This is a Pirate/Grassroots race/ride that hopes to bring cyclists together to experience a totally different and fun style of New Mexico riding. This event is FREE, unsupported, and HARD…after all, this is a “Gravel-Grinder” bike ride! Riders are welcome to ride whatever bike they’d like – gravel-specific, mountain bike, or road. The route is 90% smooth, flat and rolling crushed gravel…and 10% rough, pot-marked, crappy, asphalt. The ride is completely unsupported and traverses an extremely remote area with little, if any, cell coverage. Be prepared! Study a map! Ask Questions! Ride with someone who knows the route. Your safety is in your own hands. Bring your own Water & food, and any repair gear you might need for your bike. Rain-gear, if you think you’ll need it!