Warriors Cycling Presents

 Rocky Mountain Endurance Series

2016 Warriors Cycling Schedule

5-Race RME Series:
April 30th, Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock
May 14th, Battle the Bear, Lakewood
June 4th, PV Derby, Elbert
July 16th, Breck 100, Breckenridge
July 30th, Copper Crush, Copper Mountain

Evolve!
October 1st, 12 Hours of Peaceful Valley, Elbert

Rocky Mountain Endurance Series provides rankings and awards in six disciplines this year.
Endurance, XC, Appetizer, Juniors, Relay Teams, and Individual Roster Teams

Distances for each discipline:  Endurance (~50 mile), XC (~30 mile), and Appetizer (~20 mile), Relay  Teams (~50-60 miles), Juniors 15-18= ~20 miles, Juniors 13-14= ~10 miles, Juniors 11-12= ~5 miles.  Relay teams are 3-person teams that race approximately 50-60 miles total with each member of relay doing one or two laps. Relay teams are different from Individual Roster Teams who submit a roster of up to 7 solo racers who earn Individual Points from their race that are compiled for their Team Roster Rankings.

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2013 Ridgeline Rampage Main Venue

No license is required to race.
Entry fee includes a well marked course, friendly staff, custom clothing, scoring and rankings, post race grub, frothy refreshments, medical support, fully stocked aid station, awards party and raffles throughout the field.

New Relay Discipline
Have you ever wanted to enter a mountain bike race, but aren’t sure you’ve got what it takes? Introducing a new discipline this year – the 3-person Relay team! Grab your friends, teammates, co-workers, family members or newbies to the sport and enter the Relay discipline. Instead of solo riding the Endurance discipline length, the team will divide and conquer, comprising one or two laps each depending on the course. This is a great way to enter a race for the first time and race as a team or encourage each other in training and share your experience with your teammates. There are men, women and coed open categories. Just as with the other disciplines, we compile Series rankings so you can compare your performance to other Relay teams.  Just as with the other disciplines, we offer a Series Pass for Relay teams.

Wear the same jersey, socks or costumes to represent your Relay team.

*Note: Competition in the Relay Team is different than the Individual Roster Team Rankings. The Individual Roster Teams are made up of 5-7 Individual Solo Racers’ Points that are compiled for Roster Team Rankings. Please call us if you have questions.

The RME Junior League continues with racing and specific age categories for Juniors 11-18. Four Series races (exception is Breck) have a Junior discipline with their own age specific route, distance and award categories. 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.

Racing throughout the early summer helps you to stay in shape for the upcoming high school league, achieve training goals and compete against others you might not match in the scholastic season.

Just like the Seniors, you can enter each event as a stand-alone race, or enter the entire Series with a Series Pass at an even more discounted price with perks. Rankings will be maintained over the Series to recognize and award the top Juniors in all four age groups.

Series rankings will be maintained in six disciplines – Endurance, XC, Appetizer, Junior, Relay and Individual Roster Teams.  Finishers in the top twenty in each category receive 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  Series winners!  If you purchase a Series pass, we offer the option to upgrade from the Endurance Pass B-68 to the Breck 100 distance, or from the XC Pass B-32 to the B-68.  If you choose to compete in that longer race at Breckenridge, your points will still be counted in your Series rankings.

Our Races
The Series kicks off in late April with the Ridgeline Rampage – a brand new 16-mile circuit through Gambel Oak and Pinyon overlooking Castle Rock and Pikes  Peak. Newly designed this year, the course rips!

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Two weeks later, Lakewood hosts the return of the 15th annual Battle the Bear.

The third race of the Series continues three 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.

Wheeler Pass switchbacksThe most prestigious race of the Series is the legendary Breck 100, which includes the B-68 and B-32.  The races begin and end in historic downtown and includes demanding loops through Summit County’s beautiful high alpine trails.

The RME Series Final – Copper Crush – where our Series Champions will be crowned, is at Copper Mountain Resort. This breathtaking singletrack feast takes you up and down the ski hill; concluding with a Series Awards Celebration in the resort base area.

12 Hours of Peaceful Valley – Join us as we celebrate fall riding, camping and a celebration with friends at this iconic ranch in the Black Forest just east of Castle Rock.  This 22-mile course winds right through the campground and highlights the challenging rolling hills of singletrack and farm roads that makeup a memorable racecourse.