8th ANNUAL TOUR DE RUIDOSO CENTURY RIDE
Saturday, Saturday September 27th 2014
Closing Date and Time: Friday September 25th 2014 @ 12:00 PM
BENEFITTING LOCAL NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS!
The 8th Annual Tour de Ruidoso is a Fundraising event to benefit a variety of local not-for-profit organizations. And the Tour De Ruidoso will give you the challenge you’ve been searching for! Beginning with a climb from 6840 to 7485, a downhill and a climb back to 7482 and then dropping down to 7257 ... and this is in the first 6 miles! After check point 3, you’ll drop out of the evergreen forest into the Sonoran Desert and wind your way to Capitan, New Mexico. The Century riders climb to the Capitan Gap where Smokey Bear was found.
From Capitan you continue east and then south to Ft. Stanton. Here you’ll begin the climb to the mesa and the Sierra Blanca Regional Airport. Open country and magnificent views will enchant you as you head back to Highway 48 and the last leg into Ruidoso.
The beautiful scenery will amaze you as you tour through history. Geronimo’s Apaches roamed these hills. Black Jack Pershing and the Buffalo Soldiers served at Ft. Stanton. This is the heart of Billy the Kid country. The Lincoln County War was fought in this area and you may still see a stagecoach crossing the mountains near you where Smokey Bear was born and buried.
Start | Finish Line
Soccer field parking lot behind the Lodge at Sierra Blanca, 107 Sierra Blanca Drive, next door to Ruidoso Convention Center.
Registration Closing Date
Friday, September 25th @ 12:00 PM
The event is a very challenging 100 mile century beginning at an elevation of 6,900 ft and touring through one of the most scenic and challenging cycling routes in New Mexico. Several climbs of 8% are on the route. This is a mountainous route for intermediate to advanced cyclists.
The Lodge at Sierra Blanca Parking lot was quite crowded last year. It may be more convenient to park in the Soccer field parking lot, east of the Lodge. Access is from Hull Road.
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 @ 8:00 AM local time. Start | Finish will be in this Soccer Field Parking lot this year not on the Golf Course.
The Nearly FLAT 20 MILER
This was a great success last year! It’s nearly flat! It’s nearly 20 miles! The Nearly FLAT 20 MILER will begin at the airport rest stop (mile marker 9) with a turn- around at Hwy 48. Big shoulders, gentle rolling hills, this is a 20 mile out-and-back route, or you may reverse course at anytime to ride the distance you prefer.
The 100k or 45 Miler
For the more faint of heart, or faster! We have a great 100k (62 miles more or less). The 100k has the same starting elevation and same wonderful scenery. A Real Challenge for sure!
All participants in all events will receive a custom T Shirt reflecting their support and participation for this event. NOTE: The Greatest Green Chili Cheeseburgers in the State of New Mexico will be served to all participants post event! Come Enjoy!
SEVENTH ANNUAL TOUR DE RUIDOSO RESULTS