The annual Festive Chili Ride, hosted by Don and Roger and Dan Flegel, combines as a benefit with New Mexico Voices for Children. No donation necessary but appreciated. Destination is Don's chili / posole (one pork, one vegetarian) party near the end of the ride. From start, work south to Caesar Chavez, west to Atrisco to Central to Bosque Trail, north to Paseo, east to Jefferson and across PDN/I-25 bridge, east on Domingo Baca Trail, south of San Pedro, work around to Washington and Don's chili house, 1107 Washington St NE. Continue to starting point. There'll be a detailed cue sheet.
If you would like to ride the Iron Horse McDonald's Citizen Tour, we will be signing up NMTS riders just before the start. The ride is 50 miles from Durango to Silverton. There is excellent support for this event, and the roads are closed for most of the day. Details are all on the Iron Horse website. Most important, registration opens December 2 at 8AM. The event does tend to fill up. It's a fun weekend, with lots of cycling related activities to watch and participate in, and all the fun that Durango has to offer. Durango has many options for accommodations.
Riders who do decide to do this ride as part of NMTS can sign up at registration as part of our team. Please let us know if you do register, and we will then communicate directly with registered NMTS riders as the event approaches. It would be great to do some climbing rides through the spring to prepare.
This is a multi-day ride from two different locations. It will occur the week of 17 - 23 June 2018.
The first location will be to ride from Grand Junction, CO through the Colorado National Monument and on another day through the orchards and vineyards of Palisades, CO.
The second location will be to ride from Cedaredge, CO to the top of the Grand Mesa. This is a ride equivalent to riding to the Sandia Crest in Albuquerque. Riders can visit the Craig Crest Cellars after the ride. A second ride will occur the next day around Cedaredge.
Details for the rides are being finalized and will be made available soon.
Dee is creating a website that will have detailed information and links for hotel reservations, etc.
On all days a non-climbing version of the rides will be available.
Greg Titus will be leading some mountain bike rides in parallel with the other rides.
Questions, contact Dee Friesen at 505-681-6094.