Terrific news for NMTS. On August 20, 2014, the Rob Oakes Memorial Bike rack was completed. Tom Snow and his crew completed the installation at Alameda Open Space. Tom's careful planning pulled it together and he, along with a half dozen other NMTS guys, put in the labor.
It's a beautiful piece of work and rock solid. NMTS can be proud.
Due to fundraiser Dee Friesen's effort, sufficient money was raised to proceed with the construction. Thanks so much, Dee and to all donors!
Here are the volunteers who installed the rack:
Gary Michels (Tom's friend)
Photo link below shows the progress of the work.
Photos of Bike Rack Installation
--Seeking team members for National Multiple Sclerosis Pedal Los Pueblos Sept. 6-7 (Sat.-Sun.) This flat to steep, 76-156 mile ride supports multiple sclerosis with rest stops every 10-12 miles. See www.bikeMSnewmexico.org or send an email message (firstname.lastname@example.org, 247-4866) for more details. Santa Clara Governor Chavarria and the Tribal Council have just granted permission for Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos to ride to the Puye Cliff Dwellings on September 7! We are returning to this route option after many years. Puye Road is ordinarily closed to bicycles and Bike MS: Pedal los Pueblos is your only opportunity to do this awe-inspiring route that features views of ancient cave dwellings and the majestic Black Mesa. The 14-mile out-and-back has 1,300 feet of climbing. To join our NMTS team for this non-club ride, enter my name (Mary Ann Sweeney) as team captain or our team name (New Mexico Touring Society) when you register. Registration is $45. Fundraising (or contribution) minimum for each rider is $250. I will donate $30 to the fundraising of each member. Present members are Jeff Saul, Mary Ann Sweeney, and Barbara Titus.
Please contact Pete (263-8608, email@example.com) so he has a head count for refreshments. He also
need a volunteer to drive with him from Smith’s to the site and help unload and setup food and drinks.
The New MexicoTouring Society (NMTS) is memorializing William "Rob" Oakes,an active and enthusiastic NMTS member who died tragically, in May 2013 while riding his bike during the club's annual Gila Ride.
Rob logged over 27,000 club miles since joining NMTS in 2007, and served as editor of the NMTS Freewheel from December 2011 until his death.
The construction goal of $2500 has been met !!
Thanks to all the NMTS donors.
You can still contribute to the project. Additional funds will be used in a manner that will support BIKE SAFETY per the wishes of Maureen Oakes. The NMTS Board of Directors will determine the best use of additional funds.
The donation deadline is September 1, 2014.