The Toughest Race in Texas!
Puzzler mountain bike race and trail run.
RUN – 8:00 am January 19, 2013 – Marathon and Half marathon
BIKE – 8:00 am January 20, 2013 - 13, 35, and 50 mile individual mountain bike race and 50 mile relay
The Bowen Ranch Round House in northeast El Paso, TX. Lat – 31°57’39.74″N Long – 106°26’33.60″W
The venue entrance is located 2.6 miles north of U.S. 54 on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (Farm to Market Road 3255) on the west side of the road. Drivers will be greeted by a large sign that reads BOWEN RANCH. Keep an eye out for the entrance when the road turns from 4 to 2 lanes.
PACKET PICKUP and ON-SITE REGISTRATION:
RUN – Host Hotel – Friday January 18, 2013 4 pm to 6 pm. Venue morning of race.
BIKE – Host Hotel – Friday January 18, 2013 4 pm to 6 pm. Venue Saturday 9 to noon. Venue the morning of the race.
For five years now, the Borderland Mountain Bike Association has hosted what most riders will say is definitely the toughest mountain bike race in Texas. Now the El Paso Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the Sports Commission of El Paso have brought in the El Paso Marathon Foundation to create a truly epic weekend of endurance sports in the Franklin Mountains State Park with an addition of a trail running marathon and half marathon.
Want to try both? Then compete in our Half Mad or Completely Insane competition. Half Mad is the half marathon run and 35 mile bike. Completely Insane is the full marathon and 50 mile bike. Register for each event separately, then email to notify us that you are planning to attempt this foolish stunt so we can give you a special award for completing something that we think is not very smart.
Mountain bike event held under USAC Permit #2013-191. All USAC rules apply. Annual or one day ($5) license required. Part of the Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association’s Marathon Series.
All riders must sign the standard USA Cycling waiver. Members may download a pre-filled out form here.
A blank USA Cycling release can be downloaded from here.