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

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.

The NMTS Nominating Committee
Here's some exciting news: the NMTS election process for next year's officers is about to start! We will elect our 2015 officers for all positions at the NMTS November monthly meeting. Article III of the club bylaws (in the members-only section of the web site) gives detailed information about all of the positions, and Article V describes the election procedures. The Nominating Committee (Cindy Sommers, David Satter and Tom Sullivan) is currently accepting nominations for all positions, and will continue doing so until the NMTS October monthly meeting, at which time the slate of candidates will become final. Unlike last year, we will not be making any allowance for write-in candidates, so if you want to run for a position or know someone who does, be sure the Nominating Committee gets a nomination. To nominate yourself or someone else, just get in touch with any of the committee members in person, or send an email to nmts-nominating-committee@nmts.org. The election will be held at the NMTS November monthly meeting. There will also be provision for absentee voting, with details to be sent out later.
Here is a listing of the positions

NMTS volunteers for Balloon Fiesta
Use the link below to view the photos sent by Hal Stevens. Hal, along with other NMTS members, is working at the Bike Valet service on Balloon Fiesta grounds.

If you are planning on going to the Balloon Fiesta, consider putting a light on your bike and riding up the North Diversion Channel to the event. Save time and money. Your bike is in good hands while you tour the event.
Bike Valet Service