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

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 party will held at Village Pizza , 4266 Corrales Rd., Corrales. Pizza (including gluten-free and vegetarian choices), salad and iced tea / soft drinks provided, beer and wine are self-pay. There will also be party games and favors for participants, organized again this year by Dorothy Brethauer. A good time will be had by all!
Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 6:00 PM
Please RSVP to Barbara Titus if you plan to attend and if you are bringing a guest by October 20.

Members sought to serve on the NMTS Nominating Committee
It's nominating time! NMTS needs a Nominating Committee (3 people or so) to put together a slate of willing candidates for nomination at our October meeting, and to run the election at our November meeting. Please contact Greg Titus (president@nmts.org) if you can serve on this committee.
Monday Ride Sept 22
Because I will be out of town, and because my replacement, David Jewell, had an accident, I am cancelling the Monday ride for Sept 22. Weekly ride will resume Sept. 29.

Will Ferrell

Concerning the Rob Oakes Memorial
Details are final for the dedication ceremony, memorial ride and reception for the Rob Oakes Memorial Bike Rack. All the details are at http://home.comcast.net/~friesend/oaks/index.html
Go to above link..

NMTS hosts food stop at TORGV century ride
NMTS hosted a food stop at the historical Hubble House at the Tour of the Rio Grande Valley bike ride.

The event was well organized and ran smoothly. Weather was ideal. A number of NMTS members rode in the tour.

Those helping at the rest stop: Gerald Martinez, Betty, his wife, Hal Stevens, Dianne Cress, Bill Thompson, Will Ferrell.
Food Stop at Hubble House

2014 Tour de Pumpkin - Family Bicycle Tour of Rio Rancho

Saturday, September 27th, 2014 - 7:30 AM. Rides of 10, 25 and 40 miles start from Loma Colorado Park in Rio Rancho. The 2014 Tour de Pumpkin is organized by the Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department in concert with the Sandoval County Cycling Club.

Registration is $10 for adults and $5 for riders under 18. The cost is $2 more per rider after September 20th. The tour includes the ride on Saturday with maps, rest stops, mechanical and sag support, a water bottle, a drawstring backpack (to pre-registered riders) and more!

In-person registration and early packet pick-up will be on Friday, September 26th at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center, 745 Loma Colorado Blvd. from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Ride start, in-person registration and late packet pick-up will be from 6:30 - 8:00 AM at Loma Colorado Park on Loma Colorado. Cyclists can start the ride after 7:30 AM. There will not be a mass start. All cyclists should be on the road by 8:30 AM. Routes will be swept for remaining riders at 11:00 AM.

The Tour de Pumpkin was created by the Sandoval County Cycling Club to support the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in Sandoval County. The 2014 Tour is organized by the City of Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation & Community Services and takes cyclists on scenic roads around Rio Rancho. To register and for more information call the Rio Rancho Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department at (505) 891-5015, go to the City Website at ci.rio-rancho.nm.us, or go to www.SandyCycling.org.

New NMTS Route Library

Check out all the maps that will be in the new NMTS route library on Ride With GPS! There are almost 70 routes listed for you to view and download. Go to http://www.ridewithgps.com/groups/NMTS to see them all.

I Brake For Beers Ride
- Thanks for the ride Mark. Your choice of Route, Weather, and Food Stop made for a great ride. BTW all photos were taken at the end of the ride.

From Ron Taylor
After 10 or 12 beersh on Shaterdash brew pubsh ride, Shindy, n Rita n Ron shtop fer shaushagesh--burp!
Ron Rita Cindy

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