Rocky Mountain Endurance Series
April 25th, Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock
May 9th, Battle the Bear, Lakewood
May 30th, PV Cycle Derby, Elbert
July 18th, Breckenridge 100, Breckenridge
Rocky Mountain Endurance Series provides Mountain Biking races and rankings. We offer three disciplines/distances plus Juniors: Endurance (50-100 mile), XC (30-44 mile), and Appetizer (20-22 mile). Juniors 15-18= 20 miles, Juniors 13-14=10 miles, Juniors 11-12=5 miles.
No license is required to race!
Your race entry fee includes a well marked course, friendly staff, event T-shirt, timing and scoring, frothy refreshments, medical support, fully stocked Aid Station, awards party and prizes throughout the field. Endurance competitors get extra suffering and love with a post race meal, athlete goody bag and more hugs.
The RME Junior League continues with racing and specific age categories for Juniors 11-18. Distances vary between age groups. Juniors 15-18= 20 miles, Juniors 13-14=10 miles, Juniors 11-12=5 miles. If a strong Junior wants to race farther than their designated age group distance, they may “race up in age” and compete in the longer race in the age group above them.
Series Rankings will be maintained in all three disciplines – Endurance, XC and Appetizer. Teams Rankings will also be compiled. (see team page for details) 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. Join past champions and emerging competitors to compete for the title of RME’s overall series winner!
The Series kicks off in late April with the Ridgeline Rampage – a tight, rolling 10-mile circuit through Gambel Oak and Pinyon overlooking Castle Rock and Pikes Peak. Newly designed four years ago, this course rips!
Two weeks later, Lakewood hosts the return of the 14th annual Battle the Bear.
The third race of the Series continues two weeks later with the incomparable PV Derby. The scenic Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch outside Elbert, Colorado 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. The Award Ceremony here will crown the Series Champions. The races begin and end in historic downtown and include demanding loops through some of Summit County’s beautiful high alpine trails.