Sunday, May 14, 2023

Go ride the Lasso Loop Trail!

We've been making great progress on the new trail at the Rodeo Grounds, now named the Lasso Loop. The full trail has been roughed in and cleaned up. What the trail needs the most now is moisture and compaction, so yesterday's rain and the forecast for next week are very welcome. Please feel encouraged to go ride, run or hike the trail - use will help the tread compact into a hard surface. 

The trail now has a segment on Strava and we're in the process of uploading it to all the mapping apps, starting with TrailForks. Go check it out!

The City will be supporting us with trail marker sign installation over the next few weeks which will make the route easier to navigate, and they're working on a trail-head kiosk too. We're looking forward to the inaugural youth mountain bike race this October!

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Rodeo Grounds Single Track Progress

With many thanks to the 13 volunteers who pitched in this Saturday, we now have about 1.7 miles of the new 2.6 miles of single track roughed-in! It's very soft out there still and it needs finish work, but it was good enough for Justin and Luke to go for a spin and try it out. We'll be continuing this project on Saturday May 13th. 


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Socorro Single Track Trail Map Finalized


We've reached some consensus on names and finalized the Socorro Single Track Trail Network map! Many thanks to Christine at the BLM for helping with the GIS function on this one, and for everyone who submitted feedback on the map and trial names. We'll put one of these up near the East Rd trailhead shortly, and be updating the various user apps (such as mtb project to match).

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

5K Single Track Approved!

With many thanks to the City of Socorro, we're developing a single track extension to the City of Socorro 5K Trail at the Rodeo Arena & Sports Complex! This trail will be useful for recreation year round, but it's main aim will be as a race course for the New Mexico Interscholastic Cycling League who'll be hosting a regular race here starting on October 27-29th, 2023. More info on this soon as we'll need a bit of volunteer help on finish work and compacting the tread line. 

We're really excited about this trail and even more excited to have youth mountain bike racing here in Socorro. If you're interested in coaching a local middle school or high school team we'd love to hear from you!

Socorro Single Track Map

We're aiming to standardize on a map and trail names for the Socorro Single Track Network. You can find a draft of it below. Input on names or other missing information is very welcome while we try to reach a consensus amongst the users, land managers, and other stakeholders. We'll make a sign for the trailhead and update the online maps once we have agreement.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Descansos Trail Build Day #3

UPDATE: Build day is postponed/cancelled. We've hit a snag with ongoing review of the documentation that approves the construction of the trail. We will reschedule once the issue is resolved. 

We'll have our final trail building day on the Descansos Trail - connecting the north and south segments - on April 15th. It's a beautiful trail and we hope you'll join us! We're working in partnership with our friends at the New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors, so please consider registering with them or contact us to be on the local volunteer list. 

National Trails Day Event - June 3rd

Our friends at the SCOPE Health Council are hosting an event at Box Canyon for National Trails Day. We'll have guided bike rides, guided hikes, a trail run, an introduction to bouldering, food trucks and more. Should be a great day, so pencil this one in for Saturday June 3rd! If you're interested in participating please contact us or the SCOPE organizers (