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Sunday, September 28, 2014
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 the local charities we are raising money for include Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso, Animal Rescue League, Roadrunner Food Bank and the Lee and Beulah Moore Children's Home. Representatives from each charity staff the rest stops along the route. Show them you care by riding the Chile Pepper Challenge.


Registration for the 2014 Chile Pepper Challenge will open on June 1, 2014

2013 Ride

The 2013 Chile Pepper Challenge occurred on September 29th with 888 participants riding distances of 10, 20, 40, 62 and 100 miles. The El Paso Bicycle Club would like to thank all riders, sponsers and volunteers for making the 2013 Chile Pepper Challenge one of the most successful to date. Thank you all, and we will see you next year!

2013 Jersey Back Orders

If you order a 2013 Jersey that has been back ordered your jerseys should be delivered within 8 weeks of the ride, so about the end of November, hopefully sooner. Your jersey will be mailed to you at the address you used for registration. Please notify us immediately at chilepepper@elpasobicycleclub.com if you would like your jersey delivered to another address.

Proceeds Benefit

2013 Sponsors