Asaayi Bike Race

Sat August 14, 2021 Directions
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Asaayi Lake Tribal Park

Asaayi Bike Race 

Camp Asaayi Jct to Narbona Pass - Bowl Canyon Recreation Area

Saturday, August 14 2021 - 9:00am


Welcome to the Asaayi Bike Race!

REGISTRATION – Online registration ($40 for adults and $10 for youth 18 and under) is now open. The registration fee includes professional timing, a performance t-shirt, light post-race food, finisher’s medals to all, course support and awards to top finishers. Race day registration will also take place an hour before the start of the race at Asaayi Jct.  

On the same day we will also be hosting a 5K run on the road (link: Asaayi Mountain Run), located at the same spot as the bike race start.  You can choose to enter just the 5K, just the bike race, or enter both for a little savings. 

The 5K run begins at 8:00 a.m.

The bike race begins at 9:00 a.m.

ROUTES – The course is a 20.6 mile paved course from the Asaayi Jct to Hwy 12 just north of Navajo, on to Crystal Jct and finally on NM Hwy 134 to Narbona Pass. The first portion of the route is scenic, among the red rock buttes and towers of the area, and the final climb to the top finishes at one of the iconic spots on the Nation!  The road will be open to public traffic and a summer Saturday is a busy time in the Asaayi area, so please be aware of your surroundings and vehicles on the roads.

There is a 5K bike road race for youth ages 12 and under. The youth race will be on the same course as the adults, going out 1.6 miles and returning to the finish line.

SUPPORT – Your registration includes light medical and minor mechanical support, There will be an aid station, roughly half-way along the route, and at the finish line at Narbona Pass.  There will be course marshals monitoring the race throughout, and assistance will be available as needed.  Riders are encouraged to carry some light mechanical items and pump. 

WEATHER – Expect summer conditions.  While the race is at 7500-8000 feet elevation, the temperatures are still likely to be in the 70’s and 80’s.  Cloud cover, wind or precipitation (even monsoons, of course) are possible in August.  It is advisable to look ahead at the forecast a few days before the race, checking Navajo, NM or Crystal, NM.

AWARDS – There are finisher’s medals for all finishers.  There will be awards for overall 1st and 2nd, youth, masters and senior age-group winners.  There is a 5K bike road race for youth ages 12 and under.  There will be overall winner and runner-up awards for male and female.



Tom:  928.429.0345 

Jim: 608.201.8175 (Registration questions)

Josh: 970.403.2794 (Timing and Result questions)


The Asaayi Bike Race is hosted by the nonprofit organization NavajoYES, in partnership with Navajo Parks & Recreation

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