The main Penitente Canyon climbing canyon route is only open to cyclists during the race. The campground and entire recreation area is closed to the public Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on race weekend - this includes the Witches Canyon and Sidewinder Road
Join us for another great 12 Hours of Penitence in the San Luis Valley! This event takes full advantage of all the wonderful features Penitente Canyon has to offer. The race course begins near the main campground and climbs through Penitente Canyon which is typically closed to cyclists.
After a short hike-a-bike section, racers get on singletrack and head south into the flatter, faster portion of the course. The ride gets better and better as racers ascend Sunshine Kitty
then fly down Rock Drops
/ Blue Sky Loop
This is the third annual endurance mountain bike race in an incredibly scenic and fun venue! Race solo or grab some friends and race as a duo or trio team! All camping, event operations, vending, and entertainment take place in the main Penitente Canyon campground.
Proceeds from the 2017 race benefit the newly formed RGC Rattlers high school mountain bike team!
For more information or to register visit 12hoursofpenitence.com