7th anniversary xcel energy tour de ocho millas 2017

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7th Anniversary Xcel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Start Time: 8am

Location: Bottomless Lakes State Park

Register Here

Check In & Late Registration:
La Quinta Inn & Suites
200 E. 19th St.
Roswell, NM

Come join other cycling enthusiasts as they pedal the historic eight mile loop around Bottomless Lakes State Park that was once home to “America’s most incredible road racing circuit” called the Las Ocho Millas. (Road and Track, August 1967).

To download a copy of the current rider briefing for the Tour de Ocho Millas, Click Here



The Xcel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas will benefit Reflections & Recovery of Roswell, New Mexico, an outreach program which mentors and equips clients as they recover from addiction and begin the spiritual transformation process. We hope to raise $20,000 for this local New Mexico program during this event.




Xcel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas race Course

cyclistThe Xcel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas will follow the eight mile route that encircles BottomlessLakes State Park, a nationally registered park situated in the high desert near Roswell, New Mexico.

The Tour will offer a metric century ride with shorter options for riders of all abilities (8, 16, 24, 32, 40, 48, 56, or 64 miles). Timing and Results will be provided by CCR Timing.

The course has a few demanding hills, but the rider is rewarded with fantastic views overlooking the lakes as well as impressive views of the Pecos Valley. Along the way, cyclists will be refreshed at “power stops” to hydrate and refuel.


click on map to see google earth view of course


History of the 1960's Las Ocho Millas

In 1933 the Bottomless Lakes area was set aside as New Mexico's first State Park. In the 1960's it was host to America's most incredible U.S. Road Racing Champion circut (SCCA) called "Las Ocho Millas". The Attached article from August 1967 Road and Track magazine quoted, "There's only one road to the circuit and the circuit itself is also the only way to get in and out of the park. The course is driven in a clockwise direction so as you reach the Y you stay to the left and the road runs along the mesa above the lakes. Though there are a few gentle bends along here, the top speed is limited only by the driver's skill (and daring) and the car's road holding and power. Whoeeeee, so fast and so much of it. On most road racing circuits there is one stretch where the driver can dump it in top gear and let it wind out but here there's mile after endless mile where your whole life could pass before you while you're scaring yourself to death."






For More Event Information

Event Chair - Patricia Grassie
Phone: (575) 626-1262
Email: info@TourdeOchoMillas.com

Reflections & Recovery - Lorual Peschka
Phone: (575) 910-2555
Email: Lorual@ReflectionsAndRecovery.com

Event Sponsors



Xcel Energy




Bank of the Southwest
Calvary Chapel
Marlin Wells & Associates
Diamond Lil Properties
Sun Country Physical Therapy

Roswell Ford


McClellan Oil Corporation
Bowles Law Firm
Axis Energy Corporation
ABF Commercial Roofing
Mark Taylor & Associates
Grace Community Church

In Kind Sponsors

La Quinta Inn and Suites Roswell

Call 575-622-8000 and choose Option 6 to reserve your room at La Quinta Inn & Suites, 200 E. 19th St., Roswell, N.M. 88201. Reservation must be made by August 26, 2017 to receive discounted TdOM rate of $89.00 + tax.


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