Mid Week Melee

Join us at Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison, Colorado in 2024. All weeknight races will be at the Coyote Crossing Pavilion. You will be treated to an amazing race scene, exciting atmosphere, professional timing, super fun terrain, a volunteer group that is second to none, and of course, support from our sponsors. This is seriously a good time for the whole family. Racers will be categorized based on their race age which is the age you will be on December 31, 2024.  (Example: If you were born November 1, 2010, your race age is 14.)


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

Elite Mini Course 1.9 miles
Short Course  4.3 miles
Long course  4.8 miles


Early-bird pricing ends at 10:00 PM the Monday before the race. A $10 fee will be added for all registrants after that time. Online Registration Only.

  • Adults – $40
  • Juniors (11-18) – $30
  • Juniors (10 and under) – $20

**Juniors 15-18 that want to race up can race OPEN category only. Any junior racing up incurs the fee for the category they race up to.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Rattler Racing does not offer refunds. Since this is a park we all enjoy, we will be sensitive to weather conditions and races CAN BE CANCELLED at any time. If we are forced to cancel PRIOR to race day, a transfer to another MWM race will be offered. If we are forced to cancel DURING race day due to inclement weather, we will be unable to offer a refund.  If you would like to transfer your entry to another rider prior to race day, no problem. Just drop us a line and we will issue a voucher for the new participant. No charge for transfers.  If you need to defer, we will happily issue a voucher for any Rattler event in the next 12 months. This will incur a $10 fee. Deferral requests will not be accepted 2 days prior to race day or anytime there-after. Thank you for understanding this policy!

What to Expect

  • Medical support throughout the course
  • Professional Timing
  • Post Race party and awards
  • Custom swag
  • Good times with your buddies

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. It is the rider’s responsibility to study the course and have directional backup. Remember, we must adhere to all traffic rules. Always stay to the right of the center, especially on the fast descents. Weather can always be a factor in Colorado. Plan accordingly! We will have a medical team on course in various areas and roaming. As always 911 is your friend. Marshals will have radios as well. Good communication wins the day.

Spectating: There are many ways to view this event. Please consider routes that don’t interfere with riders as you make your way to a spectating spot. A map will be provided as we get closer to race day.

Number Plates: All Racers will be issued a chipped number plate. Treat it well.

Timing/Awards: At the pavilion. We work to do this as quickly as possible.

Licensing: NO USAC license required!


Category Start Laps Course
Junior 9-10 5:00pm 2 Kids Circuit Course
8 and Under 5:01pm 1 Kids Circuit Course
Junior 15-18 Boys 5:30pm 3 Short Course
Junior 11-14 Boys 5:31pm 2 Short Course
Junior 15-18 Girls 5:33pm 2 Short Course
Junior 11-14 Girls 5:34pm 2 Short Course
Beginner Men 5:36pm 2 Short Course
Beginner Women 5:37pm 2 Short Course
Open Men / SS Men 6:15pm 3 Long Course
SS Men 6:16pm 3 Long Course
Sport Men 6:17pm 2 Long Course
Open Women 6:18pm 2 Long Course
Masters 50+ Men 6:19pm 2 Long Course
Sport/Masters/SS Women 6:20pm 2 Long Course
Clydesdale Men 6:20pm 2 Long Course

Additional Details

Race address: 15600 W Morrison Rd, Lakewood, CO 80228

Coyote Crossing Pavilion is on the north side of the park. When you go through the gate, turn left at the T intersection. Drive 1.2 miles to a dirt road entrance on the left. Overflow parking in any of the 2 lots on the right side prior to entering the area, or in the Mountain View lot after you pass the start area (about 1/2 mile east).

Rattler Racing pays park entry fee. When you get to the gate, smile real big and let the friendly Bear Creek Lake Park Staff know that you came to race hard!

Course Map: Adult Expert & Sport
Course Map: Adult Beginner & Juniors
Course Map: Elite Minis
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