Enchanted Circle New Mexico

The Enchanted Circle Bicycle Tour, produced by Roll Massif, offers riders some of the most picturesque riding in the southwest and a unique opportunity to experience the raw natural beauty of Northern New Mexico.   You’ll experience rewarding climbs, rolling hills, fast descents and hairpin turns.  The Enchanted Circle Bicycle Tour travels counterclockwise around the beautiful Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway.  The course will start and finish in the Town of Red River, and travel through the Village of Questa, Town of Taos and Village of Eagle Nest and peak at an elevation of 9,820 feet on Bobcat Pass.  You may ride the 85-mile loop or challenge yourself to the century with a jaunt through the Village of Angel Fire.

Roll Massif is a premier event producer with an emphasis on iconic routes from the high desert to alpine terrain.  All events include full route support, stocked aid stations, music, food and libations.

This years tour benefits the Red River Valley Foundation which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for citizens and visitors to the Red River Valley, NM.  If Red River is a resort town in Taos County, New Mexico, located in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and just 36 miles from Taos ski resort.  It’s a great place to plan a long weekend and enjoy all the activities you’d expect in a mountain town, including biking of course.

 

Wild West Mountain Bike Festival

The Wild West Mountain Bike festival is produced by Zia Rides and takes place annually in the heart of New Mexico in mid October. This is an endurance event with 6 hour, 12 hour, and 40 mile mountain bike disciplines which all take place in the Grindestone Lake trail system. The weekend brings lots of racing, a criterium race that takes in the town on Friday night, and a new four stage enduro race for the downhill oriented folk, alongside the main endurance races. The Wild West Festival is part of the Zia Rides Race series.  The Wild West Festival offers and event for every ability from kids races to pros.

GFNY Santa Fe

Gran Fondo New York (GFNY) was founded by Lidia and Uli Fluhme in 2011 as a personal endurance challenge for road cyclists.  Fast forward and GFNY is now a series of 18 events in 15 countries culminating with the GFNY World Championship in NYC May 15, 2022.  GFNY Santa Fe is the newest in the series, which offers the opportunity to qualify for a front corral start at the 2023 GFNY World Championship.

GFNY Santa Fe features an 81-mile Long (Gran Fondo) course with 7,500 feet of climbing, and 55-mile Medium (Medio) course with 3,300 feet of climbing, both starting near downtown Santa Fe before routing participants through the area’s scenic rolling hills, pinion-juniper woodland and the cottonwoods of Tesuque. The Long course further tests riders’ legs and mental endurance with a climb up Hyde Park Road/NM 475 to a finish line at 10,350 feet elevation on the Ski Santa Fe property. Both courses will take riders through the spectacular and diverse terrain of the southwest as they challenge the mind, body and spirit of participants.

In addition to the race, the event brings three-days of vendor exhibits, group rides, guest speakers, film showings, rider socials and an award ceremony to Santa Fe. The premier event is expected to bring 1,000 cyclists to Santa Fe, drawing a significant percentage from Latin American countries. Additionally, TOURISM Santa Fe is providing itineraries for participants and their families based on their interests, including the arts, cuisine or cultural activities.

Santa Fe is one of the world’s top award-winning and most beloved destinations. “The City Different” is four centuries of history and legend, ancient and modern cultures, a majestic outdoor world of recreation and adventure, vibrant visual and performing arts, expansive culinary delights, revitalizing spas, and uniquely tasteful shopping. Fly direct to Santa Fe from Dallas, Denver and Phoenix. TOURISM Santa Fe, a department of the City Of Santa Fe, promotes the city to leisure and business travelers and operates the LEED Gold Certified Santa Fe Convention Center. For information, access your Official Santa Fe Guide and visit www.santafe.org.