2019 RME races

The RME races are sanctioned by USA Cycling and will determine the Colorado State XC Championship.  If a racer places in the top-15 in either race, they qualify for National Championship race in Winter Park.

RME Race Series

  • May 4th, Ridgeline Rampage, Castle Rock
  • May 18th, Battle the Bear, Lakewood

Marathon and XC Disciplines

There are 3 categories for USA Cycling MTB racing: The lowest is Cat 3, then Cat 2, and the highest is Cat 1. You must race in the category on your license. However, you can self-select the category on your license. Here’s how: On the USA Cycling website, go into your account, select licenses, go to menu, scroll down and select upgrade. There is no strict criteria for MTB category upgrades, you just need to show a few races to indicate your level of race experience if you want to be Cat 1 or 2. Any problems just call USA Cycling, they are very helpful: 719-434-4200”

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.
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 Championships

Points will be given from each race to the top-10 finishers in each category. Points from both races will be combined to determine the  XC State Champions. A top-15 finish in either race is qualification to enter the National Championship XC race in Winter Park.


  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Teams

USAC Categories:

  • Pro Open
  • Cat 1
  • Cat 2
  • Cat 3
  • Juniors

Entry fee includes well marked race course, chip timing, results and rankings, hydration station, awards party. The first 200 registrants receive a Race-T and goody bag.

3-Person Relay

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.


Racing age is your age as of December 31st. Our Junior League program continues with specific age categories for Juniors 9-18.  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 in the spring helps to stay in shape for the upcoming high school league, achieve training goals and compete against your peers.