NMTS HappeningsBicycle Friendly Community
Albuquerque is applying for designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC). In support of this effort the League of American Bicyclists (LAB) has asked the Department of Municipal Development (DMD) to ask community members to fill out a survey regarding their impression/experience with biking in Albuquerque. The LAB will be using the results of the survey as they vet the application and also when they update the annual report card for our city. The survey takes about five minutes to complete. Please support this effort by taking the survey.
Take the Survey
Participate in the New Mexico State Fair Parade
BikeABQ is organizing an entry in the New Mexico State Fair Parade on Saturday, September 10th. "Parade of Champions" is the theme for this year, and the BikeABQ entry will encourage EVERYONE to be a "Safe Streets Champion". BikeABQ invites NMTS members to participate, needing a variety of rider and pedestrian participants.
To join us in the parade, please email volunteer@BikeABQ.org. We will have a free one-day pass to the NM State Fair for participants in this entry. Sign up early to join us and help raise awareness and promote Safe Streets!
The entry staging will be at the State Fairgrounds Saturday morning, Sept 10th about 7:30am (details to be finalized). The parade route is Central Ave from Louisiana almost to Eubank.
2016 Bike for Brain Trauma Wine Tour
Bike for Brain Trauma is a charitable event benefiting the non-profit organization, Mariposa Network. Our mission is to raise awareness and financial support for victims and families of traumatic brain injuries through fitness, fun and community involvement. The date is September 18, 2016; see the web site at www.bikeforbraintrauma.com to register and for more detail.
Nominations for NMTS Officers for 2017
A Nominating Committee has been formed for the purpose of creating a slate of officer candidates for next year. All officer positions for next year are open to any club member. You can self-nominate, and current offices can also nominate themselves for another term. If you would like to serve as a club officer, the Nominating Committee (Bob Griffith, Rosalie Rayburn, Alex Zucosky, Greg Titus, Barbara Titus) is currently accepting nominations for all positions. Please contact a committee member in person, or just send an email to email@example.com.
Will Ferrell had successful hip replacement surgery Thursday, 8/26/2016.
He is doing well and will be released from the hospital Friday afternoon. He appreciates the well wishes of everyone and will let us know when he feels well enough to entertain visitors.
The 2016 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF) October 1 - 9
The AIBF is pleased to offer the free Bike Valet again this year.
As you know, Volunteers make this possible!
If you are interested in helping this year,
Please reply to BikeValet@BikeABQ.org to confirm,
then sign up / update your information at the website listed below.
There are a few updates / changes this year:
As of August 2016, the Bike Valet Overall Coordinator this year will be Craig Degenhardt.
As a Volunteer at Balloon Fiesta, you'll be known as a Navigator.
To volunteer, sign up or update your profile through the AIBF website:
If you signed up in previous years through AIBF, update your profile at:
If you have never signed in at AIBF before, visit:
This important step includes your contact info, apparel sizes, and Volunteer Release.
Here is where you can specify that you want to help with Bike Valet.
Note, as a Bike Valet Navigator, you do not need to provide your driver's license info.
Monday La Luz Ride To End
After you have signed up, you will receive an email with more details, instructions, and a link to schedule your shifts.
There is required Navigator Training. The 5 modules are on-line and consist of a video and quiz for each one. The topics cover Ballooning I & II, Safety & Security, Guest Services, and 2016 Event Information. A passing score of 80% is required for each quiz. You may watch the video and take the quiz as many times as you choose.
For Bike Valet, the benefit package this year varies depending on if you help 1-2, 3-4, or 5 or more sessions.
The Monday La Luz ride will continue through August 29
, led by Barbara Titus. We will ride up to the County Line, then back to the turn off for La Luz, up to the trailhead, and back to Alameda. Options to ride shorter distances are available.