This ride is intended for those who want to start their week off with a moderately challenging ride. The goal is to vary the course each week, do some climbing, and stop for lunch. A typical ride will be to climb up Tramway, add a finger or two into the foothills, descend Constitution, and loop back to the start via the North Diversion Channel. Other weeks we will do a loop on the west side or go to Mesa del Sol.
Route will alternate with 1) the regular bosque trail route on even-numbered Tuesdays (September 6, 20 etc) with pickup points at Tramway and Manitoba, top of Tramway Hill and Alameda Open Space and 2) the 'new route' on odd-numbered Tuesdays (September 13, 27 etc) with the same pickup points.
On all Tuesdays, the ride from the Eastside led by Ed and Don will meet the ride from the Westside lead by Chris at the Bosque Trail north parking lot. From there the ride will alternate its remaining route depending whether the day is even or odd.
Starts at the Rio Rancho Sports Complex on High Resort in Rio Rancho and goes down to meet Ed and Don's NE/NW Loop Ride in the Alameda Open Space Parking Lot. Food stop is at the Flying Star on Rio Grande, before returning.
Down Tramway to Alameda Open Space, Bosque Trail including Chris Chavez Loop, and food stop at one of several different restaurants Downtown or the UNM area; return by Constitution / Paseo de las Montañas Trail / Morris / Lagrima de Oro back to Flying Star Café on Juan Tabo.
The goal is to ride together as a group. Faster riders are permitted to ride ahead to the next rejoin point where we will regroup and count heads. We will stop at various coffee shops around town for a beverage and a snack. If you don’t think you can maintain the advertised pace on level terrain, you might want to consider a different ride.