October 17-18, 2020
Rocky Hill Ranch, Smithville, Texas
A 24-hour mountain bike race that can be done solo or on a team of up to 10 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. The single track winds through oak and pine groves combining quick up & down hills, short technical sections, and fast flowing trail. The course is marked with arrows for day riding, reflective tape for night riding.
You can find all the rules on our FAQs page.
***PRICING INCLUDES ALL LAND USE FEES AND TENT CAMPING FROM FRIDAY MORNING UNTIL SUNDAY AT 3PM***
TENT CAMPING IS FIRST COME / FIRST SERVE BEGINNING FRIDAY
Regular Online Registration
Ends at 11:59 p.m. (CST), October 15, 2020
24-hr Solo: $160
24-hr 2-10 Person: $140
12-hr Solo or Team: $135
6-hr Solo or Team: $110
Race Day Registration
October 16/17/18 (on-site)
24-hr Solo: $170
24-hr 2-10 Person: $150
12-hr Solo or Team: $145
6-hr Solo or Team: $120
Rocky Hill Ranch – Directions:
Contact Pam Hill at the ranch for reservations for RV sites or general camping questions.
Pam: firstname.lastname@example.org (all reservations must be made by email. No phone reservations please)
Camping at Rocky Hill Ranch: Ranch info
Hotels can be found in Smithville and Bastrop. There are also area Bed & Breakfasts.
Awards & Swag
- Terra Firma Trucker hat (or a pair of socks or TF shirt instead if you’re not a hat person)
- Custom Race number (w/Teamname printed for keepsake) if registered by Sept 29
- Racer Raffle (everyone has a chance to win something from our great sponsors)
- $5 meal coupon to use at Freida’s Food Trailer
- Land Use Fees (Friday – Sunday)
- Tent Camping Fees (Friday – Sunday)
- Podium Awards 3 deep for each category
- Team Trophy to 1st Place Grande Team
- Fastest Lap Male 24-hour
- Fastest Lap Female 24-hour
- Fastest Lap Solo Male 24-Hour
- Fastest Lap Solo Female 24-Hour
- Fastest LeMans Runner Male 24-Hour
- Fastest LeMans Runner Female 24-Hour
- Participation Medal
- “Epic” Medals for those riding (100+ miles)
- Dirty Duel Award – if you rode 70+ miles at Dirty Dozen Mountain Bike race this year and 100+ miles @ 24 Hours of Rocky Hill (this is a custom award that holds both your “Epic” medals from the Dirty Dozen and the 24 Hours of Rock Hill
Schedule of Events – Race Weekend
Friday, 4:00–6:30 p.m. – Racer packet pickup & onsite registration at ranch
Saturday, 9:00–11:00 a.m. – Packet Pickup and onsite registration at ranch. Front gate closes and cars may only enter through side gate (marked with green and black enter flags) after this time. If you have an RV with a reserved electric hookup, arriving Friday or early Saturday during packet pickup hours is recommended. It is hard to park/maneuver once all the racers arrive and set up tents.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – Pre-race Meeting
Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 24-Hour AND 12-Hour Race Start
Saturday, 3:00 p.m.- Bike Rodeo at Saloon (Slow Race, Huffy Toss, Kid’s Crit)
Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – Photo Booth – Head to saloon for fun photo booth pictures (free)
Saturday, after dark – Movies at the saloon
Sunday, 5:00 a.m. – Packet pickup or late registration for 6hr race at saloon. You may also pick up packets during the 24hr or 12hr times.
Sunday, 6:00 a.m. – 6-Hour Race Start
Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 6 and 24 hr races finish
Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – Awards & Food
24 Hr Race:
5-10 Grande Teams may have any number of riders from 5 up to a maximum of 10.
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: Each rider must be 40 years of age or older
3-4 Person Under 21: All riders must be under the age of 21.
3-4 Person Female
Solo Open Male: Cat 1 Riders (a Single Speed rider can also be scored in the Single Speed Class for a separate award)
Solo Males (Age 0-39): Cat 2 & 3 Riders (a Single Speed rider can also be scored in the Single Speed Class for a separate award)
Solo Males (40+): Cat 2 & 3 Riders (a Single Speed rider can also be scored in the Single Speed Class for a separate award)
Solo Grand Poobah: Age 60+ (Male or Female) (a Single Speed rider can also be scored in the Single Speed Class for a separate award)
Solo Female (a Single Speed rider can also be scored in the Single Speed Class for a separate award)
*(12hr/6hr have limited categories as solo or 2-person teams, see registration page for options. We will not have Single Speed awards for 12hr/6hr races)
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). We start at the saloon with a short La Mans running start, then head up from the Trailhead past the windmill. Turn on Pam’s Picnic Trail which should give you more time to pass at the start of the race. Follow Grey’s Way, Ike’s Peek, Mini-Me, cross the carpet bridge, & up 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. We’ll either take Frontal Lobotomy or Bottle in Front of Me, based on trail conditions. Then you hit the service road for a very short stretch until you reach the utility easement where you will pass a picnic table then make a left onto Longhorn Loop. This is the far end of the loop and you will take 10-mile bail out and begin heading back in to the woods at the start of ‘Miracle Mile’, which will eventually push you up a short climb. Skip ‘Leapin’ Lizards’ and continue on to the right and follow the markings to ‘Black Trac’, described as the grand finale of RHR. Imagine the best of RHR all at once. Right before you think it’s all over you come to ‘The Grind’ followed by ‘The Wall’ – think whoop-dee-doos on crack. A short run on ‘Fofenique’ then finishing on ‘Grey’s Hiway’ to the start/finish loop around the pond in front of the saloon.
*Keep in mind this is the general course every year. We reserve the right to tweak it on race weekend based on trail conditions, rain, erosion, etc. In years when there is rain, we usually bypass most of the bottom 1.5 miles and head straight up Grey’s Way. It just depends on good ol’ Mother Nature.
Right to Cancel or Reschedule – Terra Firma Racing LLC reserves the right in the event of inclement weather, emergency, or natural disaster to cancel the race or move to a later time that day or alternate date within the year (if available). In the event of a CANCELLATION with no ability to reschedule, there will be NO REFUND OF ENTRY FEES. Each athlete must accept any such risk for their entry paid.