Colorado State MTB Championship

Colorado Mountain Bike Championship logo


Rattler Racing is excited to be hosting the Colorado MTB Championship for 2023. We have moved the Championships to the most fitting of places, beautiful Copper Mountain, right in the heart of the Rockies. With many new trails, the action packed course  is perfect for an event like this. The course will deliver everything you would expect in Summit County. We’re still working out course details, but expect a 5-7 mile loop packed with solid climbing, twisty turns, short technical sections, and fun descents. If you like to mountain bike race, you probably need to do this one.

Racers will do multiple laps depending on their discipline. The course is set in a beautiful setting and a perfect backdrop for spectating and just enjoying the cool weather in the middle of summer. The state championship will be a USAC sanctioned event. All racers are required to have a USAC license to race. Details to follow.



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 -7 Miles

Elite Mini Kids Course: TBD

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 right in the heart of Summit County. We are working with Copper Mountain for you to take advantage of lodging options on the mountain. SEE HERE. Then give them a call and use reservation ID 5932, or mention “Colorado MTB Championships 2023”. This must be done by calling in only. 866-841-2549

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 – -> 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Men
    • Cat 1/2 – -> 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women
    • Cat 2 – – > 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+, 60+ Men
    • Cat 3 – – > 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ 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! Ages 7 and 8 can race up to 9/10 at the rate for that category.

USA Cycling Info

The Colorado State MTB Championship is a USA Cycling sanctioned event and a license is required. Have no fear though, if you don’t have a license, you can purchase a one-day license. Since you’ll be doing multiple Rattler events, an annual may be worth it.

A juniors annual license is $40 in 2023. An adult license is $110. If you decide to purchase an annual license, use code RATTLER23 when you check out and you will get a $25 discount!


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

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. It’s just a cool thing to do.

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.

Refund Policy: Rattler Racing does not offer refunds. We completely understand that unfortunate circumstances happen, but we plan this event way in advance from a cost and resource allocation perspective, and the financial and administrative burden is high. On the plus side, we do offer transfers and deferrals. If you would like to transfer your entry to another rider, no problem. Just drop us a line and we can get it taken care of for you at no charge. The same goes for deferrals. We realize schedules change, life events happen, and injuries can surprise us. We will happily defer your entry fee to next year. Again, no charge, but you must let us know prior to race day.

Category Start Laps Course
13/14 Boys 8:30 2 Standard (modified)
13/14 Girls 8:31 2 Standard (modified)
11/12 Boys 8:34 2 Standard (modified)
11/12 Girls 8:35 2 Standard (modified)
9/10 Boys 8:38 1 Standard (modified)
9/10 Girls 8:39 1 Standard (modified)
Fangdango Elite Mini Race (8 and Under) 9:40 2 Elite
Pro-Open Women, CAT 1/2 19-29,30-39,40-49 10:00 3 Standard
CAT 1/2 50+ Women, SS Women // CAT 1/2 15-18 Women (**2 LAPS **) 10:02 3//2 Standard
CAT 3 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ Women 10:04 2 Standard
CAT 1 15-18 Boys 11:30 3 Standard
CAT 2 15-18 Boys 11:32 3 Standard
CAT 3 15-18 Boys 11:34 2 Standard
CAT 3 19-29, 30-39 Men 12:55 2 Standard
CAT 3 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Men 12:57 2 Standard
Pro-Open Men, Single Speed Men 2:15 4 Standard
CAT 1 19-29, 30-39 Men 2:17 4 Standard
CAT 1 40-49 Men 2:19 4 Standard
CAT 1 50+ 2:21 4 Standard
CAT 2 19-29, 30-39 Men 2:23 3 Standard
CAT 2 40-49 Men 2:25 3 Standard
CAT 2 50-59, 60+ Men 2:27 3 Standard
Standard Modified Course (Short Course)
Course Map: Elite Mini Course
Colorado Bike Race Calendar


From Denver, go west on I-70 until you get to Copper Mountain.

Event Details
  • Days
  • Start Date
    July 22, 2023 8:00 am
  • End Date
    July 23, 2023 6:00 pm
  • Location
  • Venue
  • Category
  • Address
    318-552 Rosalie Rd, Bailey, CO 80421
Other Events
MG XC MTB bike race colorado
May 29, 2023
April 30, 2023