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Austin Rattler 2022 - DJI_0076

NOVEMBER 1-2, 2024

Friday and Saturday

Make the trek down to Reveille Peak Ranch for a one-of-a-kind race experience at the Austin Rattler MTB. After you soak in the sparkling lakes and rolling hills of beautiful Texas Hill Country, you’ll hop in the saddle for one, two or three loops of thrilling singletrack and fast-fire roads. Come for a unique fall ride, stay for a Texas-style endurance celebration, complete with live music, camping, kids races and, of course, tasty Texas BBQ.

EVENT SCHEDULE

The 2024 Event Schedule:

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

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1st

  • 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 2nd

  • 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Packet pickup
  • 6:00 a.m. – Food – Gretchen’s Pit BBQ
  • 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.

  • 1:30 p.m. Final Lap Cutoff

All riders attempting the third lap must be through the start/finish.

  • 2:00 p.m. 20M and 40M Awards Ceremony
  • 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.

VOLUNTEER

Not able to race but want to get a cool peek behind the scenes of an event and the thrill of watching people race?  Come volunteer with us and help us make the event an amazing experience for all.

VOLUNTEER HERE!

Note:  Volunteer hours at the Rattler do not fall under the same lottery preference rules as events in Leadville.

REGISTRATION & PRICING

REGISTER & RECEIVE

PARTICIPANT SWAG – All registered participants will receive:

  • T-shirt (gender-specific)
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer – 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

2024 REGISTRATION

  • Registration for the 2024 Life Time Austin Rattler MTB is OPEN. Register here.

2024 PRICING

  • 60M – $135
  • 40M – $120
  • 20M – $105
    **Youth pricing (under 18) $30 off entry fee 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

COURSE INFO

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

View the course map & export files: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/2053957

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!

AID STATIONS

  • 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, PowerBar and Coke.
  • 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.

CREWING

  • 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.

SPECTATOR WAIVER REQUIREMENT

*IMPORTANT*

Everyone except racers entering Reveille Peak Ranch must have a printed and signed waiver each day. Things are a little, shall we say, “old school” at the Ranch and pen and paper waivers are a must. Please print off your waiver and come prepared with a signed waiver for each day you plan to enter the property. No exceptions.

Note: waivers are required for everyone (minus racers) entering the property – participants, spectators, sponsors, family, including kids (under 18, parent/guardian must sign).

Sign the Reveille Peak Ranch waiver HERE!

ATHLETE GUIDE

View 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

  • 2:00pm – 20M and 40M Awards
    Awards will be given to the top 5 Males / top 5 Females overall.
  • 3:30pm – 60M Awards
    Awards will be given 3 deep in the categories:

CATEGORIES:

Overall Male/Female*

29 & Under Male/Female

30-39 Male/Female

40-49 Male/Female

50-59 Male/Female

60-69 Male/Female

70+ Male/Female

*Overall award winners will be removed from age class awards

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

LT100 MTB QUALIFICATION SYSTEM

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 Life Time Leadville Trail 100 MTB. There are a total of 50 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.

25 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.

25 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.

LODGING

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. 

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!

DEFERRALS

NEW! We have updated our deferral policies for the 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.

DROP BAGS

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.

CONTACT US

Athlete Services Manager

Registration questions

austinrattler@ltevents.zendesk.com

 

Event Manager

Peter Spencer

pspencer@lt.life

 

Volunteer Coordinator

Carolina Estrada

512-228-7908

aestrada@lt.life

FUTURE EVENT DATES

November 1st, 2025

November 7th, 2026

November 6th, 2027

November 4th, 2028

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