The Quartz Crusher June 9, 2018
The Quartz Crusher is a Mountain Bike / Cross country style course for Mountain, Gravel, or even CX bikes. The Course follows historic logging and mining roads within Cibola National Forest. This year's event takes place in what will soon be our newly revamped Quartz Hill trail network. The new Zuni Mountain Trails Project will create 30 miles of single track in the near future. All proceeds from the event go to Cibola Trail alliance to advocate for, build, and maintain the new trail systems being developed in Cibola County.
This is our inaugural event, and we have several categories to offer that we hope you find as enjoyable as we do. Overall the Beginner and Intermediate routes are fast, flowy and very rewarding. There will be opportunities to view historic mining camps along the way for those looking for a more recreational experience.
Entry Fee: $45.00 Sign up through webscorer via our link or the Night before the event at packet pick up and registration. we will only be accepting Cash or Check the night of packet pick up and registration. Please make checks payable to Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon
Our Beginner ride option features a smooth sometimes loose two track road, several moderate climbs, and one awesome descent! Total Route is 11.3 MI with 525 ft. elevation gain.
Our intermediate ride option follows the beginner route with an additional 3.7 miles gaining additional 325 or so feet in elevation. Total route is 15 MI long with 850 ft. elevation gain
Our Advanced 28 MI. ride starts by cutting up through La Jara Canyon and down Trail Canyon which has some excellent climbing and descending. Experienced riders could get away with a gravel or CX style bike. Once you have made your way through the streambed be prepared for several hundred feet of elevation gain before summiting at 8,500 ft. The initial climb is steep and sometimes loose, watch for pedal strikes as you navigating your way up La Jara Canyon. The downhill can be a bit loose and rocky. Once you get back onto the hard pack it’s easy to pick up speed again, proceeding your way around the beginner and intermediate route will be a breeze but conserve your energy, because you will have to hit the advanced route one more time before crossing the finish line. Total Route is 28MI with 2,290 ft. of elevation gain.
All mileages and sums are approximations based on GPS.
Awards awarded to top 3 Male and Female finishers of each category:
Advanced Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Intermediate Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Beginner Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Sign up through webscorer via our link or the Night before the event at packet pick up and registration. we will only be accepting Cash or Check the night of packet pick up and registration. Please make checks payable to Mt. Taylor Winter Quadrathlon.
Friday June 8, 2018 Packet Pickup and Registration is from 5:30PM to 7PM at Elkins Brewery 1901 E. Santa Fe. Ave. Grants, NM
Saturday June 9, 2018 - Mandatory Rider Meeting at 7:45am at the Start/Finish line and MASS start at 8:00 AM.
Directions to Start Finish line from Grants, NM Exit 81 Take Hwy 53 south for .3 mi. turn west or Right onto Zuni Canyon Road Continue on Zuni Canyon RD 13.8 Miles to Start Finish Line. In Google Maps you can put in the coordinates 35.085337, -108.058190 which should take you to the Start/Finish line
Plenty of Lodging in Grants, NM to choose from: Travel Lodge, Holiday Inn, Days Inn, Quality Inn, Motel 6 and Super 8. Camping at the course is permitted but NO FIRES and the area is not designated for camping so it is dispersed camping only.
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DO NOT BE A JERK! If you are passing someone please call out what side you want to pass on, the slower rider hold your line as the faster rider can get by as long as you both know the pass is going to happen.
1. All race numbers must be clearly visible
2. All bikers must wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet during event.
3. No help or outside support is allowed.
4. There will be no following or leading any biker in a motorized vehicle.
5. Race officials will have authority to “assist” racers deemed to be in physical distress.
6. Bicycle course is not a completely closed course! You are responsible exercising caution, good judgment, obeying all traffic laws, and following directions of race officials at all times.
7. Bikers will not stop for any reason on the course, but will pull off well to the side if stopping is necessary.
8. Bikers will not crowd, run into, run over, fly over or use other bikers for traction in sharp corners or on steep hills.
9. Bikers will not ride recklessly or in any manner endanger the safety of themselves or other bikers or spectators at any time.