Tour of Socorro
On hiatus for 2012
It is with heavy hearts that we announce that the Tour of Socorro will not be held in 2012. The Socorro Striders and Riders thank the racing community for their ongoing support over the past ten years, and recommend choosing one of the other fine MTB races being offered in NM.
We're leaving the course description and past years' results up as a service to the community.
The Tour of Socorro was an omnium consisting of two races. The order of the two races varied from year to year, but the courses remained essentially unchanged. Both courses are open throughout the year to casual riding, weather permitting.
For racers seeking a good climb, the South Baldy Hill Climb offers an approximately 8-mile course that ascends nearly 4000 feet. The road is a smooth, dirt forest service road from Water Canyon Campground to 10700' South Baldy Peak in the Magdalena Range, West of Socorro. For those who've been around for a while, we used to hold this race as part of the Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta.
If desert riding is more your speed, the popular Cerrillos del Coyote cross-country course is a loop course utilizing the BLM's Quebradas Backcountry Byway and rough two-track road, all connected by sweet, sweet singletrack.