6th anniversary xcel energy tour de ocho millas 2016

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6th Anniversary Xcel Energy Tour de Ocho Millas

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Start Time: 8am

Location: Bottomless Lakes State Park

Register Here

Check In & Late Registration:
Late registration and packet pick-up will occur on Friday, September 9, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at Comfort Suites, or on site at Bottomless Lakes State Park the morning of the race

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). Roswell Ford-Lincoln is sponsorning the "ChronoTrack" 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




Sun Country Physical Therapy



Calvary Chapel
Grace Community Church
Marlin Wells & Associates
Roswell Ford


James Polk Stone Community Bank
Manzano Energy LLC

In Kind Sponsors

City of Roswell
Comfort Suites Roswell


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