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Blueprint for Athletes Austin Rattler MTB

April 8, 2017 | Rocky Hill Ranch

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Get ready to start off the season with an amazing event — the Austin Rattler MTB. Only solo racers will be eligible to qualify for the Blueprint for Athletes Leadville Trail 100 MTB, however we do offer two- and three-person relay divisions 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.



THURSDAY, APRIL 6
•11:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration and packet pickup — PHOTO ID REQUIRED
Mellow Johnny's (400 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78704)

FRIDAY, APRIL 7
• 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)

SATURDAY, APRIL 8
• 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


ENTRY FEE

DEC 1-JAN 31FEB 1-FEB 28MAR 1-APR 8
Solo 100K$115$125$135
Solo 33K$75$85$95
2-Person 66K Relay$175$185$205
3-Person 100K Relay$285$295$315
Tandem 100K$210$210$250
Bike Shop Challenge$100 per participant(must have 3 team members)

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 2018 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 (youphoriacontact@gmail.com) at least one week prior to the race.

REGISTRATION REFUND
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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 2016 (year prior only) LT100 MTB race, a 2016 or 2017 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 Leadville@lifetimefitness.com 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.
> 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 2017 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 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 2017 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


  • 2016 photos
    Your 2016 race photos are available to download for FREE courtesy of Athlinks. To search for your tagged photos, simply enter your name or bib number and click on the photos tab.
  • 2015 photos
  • 2014 photos



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SPONSORS

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