8th Annual USO Oryx Challenge - 88K & 30K Cycling

This event last took place on Oct 7th, 2018
12:00 PM MST (1200T)

START POINT

New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum - 4100 Dripping Springs Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88011

NOTICE: Early registration is highly encouraged.

30K AND 88K CYCLING REGISTRATION FEES & DATES

*Select T-shirt size when registering. Available sizes: Men’s S, M, L, XL, XXL * *Select YES to accept terms when registering. *

• Early Online Registration (will receive FREE t-shirt):

 NOW  – SEPT. 9, 2018
 General Public and non-active duty - $35.00
 Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Dependent of Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Warrior Transition Battalion Service Members – FREE  

• Late Online Registration (will** NOT** receive free t-shirt):

 SEPT. 10 – 19, 2018
 General Public and non-active duty - $45.00
 Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Dependent of Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Warrior Transition Battalion Service Members – FREE    

• Registration at Packet Pick-up sites (will NOT receive free t-shirt):

 SEPT. 27 – 29, 2018 (see below for locations.)  
 General Public and non-active duty - $45.00
 Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Dependent of Active Duty Military - $15.00
 Warrior Transition Battalion Service Members – FREE

Participants under 18 must have a signed, parental consent form.

** Participants under 12 must be accompanied by a cycling adult participant**


EVENT START TIMES - Please be on site 1 hour prior to your event start time.

NOTE: Our 88K route features two climbs over St. Augustine Pass. Start times are based on ability level and are in place to ensure a safe ride. Please read the course descriptions below to determine which start time is best for you.

88K Bike Ride • 8:00 am - Advanced (18 mph and above)
• 8:30 am - Intermediate (15 to 18 mph)

30K Bike Ride • 9:30 am

DIRECTIONS TO EVENT SITE

Take EXIT 1/University Ave. off of Interstate 25. Head east on University Ave.; it will turn into Dripping Springs Rd. Continue on Dripping Springs Rd., the event site will be on your left - 4100 Dripping Springs Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011

88K Cycling COURSE (Out-and-Back):

Starts at the Farm & Ranch Museum and heads east on Dripping Springs Rd. before heading north on Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Upon reaching Highway 70 it will continue east on Bataan Memorial Highway. After NASA Rd. the route will continue east on Highway 70 and over St. Augustine Pass. The route continues down the eastern slope before turning right (south) onto Highway 213 towards Whites Sands Missile Range. Riders will find an aid station which designates the turnaround point. Follow Highway 213 north towards Highway70. Go under the overpass and head west on Highway 70. Follow the same route back to the finish at the Farm & Ranch Museum. Be aware of all course signage displayed throughout the route.

30K Cycling COURSE (Out-and-Back):

Starts at the Farm & Ranch Museum and heads east on Dripping Springs Rd. before heading north on Sonoma Ranch Blvd. Upon reaching Highway 70 it will continue east on Bataan Memorial Highway. At Porter Dr. turn left and head under the overpass. Turn left and head west on Bataan Memorial Highway following the same route back to the finish at the Farm & Ranch Museum. Be aware of all course signage displayed throughout the route.


TO VIEW ROUTES FOLLOW THESE LINKS

88K- http://routebuilder.org/2caq

30Khttp://routebuilder.org/2cat

FINISH LINE EVENTS INCLUDE:

• Complimentary food & beverages for participants!

• Booths, Music, Fun & MORE!


PACKET PICK-UP DATES & LOCATIONS To-Be-Determined Participants will receive their bib numbers on these days:

Date: Thursday, SEPT. 27, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Outdoor Adventures
1424 Missouri Ave.
Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 527-9400

Date: Friday, SEPT. 28, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Trek El Paso East
1886 Joe Battle #205
El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 225-0011


Date: Saturday, SEPT. 29, 2018

Time: 10: am - 2:00 pm

Where: Crazy Cat Cyclery
6625 Montana Ave.
El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 772-9666

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