2nd Annual
Tour of Socorro
April 19-20, 2008
Socorro, NM, USA
Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta

Fat Tire Events

Cerrillos del Coyote

The Cerrillos del Coyote is the latest in a long line of volunteer-supported cross-country mountain bike races located in Socorro, NM, USA. Past races were held as part of the Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta, but in 2005 the race was promoted to be its very own event, held annually on the third Saturday in April.

A perennial stage in the New Mexico Off-Road Series, the Socorro race is always a racer-favorite, and showcases some of the best Socorro has to offer. We support all NMORS race categories, provide neutral support, and offer plenty of opportunities for challenging one's skill and endurance.

If you like racing on your mountain bike, the Cerrillos del Coyote is not to be missed!


Fat Tire Fiesta

The Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta is a volunteer-supported mountain biking event located in Socorro, NM, USA, held annually alongside the popular Socorro Fest extravaganza, on the weekend following Labor day. The Fiesta features a wide range of guided pleasure rides in and around the Socorro area, often crossing beautiful lands not normally open to the public!

Of course, mountain biking is as much about socializing with others who share the same love of the outdoors, debating the latest gear trends, or just ogling all the bikes you wish were yours, as it is about riding epic trails. When you do finally get off your bike, the Fiesta has you covered with a host of non-riding activities.

Whether you're a wizened veteran able to astound your frieds with improbable feats of bicycle acrobatics, an enthusiast who rides centuries as a warm-up, a weekend warrior, or you just got your first mountain bike and want to see what all the fuss is about, the Socorro Fat Tire Fiesta has something to offer you!


Weekly Rides and Gatherings

Notice: These rides are strictly informal. They are not sponsored in any way by the City of Socorro, the Socorro Striders and Riders, Spoke 'n Word Cycles, or the promoters of this website. Ride solely at your own risk. Hey, what do you expect for free?

Special events are a ton of fun, but the locals like riding year 'round! If you happen to be in the area, why not drop by for one of our regular ride gatherings? We'd love to ride with you!

Monday/Wednesday/Friday, 12:00 PM (noon) - Road Ride

Often heads north to Polvadera along back roads. Flat, flat, flat. The pace is often fairly quick, and the peloton has been known to split. Road bikes are preferred, as it will be hard to keep up on a mountain rig.

Meets in the IRIS Passcal parking lot.

Friday, 11:30 AM - MTB Ride

Often heads north to the Socorro Singletrack Park. The pace is moderate.

Meets in the IRIS Passcal parking lot.

Saturday, 10:00 AM - MTB Ride

This "grrl-only" ride heads where-ever the mood moves them. Pace is determined by the group, though the regulars tend toward fast and technical.

Meets at Spoke 'n Word Cycles.

Sunday, 10:00 AM - MTB Ride

This no-drop ride heads all over the county, though the Quebradas, Magdalenas, and Socorro Singletrack Park are favorites. The regulars tend toward fast and/or technical, but riders of any skill level are welcome.

Meets at Spoke 'n Word Cycles. If you have a car, bring it: the trailhead is often a ways away from the bike shop.