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Important Rider Info

Rider Guide
Download the 2022 Rider Guide here.

The Course
All rides start and finish in the Santa Fe Railyard (1607 Paseo De Peralta, Santa Fe, NM 87501). 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.

Safety
Helmets meeting CPSC standards 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).

There will be SAG support out on the course in the event a rider encounters a problem in between rest stops. Please be courteous to local traffic and drivers. New Mexico State law allows riders to ride two 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, ride@santafecentury.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.

Support
There are 6 food/hydration stops along the 100 mile course that are spaced 12-28 miles apart. They are located at Madrid, Heartbreak Hill (water/sports drink only), Cedar Grove, Stanley, Galisteo and Eldorado. Food stops are manned by volunteers and offer snacks, 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/Hydration Stop. In addition, local bike shops’ mechanics will be available to help with repairs at all Food Stops.

Join us on social media:
Meet other riders, ask questions and find out more about the ride on our Facebook and Instagram.
Share your training and experience in the 2022 Santa Fe Century by joining the new Santa Fe Century Strava Club.

Tandem Riders
Tandem riders are welcome. Each rider must register separately to receive their own bib number.

Clothing and equipment
Each year we welcome over 2,000 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.

Parking
Parking is available at the following locations:

Friday May 19th and Saturday, May 20st

  • For on-site packet pick-up/registration, pre-order merchandise, and the vintage bike show, there is paid parking in the Railyard on Camino de la Familia, and the Railyard parking garage. More info about parking in the Railyard is available at www.railyardsantafe.com/north-railyard/.

Sunday, May 21nd

Merchandise
The Century offers great looking jerseys, socks and t-shirts. This year’s models can be seen in our our Store. Order apparel by March 17th to guarantee availability. Though a limited quantity may be available for purchase after March 17th and at the venue, we do sell out.

Altitude
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 fall 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.

Rider Photos
Sundance Images is the official photographer of the Santa Fe Century. Click here for more information about Rider Photos.