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Sunday, September 27, 2015

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The Chile Pepper Challenge is El Paso’s premier cycling event.  Over 900 cyclists line up for an epic ride through the scenic and historic Mesilla Valley over country lanes covered by pecan orchards and lined by New Mexico's world renowned chile fields.

Each year the Chile Pepper Challenge raises thousands of dollars for local charities. This year all proceeds will go to the benefit of the El Paso Diabetes Association.

The El Paso Diabetes Association

The El Paso Diabetes Association, Inc. is an accredited 501 (c) (3) organization without state or national affiliations. Every year, the EPDA provides services to over 10,000 El Paso residents, most of whom are unfunded. Services range from camps and education for children living with diabetes or at high risk of developing diabetes to cooking classes, weight management services, screening, support groups and diabetes education. Since November 1968, the EPDA has worked diligently to become a resource for anyone with a diabetes concern in El Paso, Texas.

You may reach us online at,, in person at 3641 Mattox Street, or by phone at (915) 532-6280. EPDA is to help you meet your needs!!!

About the Chile Pepper Challenge

The Chile Pepper Challenge offers routes, distances and mountain climbs for cyclists of all skill levels and ambition.  Five ride alternatives are available, 100 miles, 64 miles, 40 miles, 27 miles and a 10 mile fun ride.  Each ride is fully supported with rest stops, route markings and SAG vehicles.  Snacks, water and port-a-potties will be provided at all rest stops.

All rides start and end at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive, El Paso, Texas 79932.

After the ride enjoy food, drinks, live music and vendor booths at the Chile Pepper Fiesta.


There are three ways you can register for the event, On-line at, with a mail-in registration form or in person at one of the Rider Package Pick Up and Registration events.

To expedite processing at the in-person registration please complete and print our PDF Registration form and bring it with you. For mail-in and in-person registration each rider must complete and sign the registration form and liability waiver, one form per rider. Tandems must complete two forms, one for each rider. Riders age 17 and under must have a form signed by a parent or guardian. Blank forms can also be found at most local bike shops and will be available at the in-person registration sites. Please support our local bike shop!

To help us plan a better event early registration is highly encouraged.

Ride Fees

Tandems must register and pay for each rider individually.

Rider Package Pick Up and Walk Up Registration

Pre-registered riders can pick up their rider package at the following locations at the times and dates indicated. We will also be taking walk up registrations at the package pick up sites.

Ride Maps, Directions and Start Times

All rides start and end at Grace Gardens, 6701 Westside Drive, El Paso, TX 79932.


Jerseys, tee-shirts and socks are available to commemorate your participation in the 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge.


The 2015 ride jersey highlights the main route of the Chile Pepper Challenge and El Paso's favorite ride - Highway 28! Produced by Primal Wear exclusively for 2015 ride, they are sport cut and come in both men's and women's styles and sizes. Available sizes range from XS to 3XL. The price for these one of a kind jerseys is $80 each. Click here for sizing chart.

Tee Shirts

The 2015 Chile Pepper Challenge tee-shirts will echo the unique design elements of the ride jersey. Price for tee-shirts is $15 and are available in sizes ranging from Small to XXL.


Your feet will thank you for slipping on a pair of the exclusive Chile Pepper Challenge socks. Not only are they stylish but will keep your feet cool and fresh as you pedal along. Price is $10 per pair, one size fits all.


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