Santa Fe Railyard
Home to the Santa Fe Century start/finish line and so much more! Come out saturday before packet-pick up and shop at the Santa Fe Farmers Market. Growers from around northern New Mexico sell all kinds of meat, produce, and other artisinal items. Stick around after the Century for the Railyard Artisans Market. The Railyard is also home to concerts, a playground, open space, walking trails, and numerous shops and restaurants.
Mountain biking and hiking
Santa Fe is an outdoor lover’s paradise! Ditch those skinny tires before or after the Century for some fat ones or hiking boots and check out the trails in and around Santa Fe. Hiking and biking opportunities abound in the nearby Santa Fe National Forest and City of Santa Fe and Santa Fe County maintained trails. Check out the links below for some great resources on where to hike and bike.
- Santa Fe Fat Tire Society
- Santa Fe County Open Space, Trails, and Parks
- Santa Fe Conservation Trust
- Santa Fe National Forest
- Santafe.org bike trails
In addition to fabulous places to ride, Santa Fe offers history, culture, and outdoor activities that make it easy to see why it was recently named the “Reader’s Choice Destination of the Year” by Travel and Leisure Magazine. As you’re planning your trip to Santa Fe for the Century, check out the information on restaurants, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, cultural activities, museums, art galleries, and more. You may want to extend your Century visit by a few days to enjoy more of what Santa Fe and New Mexico have to offer.
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. 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.
These bike shops can rent bikes if you’re not able to bring your own:
Mellow Velo – email@example.com, 505.995.8356
NM Bike N Sport – 505.820.0809