Trace some historic routes around north New Mexico and south Colorado during wonderful early summer weather. Using 30+ miles of the Trans American Trail route, it descends in to Dry Cimarron valley and climbs a technical rocky old road into Colorado. Start and Ends in the almost Ghost town of Folsom.
One distance 103 miles. ladies all ages and mens and over and under 50 years classes. Cheep $35 https://www.bikereg.com/ftat100
First 8 miles will be a paved neutral roll out as a group for safety.
Drop bags will be at the 50 mile mark till 1:00! that’s the cutoff.
we will leave drop bag unattended if you want.
Rain or Shine and afternoon thunderstorms are very possible so bring a rain jacket. Aside from the drop its a self reliant ride.
Study the map and know your bailouts back to folsom. there are two paved ones.
There is nothing but vending machines in Folsom at the start/finish so be fully prepared for before and after the ride also.Ill have water. museum might have a bathroom but not sure they will be open.
that said this is a the toughest wayway out there race we put on!
, see you out there. Alex
Folsom gives its name to the nearby type site for the Folsom Tradition, a Paleo-Indian cultural sequence dating to between 9000 BC and 8000 BC. The Folsom Site, about 8 miles west of the village, was excavated in 1926 and found to have been a marsh-side kill site or camp where 23 bison had been killed using distinctive tools, known as Folsom points.
In 1831 Comanche Indians killed Jedediah Smith (a famous hunter, trapper, and explorer) on the Santa Fe Trail near the Cimarron River. His body was never recovered.
In the first half of the 19th century, the region was a hunting ground for Comanche, Ute, and Jicarilla Apache Indians..The first White settlement near Folsom was Madison, settled in 1864 and named for its founder, Madison Emery. In 1877 a post office was established. Madison became a ghost town in 1888 when the Colorado and Southern Railroad was completed and Folsom was established nearby on the railroad line. The train was held up three times near Folsom by Black Jack Ketchum and his gang. The final robbery in 1899 led to the capture and hanging of Ketchum