Pajarito Punishment Mountain Bike Race Saturday



Pajaito Mountain Ski Area is hosting this year’s Central States Cup 2014 Pajarito Punishment Downhill Race and New Mexico Downhill State Championships.

“This spectator-friendly race is fast, steep, and technical, and we know you will enjoy the ride!” organizers said. “If the altitude doesn’t take your breath away the amazing views around the trails of Pajarito and the National Forrest will. So bring your friends, bring your bike and bring your A game, and join us for this year’s best event in the area!”

The entire mountain will be open for riding 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (race day) and Friday 2-5 p.m. for racers (practice only). 

Lift tickets can be purchased in the business office. Ticket prices for non-racers are $25 per day and only racers will be allowed to ride Friday. Lift tickets for racers are included in the entry price but a full or one-day USAC licenses are required for days that racers are using the course.

The race this year will be held on the same day as SummerFest (bands and beer Saturday afternoon!).

Visit for race information. See a course preview video at


  • Friday, June 6  Practice Day:

  1. Onsite Registration & packet pickup 1-6 p.m.  Note that you can pre-register online anytime up until 10 p.m. on Friday which costs $10 less than registering on site. The crew will try to provide a computer or two if you want to do the discounted online registration that way on Friday.

  2. Race Course practice for all categories: 2-5 p.m. You must be registered to race in order to ride the lifts Friday.

  3. Walk the course: Anytime!

  • Saturday, June 7, Race Day:

  1. Packet Pickup: 8am-10am.  No race-day registration so everyone can get the starting list worked out by Saturday morning. Note that you can register online up until 10 p.m. Friday,  June 6.

  2. Practice: 9 a.m. to noon

  3. Race: 1-2 p.m.

  4. Awards: 3 p.m.

  5. Ride the mountain: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Race course will be open for racers only until race is complete. Rest of mountain will be open for racers and non-racers all day.

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