We've got a couple of cool events coming up.
Memorial Day weekend, running from Friday May 22 thru Monday May 25, the Chile Challenge is taking place in Angel Fire. Always a fun event, the Chile Challenge is the only race in the Mountain States Cup Series that takes place in New Mexico. Check out the website:
This year the race is a UCI points race for Downhill and 4X, which basically means there will be some badasses showing up, and there will be some good spectating to be had.
The list of sponsors is awesome as well. With Oskar Blues showing up giving away copious amounts of Dales Pale Ale, the best beer ever to come out of a can, Maverick sponsoring the Super D race, and our friends at Tomac showing up, there will be plenty of sweet bikes to oggle and cool people to chillax with.
The Downhill course is a former World Cup course, the XC is notoriously brutal, 4X is always entertaining, and the Super D is supposedely more "D" than "super." With a little short track XC racing thrown in, it is bound to be a great weekend.
As we have a habit of doing from time to time, we are going to close up shop so that we can go enjoy the festivities in Angel Fire. We are going to be closed that Saturday (May 23rd) and Monday (May 25th). So if you don't think you can get through the weekend without seeing us, you'll just have to go up to Angel Fire with us.
Then, the following weekend is the Pajarito Punishment, at the Pajarito Ski Area in Los Alamos. This year, there will be the XC race on Saturday, followed by a Downhill race on Sunday. Check out the sites:
Pajarito Punishment XC Race
Pajarito Punishment DH Race
Rumor has it that Bikeworks and Transition are going to be raffling off a frame for all DH racers that enter. Another rumor has it that there will be schwag from Troy Lee, 661, Magura, Commencal, Tomac, and Bikeworks given away at the DH race as well as beer from Marble Brewery. And further rumors will have you believe that the course is going to be rad, as it is being designed with the help of local pro Chris Boice, and local Bikeworks racer Vince Sanchez. Everbody who knows Chris and Vince knows that they can put together a good trail.
There will be a trail building day this saturday, 5/9, meeting at 10am in the lodge to help get the trail set in.
And that pretty much covers what we're excited about right now at Bikeworks.