As part of improvements being carried out on Loma Larga, north-bound and south-bound stop signs have been removed at the intersection of that road with El Camino Arco Iris and Entrada Martinez.
Loma Larga is a main north-south artery in Corrales,
Over 550 rides with more than 3,000 participants in 48 U.S. states, Washington D.C., and several countries are already registered for the second annual Bike Your Park Day on September 30. Thousands more will participate and are expected to register at BikeYourParkDay.org in the next several weeks.
Bike Your Park Day encourages people to explore urban and rural parks and public lands by bicycle on paved roads, paths, or mountain bike trails. Bike Your Park Day is on National Public Lands Day and many parks will offer free entrance and will organize special activities and service projects.
Bicycle Coalition of NM has issued a request to NMTS:
The organizers of the Tour Of The Rio Grande Valley (TORGV) are looking for two to four NMTS members to help staff one of the rest stops on the ride route. The big ride is scheduled for Sunday, September 24th, 2017. Click the More Information link below for details on the ride itself.
Your NMTS President is asking for your help. Please consider participating in the event as a rest stop volunteer. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you connected with the Rest Stop Coordinator Diane Albert.
By participating as a rest stop volunteer, you become eligible for kudos, congrats and a pair of NMTS socks, so don't delay, sign up today!
The Gilman Tunnels on Forest Road (FR) 376 have reopened on the Jemez Ranger District. Closed since mid-June, the Gilman Tunnel corridor has undergone essential safety measures following several near misses with large boulders falling into the roadway. Road crews have stabilized the cliff walls within the box canyon and removed sections of loose rock along a portion of FR 376 between mile markers 0.1 and 5.5.
Cienega, Sulfur Canyon and Doc Long picnic areas and trailheads (lower east side of the Sandias) are presently closed due to the high level of bear activity in the area. The area is set to be closed until Oct. 31.
State Parks has eight viewing events planned to help people view the partial solar eclipse safely in New Mexico! The eclipse begins at 10:21 a.m. and ends at 1:13 p.m., and at about 11:45 a.m. New Mexicans will be able to see nearly ¾ of the sun covered by the moon.
At Cerrillos Hills State Park Visitor Center, on 37 Main Street in Cerrillos, NM, solar eclipse glasses, meeting international safety standards, will be available. A telescope outfitted with a special “solar cone” will be available as well. The cone safely filters and magnifies the sun’s image to allow group viewing and spectacular photos.
Interpretive Ranger Heather MacCurdy will be on hand at the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park in Albuquerque. She will hand out eclipse glasses, have a solar telescope.
Other places: Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad,Hyde Memorial State Park near Santa Fe, Manzano Mountains State Park near Mountainair, Storrie Lake State Park near Las Vegas, and Villanueva State Park near Villanueva.
Would you like to volunteer to assist with the Bike Valet program at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta?
This is a good way to give back to the bicycling community and see the balloons up close and personal!
Click the link for complete details and how to sign up etc.