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Rocky Hill Ranch
Austin, Texas
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Just east of Austin is Rocky Hill Ranch, known as one of the first and best mountain bike ranches in Texas. This 1,500-acre playground played host to the inaugural Austin 100 mountain bike race, the first Leadville Qualifying Series event. Whether you’re interested in qualifying for the Leadville Trail 100 or just looking for an amazing MTB event, the Austin Rattler 100 is sure to challenge your endurance and motivate your early season training. Only solo racers will be eligible to qualify for Leadville, however we do offer two- and four-person relay divisions for those who want simply enjoy the race, hang with friends and experience one of the best parties to hit the mountain biking scene since, well, ever.

Event Start Location
Riders had tons of fun at Rocky Hill Ranch in 2012 and we're looking forward to another rowdy event in 2013! Check back here as race day approaches for the complete schedule of events.

Course Description
The race will start and finish at the Rocky Hill Ranch headquarters, and the course will consist of roughly 50% dirt road and 50% fast, single track with a great flow. This 4 loop, 15.5-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 will make their way back to the start, see all their closest friends and family and 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.

Awards Ceremony will take place on Saturday at 3 p.m., approximately 30 minutes after final completion of the race.

Awards will be 3 deep in each division. Age groups are male/female in 10 year increments (20-29, 30-39, etc.).

Qualifying slots will be distributed at the Awards Ceremony. There will be 70-100 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.

Post Race Activities
There will be one aid station at the start/finish area, which will be stocked with Gu Energy Gels, Gu Chomps, Water, Electrolyte drink, fruit and light snacks. Cut-off times will apply.

From Austin:
Take Hwy. 71 EAST toward Bastrop. In Bastrop, you will go over the Colorado River bridge and come to an intersection with traffic light. Go straight at the light toward Smithville. The highway becomes Hwy 95 SOUTH to Smithville. Watch for a brown Texas Parks sign for Buescher State Park/ Hwy 153. Take the first exit for Smithville and turn left at the stop sign. Continue down Hwy 153 for 2.3 miles from Hwy. 71, past the Buescher State Park entrance. Shortly, you will see the entrance to Rocky Hill Ranch on your left, marked by Texas flags on rock columns.

From Houston:
Take I-10 WEST toward Columbus. Just past the city of Columbus, merge onto Hwy 71 WEST toward La Grange. Continue down Hwy 71 through La Grange and onto Smithville. Watch for a brown Texas Parks sign for Buescher State Park/ Hwy 153. Take the last exit for Smithville and turn right at the stop sign. Continue down Hwy 153 for 2.3 miles from Hwy. 71, past the Buescher State Park entrance. Shortly, you will see the entrance to Rocky Hill Ranch on your left, marked by Texas flags on rock columns.

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