Colorado State Championship Series
The RME Series is sanctioned by USA Cycling this year and will award the Colorado State Marathon and XC Champions to the overall Series winners.
- May 5th, Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock
- June 24th, Battle the Bear, Frisco,
- July 14th, Breckenridge 100, Breckenridge
Marathon and XC Disciplines
In USAC mountain bike licensing, a racer can choose which category they want to race in that best suites their distance/speed. For the XC discipline, Cat 1 and Cat 2 race about 30 miles; Cat 3 races a little over 20 miles. We’ve added a first timers Cat 3 non-championship one lap race ~ 12 miles. For the Marathon Discipline all categories race the same distance which is 50-60 miles.
Juniors race an age appropriate distance ~ 9-22 miles in the Junior XC categories.There are 5 age groups for Juniors. For the 15-16 and 17-18 groups, they are separated into two USAC skill levels – Cat 1,2 and Cat 3.
These different skill levels race different distances. They both receive State Championship Points. The other age groups are same skill level category and race the same distance. If a Junior wants a longer distance than the age group they are in, they can ‘race up in age’ to the next age group and distance.
USAC State Championship Rankings and Champions
Points will be given from each race to the top 10 finishers in each category with rankings compiled throughout the season to determine the overall Marathon and XC discipline State Champions.
There will also be a Team Cup Competition to determine the Champion Team in Colorado:
- A roster of 5 – 10 riders may be submitted at registration/check-in at the race. Team Roster must include first and last name (spelled exactly how they register), discipline and category.
- The top 5 point scorers on each roster will be scored the same points as they receive from their individual placing. Top 10 individual placings in each category receive points. (100,90,80…20,10)
- Rosters may be changed each race. The identical spelling of names must be used on each new roster to be scored.
- Points may be earned from Marathon, XC or Juniors.
The Juniors XC Championship is comprised of only the first two races in Castle Rock and Lakewood.
- Pro/Cat 1
- Cat 2
- Cat 3
Entry fee includes well marked race course, chip timing, results and rankings, t-shirt, hydration station, awards party and barley pops.
3-Person Relay – it’s the cheapest way to race unless you’re a kid! (could be the most fun too!)
Have you ever wanted to enter a mountain bike race, but aren’t sure you’ve got what it takes? Grab two friends and enter the Relay Race! It’s low key and all about having fun. Your 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; racing as a team encouraging each other in training and shared experience. There are men, women and coed open categories.
More on Juniors
Racing age is your age as of December 31st. Our Junior League program continues with discounted racing with specific age categories for Juniors 9-18. The Junior Champions will be determined in a two-race affair with Ridgeline and Battle the Bear. Distances vary between age groups. 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 to stay in shape for the upcoming high school league, achieve training goals and compete against your peers.
Discounted racing for U23 ages (19-22). Email us to get the code for half price entry fee if you are U23.