Sidelines: May 10-16

Posted 5/10/18

Santa Fe Century: Registration is open for all riders interested in entering the 33rd Annual Santa Fe Century slated to take place May 20.

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Sidelines: May 10-16

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Santa Fe Century

Registration is open for all riders interested in entering the 33rd Annual Santa Fe Century slated to take place May 20.

The Santa Fe Century is the first major cycling event in the spring in the Southwest and is open to riders of all ages and abilities and will feature a 25-mile ride, half-century ride, century ride, medio fondo and gran fondo.

New this year is an all-dirt ride, which will follow a 20-mile "out and back" course from the start line (on the campus of Santa Fe Community College) to the Spur Trail and then along the Santa Fe Rail Trail until the turnaround at the crossing with Avenida Eldorado.

Online registration for the 2018 Century is now open. Cyclists who register to ride or race before or on May 19 will receive a $10 discount on entry fees. For more information about the rides, discounted hotel rates as well as early discounted registration fees, please visit santafecentury.com. 

Bike Rodeo planned

The town of Taos is planning a "Bike Rodeo" at Taos Eco Park May 20.

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, and is celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and encourage more folks to give biking a try. A drawing for one of 23 bikes, safety activities, gift bags, booths, lunch and more.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For questions regarding the event, contact Judy Esquibel at (575) 751-2037 or via email at jesquibel@taosgov.com.

Fly-fishing lessons

Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort and Solitary Angler are offering casting instruction classes every Saturday, May 26-Sept. 1 (except June 23) during the summer season.

Taught by certified fly-fishing instructors from Solitary Angler, these hands-on lessons cover the fundamentals, including how the fly rod, reel and line work together; the three elements to a good cast, how to cast overhand and backhand, even in the wind; and how to shoot line out and strip line in.

Lessons occur every Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon.

This is a free program. However, a New Mexico fishing license is required and may be purchased at Sipapu's general store. Interested anglers are asked to meet at the Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort behind Sipapu's lodge on the patio.

Students are encouraged to bring their own equipment although doing so is not required. Fly rods and reels will be available at the clinics at no charge.

Following the casting clinic, a more in-depth, half-day small stream fly-fishing class on the Río Pueblo will be offered for those who sign up for a fee.

Reservations are required. For more information or to reserve a spot, call Van at (575) 758-5653.

2018 Angel Fire Resort ‘Demo Daze’

 

“Demo Daze” will take place May 26-27. This event is free for riders who are interested in DH, XC, Enduro or a mix of mountain bike terrain. Angel Fire Bike Park is bringing together bike vendors from all over the country for novice and expert riders to test ride the latest bikes and try out new biking gear.

Lift tickets are not included with attendance to this event and must be purchased if you’d like to test out a bike.

Angel Fire Bike Park will open for the season May 18. For more information visit angelfireresort.com or call (575) 377-4369.

Angel Fire Adventure

Join the adventure for the 4th Annual Angel Fire Adventure marathon, half-marathon, 5K and Happy Feet Kids Run.

Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery with a run through picturesque Angel Fire. The rolling course is great for beginning runners and poses enough of a challenge for those looking to test their endurance.

The elevation might also take your breath away, but the views are worth it. On event day in July, participants can expect an average high temperature of 80 degrees with a possible low of 40 degrees in the evenings, creating perfect running conditions for all.

Participants will receive a shirt, goodie bag and finisher medal. An aid station will be available every 1.5 to 2 miles, and this year's race will include professional chip timing.

This year's event is scheduled for July 1, and runners who register before May 11 will receive a discount.

For more information, visit rwcadventures.com/angelfireadventure.

 

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