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24 Hours In the Old Pueblo

Celebrating 24 years of riding single track in the Sonoran Desert, the TMC Health 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo is one of the largest 24 Hour events in the world. Ride the event the mountain bike community has been raving about for years!

Join Epic Rides at the #24HOP as we host participants, volunteers, and sponsors for an event experience over a Government Issued Holiday Weekend (Presidents’ Day).

With mid-day highs of 70 degrees, mellow Sonoran Desert vibes, an industry bike + gear expo, and 24 hours of tunes provided by 91.3 KXCI Community Radio this festival is far more than just a 24-Hour mountain bike event.

Outside Magazine did a cool video after 2023 24 HOP.  https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-party-in-the-pueblo.html


2014 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo

I have discovered some major flaws with this Epic Mountain Bike Event.  There simply is not enough time to do everything that I want to do in the time allowed.  Friends show up who I only see once or twice a year whom I could spend an entire weekend with, but only get to have casual conversations.  Food and libations are at every camp, but I’m only able to gorge myself so much.  I want to take photos of everything, from El Grupo, the campgrounds, the party scene, my son, Samuel, the night scene, the Desert, and then there is this race.

My proposal is that we expand the event to the entire month of February.

It is Thursday after the race, and I am finally getting back into the “normal” groove of  life.  All of the pictures I took are uploaded to.  This time I broke them down into smaller categories.  If you missed any, here they are.

El Grupo Youth Cycling https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153849121140154.1073742041.228735085153&type=3

Race Photos Part 1 and 2



Random Photos around 24 Hour Town


The Full Moon – One of my favorite Albums Ever


The Dedication Dinner


Drunk Cyclist 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo Crit Race


Friday Afternoon at the 24 Hours in the OP


Thursday Afternoon in the OP and a ride with the Queen of Pain, Rebecca Rusch