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

Rooms available for the Tour de Tucson.

Dee Friesen has five double rooms reserved for the weekend of the Tour de Tucson. Three nights have been reserved starting on Thursday November 20. The cost is $54 per room per night.

If you are interested in getting a room, contact Dee at friesend@comcast.net or 505-856-1593.

Tent Rocks 2014 Gary D'Lamater put together another excellent ride, the annual Tent Rocks ride.

A huge turnout of NMTS members passed along the highway to the Santa Domingo pueblo. The juniper pinon landscape featured distant vistas of the Santa Fe and Jemez mountains.

Of particular interest was the view toward the Rio Grande river where the cottonwoods put on a lovely autumn display.

Some riders went down to Cochiti Lake while others rode to the Cochiti Golf Course. Most stayed on state road 22 and did the slight detour to view the Tent Rock scenic view.

Bob Griffith photos

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.

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 1Chris Marsh
Bicycling Advocate Position 2Donald 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

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