Rocky Mountain Endurance Series
The RME Series offers Mountain Biking and Trail Running races and rankings, featuring Endurance (50-60 mile) and XC (25-30 mile) distances (bike); Half Marathon (20K) and 10K distances (run); and Junior distances; from beginners to seasoned pros, for all ages and abilities. New this year is a Running Series with a Half Marathon (20K) and 10K which take place on Sunday the day after the bike race at the same venue. No license is required to race. Our venues are family friendly with a Kidz Zone and spectator/support pit zones. Our races test the stamina and consistency of athletes throughout the season. Join past champions and emerging competitors to compete for the title of RME’s overall series winner! There is also a “Dual Threat” Category for those wishing to compete in both the Bike and the Run, which offers 20% discount on both entries and special prizes.
Our events include athlete goody bags and custom clothing for early registrants, post-race meal, cold brews, awards party and podium prizes, free juniors and kids racing, convenient camping, social pot-luck pre-race gatherings and more. We encourage competitors to spend the weekend at our scenic venues and enjoy the camaraderie of racers, fans and sponsors.
We are continuing our RME Junior League in both Series, with free racing for Juniors 11-18! Distances vary between age groups. If a strong Junior wants to race farther than the designated race distance, they may “race up in age” and compete in the longer race in the age group above them.
Series Rankings will be maintained for all disciplines and Teams. Finishers in the top twenty in each category receive rankings points from each race. (100, 95, 90…. 15, 10, 5) Track the standings on our race results page throughout the season.
Early Registration pricing is available for each event up to one month before race day, then regular pricing begins. On-line registration through Eventbrite closes Wednesday at midnight before race day. On-site registration is available for all races with an additional $10 fee. No refunds are given for weather cancellations, or rescheduling due to weather. Only exception to refund policy is due to medical conditions with a doctor’s note.
The Series kicks off in late April at Ridgeline Rampage - a tight, rolling 10-mile circuit through Gambel Oak and Pinyon overlooking Castle Rock and Pikes Peak. Newly designed three years ago, this course rips!
Two weeks later, Lakewood hosts the return of the 12th annual Battle the Bear. Join us at the new race venue that debuted last year underneath the cottonwoods.
The third race of the Series returns to the new course introduced last year at Indian Creek. Hosted at Roundup Ranch, we are excited to return to this challenging new course on the western edge of Denver outside the small town of Sedalia. The USFS has strictly limited participation to 250 this year, so register early as this one will fill up.
The Series continues two weeks later with the incomparable PV Cycle Derby. The scenic Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch outside Elbert hosts an unparalleled tour through prairie grassland and low hills of the Black Forest. PV is a remarkable venue where the whole family will enjoy the fantastic camping and camaraderie of this hidden gem.
This year’s finals, and most prestigious race of the Series is the epic Breckenridge 100, which includes the B-68 and B-32. These races will crown the Series Champions. They begin and end in historic downtown and include demanding loops through some of Summit County’s beautiful high alpine trails.