Join the New Mexico Touring Society (NMTS), New Mexico Bicyclist Educators (NMBE) and Adventure Cycling Association for a special celebration of the new Bicycle Route 66 at the Albuquerque Golf and Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park on Sunday, April 19, for a ride and a presentation by Adventure Cycling’s Executive Director Jim Sayer and their Routes and Mapping Assistant Director/Cartographer, Jennifer Milyko. Enjoy food and drinks, meet kindred cycling spirits, and learn the latest about bike travel and cycling in North America including the brand new Bicycle Route 66 and very popular Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route, and upcoming routes (like Chicago to New York and Texas Hill Country). Mr. Sayer will talk about the official U.S. Bicycle Route System, bike overnights, and national advocacy, including partnerships for better biking with Amtrak and the National Park Service along with some beautiful imagery of bike travel from around the planet. Ms Milyko will speak about the history and highlights of Adventure Cycling's Bicycle Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles.
The fun starts with a ride at 8:30 am starting at the Albuquerque Golf and Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park, 9401 Balloon Museum Dr. NE. At noon there will be a lunch available for $10 with advance purchase followed by the presentations by Adventure Cycling.
This event is made possible by generous contributions from the New Mexico cycling community. The ride and presentation are free. The lunch featuring New Mexican Cuisine can be purchased in advance for $10. Lunch tickets must be purchased by Sunday, April 12. If any lunch tickets are available on the day of the event, they will be $12. To register for the event and purchase lunch tickets go here: REGISTRATION
NMTS member and President Gordon Pegue has booked five (5) two-person rooms at the Lamplighter Inn in Santa Fe for the night of Saturday, May 16th, 2015.
If you are interested in sharing one of the rooms and riding in the Santa Fe Century, you MUST contact Gordon for more details at email@example.com.
The plan is to drive up to SF on Saturday afternoon, check in, go carb load for supper, sleep, check out on Sunday morning and go ride the Century!
An attempt will be made to have one room held open for post-ride showers and clothes changing but this, so far, is not guaranteed...
So far, two of the five rooms are full, so get with the program and contact Gordon ASAP!
And you can follow her progress and read her blog at the link below.