Colorado State MTB Championship

Colorado Mountain Bike Championship logo

Rattler Racing is excited to be hosting the Colorado MTB Championship for 2022. We feel the course in Bailey is perfect for an event like this. The course delivers everything you would expect from a XC mountain bike race. It’s a 5 mile world cup style course packed with solid climbing, twisty turns, short technical sections, and fun descents. Year after year this race is voted one of the best MTB races in Colorado, come see why.

Racers will do multiple laps depending on their discipline. The course is set in a beautiful setting and perfect for those that are there to spectate. Tons of opportunities to see your favorite racers multiple times on each lap! The state championship will be a USAC sanctioned event. All racers are required to have a USAC license to race. One-day licenses will be available for $5 on race day.

If you are a student or a parent/guardian of a youth rider and thinking about racing one of our events, WE WANT YOU THERE!  We don’t want you worrying about the cost of registration, so we developed our scholarship program to give athletes of all ages and abilities an opportunity to race. Please consider applying for one of our scholarships. Click logo above to get started.

Race Distance

Standard Course: 5 Miles, 518′ Incline

Elite Mini Kids Course: 0.618 Miles, 101′ Incline

What to Expect

Equipment: All bikes are legal for the race, with the exception of E-bikes. We can’t overstate the importance of your bike running in top condition on the day of the race. Like you, it will be challenged. And, it’s your friend. Help a friend out.

Course 411: The course will be marked at all critical intersections. Course marshals will be out as well. It is the rider’s responsibility to know the course. Weather can always be a factor in Colorado. Plan accordingly!

Spectating: There are many ways to get around the venue, and it’s a perfect course to watch you favorite riders. Stationed properly, you have the ability to watch a racer pass you 6+ times in one lap.

Lodging: Colorado State MTB Championship is 25 minutes from C470/285 interchange. . It’s an easy drive to the venue from there.

Timing: This will be a lap timed event.  All racers with the exception of the Elite Mini category will have a number plate with timing chip. Results will be posted online as soon as possible.

State Champion Awards:

    • Pro/Open
    • Single Speed
    • Cat 1/2 – -> 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women/Men, 60+ Men
    • Cat 3 – – > 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women/Men, 60+ Men
    • Age 9/10
    • Age 11/12
    • Age 13/14
    • AGES 8 and under will do the Elite Mini Race. This category does not need to register on line. Show up and race!

Team Tents: Please email us to reserve a spot for your team.

Feed Zone: The area approaching the finish line will be designated as the official feed and mechanical zone.

Pre Riding: Pre-riding the course is allowed on race day for only 1 lap after the start of a given wave. Riders must not interfere with racers and clear the course when a racer approaches. If warming up behind a racer, please stay a minimum of 100 feet back. There will be an area for warmup that is off course. PLEASE PLEASE stay off the paved road.

Registration: The Colorado State Championship registration is online. Race day sign up is available but we highly recommend you do it prior to the event.


Category Start Laps Course
13/14 Boys 8:30 2 Standard
13/14 Girls 8:31 2 Standard
11/12 Boys 8:33 2 Standard
11/12 Girls 8:34 2 Standard
9/10 Boys 8:36 1 Standard
9/10 Girls 8:37 1 Standard
Fangdango Elite Mini Race (8 and Under) 9:40 2 Elite
CAT 1/2 15-18 Boys 10:00 3 Standard
CAT 1/2 15-18 Girls 10:01 3 Standard
CAT 3 15-18 Boys 10:04 2 Standard
CAT 3 15-18 Girls 10:05 2 Standard
Pro-Open Women, CAT 1/2 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women, SS Women 11:30 3 Standard
CAT 3 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women 11:32 2 Standard
CAT 3 19-29, 30-39 Men 1:15 2 Standard
CAT 3 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Men 1:17 2 Standard
Pro-Open Men 2:45 4 Standard
Single Speed Men 2:46 4 Standard
CAT 1/2 19-29, 30-39 Men 2:47 4 Standard
CAT 1/2 40-49 Men 2:48 4 Standard
CAT 1/2 50-59, 60+ Men 2:50 4 Standard
See 2021 courses below
Course Map: Standard Course
Course Map: Elite Mini Course
Colorado Bike Race Calendar


From C-470, take the 285 exit and head west.  After approximately 25 miles, take a left on Rosalie Road (Loaf n’ Jug on the right side).  Continue up Rosalie Road for about ½ mile.  Parking on the left.