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Platte River Battle Royal

May 11, 2019

Platte River Battle Royal

Race Date: May 11, 2019 Race Location: Platte River State Park, Louisville, NE Race Host: Cycle Works Contact: Kris Sonderup 402-430-4566 or

The Platte River Battle Royal is always a great time in the woods. From punchy climbs, technical rocks & g-outs, you'll need to stay focused the whole race. But Cycle Works will reward you with smooth tunes and grilled noms. Don't miss this annual tradition! NOTE: Be sure to purchase your one-day park pass at the entrance gate!

Online Registration

Click that big red button to the right.

**SPECIAL NOTE** Due to usually heavy sign ups at the last minute, we strongly advise not registering using your phone after 6:45pm the night before. You've been warned. :)

YOUTH 18 & UNDER & Kiddie: All racers under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the race waiver on site. There is no online registration for the kiddie races. Please fill out waiver at the registration table.

Day of Registration

Day of registration can only be done at the race venue and will add $10 on top of your entry fee. Cut off time for same day registration is 30 minutes prior to your event. 

Race Day Schedule

8:00amTrail Run Race

9:00am All Juniors Mountain Bike Races

9:30am Trail Run Awards Presentation

10:00am Marathon & Cat 3 Mountain Bike Races

10:15am Junior Awards Presentation

11:30am Awards Presentation All Cat 3

12:00pm Mountain Bike Races Cat 1

12:05pm Mountain Bike Races Cat 2

2:30pm Kiddie Races – Parents need to sign kids up at the registration tent. Awards immediately following.

2:45pm Awards Presentation Cat 1/2/Marathon

Race Distances - 1 lap = 5 miles

  1. Trail Run – 1 lap, w/ rock garden
  2. Juniors – First half up to meadow, then cut off left to top of gully (bypassing middle section) and down to spring bed to finish line.
  3. Marathon – 4 hours w/ rock garden
  4. Cat 3 1 Lap, Detour rock garden
  5. Cat 2 – 2 Laps w/ rock garden
  6. Cat 1 – 4 Laps w/ rock garden
  7. Kids – Course TBD at venue

The Course

The best of the best in this state, PRSP is set in the tree-lined hills above the Platte River. Parts of the trails are technically challenging, offering racers miles of power rolling single track. But to get to the holy grail, racers will first have to tackle the long double-track horse trails at the start. There are lots of roller coaster sections and a rocky stream bed that will definitely raise the pucker factor, too! Race loop is approximately 5 miles for all levels.

The Venue:

Platte River State Park, is located between Louisville, NE and South Bend. The park is great family gathering place. It features many cabins (call ahead to reserve), each in their own semi-private area with a picnic table and fire pit. Or rent a TeePee! There is a pool, a pond for paddle boating, tennis courts, modern bathrooms and visitor’s center. On the east side of the park is a five-story observation tower. If you’re not racing, test your lungs with a climb to the top. You’ll be rewarded with a prime view of the Platte River valley.

One-day state park permit required. You can purchase one here.

Directions from I-80:

Take Hwy 50/144th St. exit south through Louisville. Once past Louisville, take a right turn on HWY 66 for not quite a mile. Watch for the park sign on the right. You can also take the Platte exit 426 off of I-80 and head east through South Bend. Once at the park entrance kiosk, take a right and follow the road past the tower and then take a right at the intersection. Follow the road down a steep hill. Park in the designated spots on pavement.

NOTE: Driving down the gravel road is not permitted by anyone unless approved by park officials first. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION.

Race Map