High Altitude Classic
XC Mountain Bike Race
The High Altitude Classic is a mountain bike race in Cloudcroft, NM with a history dating back to the '90's.
With blazin' fast single track descents, rocky technical sections, and not-so-easy double track connectors, it's easy to see how this race can quickly challenge the best of your skills, yet leave you wanting to come back for more each year.
For 2018, the High Altitude Classic is a key event in the Chubby Tire Rendezvous mountain bike festival weekend schedule. The race is a USA Cycling sanctioned event, and the 4th NM Off-Road Racing Series' event for 2018.
We're excited to see many familiar faces and racers return...
Essential Info & Start
DATE: Sunday, May 20, 2018
START: 10am @ High Altitude Shop (Downtown Cloudcroft)
You're perfect for the High Altitude Classic, if...
- You're competitive
- Enjoy a challenge
- Want to race mountain bikes
- May -or- may not have a bike that cost more than your car
- You own at least one pair of lycra shorts
- Refer to your bike clothing as a "kit"
- Your friends accuse you of being a "weight-weenie"
Pro/Cat 1: $1800 CASH PRIZE PURSE
Cat 2/3/SS: Schwag Prizes
Trophy Prizes for podium finishers
**High Altitude Classic pays out cash purse equally to men and women**
Saturday, May 19, 2018
8am @ High Altitude Bike Shop
High Altitude Classic XC Race Only
Early - $40 / participant
Late - $45 / participant
Onsite - $50 / participant (Saturday Only)
*Must have an annual USAC License to race, or purchase a 1-Day License for $10 at time of registration.
Early registration is through April 31-May 4. Late registration is May 5-18.
Onsite is at Fir Campground Saturday Only.
NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION
Awards & After Party
2pm @ Finish Line
Spectators: Follow signs from @ High Altitude in Downtown Cloudcroft to join.