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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Grace Gardens

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, 64 miles, 40 miles, 27 miles and a 10 mile fun ride. All rides start and end at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive, El Paso, Texas 79932. 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.

The Chile Pepper Challenge is a fund raising event with thousands of dollars raised and contributed annually to local charities.


Registration for the 2016 Chile Pepper Challenge will open in June 2016. Check back here in April for more details on the 2016 Chile Pepper Challenge.

2015 Ride

The 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge occurred on September 27th with over 900 participants riding distances of 10, 20, 40, 64 and 100 miles. The El Paso Bicycle Club would like to thank all riders, sponsors and volunteers for making the 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge the best ever. The 2015 event raised supported the El Paso Diabetes Association. Thank you all, and we will see you next year!



Thank You for your generous support of the 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge!

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