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 is developing 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

Election 2014
Slate of Candidates for Selection of Officers for 2015
President: Gordon Pegue
Vice President: Robert Griffith
Secretary: Linda Olson
Treasurer: Dianne Cress
Freewheel Editor: William Thompson
Ride Chairman: Mary Ann Sweeney OR Sandy Gold
Bicycling Advocate Position 1: Chris Marsh
Bicycling Advocate Position 2: Donald Simonson
Mileage Chairman: Mark Pasnewski
Web Master: William Ferrell
All current members over the age of 18 are eligible to vote. (NMTS Bylaws Article V—9) Early voting begins at 12:00 a.m. on November 1 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on November 15. If you choose not to exercise the early voting option, you can still vote in person at the next meeting on November 17.

Since the Ride Chairman seat is contested, there will be an email ballot sent to NMTS members so that members can vote for the candidate of their choice.

Elected officers will be announced at the November 17 meeting and published in the December Freewheel.

NMTS Election Committee

Memorial celebration of Trudy Bergen’s life (Oct. 26, Sun., 12-8 pm and 2 pm NMTS ride)

Trudy Bergen, a long-time NMTS member, died September 16 after a brief illness. A memorial celebration will be held October 26 (Sun.) from 12 - 8 pm at Don and Trudy’s home (1328 Dakota Street SE). Remembrances by friends will start at 5 pm with a toast followed by a buffet dinner at 6 pm. Please join us in celebrating our friendship with Trudy.

An RSVP to Barbara Braun (brauns@mit.edu or 505-379-9390) is appreciated but not required. Donations may be made in Trudy’s memory to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, to Doctors without Borders, or to Roadrunner Food Bank.

Rob Oakes Memorial Ride and Reception
Saturday, October 18, 2014 was the day NMTS set aside for our friend and fallen comrade, Rob Oakes. Whether you knew Rob intimately or have only heard the stories, you were affected by the moving ceremony and ride.

Thanks to Dee Friesen, Tom Snow, Roger Riggs, Rich Cullison, Maureen Oakes and all who made this happen.

photos by Saul Segura
photos of memorial

From Gordon Pegue
I know that there are some members who think that we should obey traffic laws exactly as automobile drivers are supposed to. Then there are those – probably in the majority – that already do the Idaho stop as explained in the article….
Mind you, I’m not suggesting that one or the other is how we should all behave.
I’m merely providing the link to the article because I found it interesting and I think others might.
link to the article

Calling all volunteers, to the annual NMTS Volunteer Party!
If you have volunteered your time for the club during the past year, you and a guest are invited to the NMTS Volunteer Party. Volunteering includes leading a ride, driving sag, bringing snacks to the monthly meeting, etc.

The NMTS volunteer party is being rescheduled so that it will not conflict with the memorial for Trudy Bergen.
New Date: Sunday November 2
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Village Pizza, 4266 Corrales Rd., Corrales NM
Event includes pizza, salad, soft drinks and fabulous entertainment. Anyone who has done anything at all for NMTS is invited, and can bring a guest. Beer/wine available for purchase.

Please RSVP Barbara Titus at bsnowpt@gmail.com. If you have already emailed to attend you need not respond again unless you will not be able to attend on the new date. Please RSVP to Barbara Titus (email address: bsnowpt@gmail.com) if you plan to attend and if you are bringing a guest by October 20.