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Are you Tough Enough?

Complete all the races in the 2016 series

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The Series


Are you Tough Enough?

Complete all the races in the 2016 series

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Encierro Velo


Encierro Velo

Monument, Colorado

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Encierro Velo


Encierro Velo

Monument, Colorado

Race Details

Greetings Encierro Velo Entrants:

 

After much thought, we have decided to postpone one week to May 7, 2016. As of 8:00 pm , Wednesday, May 27, the forecast is for all areas of the course to receive snow on Thursday night and all day Friday. Monument, which is where the southwest corner of the course lies, is projected to receive 8 to 16 inches of snow. Other areas of the course will receive lesser amounts. While Saturday has a 20% chance of snow, it is unlikely that all areas of the course will be plowed by Saturday morning. For now, all details will remain the same for the May 7 date. But check the website, as some details may need to be tweaked at the last minute. We apologize for this necessary weather postponement, but feel it is the best decision based on the current forecast. If you are unable to attend on May 7, we apologize that we will not be able to issue a refund; however, we will offer a discount for next year’s event. We will keep registration open until May 6.

 

Thank for your understanding and continued willingness to support this new event.

 

Sincerely

 

Phil Schweizer

Race Director

Ready to test your courage? Or just looking for a adrenaline rush at the start of a awesome ride? Then Encierro Velo gravel grinder is your spring event. It will wake you up from your winter slumber! Google Encierro to get a fuller understanding. 

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Pony Xpress


Pony Xpress

Trinidad, Colorado

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Pony Xpress


Pony Xpress

Trinidad, Colorado

Race Details

The Race

Come discover the challenge’s Pony Express riders faced in the 1860’s. These earliest American racers speed across remote, desolate regions of America. They had to combine speed, endurance, and mental toughness just to stay alive. While at their physical limits, they had to keep a clear mind, to navigate, to read the weather and to manage their food. If they got into trouble, they had only their own wits and fortitude. So come challenge your ability to think and plan under pressure. Success will require the ability to combine speed, endurance, clear thinking and sheer dogged determination.  

The course is made up of gravel county roads that travel northwest Trinidad,Colorado. Each distance has only 10k of blacktop. Unlike Leadville Trail 100 or Rocky Mountain Endurance series,which are loops or out and back, each distance contains mostly new terrain.  Consisting  of rolling foothills, forests and open plains with stunning views of Fisher Peak. At no point do you ride or even cross a state highway. 70% of the course is in tree sheltered or canyon areas that are less susceptible to wind. So it’s unlikely you’ll face the winds of Dirty Kanza. Roads are open to public vehicle traffic as well as cattle (open range). Early portions of the course travel thru historic mining areas including the nationaly recognized  Ludlow memoral. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 8,800 feet. Typical temps range from 50 degrees at start to 75 degrees mid day. Put away those heavy Dirty Kanza tires. These roads are fine gravel, so lighter tires can be run.  If you hate competing with cars and love riding quiet gravel roads, then this is your event. This course will not disappoint! All participants must have a GPS, as the course is unmarked . A Colorado Gravel Grinder Championships event.

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