Who We Are

The New Mexico Touring Society is an Albuquerque-based recreational bicycling club for riders of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Club members plan and lead one-day and multi-day road and mountain bike rides. Check our ride schedule to participate in a ride or come to a monthly meeting to meet us.

Route 66 Project

This club has developed a comprehensive route along the New Mexico section of the old Route 66 highway. US Bicycle Route 66 Trail Notes for New Mexico
Developed by NMTS

League of American Bicyclists

The NMTS is an affiliate of the League of American Bicyclists.
NMTS Happenings

THANKS TO ALL WHO INDICATED AN INTEREST IN THE NEW NMTS JERSEY!
ORDER YOURS NOW FOR A LIMITED TIME, FROM JULY 14 TH THROUGH AUGUST 4TH.


According to the recent survey, there is enough interest to place another order with Primal Apparel for a short sleeve jersey for both Men and Women and a long sleeve jersey for Men. Since there were not enough responses for a long sleeve women’s jersey, ONLY the women’s short sleeve jersey will be available.  NMTS has elected to once again utilize the team store feature on Primal Custom Pro to place your NMTS jersey order. The team store opens on Thursday, July 14th, allowing you to login, place an order for one or more NMTS jerseys, and pay for your order individually with a personal credit card. The cost of the long sleeve jersey will be $62, the short sleeve $45.  To login and place an order, please follow the link below to create an account.  The team or job name is New Mexico Touring Society. Our rep has told us that you can order using Safari as well as other browsers such as Google.  Or you can call 800- 275-6953 to have Primal customer service place the order. Create an account at Primal Custom Pro:

http://www.primalcustompro.com/NewTeamMemberCreate.aspx?TeamCode=NEWM16916

If you already have an account with Primal Custom Pro, there is no need to create another. Follow this link to login:

http://www.primalcustompro.com/sitefinity/login.aspx

Please note that all orders are PREORDERS. The orders will be put into production once the store closes. It will be delivered in approximately 8 weeks to Susan D’Lamater, who will notify you where you can pick up your order. You can also choose to have it delivered to your personal address for an additional drop ship fee.  It is important that you place your order before the store closes on August 4 th , 2016. If you have any questions, please contact Primal customer service at 800-275- 6953.  A fit guide is available on the Primal website under the heading ABOUT US. The NMTS Apparel Coordinator, Susan D’Lamater, will be off on a bike tour for much of the time the Primal store is open. In her absence, any questions can be directed to Bill Thompson, at thompsonw50@hotmail.com.


--Aug. 27-28, 2016 Bike MS Pedal los Pueblos (see www.bikeMSnewmexico.org).
I (Mary Ann Sweeney, maryannsweeney@earthlink.net, 505-247-4866) have again formed the New Mexico Touring Society Team for this 2-day ride to raise funds for my favorite charity, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This is the 35th year the Rio Grande chapter of NMSS has sponsored such a ride and the 23rd year that I have participated. The ride starts each day at 7 am from Buffalo Thunder. Day 1 includes three different ride lengths: 96, 55, or 40 miles. Day 2 is 51 or 45 miles; the 51-mile option is Puye Cliff Dwellings—with exceptionally beautiful scenery.

Route maps can be found by going to Ride Details under www.bikeMSnewmexico.org and clicking on Routes & Maps. Through July 16, the registration is $35; from July 17-August 17, it is $45. The minimum fundraising amount is $250. The ride is well supported with bike mechanics, paramedics, ham radio volunteers, SAG wagons, rest stops with snacks and water every 10-12 miles, breakfast and lunch both days, and dinner Saturday. I will donate $50 towards the fundraising of each individual member of the New Mexico Touring Society Team.

Our team currently has 5 members: Gary D’Lamater, Susan D’Lamater, Jeff Saul, Mary Ann Sweeney, and Barbara Titus. I expect 3 more members will join the team soon: Sandy Isabell, Greg Titus, and Rita Wormwood. To join our team or donate to our fundraising, go to our team link:

http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=27735&pg=team&team_id=459408

Thanks!
Route maps, start here!

Final traffic control plan-3 month detour on North Diversion Channel between I-40 and Osuna
Below is the current TCP proposed for the detour to the west side of the channel. This plan reflects some changes from the earlier layout, but is functionally the same. The difference is the additional lane closure on Chappell, and detour of the trail, west of the channel, north of Singer. The contractor advised us this morning that the equipment required to drive sheet piling on the west side of the channel necessitates closure of the trail on the west side of the channel between Singer and the water bridge crossing, for about 200-feet north of Singer. This trail segment was a critical portion in the detour that we have been planning. The TCP shows closure of that trail segment, and detour of the trail traffic onto a closed lane along the east side of Chappell north of Singer.

The lane closure and detour northwest of Singer is effective immediately, and will remain in place for the remainder of bridge construction activities, +/- 3 months.

The larger (southern), lane closure and trail detour to close the east trail is shown on the TCP. It includes the temporary widening of the guard rail opening, just north of I-25 to provide two openings of roughly 4’ each, with an orange barrel over the guard rail post, in the center of the opening. Attached is a photo mock-up of the opening for clarification.

The contractor has indicated that operations on the east side of the channel may NOT require closure of the trail on 7/18 as previously requested. However, we are widening the opening and preparing for the TCP to be implemented on short notice, should it be necessary.

Proposed guardrail on NDC
Drawings of Detour Plan