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Austin Rattler MTB

March 31, 2018 | Rocky Hill Ranch

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Start off the season with an amazing mountain bike race — the Austin Rattler MTB, produced by Youphoria Productions. Solo 100K riders can qualify for the Leadville Trail 100 MTB, and we offer two- and three-person relay divisions as well as a 33K distance for those who want to simply enjoy racing, hanging with friends and experiencing one of the best parties to hit the mountain biking scene.

The race starts and finishes at Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957), and the course consists 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 make their way back to the start, see all their closest friends and family, 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 is one aid station at the start/finish area, which is stocked with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Roctane, water, fruit and light snacks. Cutoff times will apply.

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

• 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Mellow Johnny's (400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78704)

• 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Pre-ride the course with Leadville finishers
• 2:00 p.m. Athlete meeting and Q&A with Leadville finishers
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)

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

  • T-shirt
  • Finisher medal
  • Beer
  • Post-race meal


Solo 33K$80
Solo 100K$120
Tandem 100K$210
3-Person 100K Relay$275

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 ( at least one week prior to the race.

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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.
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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 2017 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2017 or 2018 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 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:

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Check out the 2017 Athlete Guide for detailed schedules, course information and more. The 2018 Athlete Guide will be released closer to the event date.
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    Riding some of the country’s finest trails wouldn’t be possible without support from grassroots organizations like 787 Racing — the 2018 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.
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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 you must send a check made out to Youphoria Productions for $15 along with the Awards Form filled out fully to:

Youphoria Productions
Attn: Austin Rattler Awards
340 Mt Yale
Leadville, CO 80461

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


  • 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 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)

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