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Vintage Bicycle Pageant/Santa Fe Century Packet Pick Up
May 19, 2018
The Santa Fe Century is partnering again with Classic Bicycles of New Mexico for a Vintage Bicycle Celebration.
If you own a vintage bike (known in Italian as “Bici Eroiche”), you’re not only invited to ride it, but also Show It Off – – at the Concours d’Elegance, during Saturday’s official Century registration and packet pick-up, May 19th, starting at 5:00PM.
All Bici Eroiche will receive a commemorative number plate for registering as a “Vintage Bike Rider.” Number plates will be distributed at the Concours d’Elegance. And, at this year’s Concours, we’ll be presenting a “Best of Show” trophy, as well as a “People’s Choice” award.
Riders of “Bici Eroiche”, are encouraged to participate in any of the Santa Fe Century distances offered. Ride as far as you want. It’s totally up to you!
We also hope that you’ll dress in period style clothing on Saturday, during the Concours, as well as on Sunday, during your ride. (Please note: ASTM approved helmets are MANDATORY for all riders).
What qualifies as a Vintage Road Bicycle?
Out of respect for the now famous L’Eroica event of Tuscany, the event will follow Giancarlo Brocci’s original criteria for Bici Eroiche. Your bicycle should have been built before 1987 (although “Vintage Style Bikes” with steel frame from recent construction, with vintage look and characteristics, may be used). If the bicycle is geared, it should have shift levers on the down tube of the frame (exceptions include pre-1980 non indexed bar-end shifters and rod/hand manual operated front derailleurs). Your pedals should be with toe clips and straps, or for older bikes, you should have the original pedals, or something like the originals. The brake cables should pass outside and over the handlebars (cables can pass inside the frame). Tubular tires are admired, but optional.
Concours d’Elegance on Saturday, May 19th
The Concours d’Elegance, is a pageant of bikes, held during registration and packet pickup. All vintage bikes are invited to arrive at 5:00pm and participate. As long as you are registered and have your registration number, you’ll receive a commemorative number plate. All qualifying bicycles in the Concours will be considered in the “Best Of Show” competition for the trophy. The viewing public will vote for the “People’s Choice” award.
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87508