Here’s your opportunity to learn more about bikepacking in our National Monument. We’ll make sure everyone is prepped and ready at our introductory meeting 10 days before the campout. You’ll be able to ask all your questions, check your bike, and meet the trip leaders. Then on Sept 29 we’ll load up and ride at a relaxing pace to Box Canyon where we’ll camp for the night. The ride is 10 miles one way with 2 of those being on dirt roads and trails. Box Canyon is on the historic Butterfield Stage Route and has multicolored cliffs and various volcanic formations. Once at camp you’ll have the opportunity to hike, laugh, take pictures, eat, and make new friends. Following a night under the stars we’ll ride (mostly downhill!) back to town and celebrate at High Desert Brewing Company.
Dates and Times: Intro to Bikepacking Meeting: September 19 7:00pm
Ride: September 29 3:00 pm – September 30 12:00 pm
Meeting Location: Plaza de Las Cruces 100 Main Street, Las Cruces NM 88001
Participant Limit: 15
Age Range: 11+
What’s Provided: An introduction to bikepacking and Leave No Trace ethics meeting, and a guided ride from downtown Las Cruces to a scenic camp spot in Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
What YOU Need to Bring: Bike, camping gear, a good attitude, food, water, headlamp, camera, sunscreen, and anything else you need to be comfy for a night in the desert.
To Join the Group Ride: email firstname.lastname@example.org