• Retracing Escalante’s Journey One Blue Tortilla at a Time on My Mountain Bike–Rob Quinn

    Submitted by Bill Plock on July 13th, 2020

    If you wrote down that in 1776 two Franciscan Priests and 10 other men of various occupations described as “soldier” or “horse tender” left Santa Fe New Mexico and headed west to Monterey, CA establishing an overland route to the California Mission system–you win too! This was not a military mission. They were on a mission from God, long before Jake a Elwood used that punch line. But some thought they had embarked on mission impossible, long before Peter Graves.

    Dominguez-Escalante (Dominguez being the other priest) decided they would depart north, head to what is present day Pueblo then follow the river to Durango. They then explored north towards Grand Junction, explored the Canyonlands and ended up in The Great Salt Lake Basin. Just like your family roadtrip last year! To put this journey in perspective they knew less about what they were getting into than Lewis and Clark or for that matter the first astronauts in space.  Read more

    • BME Santa Fe

      Submitted by 303cycling on January 31st, 2019

      Santa Fe, NM   The Big Mountain Enduro 2019 season opener will kick off in Santa Fe, N with a two-day backcountry race entailing upwards of 8’000 feet of long rocky descents. Expect the raw terrain this event is knownRead More

      • Santa Fe Century

        Submitted by 303cycling on January 31st, 2019

        Santa Fe, NM   Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail, onwards through the Galisteo Basin to the old village of Galisteo, and back into scenic Santa Fe. The Santa Fe CenturyRead More

        • GFNY Santa Fe

          Submitted by 303cycling on December 17th, 2018

          Santa Fe   The global road cycling marathon series GFNY is coming to the Rockies with GFNY Santa Fe!  Come join riders from around the globe June 23, 2019 for either the 81 mile long course with 7,500′ of climbingRead More

          • BME Series: Santa Fe

            Submitted by 303cycling on March 7th, 2018

            Santa Fe, NM   The Big Mountain Enduro 2018 season opener will kick off in Santa Fe, NM with a one-day backcountry race entailing upwards of 6’000 feet of long rocky descents. Expect the raw terrain this event is knownRead More

            • Sante Fe Century

              Submitted by 303cycling on January 25th, 2018

              Santa Fe, NM   Miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, across the mineral rich Ortiz and San Pedro Mountains, onwards through theRead More