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
Weekly Ride Changes
The BadAss Coffee ride changes to 9:00am starting September 4. Saul Segura's Westside Ride with a twist will also change to 9:00am on September 3.
Will Ferrell's Tramway/La Luz ride ends for the year on September 7, Labor Day Monday.
Finally, there are no more Crest rides planned for this year.

Bike MS 2015: Pedal Los Pueblos on Aug 29-30 (Sat.-Sun)
9 NMTS members have joined Mary Ann Sweeney to ride the MS 150 bike ride this weekend. Those participating are: This flat to steep, 76-156 mile ride over two days supports the charity multiple sclerosis and goes through beautiful scenery in areas of New Mexico. Ride starts each day at 7 am from Cities of Gold Hotel and Casino. Day 1 has rides of four different lengths: 100, 88, 58, or 36 miles. Day 2 is 56 or 40 miles. Good luck to participants and thanks for doing this!
MS 150 website

New NMTS Jersey Orders Now Being Taken!
NMTS has elected to utilize the team store feature on Primal Custom Pro to place your jersey order. The team store opens on Monday, August 17th, allows you to login, place an order for the jersey, and pay for your order individually with a personal credit card.
The cost of the jersey will be $45.
To login and place an order, please follow this link to create an account. The team or job name is New Mexico Touring Society. For those of you using an Apple device, you must use a browser other than Safari, such as Chrome or Firefox, to create your account. Or you can call 800-275-6953 to have Primal customer service place the order.

Please note that all orders are PREORDERS. The orders will be put into production once the store closes. It will be delivered in approximately 10-12 weeks to Susan DíLamater, who will notify you where you can pick up your order. You can choose to have it delivered to your personal address for an additional $10 drop ship fee. It is important that you place your order before the store closes on September 7th, 2015. 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.
Place your order here!

New Ads
Steve McKenzie posted new sales items on the website classified section. Take a look at Dave Atkins offering as well.
Classifieds
Balloon Fiesta bike valet service
From David Candelaria
Hello all, its getting close to that time again, Balloon Fiesta Valet. The sign up link is ready and listed below. Iíll give out more details as they become available. Please start signing up. If you have friends or colleagues that would like to help, forward this email to them or have them contact me.
link to sign up sheet
Monday ride ending
As the summer touring phase comes to an end, so does the need for a training day. The NMTS weekly ride, called the Tramway/La Luz ride, or simply the Monday ride will have its last get together Labor Day Monday, September 7, 2015.
The Monday ride will then resume the first Monday of March 2016.

This weekend (Aug 22, 23) a few members of the club went to Taos and rode the Enchanted Circle on Saturday and the road to Taos Ski Valley on Sunday. I did not record video on Saturday but did make this short video of the scenery on the climb to the ski resort. Thanks to Chris Marsh for organizing the event. Everything went smoothly. I was privileged not only to ride with Ernie Schofield but to fish with him. As you would suspect, Ernie is as great a fisherman as he is a cyclist. The video is only 6 minutes long but gives you a taste of the beauty of New Mexico. We are so lucky to live here. Will Ferrell
youtube video of Taos weekend

From Hal Stevens

Here's the snake blocking the way uphill on the way back from Jemez Dam.

The Wednesday West Side ride made the trek to Jemez dam on August 17, 2015. They encountered a fellow traveler en route.

Perfect weather with little wind. Many types on the road.


the snake photo