PyroClassic XC Mountain Bike Race, August 3
Los Amigos and Pajarito Mountain Bike Patrol are co-hosting the first annual cross-country mountain bike race on the Valles Caldera National Preserve. The race course covers the beautiful landscape of the Preserve winding through valley meadows and climbing high mountain passes. The PyroClassic offers race categories for everyone.
This race is part of the New Mexico Off Road Series and requires a USA Cycling race permit. Race information is online now at NM Sports Online https://www.newmexicosportsonline. You can pre-register online and get information about fees, course maps and other details.
- Registered racers can pre-ride the course Saturday afternoon for no additional fee.
- Registered racers can also purchase a $10 permit to bike/hike on the Preserve Saturday afternoon and camp at the starting area that night.
- Racer family members can purchase a $10 per person permit (under 16 free) to bike/hike on the Preserve and/or camp at the starting area Saturday afternoon/night. This permit also covers access for Sunday activities.
- Camping is permitted only at the race starting area. No water or sewage hook-ups are available.
- RSVP for camping will be appreciated but not required
- There will be portable toilets on site.
- Pay permit fee at the starting area. Credit cards are accepted.
- More information will be provided here and on NM Sports Online as the event date nears.
We will need about 20 volunteers to oversee vehicle entry, parking, camping control, various check points and other logistics service.
To volunteer email Jack Crane
Geology Tour is a Success
The Geology Tour held on June 8th with Dr. Kirt Kempter turned out to be a real success.
Approximately 40 people turned out for the tour that started in Espanola and took forest Road 144 towards the west.
We had several stops along the way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and to also learn about how the mountains and valleys were formed.
Lunch was fajitas served at the La Garrita overlook at 10 200 feet. We had a fantastic view down into the Valle Grande as well as the Valle Toledo and the Valle San Antonio. We then drove to the San Antonio cabin and finally through the historic area of the Preserve before finishing at the staging area. Everyone seemed to have a great time and we are planning on doing the tour once again next year.