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The 2017 Oso High MTB XC and Trail Run races will take place in the Village of Angel Fire’s mountain bike trail system over the weekend of July 15th &
July 16th, 2017. As in years past, donations and revenue from the race and sale of hypercool Oso High Mountain Bike Race gear will go straight to the ALS Association. The Association, in turn, will use the money that was formerly yours (and which you traded for a tax deduction and — depending on the amount — some Oso High swag) to make life easier for someone with ALS.
The Oso High Mountain Bike Race is a USA Cycling-sanctioned mountain bike race (and part of the New Mexico Off-Road Series) for riders of all ability levels and ages. Categories for this race align with NMORS standards. Whether you’re a pro or have never raced before, we have a course and a great time for you! The massively popular race category, “Dude, I’ve Never Raced a Mountain Bike” is back with a footnote: “Dude, I’ve Never Raced a Mountain Bike (except maybe last time at Oso High)”. New this year is the Oso High Trail Run (and Walk), offering two distances (~2 km and ~7 km). We have had many people who have wanted to get involved, who do not have the Mountain Bike skills, so with the addition of the trail run/walk, please bring out family members and friends for a
Cross-Country Mountain Bike Race Registration [July 15, 9:30 a.m.]
7k Run & 2K Walk Registration [June 16, 9:30 a.m.]
Packet pick-up: Friday & Saturday at Angel Fire Resort from 4-7 PM; or Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7:45 to 9:00 AM at the race start. NO DAY-OF REGISTRATION.
Event Tech Shirts: The first 75 runners/walkers who register will receive an event tech shirt. The first 75 MTB XC registrants will receive an event tech shirt.
ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) is the most common, always fatal disease in the U.S. Thanks to the generous expense support of our lawyer friends at Modrall Sperling Law Firm, the Rodey Law Firm, German and Associates, Stelzner Law, and the Rosebrough Law Firm, all proceeds from this event go right to supporting patient service and research funding activities of The ALS Association. While participating in this great event, you can help Bite Back at ALS! As they say in Angel Fire, “Come Up for Air”, and make a weekend of it (enjoy either riding the Angel Fire bike park on Saturday, or participating in the Trail Run/Walk as a warm-up to the XC race on Sunday!).
▸ ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/”Lou Gehrig’s Disease”) is the most common, always fatal disease in the U.S., and that bites.
▸ There is no cure, no treatment, and 90% of A.L.S. patients die within five years after diagnosis, which also bites.In 2013, more money was spent relocating prairie dogs and salmon than on ALS research, which is really shocking (and we like prairie dogs and salmon).
▸ On July 28, 2010, your Co-Race Director, Doug Schneebeck (Sport Systems 505 Cycling), was diagnosed with ALS, and he’s selfishly hoping some really smart coneheads will use our money to figure out the cure.