Santa Fe is known as a city rich in art, culture, and history, but the surrounding areas are home to stunning landscapes and rugged, unbridled wilderness. There are plenty of hiking, biking, and sightseeing opportunities in Santa Fe National Forest, Bandelier National Monument, and Pecos National Historical Park, but organized events like Big Mountain Enduro provide you with an exciting and pulse-pounding adventure through the hills of New Mexico. Grab your mountain bike and register for this thrilling race course for a weekend full of intense biking, entertainment, and fun times! Request access to our free Santa Fe Vacation Guide for a complete list of the must-see attractions, activities, and restaurants in the area! This handy travel companion makes planning your trip to the Land of Enchantment as easy as 1,2,3!
What You Need to Know About Big Mountain Enduro
About Big Mountain Enduro in Santa Fe
Big Mountain Enduro hosts a world-class mountain biking race series that travels through New Mexico, Colorado, and Montana every year. The season kicks off with its first race of the year in Santa Fe on Memorial Day weekend in May. The base camp for the race, food, and entertainment sits about 25 minutes southeast of the center of town in Glorieta. This two-day backcountry race event features over 8,000 feet of raw terrain that tests your limits through steep twists and turns, uphill and downhill sections, and even small jumps over boulders and other rough drops.
Racing Sign-Ups and Tech Support
For those looking to sign up, there are only 400 total spots for this event, so make sure you book quickly before the race sign-ups are taken down!
Before and after races, there is full tech support provided by several mountain bike vendors like Maxxis and Shimano in the BME pit area. No tech support is available on the course. There will be first aid stations, food, and hydration provided throughout the course.
Festivities and Celebrations
Glorieta Camps is the hub for post-race entertainment as there will be plenty of festivities including a DJ, food and beer vendors, media buzz, massage services, bike demos, and much more!
While you’re in Glorieta participating in the event or watching just for fun, make sure you visit Pecos National Historical Park for a taste of New Mexico history!
Stay at El Farolito
Your comfortable and cozy room at El Farolito is only a quick 25-minute drive from the Glorieta, so you can get a great nights sleep before racing your heart out on the intense course or taking in the pulse-pounding action from the sidelines! Whether you’re wanting to enjoy the one-of-a-kind art and history scene that graces the famous adobe architecture in the heart of Santa Fe or exploring the natural beauty that lies around the city, our Inn provides you with an excellent location, fantastic amenities, and a unique Southwestern stay.
Check out our rooms and book your trip to the City Different for an experience that you will always remember! We can’t wait to meet you!