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 HappeningsNational Bicycle Challenge
The League of American Bicyclists, of which NMTS is a member, sponsors the National Bike Challenge to encourage more people to participate in cycling and to encourage those who already ride to ride more regularly. From May through September, participants record their mileage on a national website. Each month, valuable prizes are given on the basis of a raffle among participants. NMTS has participated the past several years and is putting together a team again this year; the NMTS team already has 11 riders registered. To join the National Bike Challenge and the NMTS team, simply go to link below, register, and choose NMTS as your team. The event officially began May 1st, but you use the calendar to add mileage that you missed recording.
national bike challenge
NMTS Summer Solstice Party
The Summer Solstice Party is being planned again this year, to take place at Dee's house on the date we would normally have the NMTS monthly meeting – Monday, June 15th.
NMTS will purchase drinks, brats, buns, condiments and service stuff (paper plates, etc.)
People may bring a side dish or a dessert. Please bring a chair!
For directions to Dee's house, contact Dee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos from the Santa Fe Century
Hal Stevens sent a link to some photos of the Cedar Grove rest stop crew.
NMTS Cedar Grove photos
Chris Marsh's Blog
NMTS member Chris Marsh is touring for the next two months and is writing entries for us to follow.
You can follow the trip on his BLOG.
As he writes, "Part of my journey will be to find the best pie on the East Coast. I will start with Key Lime Pie and move up to Georgia Peach Pie and Pecan Pie. I might even throw in some Maryland Crab Cakes before trying Shoe Fly Pie in Amish Pennsylvania and New Jersey Pizza Pie. Onward to Boston there will be Boston Cream Pie before I finish it with Maine Blueberry Pie. According to Wikipedia, fruit pies were invented by the Pilgrims with help from the Native Americans who pointed out the local ingredients. (FYI - I came up with this idea on March 14 - pi day - 3 14.)"
Link to Marsh blog
NMTS Tour of the Gila 2015
31 riders toured the Gila Wilderness the weekend of May 9-10. In spite of blistery cold weather, a good time was had by all.
Critical parts of the trip such as arrival at the first rest stop, the arrival at Thunderbird Lodge, the activities on Saturday evening and the return ride through Mimbres and San Lorenzo were not filmed. Shown are the introduction that Rich made, photos of ride to Wild Horse Mesa, some brief video of Wild Horse Mesa, some brief video of the steep ride to the Overlook and finally, the return on the second day.
But maybe the bits and pieces will give you an idea of what the trip was like.
Video of the Gila Tour