 hrs||Sub 5:10 hrs||Sub 5:40 hrs||Sub 6:15 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Wilmington Whiteface 100K||Sub 4:30 hrs||Sub 4:50 hrs||Sub 5:15 hrs||Sub 5:45 hrs||Sub 6:15 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Silver Rush 50 Mile||Sub 4:00 hrs||Sub 4:30 hrs||Sub 5:30 hrs||Sub 6:30 hrs||Sub 7:15 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Tahoe Trail 100K||Sub 4:15 hrs||Sub 5:00 hrs||Sub 6:00 hrs||Sub 7:00 hrs||Sub 7:30 hrs||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs|
|2013/14 Barn Burner 104 Mile||Sub 7:20 hrs||Sub 7:50 hrs||Sub 8:20 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs||Sub 9:30 hrs||Sub 10:30 hrs||Sub 11:00 hrs|
|2013 LT100 MTB||Sub 8:00 hrs||Sub 8:30 hrs||Sub 9:00 hrs||Sub 10:00 hrs||Sub 11:00 hrs||Sub 12:00 hrs||VIP/ Charity Slots||New Racers/
Those who do not
have a current qualifier time or
year prior LT100
As one of the most well known mountain bike races on earth, getting into the Leadville Trail 100 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!
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 with the name, bib #, finish time and mailing address to:
Leadville Race Series
Attn: Malin Bengtsson
316 Harrison Ave.
Leadville, CO 80461
*Please note that awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season, September 15, 2014.
Awards will be 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.).
Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 70-100 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. Please see Qualification System Rules.
South Congress/downtown area (about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)
Austin Airport area (about an hour away from Rocky Hill Ranch)
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 or within 100 yards of the aid station. 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.
Athlete Services & Registration Manager