This is a brand spankin' new event hosted on the pristine and premier trails outside of Gallup, NM in the Zuni Mountains. REPEAT-MOUNTAINS, not desert. (For those of you familiar with Dawn 'til Dusk or the High Desert Trail System, this ain't it.)
The pictures in the image galleries say it all - ponderosa pines, aspen corridors, trickling streams, and in good Gallup fashion - killer singletrack. Average race temps in June are superb for cycling all day and all night (highs in the mid-70's lows in the mid-40's).
The 1st 200 registered are guaranteed an event t-shirt and goody bag, so register early to get the goods!
Who's Registered Already
This race is a benefit for Solve CFS. To learn more about where your donation will go, check out the CFS & Donation page.
CFS & Donations
Race details are evolving daily and thanks to the slew of folks working on the event it's sure to be a blockbuster. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter and check back often!
Beer is free. Green chili is optional. Enchantment is mandatory.
Start Format and End Rules/Time
The race begins at noon on Saturday, June 19, 2010 on Danoff Road at the staging area. Starting riders will take the large gravel road about 1.2 miles to a two-track forest service road for another 1.2 miles until the single track begins. Volunteers will be directing riders the entire way. This is only the route for the first lap, the remainder of the race is all single track.
The race ends at noon on Sunday, June 20, 2010. Any laps not completed by noon will not be counted. ALL LAPS MUST BE COMPLETED BY NOON. The awards ceremony will begin at noon or darn close.
Bueno Categories & Raffle
The following categories are to provide the more laid-back athlete an opportunity to win! If you have suggestions on other categories we should add, feel free to email us.
Cane Creek Roadrunner Round: Fastest lap wins Cane Creek Black 110 Traditional Headset
Oldest Bike: bust out the vintage and strut your stuff
Rez Rocket: bells, whistles, wheels, seats...prizes for the most pimped out ride
Most flats: one unlucky rider will leave with a little swag
Paseo Lentos (aka, slow laps) Not in it for the glam? This is your category.
Manana Manana: Most laps in the dark
Father’s Day Dawdle: Slowest lap from dawn ‘til noon
¿Cómo te llamas? – best team name
Check out the website and facebook for more categories as the event nears!
If you still haven’t won anything there will be a raffle after the event, thanks to our sponsors. All awards and raffle items will be handed out during the awards ceremony. And sorry, you must be present to win or we raffle your prize to some other lucky soul!
Thanks to some excellent work on the part of Arnold Wilson at the Mount Taylor Ranger District and our local Zuni Mountain Trail Expert, Bill Siebersma, we are very excited to announce that the 24HITEF will be using a different staging area and course that will totally blow your socks off! Hats off to the boys for diligently working to secure the new area.
The course is located among the ponderosa pines of the Zuni Mountains (just east, and up a few feet!, from Gallup, NM).
For those that know the area, the course starts off Danoff road on upper Y2K and for 16 miles rips and rolls through the finest singletrack west of the Mississippi (in our humble opinion) onto Turkey Nest, Lost Lake Rim, Smokin' Handlebar, Burma, Quaking Aspen, and lower Y2K. You read right, ALL singletrack!
Starting Elevation 7850'
Highest Elevation 8350'
Lowest Elevation 7600'
Total Climbing 1344'
Directions & Maps
Directions from I-40:
1. Take I-40 to New Mexico exit 33 (McGaffey/Ft. Wingate/Hwy 400)
2. Head south off the exit onto Highway 400.
3. Go exactly 10 miles to Danoff Rd (9.9 miles for those coming from the west). (Danoff road is not marked. It is a large dirt road that intersects on the right only. There is no left turn onto Danoff.)
4. Turn right/west on Danoff Rd.
5. Go .4 miles to the cattle guard & fence line. Turn right on the two-track just before the cattle guard/fence line.
6. Drive until you see the single track straight ahead (.2 miles?), or the barbed wire fence. The singletrack is next to the barbed wire.