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CenturyLink Austin Rattler MTB

March 30, 2019 | 33K or 100K | Rocky Hill Ranch

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Saddle up for a Texas mountain biking favorite at the CenturyLink Austin Rattler MTB, produced by Youphoria Productions. Ride one lap for 33K of fun or hit the loop three times in the challenging 100K race — a CenturyLink Leadville Trail 100 MTB qualifier. Celebrate your finish in true Austin style with live music, BBQ and beer.


This 20.7-mile course consists of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% flowy singletrack. It opens with a fast 7 miles of dirt roads heading to the north end of Rocky Hill Ranch, then continues with some of the sweetest singletrack in Texas. 33K riders close the loop back at the start, while 100K riders keep rolling for 2 more laps.

There is one large aid station at the start/finish area, which is stocked with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Roctane, water, fruit and light snacks. Water stops and volunteer support are available throughout the rest of the course. Cutoff times will apply.

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


THURSDAY, MARCH 28
• 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Mellow Johnny's
400 Nueces St
Austin, TX 78704
Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to all of your race-day questions. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others.

FRIDAY, MARCH 29
*All activities take place at Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Course pre-ride
Pre-ride the course with Rocky Hill Ranch manager and Austin local Paul Uhl.

• 2:00 p.m. Athlete meeting and Q&A
Race staff will run through final details, last-minute changes, course descriptions and other important information.

• 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup
Get your participant shirt, race plate and answers to all of your race-day questions. Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others.

• 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Short Track race and awards

SATURDAY, MARCH 30
*All activities take place at Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Photo ID is required. Packets must be picked up in person. They will not be given to others.

• 8:00 a.m. 100K RACE START
Each athlete will self-position at the start line based on ability, with pros and sub-4 hour and 30 minute racers up front. The next group is 4:30-5:30 followed by 5:30-6:30 finishers. 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.

• 8:05 a.m. 33K 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.

• 12:00 p.m. Finish Festival begins
Join us for live music, Shiner beer, great grub and even better company.

• 12:40 p.m. Final Lap Cutoff
All riders attempting the third lap must be through the Start/Finish.

• 3:00 p.m. Official Finish Time
Riders must finish by this time to be eligible for the LT100 MTB lottery.

• 3:30 p.m. Awards Ceremony
Join us for live music, great grub and the awards presentation. We'll call up overall and age group winners for their place on the podium, plus we'll give away other random prizes.

Stick around for an announcement to enter your race number (a tab attached to your bib) into the hat for your chance to win a coveted LT100 MTB slot if you registered in the Leadville-eligible category. If you did not do so, you must inform race management prior to the lottery and pay the $20 price difference. Winners must be present to claim their spot, which they can utilize in 2019 or defer to 2020. See the LT100 Qualifier Explanation for more info.

SUNDAY, APRIL 1
*All activities take place at Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 6:00 a.m. First Austin Rattler Run race begins
Interested in riding and running over the weekend? Check out the King & Queen competition.


Participant Swag

2018 Austin Rattler men's participant shirt

All registered participants will receive:

  • T-shirt (gender-specific)
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer
  • Post-race meal


Retail Items

Visit us at the retail tent throughout the weekend to purchase the following items:

  • Retail T-shirts
  • Water bottles
  • Trucker hats
  • And more!

2018 Austin Rattler men's retail shirt

2018 Austin Rattler women's retail shirt



ENTRY FEE

Solo 33K$75
Solo 100K: Leadville eligible$110
Solo 100K: non-Leadville eligible$90
Tandem 100K$200
3-Person 100K Relay$260

POLICY AGREEMENT
Please understand that Austin Rattler does not allow refunds or transfers for all race entries and registration fees unless you have purchased the registration refund coverage option and have a covered reason. If you wish to defer your entry to the 2019 race please understand that your entry will roll over only one year for a charge of $30. All deferments must be confirmed by Youphoria Productions (contact@youphoriaproductions.com) at least one week prior to the race.



Leadville Trail 100 MTB 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.
> Learn more

LT100 MTB corral/start position
Austin Rattler could not only gain you entry into the LT100 MTB, but it could also boost your corral starting position! Rider starting positions are organized in color-coded corrals. These positions will be based on a finish time from the 2018 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2018 or 2019 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 Quinn Cooper at qcooper@lt.life to inform her of your finish time so you will be placed accordingly. You will not be placed automatically. Corrals will be assigned as follows:

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Check out the 2018 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more. The 2019 Athlete Guide will be available closer to the event date.
> View the Athlete Guide



    Riding some of the country’s finest trails wouldn’t be possible without support from grassroots organizations like 787 Racing — the official Austin Rattler MTB charity partner. When you donate to 787 during the race registration process 100% of your donation goes toward multi-use trail maintenance and improvements at Buescher State Park located just outside of Smithville.

    About 787 Racing
    We're a grassroots organization of cyclists that are passionate about every element of what cycling brings to our lives and that of others. We believe in having fun on a bike — be it recreational, commuting, training or racing.

    Our goals are to serve our membership in a meaningful way, advance a healthy and responsible lifestyle that includes cycling, share our passion for cycling with each other and our community, embody a positive and desired image for those who support us, and to give back to the community in which we live. Our operations and all objectives are open and will be conducted in the best interests of our members and our supporters. Our membership includes cyclists of all abilities and all ages — our membership is our strength and our value.
    > Learn more at 787racing.org


Bike Shop Challenge trophy
Throw 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 will be 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10-year increments (19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, etc.). The awards ceremony will take place approximately 30 minutes after the official Qualifier cut-off time. If you do not attend the award ceremony you must email your name, results and current address to contact@youphoriaproductions.com. Please note you will be charged a shipping fee, and awards will not be shipped until the end of our race series season.



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 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)


DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
(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




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SPONSORS

Special thanks to our Austin Rattler MTB sponsors.For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.