is the director of the
New Mexico Endurance series.
Each ride below has a ride coordinator responsible
for route decisions and ride coordination.
Please read the bottom of this post for more details about the New Mexico Endurance Series which is now in its 8th year.
Here is the 2014 schedule (Individual Page updates are TBD):
04/19 – San Ysidro Dirty Century (MTB/CX Gravel Grinder)
05/31 – Pajarito Burnout (MTB)
06/21 – Mad Cow 180 (Road/CX Gravel Grinder) ( * New for 2014 * )
06/28 – Santa Fe Big Friggin Loop (MTB)
07/12 – Chama Redneck Epic (MTB)
08/02 – Atomic Smasher 200 (Road) ( * New for 2014 * )
08/16 – Watermelon Beat Down (MTB)
09/13 – Double Boundary Trail (MTB)
09/13 – Gila Hunnerd (MTB) (canceled)
09/27 – Manzanita Mountain Epic (MTB)
10/18 – Zuni Mountain (MTB)
Visit our sister sites
- Arizona MTB: Arizona Endurance Series
- Colorado MTB: Colorado Endurance Series
- Southern California MTB: Southern California Endurance Series
- Southwest MTB: Southwest Endurance Series
- Pagosa Springs Runners: Pagosa Area Run Club
A few Other NM, AZ & SW CO Endurance events (in order by date) you should checkout.
- El Paso Puzzler (TX)
- 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo (AZ)
- 12 Hours in the Wild West (NM)
- The Whiskey Off-Road 50 (AZ)
- 12 hours of Mesa Verde (CO)
- Dawn Til Dusk (NM)
- 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest (NM)
- 24 hours in the Sage (CO)
- Vapor Trail 125 (CO)
- Tour of the White Mountains (AZ)
- 12 Hours of Old El Paso (TX)
The NMES consists as a series of ultra-endurance mountain bike rides. The rides are free and very loosely organized.
There are no fees, no prizes, but all attempts will be made to record your finish time in comparison to others (please cooperate here!). In addition your mileage will need to be kept and reported by you as a way to make sure you followed the route as much as reasonably possible. The goal is to finish these challenges and you set your own pace. A start time and route is provided here and it is up to the participant to understand the route and also have full responsibility for their navigation and well-being. These are not group rides, although some people might do these as rides with friends or even other riders they meet at the start, along the route, or even before hand through the use of the NMES Email list.
Since these rides are grassroots and will take participants to very rugged and remote places around the state of New Mexico, it should be understood that these are for experienced backcountry cyclists only. If you question your ability to complete such an ride, it is best that you consider another option before trying one of these. Also, maps, gps devices, water filtration units, and other back country tools are a must. Failure to bring along any of these might very well get you into trouble. Therefore it is up to you – and you alone – to ensure your safety!!
The goal of the NMES is to promote responsible grassroots endurance racing in New Mexico, and to provide a competitive outlet for the state’s current endurance racers – most of whom currently go out of state to compete. The NMES will help train current endurance riders and perhaps enhance success by New Mexicans in national events.
So if you have interest, come on out and join us, and do your part to contribute to this grassroots effort! How can you do your part – you ask? Well since these are all volunteer efforts – if you wish to improve upon the events or series, please step forward an do so! It’s that simple and much better than complaining.
Also, if you wish to host an a new NMES ride please contact the NMES Coordinator and we will add your ride to the website. We are always looking for new and exciting routes to add to our existing NMES rides. We especially need something in southern New Mexico to round out the series.
Look for more information to come as the ride occur, and feel freely to comment and provide constructive feedback.