AUSTIN RATTLER MTB

NOVEMBER 4TH, 2023

Head on down to Texas Hill Country for a one-of-a-kind race experience at the Stages Cycling Austin Rattler MTB & Run. We bring Texas culture to the hills for this endurance celebration at Reveille Peak Ranch, complete with BBQ, live music, camping, kids races and of course, some epic riding and running.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

*All activities take place at Reveille Peak Ranch (105 CR 114, Burnet, TX 78611)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd
• 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Packet pickup @Pavilion
• 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Live music @Pavilion
• 4:00 p.m. Kids Race
*Coming in hot!* – kids will have the opportunity to run the ranch and cross the finish line in style!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4th 
• 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Packet pickup
• 6:00 a.m. Food – Texas Heat will be service food onsite all day, with coffee and breakfast tacos available in the morning and a brisket BBQ menu for the afternoon.
• 8:00 a.m. 60M MTB CORRAL 1 RACE START (see below for info)
• 8:03 a.m. 60M MTB CORRAL 2 RACE START (see below info)
• 8:06 a.m. 60M MTB CORRAL 3 RACE START (see below info)

60M RACE START Info
Please use your best placement from previous Austin Rattler 60M results during these years 2017-2021 to determine your appropriate corral placement as you register.
Corral 1 Male 1-75 : Female 1-150
Corral 2 Male 76-150 : Female 151-300
Corral 3 Male 151 & up : Female 300 & up or New Participant

• 8:15 a.m. 40M RACE START
Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability. PLEASE be honest with your start location as it is a safety measure for all athletes! Space is first-come first-serve. Please do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral.
• 8:20 a.m. 20M RACE START
Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability. PLEASE be honest with your start location as it is a safety measure for all athletes! Space is first-come first-serve. Please do not leave your bike unattended in the start corral.

• 10:00 a.m. Finish Festival begins
Join us for live music from a local band, beer, great food and even better company.

• 12:00 p.m. 20M Awards Ceremony
• 1:30 p.m. 40M Awards Ceremony
• 1:30 p.m. Final Lap Cutoff
All riders attempting the third lap must be through the start/finish.

• 3:30 p.m. 60M Awards Ceremony
We’ll call up age class winners for their place on the podium.

• 4:00 p.m. Official Finish Time
Riders must finish by this time to be eligible for the LT100 MTB lottery. Stick around for an announcement to enter your race number (a tab attached to your race plate) into the hat for your chance to win a coveted LT100 MTB slot. Winners must be present to claim their spot. See the LT100 Qualifier Explanation below for more info.

PRE-RIDE Info
Reveille Peak Ranch is open for riding and running from now until race day $10 fee for anyone pre-riding/running – payable at the gate check-in.

REGISTER & RECEIVE

PARTICIPANT SWAG – All registered participants will receive:
T-shirt (gender-specific)
Finisher medal
Beer or Seltzer – each rider will receive 2 tickets for complimentary beverages
Parking is free on Friday & Saturday

Racers with guests coming for packet pick- up (not pre riding/running) can proceed to the Pavilion without a parking fee

2023 REGISTRATION

  • Life Time Registration opens for the 2023 Stages Cycling Austin Rattler MTB on 1/03/23.
  • Registration opens for the 2023 Stages Cycling Stages Cycling Austin Rattler MTB on 1/10/23.

2023 PRICING

  • 60M – $130
  • 40M – $115
  • 20M – $100
    **Youth pricing (18 and under) $50 any distance

Minimum Age to Participate – riders and runners must be the following age on RACE DAY in order to register:

  • 20-Mile Ride: 14
  • 40-Mile Ride: 14
  • 60-Mile Ride: 16

Our 20M loop features a mix of terrain that challenges riders while allowing for ease of passing and minimal choke points. The course will be clearly marked with ORANGE SIGNS w BLACK ARROWS and ORANGE FLAGGING.

  • 60-Mile riders will do 3 loops
  • 40-Mile riders will do 2 loops
  • 20-Mile riders will do 1 loop

Route map for 2022 Austin Rattler MTB by Michael Melley on plotaroute.com

> View the course map & export files
> Learn more about the trails at Reveille

COURSE CUTOFFS

You must complete the 60mi race in eight hours or less to qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB. Our desire is to see everyone finish, and we will support you the best we can. However, if we do need to remove someone for missing the cutoff, the decision of the race official is final.

Racers who are registered for the 60mi distance will NOT be allowed to change and compete in another distance once the race begins. This will be an automatic DQ. If you are registered for the 60mi and wish to change to the 40mi, please see the registration crew at packet pickup to switch the day prior to the race. Please know we are unable to provide a refund for the difference in price.

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

RACE PLATES
Race plates must be visible at all times and tied to the handlebars of your bike.
Please do not cut or fold your plate, as the affixed timing chip could become damaged and not record your race times or photos.

**60M RIDERS ONLY**
hang on to the small tab with your number on it. This is your ticket to enter the LT100 MTB drawing, which will take place at the awards ceremony (see the Schedule of Events for more information).

TRASH & RECYCLING

There will be trash bins and recycling containers at all aid stations and at the start/finish line. Please discard any trash in the appropriate container or within 100 yards of an aid station. We will be recycling all plastic and aluminum during each of our events. Intentional littering on the course will be grounds for disqualification. The course travels through areas of exceptional beauty. Help us keep them pristine!

  • There will be one aid station at the start/finish area and no on-course aid stations.
  • This means every 20 miles for the bike. Plan to carry all the water and nutrition you need for each lap.
  • Start/finish support includes water, Gnarly nutrition, Coke, and Kate’s Real Bars.
  • Specialized will be onsite at the aid station to help with any mechanical support to keep you rolling!
  • There will be a dedicated neutral bag drop area at the start/finish aid station. You can place supplies at this location and access them as you pass through to start your next lap. All supplies must be in a bag. Please bring your own bag and keep it tidy.
  • Crew will be allowed to set up and assist their riders/runners at the lake near the start/finish.
  • No crew assistance within the barricaded start/finish area where drop bags are located
  • No crewing is allowed on course, no exceptions.

Note:  The 2023 Athlete Guide is now available! View and download the 2023 Austin Rattler Athlete Guide here.

**Note: info in the Athlete Guide is subject to change, please monitor your email and the Leadville Race Series website in the days leading up to the event should there be any changes due to weather, etc.**

Awards are 3 deep in each category. All riders completing the race within the allotted finish time receive a finisher medal.

  • 12:00pm – 20M Awards
    Awards will be given to the top 5 Males / top 5 Females overall.
  • 1:30pm – 40M Awards
    Awards will be given to the top 5 Males / top 5 Females overall.
  • 3:30pm – 60M Awards
    Awards will be given to the top 3 Males / top 3 Females in each age/class 29 & Under / 30-39 / 40-49 / 50-59 / 60-69 / 70+ / Para / Single Speed / Non-binary

Age group awards will be based on the age an athlete will be on RACE DAY.

LT100 MTB Qualification System:

The Austin Rattler event is a qualifier for the Life Time Leadville Trail 100 Run presented by La Sportiva and the Stages Cycling Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a total of 46 LT100 qualifier coins up for grabs at each of the Austin Rattler events, RUN & MTB. Half of the total LT100 coins will be distributed based on performance and half of the coins will be given away in the Event Lottery at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.

23 slots for each event will be distributed based on performance:

  • Slots will be distributed to each gender and age group (29 and under, 30-39, etc., and based on the percentage of total athletes in those age groups), with a minimum of one slot for every age group.
  • The top athletes in each age class will receive the allocated slots.
  • In the event a top athlete elects not to accept a slot, the slot will roll down to the next athlete in the results within the age group.
  • In the event slots are not claimed after the roll down in each age group, those slots will be allocated to the Event Lottery, as described below.

23 slots for each event will be distributed through the Event Lottery:

  • All finishers under the predetermined maximum finish time who have indicated their desire to participate in the lottery will be entered in the lottery.
  • Names will be drawn from the eligible lottery athletes and slots will be given out.
  • In the event an athlete opts not to accept a slot, the slots will roll down to the next athlete that is drawn until ALL slots have been distributed.
  • Qualification slots must be claimed in person immediately.
  • Registration for the Leadville Trail 100 Run or Bike must be completed and paid for during the designated time offered.
  • Only solo runners and bikers competing the required distance under the allotted cutoff time will be considered as potential qualifiers.
  • All registration fees for the LT100 Run and Bike are non-transferable and nonrefundable.

Visit our LT100 MTB Qualification System page for more information.

Highland Lakes of Burnet County
Situated in the stunning rolling hills of the famous Texas Hill Country, the Highland Lakes of Burnet County offers abundant beauty and charming Texas hospitality. Enjoy clear lake waters, plentiful fishing and breathtaking sunsets, as well as other natural treasures like impressive caverns carved by running water, pristine parks, and nature preserves. Check out the Highland Lakes of Burnet County website to book anything from primitive campsites to lakeside lodging. > Find lodging

Camping at Reveille Peak Ranch
Reveille Peak Ranch has 250+ primitive campsites and six RV hookups with water and electricity. On-site facilities include restrooms/changing rooms with showers.
Reveille Peak Ranching Camping Information – HERE!

Spider Lake Accommodations
Spider Lake Accommodations Information – HERE!

NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 2023 Austin Rattler MTB.

30 + Day Out From Event: 

  • Option 1: Receive a 70% refund on the entry fee.
  • Option 2: Defer into the following year, pay a deferral fee of 40% of the entry fee.
  • 60-mile Bike Option 1: $91
  • 60-mike Bike Option 2: $52
  • 40-mile Bike Option 1: $80.50
  • 40-mile Bike Option 2: $46
  • 20-mile Bike Option 1: $70
  • 20-mile Bike Option 2: $40

30 – Day Out From Event: 

  • Defer into the following year, and pay a deferral fee of 40% of the entry fee.

No transfers.

There will be a dedicated neutral bag drop area at the start/finish aid station. You can place supplies at this location and access them as you pass through to start your next lap. All supplies must be in a bag. Please bring your own bag and keep it tidy.

Event Manager
Peter Spencer – course and event related information
612-518-8234
pspencer@lt.life

Athlete Services Manager
Quinn Cooper – registration questions
austinrattler@ltevents.zendesk.com

Volunteer Coordinator
Carolina Estrada
512-228-7908
aestrada@lt.life

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