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October 1, 2013


WHAT: Puzzler mountain bike race.

WHEN: 8:00 am January 18, 2015 –  13, 35, and 50 mile individual mountain bike race and 50 mile relay

WHERE: 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. 

Mountain bikers have 3 choices:

  • 50 mile – 8:00 am start
  • 35 mile – 8:10 am start
  • 13 mile – Mini-Epic – 8:20 am start

Each course is considered EPIC by most mountain bikers’ standards with all distances riding to the far north end of the Franklin Mountain State Park.  The 50 and the 35 make a large loop around the northern portion of the range.  All cycling routes are the same as 2013.

2015 Race Bible



PAYOUT!!!  The Puzzler has always had equal payout for the top male and female finishers.

Male Finishers

1st  $400

2nd $250

3rd $125

4th $75

5th $50

Female Finishers

1st  $400

2nd $250

3rd $125

Thanks to all of our GREAT SPONSORS!


At the race venue Saturday January 17th  1:00 – 5:00 PM. Also at the venue the morning of the race.

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  1. Jim D permalink

    Is there still going to both run and bike events this weekend.
    I can not find the run event website, I know that the events are run by different groups and was hoping you could steer me in the right direction

    Thanks Jim

    • Unfortunately, there will not be a run coinciding with the 2014 Puzzler. Thanks

  2. Time cutoffs are given as 2:30 for mile 26 and 2:15 for mile 35. Is one of those a typo?

    • Sheila, The time cutoffs given are correct. We will be cutting off any riders, in the 50 mile category, who arrive at the 35 mile mark after 2:15 PM. Thanks

  3. Jim d. permalink


  4. Don T permalink

    Can someone give more information about the 50 mile relay race?

  5. David H permalink

    Will this event be licensed by USA Cycling now that it is a bike only event? If so, is there any consideration to put it back into the TMBRA marathon series? Either way, I really want to go back after not being able to make it last year. Awesome trails = awesome event.

    • Yes, the Puzzler will be a USA Cycling Sanctioned Event. We will look into joining the TMBRA Series for the 2014-2015 marathon series when the time comes.

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