NMICL Bikefest – August 19/20

We are so excited to have a NICA league in New Mexico that we’re having a kick-off event, a Bikefest! Pajarito Mountain is sponsoring our event this year and it is set to be an awesome weekend. Follow the link for more event information and the schedule.

Coaches will be getting final participation numbers in by Thursday 8/18, so let your coaches know by then if you can attend!

Camping is available both Friday and Saturday nights.


Friday 8/19
5-8pm – camp and team pitzone set up
7pm – pizza on the Lodge deck
7:30pm- s’mores, provided by Los Alamos MTB team
8pm – movie on the Lodge deck

Saturday 8/20
7:30-8:30am – coach registration/check-in (coaches will get registration and scavenger hunt maps for their entire team)
8:30am – event meeting -for all participating coaches & riders
9am-12pm – scavenger hunt ride
11am-2pm – Pajarito cafe is open
(please plan to support our sponsor by purchasing your lunch there)
12pm – turn in scavenger hunt cards
1pm- Raffle prizes from scavenger hunt
1:30-3:30pm – bike games, obstacle courses, optional rides
4pm – official wrap-up, NMICL clean-up
beyond 4pm – you’re welcome to stick around to camp another night and ride.

We are aware that the NMORS Taos race, originally scheduled for June, has been cancelled. Camping is allowed at Pajarito Saturday night, all riding after 4pm Saturday is under parental supervision.

Pajarito Cafe:

With Pajarito sponsoring us, please come support their cafe form 11am-2pm. They will have both online or in-person ordering.

Current offerings are: burgers, corn dogs, hot dogs, fries, chicken fingers, and chicken sandwiches.


Since we’re still in the monsoon season, we’ll be keeping an eye on weather throughout the weekend. We are having our biggest event on Saturday morning since it’s the least likely time to be affected by weather. Thunderstorms are likely at some point throughout the weekend, if lightning is detected within 10 miles we will pause the event, and resume 30 minutes after the last lightning is detected.

Other rules:

As with all NICA events, all participants must be registered NICA student athletes/coaches and will follow NICA league and team rules.
Helmets ON! Always, if you’re on your bike, your helmet is on.
No individual campfires, we will have a group campfire at the Lodge.
To maintain the safety of all riders, we will have marked which trails are NICA appropriate, all other trails are off-limits during our event and with any NICA team rides.