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22nd Year - Limit 35 Riders
(See NOTE bottom of this page)

TRIP DETAILS: Ride Schedule, Camping, Food, Transport

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Start Date:
Leaves Santa Fe Sunday September 11, 2016
Distance: Ride all or part of the Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1100 miles) on paved public roads only. After the first four days, riders can leave the group at any place along the route. They do not have to ride the entire distance.
These trips are non-profit, inexpensive camping trips with all gear carried by truck. All meals are provided by either schools, universities, catered, etc. No cooking is required in camps.
Cost: $58 per day - includes breakfast & dinner, camp sites & showers, daily ride sheets & maps, and all gear carried by truck.
Purpose: We have two objectives in organizing these non-profit trips: first, to provide a safe, fun, and inexpensive trip; second, to explore and learn about the Santa Fe Trail from Santa Fe, New Mexico to New Franklin, Missouri; learn its history and contribution to our country's western expansion; the challenges faced along the Trail; and the work currently being done to preserve historic sites along the Trail.
Contact: For detailed printed information and to register, download using the links above, or send your mailing address to :

Willard Chilcott, Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Committee,
885 Camino Del Este, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Tel. and Fax (505) 982-1282
E-mail: Willard@cybermesa.com
Endorsement: The Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Treks are endorsed by the National Park Service and the Santa Fe Trail Association as an appropriate non- profit educational and recreational event that is in keeping with the resource protection and public use objectives of the Santa Fe National Historic Trail.

NOTE: We will organize a 2016 Santa Fe Trail Bicycle Trek if there are enough participants. Otherwise we will wait until 2017.

For a 2016 trip we need a minimum of 25 riders going the full distance from Santa Fe to New Franklin, Missouri. Total number of riders is limited to 35.

Applications and Deposits for the 2016 trip can be sent at any time. The deposit amount is $250. We will hold all the deposits until the end of March to see if we have the required minimum of 25 riders going the full distance. If we do, everyone will be notified by email. If not, the deposits will be refunded in full. After January 1st, you can contact us anytime to learn how many deposits have been received.