Before You Ride
All rides start and finish from the parking lot of the Christus St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe (455 St. Michaels Dr., Santa Fe, NM, 87505).
All routes are carefully marked with signs along the entire distance. This is an open course and riders are responsible to observe and obey all traffic laws.
ASTM approved HELMETS ARE MANDATORY! For your safety, no aero bars or any other forward pointing handlebar extensions will be allowed on either of the timed rides (Medio Fondo and Gran Fondo).
The New Mexico State Police, Santa Fe Police, Santa Fe County Sheriffs and the New Mexico Ham Radio Operators will be out to help riders. Please be courteous to local traffic and drivers. New Mexico State law allows riders to ride 2 abreast. Please use common sense and be safe! We recommend riding single file in traffic.
In case of injury, medical assistance is available from the fire districts along the routes. If it is a medical emergency, dial 911. We will be periodically monitoring our email, email@example.com, for those who need to communicate with us during the ride. However, be aware that there are areas along the route that do not have cell phone service.
There are 6 Food Stops along the 104 mile course that are spaced about 20-25 miles apart. They are located in Madrid, before Heartbreak Hill, at the fire department in Cedar Grove, in Stanley, in Galisteo, and at Spin Doc near Eldorado. Food Stops are manned by volunteers and offer snacks, fresh fruit, energy drink, water, first aid, sunscreen and more. If you need to sag back to the venue, please speak to one of the volunteers at a Food Stop. In addition, local bike shops' mechanics will be available to help with repairs at all Food Stops.
Every rider will receive a Ride Kit that contains a wide mouth Santa Fe Century 2016 water bottle, Bib and Helmet Numbers, and Route Maps with route instructions. Gran and Medio Fondo riders will also receive a bicycle number which includes their timing chip. You can pick up your Ride Kit at the Santa Fe Century Venue either the day before the rides or the morning of the rides. Click here for pick up times.
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Meet other riders, ask questions and find out more about the ride on our Facebook page.
Teams, groups and clubs are welcome to participate in all the rides. When registering online, you have the option to create or join a team. If you are a team captain, you can also assign a password for your team to use when registering. Because our fees are so affordable, fund raising groups have sponsored teams that raise funds for their cause.
Tandem riders are welcome. Each rider must register separately to receive their own bib number.
Riders and Gear
Each year we welcome over 2,700 riders from around the United States and the globe. Santa Fe is at an altitude of 7,000 feet and typically the weather is cool in the morning, warming up quickly as the sun climbs in the sky. Dressing in layers that can be shed and having a lightweight windbreaker is essential. Each rider must come prepared with large water bottles, spare tube & patch kit, pump, tire changing tools, sunscreen and lip-balm. The route is rural and the few stores along the route may not be open.
There is plenty of parking available at the Santa Fe Century's start/finish venue. Please follow the signs for parking when you arrive.
The Century offers great looking jerseys, short and long sleeved shirts and cycling caps. Check out our Store to see this year's models. Order apparel when you register. Only a limited quantity will be available for purchase the day before and on the day of the ride - and we sell out.
Santa Fe is at 7,000 feet. That is a mile and a half above sea level! If you live at sea level or a significantly lower elevation, please allow a couple of days, if possible, for your body to adjust to the high altitude. Also, in the Spring we can have 40 degree temperature swings from the early morning to mid-afternoon. Our humidity level is also very low, which is why we have the beautiful blue skies. But, visitors need to drink more water than usual to stay hydrated.
These bike shops can rent bikes if you're not able to bring your own:
Melo Velo Bike Shop - firstname.lastname@example.org, 505.995.8356
Santa Fe Bike N Sport - Bike & Sport, 505.820.0809
SpinDoc (located in Eldorado) - email@example.com, 505.466.4181
Sundance Images is the official photographer of the Santa Fe Century. Click here for more information about Rider Photos.
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