Sunday, the oldest bike race in the southwest will get a little older.
The Tour de Los Alamos is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and it could be celebrating with a big turnout.
Tour organizers are anticipating somewhere close to 200 riders for Sunday’s race, which includes eight separate competition categories. The race, which started in 1973, is well known throughout the region but owes much of its success to the Los Alamos biking community.
“It’s very traditional and we’re very lucky to be able to use the traditional route,” race official Dave Zerkle said. “The backbone of this race has always been the locals. They make this thing click.”