About Us

 

Sport Systems MountainTop Cycling is a 60+ member team of road, mountain, cyclocross, and triathlon riders and racers. As outdoor enthusiasts we compete in cycling events throughout New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, California, Texas, and beyond.

The team’s mission is to “Promote the positive aspects of our community through the sport of cycling. Our team’s community advocacy initiatives are geared toward youth involvement, trail maintenance/improvement, community health and wellness, rider development and event promotion.”

If you are interested in becoming a member of Sport Systems MountainTop Cycling, then contact us in September. We finalize our roster in the fall, and we usually do not add new members at other times of the year.

Contact us: info@mountaintopcycling.com


Latest News

Today SSMTC did our fist semi-annual Adopt-a-highway cleanup along Tramway between Candelaria and Comanche. All together we packed 12 trash bags full of litter. Thanks to all the volunteers who came out to make Albuquerque more beautiful.

In addition to the regular litter we found some other interesting items: a wallet complete with drivers license and credit cards (no cash ... Really), a diploma from UNM department of Anthropology, a deer head (not the taxidermy kind ... Gross!), a cat litter box, a 40mm mortar shell (spent thankfully), and last but not least ... A crack pipe.

We'll be back out in the spring to look for more treasures.

There are still a few sections of tramway available so if your group would like to sponsor a mile just drop us a line and we'll hook you up with the 411.

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Sport Systems Mountain Top CyclingI say we build some jumps and berms along the road...just in case you get caught out on a mtb...on the road.2 days ago   ·  1
Jens NielsenNice, thanks for finding my diploma. I wondered what happen to that ;-)2 days ago

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Who will win the NM Cyclocross Team Award?... We have 41 participating teams... currently Sports Systems has 167 points while High Desert Bicycles the current reigning champion is on the wheel with 163 points. Just 3 races left to go! Last year High Desert Bicycles had 23 racers this year only 18 so far, are they lulling Sports Systems into a false sense of security? Will these people still be joining us this year? 5 points awarded to the first race of the season and 1 point for each race after that! We will keep you posted as the tension rises!

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Who will win the NM Cyclocross Team Award?...  We have 41 participating teams...  currently Sports Systems has 167 points while High Desert Bicycles the current reigning champion is on the wheel with 163 points.  Just 3 races left to go! Last year High Desert Bicycles had 23 racers this year only 18 so far, are they lulling Sports Systems into a false sense of security?  Will these people still be joining us this year?  5 points awarded to the first race of the season and 1 point for each race after that!  We will keep you posted as the tension rises!

Fall is finally in the air. A little later than usual but it's definitely here. Hard to believe it's been over a month since our last event. Our eighth event to be exact. We definitely tried to step it up a notch this year.

We started off with the three events of the 6th annual Adoption Exchange classic. Over 250 riders from all over the southwest and beyond and $3800 raised for The Adoption Exchange.

We then shifted gears, and terrain, to our five MTB events: the 3 events of the inaugural NM Enduro Cup Series and the OSO High and Cedro State Championship XC races. 80-90 riders per event and $3600+ to ALSA-NM (The ALS Association New Mexico Partner) via the OSO High XC race and the Cedro ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

In addition to our normal charities we kicked in some $ to the Earl Gage Fund. It is so inspiring to see this young man back on a bike and we're proud to have helped in a small way.

All together over $8000 raised for charity this year. Our best year by far! Woot!

We stepped up our advocacy in other ways too. We continue to maintain trail 232 up in the foothills. Our second trail maintenance day is coming up soon. We also adopted a section of tramway and we'll be keeping that clean from now on as well.

All together 1500 volunteer hours were put in by the team.

With all that went on this year it's always a good idea to step back and reflect on what worked and what didn't. We had a lot of successes and a few hiccups but on the whole we're really happy with our 2014 efforts.

That said, planning for 2015 has already begun. Our event lineup may change a bit next year but we promise everything we do next year will be to the very best of our abilities. The gears are always turning with MTC and every year we strive to put out a better product.

Good things are coming in 2015. We hope you come along for the ride.

Ride on! \m/
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A whole gaggle of MTC juniors getting ready to throw down at this past weekend's CX race at Sunnyslope. ... See MoreSee Less

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