2015 CHILE PEPPER CHALLENGE
Sunday, September 27, 2015
La Vina Winery
The Chile Pepper Challenge is El Paso’s premier cycling event. Over 900 cyclists line up for an epic ride through the scenic and historic Mesilla Valley over country lanes covered by pecan orchards and lined by New Mexico's world renowned chile fields. The Chile Pepper Challenge offers routes, distances and mountain climbs for cyclist of all skill levels and ambition. Five ride alternatives are available, 100 miles, 62 miles, 40 miles, 22 miles and a 10 mile fun ride. All rides start and end at La Vina Winery, 4201 S. NM Highway 28 in La Union, NM. Each ride is fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles. Rest stops offer snacks, water and port-a-potties. Food, drinks and live entertainment will be provided to riders at the Chile Pepper Fiesta following the ride on the patio of La Vina.
The Chile Pepper Challenge is a fund raising event with thousands of dollars raised and contributed annually to local charities. This year all proceeds will benefit El Paso Diabetes Association.
Registration for the 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge will open in June 2015. Check back here for more details on the 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge in April.
The 2014 Chile Pepper Challenge occurred on September 28th with over 925 participants riding distances of 10, 25, 40, 62 and 100 miles. The El Paso Bicycle Club would like to thank all riders, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2014 Chile Pepper Challenge the best ever. Thank you all, and we will see you next year!