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 Happenings
NMTS Volunteer Party
For club members who volunteered (that is, led a ride, provided a SAG, brought snacks to a monthly meeting, held a club office, served on a committee, provided entertainment at a club function), here are the details.
Date: October 25th
Time: 6 pm,
Place: Linda Olson's house, 4801 Yucatan NE.

Dinner will be catered by Marios Ristorante; we will have a small buffet featuring several main courses with vegetarian options, salad, bread, and dessert. Soft drinks will be provided, beer and wine are BYOB. RSVP by Oct. 20 to Barbara Titus (bsnowpt@gmail.com) and if you are bringing a guest.

2015 Rhine Bike Trip Narrative
Ralph Monfort and Maggie Zahm recently took a bike trip on the Rhein in Germany. Read about their adventure below.
2015 Rhine Bike Trip

Monday Ride resurrected!
The Monday ride ended last month. But, due to popular demand, the Monday ride is restarting!

Here is the new format:

Name: Flexible Monday Ride
When/Where: Monday, 9 AM, Alameda Open Space
Pace: A/B
Terrain: 3/4
Total Mileage: 25-50 miles
Description: This ride will rotate between three leaders in order to provide a ride each week. The leader will publish a description of the ride by Sunday evening. A typical ride may be to ascend Tramway Blvd to Tramway Road and then climb to the La Luz trailhead or ride south to Dennis Chavez Blvd, climb to Atrisco Vista Blvd, ride south to Paseo Del Norte and descend through Rio Rancho back to the start. Each ride will include a coffee stop.
David Jewell, 505-710-8350, davjew@gmail.com
Jim Fordice, 505-803-3640, jim@fordice.net
Will Ferrell, 505-903-4415, will.c.ferrell@gmail.com

The Monday ride will be like the Wednesday AM ride, that is, there will be a reference on the Weekly Ride page to a web page that lets riders know the route of the next ride.

The Monday ride restarts October 19, 2015.
View from La Luz trailhead

Latest Freewheel now available!
The NMTS newsletter, the Freewheel, is now available online.

click here to read the Freewheel

Safety Briefing at NMTS October 19, 2015 Membership Meeting
At the October NMTS meeting, there will be a special safety presentation by several members of the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Bike Patrol. The patrol members will present both bike safety statistics and the New Mexico Bike Rules in their briefing.
The meeting on October 19th will be held at Nicky V’s Pizzeria, 9780 Coors Blvd, Albuquerque. Person’s desiring to eat may arrive any time after 6 pm. Attendees may order food and drinks and pay for them prior to sitting in the meeting room. The program will begin at 7 pm. Questions may be directed to Dee Friesen at friesend@comcast.net.