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WE ARE TURNING 21! This will be the 21st Annual 24 Hours of Rocky Hill and we will be celebrating with:
A 24-hour mountain bike race that can me done solo or on a team of up to 8 people. This is a 10(+-) mile course. Teams try to log as many laps as possible, with only 1 member riding at a time. The team or solo rider with the most laps in the 24 hour time period wins.
***New this year we are adding a 6-hour race and a 12-hour race. There will be a staggered start based on your race (see start schedule below) and all racers will finish at noon on Sunday.
Short Course Description: A 10+- mile loop, 80% single track and 20% jeep road with several creek crossings. The single track winds through oak and pine groves combining quick down hills and technical sections. The course is marked with arrows for day riding, reflective tape for night riding.
Long Course Description: From the start, RHR will let you know just how good of a climber you are (or aren’t) thanks to the multiple steep climbs of ‘Fat Chuck’s Demise’. If you don’t make it, don’t feel bad – just lay down next to Chuck’s headstone and admit defeat. We start at the saloon with a short La Mans running start, then head up from the Trailhead to 'Fat Chuck's Demise'. There is a workday scheduled to fix the ruts and flood damage on Grey's Way & Ike's Peek. If the ruts can't be fixed, we will go up the fenceline instead, but the plan is to take Grey's Way, Ike's Peek, Mini-Me, the Bridge, & Super Secret Switch Back to the top. Next comes a fast winding trail called ‘Karaway’ that leads to ‘Off the Lip’, a parade of whoop-dee-doo’s that wind in and out of a dry creek bed. 'Off the Lip’ will put a huge smile on your face. This year we will include Frontal Lobotomy. After that, you hit the service road for a very short stretch until you reach the utility easement where you will make a left and skip Longhorn Loop. The utility easement still has some climbing, but will offer a short bit of relief from the single track before heading back in to the woods at the start of 'Miracle Mile', which will eventually push you up an 'easier' bypass climb to the start of 'Leapin' Lizards'. This trail has a fast fun downhill, followed by some flowy smoother single track winding you back to 'Miracle Mile' and continuing on. Towards the end is ‘Black Trac’, described as the grand finale of RHR, and rightfully so. Imagine the best of RHR all at once. Right before you think it’s all over you come to 'The Grind' (the erosion alongside this bridge will be fixed with a bridge extension, and water bar at the top and back filling the dirt), followed by ‘The Wall’ – think whoop-dee-doos on crack. The Wall is in the best shape it has been in a long time. A short run on 'Fofenique' then finishing on 'Grey's Hiway' to the start/finish loop around the pond in front of the saloon.
PRIZES & AWARDS:
Fastest Lap Awards: $50.00 Fastest Lap Award to the male/female (24 hour race only) that turn the Fastest Lap during the 24 Hours of Rocky Hill. In addition, $50 will be awarded to the fastest solo male/female lap of the 24 hour race. Many thanks to Zoe Fitness for always sponsoring these cash awards.
There is a special award for the Fastest Le Mans male runner & Fastest Le Mans Female runner at the start of the race.
Cash Payout to:
The following categories will receive a cash payout 1st-3rd place :
1st-3rd in all other categories will receive custom trophies.
Race Souvenir award to all participants
RACE RAFFLE: Stick around for raffle prizes, which always include great giveaways from our great sponsors.
CATEGORY DESCRIPTIONS: (6-hour race only includes solo or 2-person teams as options)
Grande: Teams may have any number of riders from 5 up to a maximum of 8.
3-4 Person Male
3-4 Person Coed: Must have at least one member of the opposite sex on each team.
3-4 Person Masters: Combined age must average 40 years of age or higher per rider...example 4 riders = 160 years of age or more.
3-4 Person Under 21: All riders must be under the age of 21.
3-4 Person Female
Solo Fat Bike
Solo Males (Age 0-39)
Solo Males (40 +)
Solo Grand Poobah: Age 65+ (Male or Female)
Solo Open Male: Cash Payback for 24 Hour Race Only
Solo Single Speed Male: Cash Payback for 24 Hour Race Only
Solo Female: Cash Payback for 24 Hour Race Only (Equal pay for women)
Solo Single Speed Female: Cash Payback for 24 Hour Race Only (Equal pay for women)
Custom Race shirts & Custom Race Number with Name guaranteed to those registered by September 15, 2015. We have to place order on that day. We will have a few extra shirts for sale at race day if you did not pre-register by then.
|By 9/15||by 10/15||Race Day|
|Solo Open Male||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Single Speed Male||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Male 0-39||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Male 40+||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Single Speed Female||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Grand Poobah (65+)||$150||$160||$170|
|Solo Fat Bike||$150||$160||$170|
|2 - Person|
|5-8 Person Grande||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Open Male||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Single Speed Male||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Male 0-39||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Male 40+||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Single Speed Female||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Grand Poobah (65+)||$80||$90||$100|
|Solo Fat Bike||$80||$90||$100|
|2 - Person|
|5-8 Person Grande||$50||$60||$70|
|Solo Open Male||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Single Speed Male||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Male 0-39||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Male 40+||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Single Speed Female||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Grand Poobah (65+)||$60||$70||$80|
|Solo Fat Bike||$60||$70||$80|
|2 - Person|
NiteRider will be at the event and plans to bring a full inventory of lights "for sale" or rental. They will also have their rapid charging station available. There will be a neutral charging outlet. Please label you lights with your name.
Trail LED will also be on hand with lights "for sale" or rental ($30) and a charging station. There is no reason not to ride at night!
RACE RULES: CLICK HERE
RACE SCHEDULE for race weekend:
Friday, 4:00pm – 6:30 pm: Racer packet pickup at late registration at ranch
Saturday, 8:00 am: Racer Breakfast (Meal ticket Included w/Pre-registered)
Saturday, 9:00 - 10:30 am: Packet Pickup and Late Registration at ranch
Saturday, 11:00am: Mandatory Pre-race Meeting
Saturday, 12:00 pm: 24-Hour Race Start
Sunday, 12:00 am: 12-Hour Race Start
Sunday, 6:00 am: 6-Hour Race Start
Sunday, 12:00 pm: All races finish
Sunday, 12:30 pm: Racer BBQ, Awards Ceremony & Raffle (meal ticket provided at packet pickup)
LAND USE FEE:
Land Use Fee: $10 per person, per day. This will be collected at the gate by the landowner and applies to all racers, support crews, spectators and vendors.
Camping Reservations at Ranch: Contact Pam Hill at ranch: email@example.com. Click here for more info on ranch camping
No refunds under any circumstances. Wait! Well maybe. We at Terra Firma understand that things change, sometimes out of your control and we never want to rip anyone off. But please understand that we make a considerable investment in shirts, awards, dumpsters, porta potties, land use fees and a host of other expenses to put a race on. We know your one fee doesn’t effect this number, but if we don’t have a policy and stick to it, where do we ever draw the line?
We think we’ve come up with a pretty liberal policy and hope you agree:
Rocky Hill Ranch
578 FM 153
Smithville TX 78957
Take Hwy. 71 EAST toward Bastrop. In Bastrop, you will go over the Colorado River bridge and come to an intersection with traffic light. Go straight at the light toward Smithville. The highway becomes Hwy 95 SOUTH to Smithville. Watch for a brown Texas Parks sign for Buescher State Park/ FM 153. Take the first exit for Smithville and turn left at the stop sign. Continue down FM 153 for 2.3 miles from Hwy. 71, past the Buescher State Park entrance. Shortly, you will see the entrance to Rocky Hill Ranch on your left, marked by a huge sign
Take I-10 WEST toward Columbus. Just past the city of Columbus, merge onto Hwy 71 WEST toward La Grange. Continue down Hwy 71 through La Grange and onto Smithville. Watch for a brown Texas Parks sign for Buescher State Park/ FM 153. Take the last exit for Smithville and turn right at the stop sign. Continue down FM 153 for 2.3 miles from Hwy. 71, past the Buescher State Park entrance. Shortly, you will see the entrance to Rocky Hill Ranch on your left, marked by a huge sign.
Camping at Rocky Hill Ranch: Ranch info
Hotels can be found in Smithville and Bastrop. There are also area Bed & Breakfasts.
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