We ride from Napoli Coffee on Menaul, following the Diversion Channel over to Roy and up Tramway. (The detailed cue sheet is available for download from the Routes Library.) Regroup will be at the Phillips 66 Station at San Bernadino Dr. The ride continues to Menaul and Tramway. We will then head back for the descent down Tramway, through Balloon Fiesta Park and back on the NDC for our food stop at Napoli. This is not a stay-together ride so sub-groups are encouraged.
An annual NMTS ride since 2003, the theme of this ride is to connect many of the Chavez-named places in Albuquerque – streets, parks, schools, community centers, buildings, and a statue! The ride starts at the Taylor Ranch Library, at the intersection of Montaño and Unser. We will start out riding through the west and south sides of Albuquerque, with a food stop in Old Town at about the halfway point. Those interested in the shorter version of the ride can then go directly back along the Paseo del Bosque bike trail to Montaño and then west to Unser and the starting point for about 43 miles. For the 67-mile version, the ride continues up into the southeast and northeast heights to pick up some more Chavez-named places. Be forewarned, however; this ride has the longest route sheet of any club ride in recent memory.
This is a two week cycling vacation in Alcudia, Mallorca, Spain. We plan to be in Spain April 30 to May 13, with travel on each end of those dates. I have a travel agent who you can speak with for any questions that you may have. We plan to ride 4-5 days straight with 1 day off and then start the process over. Last year we would ride 50 miles on day one and on day two, we would only ride 35 miles and so on. My guess is that we will be doing something similar this year, however it is dependent on who joins us. We have two options for rides each day. We can plan our own rides or we can sign up for a tour group which hosts dozens of rides each day with different speeds and different distances. All rides usually include a stop for coffee/pastry. You will be able to rent a bike there. The tour company has many different types and models of bikes. They also supply many of the standard pedals that we use (Shimano, Look, etc). You can rent a helmet or bring your own. The hotel we use is an all-inclusive resort with bikek storage. Last May the temperature was mid-70s. Please call me on my cell phone if you have any questions.
This ride is being offered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the first bike and train ride held on May 3, 2007. We will be using the usual route beginning at the Los Rancho Rail Runner Station parking lot. Return via the Rail Runner. We will not leave any slower riders behind. There will be rest stops on the ride but be sure to bring plenty of water. After the ride, we will have lunch in Belen at the Rail Café before returning on the Rail Runner. Arrangements have been made at the Rail Café in Belen (located at the RR depot) for an after-ride celebration. Food will not be available; however, we can stop at one of the burger joints or any restaurant of your choice and get a take-out order. Liquid refreshments will be available for purchase at Rail Cafe. The Rail Runner leaves Belen at 1:04 pm and gets back to Los Ranchos at 1:57 pm.
The 26th annual two day Super Tour of the Gila Inner Loop starts at 8:00 AM (check-in begins at 7:30) from the Silver City, NM, Walmart parking lot (west side). Riders will climb to Pinos Altos then continue to the evergreen forest of the Gila National Forest. The first day concludes at Camp Thunderbird where riders. Riders will spend the night in the camp's bunk houses (bring own bedding/sleeping bag) or they may tent on the camp's grounds. Lodging and meals are covered by the $80 registration fee. On Sunday morning riders begin by a long gentle descent along the Mimbres River. Connecting with the main highway to Silver City (very wide shoulder), riders continue to Silver City concluding in the Walmart Parking lot. The majority of riders finish by noon Sunday. Riders may leave vehicles overnight in the parking lot. The SAG team will provide transport of personal gear to and from Camp Thunderbird.
Tour of the North Country “Lite” - North Central New Mexico, 2017 This is an eight day extended tour of North Central New Mexico. There will be a mix of camping and motel stays, Camping where there are no motels and motels where there is no camping. Distances are moderate for an all-day ride, with numerous but not excessive climbs. In a change from the 2015 Tour, you won’t have to carry your camping gear on your bike, or even need a touring bike, we will have a vehicle to carry your gear from stop to stop. There won’t, however, be a SAG following the ride each day. Reservations will need to be made at some Campgrounds, especially on weekends, so try to commit as early as possible. Day 1, 8/12/17, Sat.– Bernalillo to San Antonio Campground via Jemez Springs, 53 miles. Day 2, 8/13/17, Sun. – San Antonio Campground to Espanola via White Rock, 57 miles. Day 3, 8/14/17, Mon. – Espanola to Taos Valley RV Park via High Road to Taos, 53 miles. Day 4, 8/15, Tues. - Taos to Hopewell Lake Campground on Hwy 64 between Tres Piedras and Tierra Amarilla, 52 miles. Day 5, 8/16/17, Wed. – Hopewell Lake Campground to Heron Lake State Park, 39 miles. Day 6, 8/17/17, Thurs. – Heron Lake to Riana Campground, Abiquiu Lake, 47 miles. Day 7, 8/18/17, Fri. – Riana Campground to Cuba via Coyote and Regina, 53 miles. Day 8, 8/19/17, Sat. – Cuba to Bernalillo, 71 miles. Total approximately 425 miles. For further information contact me at 505-280-1649, or email@example.com.
Pat and I are doing a self-guided cycle tour this Summer from Bordeaux to Toulouse, France and invite you to join us for another NMTS European adventure. Below is a partial description from the tour companies website. Email or call me for further information and website links. Total mileage is 184 miles, with a daily average of around 37 miles. There is no better way to understand the heart of southern France than to cycle through it and feel the beat! This self-guided cycling tour begins in the cultural capital of Bordeaux and ends in the inviting metropolis of Toulouse, but that's only part of the story. Between them, you'll follow the spectacular Canal de Garonne, a lengthy 19th century waterway and designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, through quaint villages, blossoming countryside, and rows upon rows of highly cultivated vines. It's a journey through both the traditionally rural and the fiercely industrial aspects of this fascinating French region. Our seven-day itinerary is mostly flat as it skirts a level waterway, making it perfect for first-timers, leisure cyclists, and families with children. We have carefully selected some wonderful places to stay along the way and will transport your bags between each one, but otherwise we'll stay out of your way. Once you've picked up your bikes, maps, and information packs, you are free to enjoy this stunning route at your own pace.