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 Bike Rack

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:
Tom Snow
Gary Michels (Tom's friend)
Rich Cullison
John Gillett
Alex Zucosky
Will Ferrell
Terri Frame
Don Simonson

Photo link below shows the progress of the work.
Photos of Bike Rack Installation

National Multiple Sclerosis Pedal Los Pueblos

--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 (maryannsweeney@earthlink.net, 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.

TORGV Announcement
Registration is now open for the Tour of the Rio Grande Valley (TORGV) to be held on September 14, 2014, presented by the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico! TORGV riders will be treated to scenic, mostly flat, bike-friendly roads along the Rio Grande Valley. The Century rides pass through Los Ranchos, Albuquerque, Isleta Pueblo, Los Lunas and Belen. All rides begin and end in Los Ranchos and are SAG supported. Maps and registration information are available at: TORGV.com. If you have ever wanted to ride a Century, this is the one for you because it is the flattest Bicycle Century in New Mexico.

Labor Day Weekend Picnic
--Let Pete know if you will be on the Aug. 30 Labor Day Weekend Picnic Ride Aug. 30 (Sat.)

Please contact Pete (263-8608, ppstirb@comcast.net) 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.

Rob Oakes Memorial Bike Rack

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.
Oakes Memorial