Sports Sidelines: May 17-23

Posted 5/17/18

Santa Fe Century

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

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Sports Sidelines: May 17-23


Santa Fe Century

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

Bike Rodeo planned

The town of Taos is planning a "Bike Rodeo" at Taos Eco Park Sunday (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 to 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 

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are sought to help with the community bicycle rodeo at the Taos EcoPark on

Sunday (May 20) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Volunteering is a great way to give a few hours of your time to help more kids get on bikes and have fun while developing basic skills.

The event includes fun skills stations hosted by Field Institute of Taos, booths, free food and free bike helmets (while supplies last). 25 bikes will be given away.

Please email Susie Fiore at if you are able to sign up and help, and spread the word about this great, free event.

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 Friday (May 18). For more information visit or call (575) 377-4369.

Basketball camp

Taos High School announces its annual basketball camp for young players interested in improving their on-court skills to be held at Taos High School gymnasium June 5-7.

The three-day camp will have two age divisions with two separate times and entry fees for each age category. Ages 6-9 will run from 9-11:30 a.m. and costs $50. Ages 10-13 will run from 1-4 p.m. and costs $65. Proceeds will go to the Taos High School basketball program.

For more information or to sign up, contact Head Coach Hernando Chavez at

Volleyball camp

Taos High School will run a volleyball camp June 19-21 for players aged 6 to 14 at Taos High School gymnasium.

The camp starts at 8 a.m. each day and ends at noon. Cost is $60, and proceeds go to the Taos High School volleyball program.

For information or to sign up, interested players can contact Head Coach Anita Rodríguez at



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