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Austin Rattler Short Track

March 30, 2018 | Rocky Hill Ranch

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Kick off your race season with the NEW Austin Rattler Short Track, the perfect fast-paced mountain bike event featuring four laps for 12 total miles on the Austin Rattler MTB course. Vie for $1500 (split between top male and female) and SRAM Eagle GX kits as a pro, or compete for SRAM swag as an amateur. All riders receive an official Austin Rattler growler, beer and access to a reserved start spot at the Austin Rattler MTB, and the fastest Austin locals score free bike tunes from Mellow Johnny's.

With an exciting three-mile lap loop and a total of 12 miles, this race will be fast-paced and fun. These single track sections are hand-picked and some of the best Rocky Hill Ranch has to offer. The course heads outbound on Pam's Picnic loop, up Grey's Way to Mini Me, left to the Wall and back to the start area on the Reville Romp.

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

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

*All activities take place at Rocky Hill Ranch (578 FM 153, Smithville, TX 78957)
• 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration and bib pickup
• 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Race starts with awards immediately following

  • Official Austin Rattler Growler
  • Beer
  • Exclusive Austin Rattler MTB start access for everyone who finishes in 1 hour and 15 minutes or less


On or before February 18February 19 and after
Pro (race for cash)$45$60
Amateur (race for swag)$30$45

Please understand that Austin Rattler does not allow refunds or transfers for the Short Track.

    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.
    > Learn more at

All participants will receive a beer and Austin Rattler growler on upon completion of the race. Awards are available for the following categories:

Pro: Fastest Male & Female
• $1500 cash purse (split between the winners)
SRAM Eagle GX kit

Amateur: Fastest Male & Female
SRAM swag

Austin Locals: Fastest Male & Female
Mellow Johnny's bike tune voucher


  • 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.