NMTS Ride Schedule

NOTE: In addition to these one time rides, the club has recurring rides on every day of the week. To view them, choose the "Weekly Rides" link in the menu at your left.
Pace is the speed, plus or minus one, that will be maintained on flat terrain with no wind. Distance refers to miles traveled in a day; on multi-day rides it means the average miles per day.
Rides with a light-green background occur over multiple days
CSPC, Snell or ANSI Approved Helmets are Required for All NMTS Rides
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Polar Express (aka Ride the Rail Runner to Belen
Distance
45 miles
Pace
14 mph (±1)
Terrain
Flat
Date
December 22, Friday
Time
10:00 AM
Leader
Chris Marsh
Phone
505-891-3464
Email
c@candjmarsh.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

Join us for a 45 mile ride to Belen returning on the Rail Runner. This group ride will be flat at a 14 mile per hour pace. 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 and visit the Harvey House Museum to see their special Christmas display before returning on the Rail Runner.  The Rail Runner leaves Belen at 3:40 PM and gets back to Los Ranchos at 4:41 PM. Call ride leader Chris Marsh, 891-3464 for more information.

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Last Minute Shopper’s Ride
Distance
34 miles
Pace
All
Terrain
Minor hills
Date
December 23, Saturday
Time
9:00 AM
Leader
Mark Pasnewski
Phone
505-350-9689
Email
mpasnew@gmail.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

Join us for what has become an annual holiday event. We’ll start at the south end of the Walmart parking lot, 2010 Wyoming Blvd NE. Our route will take us past or in the near vicinity of Cottonwood, Coronado and Winrock Malls where we can observe all the craziness from the comfort of our bicycles. Lunch at Garcia’s Kitchen on Indian School after the ride. Come on along.

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Christmas Eve Luminaria Tour
Distance
10 miles
Pace
All
Terrain
Flat
Date
December 24, Sunday
Time
5:00 PM
Leader
Bill Thompson
Phone
505-299-0302
Email
thompsonw50@hotmail.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

Assemble at 5 PM and set off at about 5:15 PM. Bicycle lights are needed. This slow ride views the luminarias and Christmas lights in Albuquerque Country Club and Old Town areas, going west on Mountain Rd to the Bosque Trail, south on Trail and through the Country Club, and back to Old Town. Bring your friends and family. Decoration of bikes and riders is encouraged. Santa will treat riders to coffee, hot chocolate, and snacks at the Velvet Coffeehouse in Old Town after the ride, which is at 206 1/2 San Felipe NW, Suite 8. Our usual ride leader, Mary Ann Sweeney, is visiting her daughter in New York City this Christmas, but I will try and be an acceptable substitute.

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22nd Annual Ride to Rio Puerco
Distance
38 miles
Pace
All
Terrain
Moderate hills
Date
January 1, Monday
Time
10:00 AM
Leader
Bill Thompson
Phone
505-299-0302
Email
thompsonw50@hotmail.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

Come on out and continue an NMTS tradition, begun by long-time NMTS member Pete Stirbis. Start the New Year on deserted streets while others are recovering from too much partying. We’ll go south on Unser, west on Tierra Pintada, south on 98th Street, west on Central up 9 Mile Hill to Atrisco Vista, and then west on old Route 66 (I-40 frontage road) to Rio Puerco. Stop for hot chocolate at the Route 66 Pit Stop travel center and return by the same route.

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Phoenix in January
Distance
90 miles
Pace
15 mph (±1)
Terrain
Moderate hills
Date
January 16, Tuesday
Time
10:00 AM
Leader
Will Ferrell, Mike Davila
Phone
5059034415
Email
will.c.ferrell@gmail.com, fuel90rider@yahoo.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

The cold weather is here and by January, we all wish for warmer days. Enjoy 70 degree weather in Phoenix/Tempe!


We will drive from Albuquerque to Scottsdale on Monday January 15th, ride the 16th, 17th and 18th and return on the 18th after the Usery Pass ride.


More details here!


Ride in shorts and long sleeve jersey in a great bike city, Phoenix!



NMTS riders asked if the dates of the trip could be moved forward a day. Since no one objected, we have changed the days of the trip from


17th to the 19th


to the


16th to the 18th


We will drive from Albuquerque to Scottsdale on Monday January 15th, ride the 16th, 17th and 18th and return on the 18th after the Usery Pass ride.



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January in Phoenix Day 2 Fast Ride
Distance
50 miles
Pace
20 mph (±1)
Terrain
Moderate hills
Date
January 17, Wednesday
Time
10:00 AM
Leader
Mike Davila
Phone
505-326-7509
Email
Fuel90Rider@yahoo.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

Start Location: 15900 E Golden Eagle Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 10:00 am. 

This is an alternate to the second day of Will Ferrel’s January in Phoenix Paradise Valley ride for those who are interested. It starts in Fountain Hills about a 30 minute drive from the Best Western in Tempe where most people are staying. The route takes us on a loop from Fountain Hills and around McDowell Mountain through Scottsdale. It will be a long fast ride with lots of turns so it is important that everyone be able to keep up with a 20mph pace line so no one gets lost. There is about 3000 feet of climbing but nothing too steep (over 5%) and the ride will run about 50 miles. There are 3 nice rest stops at about the 10, 20 and 30 mile points at parks with rest rooms.  I'm expecting about a 3 hour ride time and another half hour for breaks putting us back in Fountain Hills at about 1:30 pm. There's a great pub in Fountain Hills called the American Grill, has great food and beer with a nice view of the fountain from the outdoor patio if anyone is interested in post ride refueling.

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Iron Horse Classic, Citizen's Tour, NMTS team
Distance
50 miles
Pace
All
Terrain
Frequent, steep hills
Date
May 26, Saturday
Time
8:00 AM
Location
Leader
Barbara Titus, Greg Titus
Phone
505-980-1095, 505-699-4745
Email
bsnowpt@gmail.com, gbt@swcp.com
Ride Type
Road Bike

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.

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