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2011 Bicycling Events

Toys for Tots Bicycle Ride
  • Dec 11, 2011: Zia Velo Cycling Club presents Toys for Tots, 2nd Annual Bicycle Ride (posted Nov 25)

USMC Toys for Tots, 2nd Annual Bicycle Ride, Las Cruces, December 11, at 11am. 

Donated toy is the entry fee. Toys must be new and for kids 3-12 years old. Ride length is 7.5 miles, with the start at Milagro Coffee, 1733. E. University and finish at High Desert Brewery, 1202 W.Hadley Ave. 

Email forwarded by Mesilla Valley Bike Club  "[Information on] Zia Velo Cycling Club 2nd annual Toys for Toys. Join us for a good time and a good cause. Tell friends, family everyone. Thanks, Henry"  

Questions to Henry Gil (575-642-9548) or Pablo at Outdoor Adventures (575.521.1922 or 575.649.3953). Flyer (pdf format)

Dec 9 Sun-News release




  • Nov 11-13, 2011; Third Annual New Mexico Bicycle Education Summit

Albuquerque, NM  $50 registration, deadline November 7. Link to registration



This is a CLC sponsored workshop on maintaining your bicycle so you can stay on your wheels!  It will be held Saturday, November 5th at 9:00 am at Meerscheidt Recreation Center located at 1600 E. Hadley. All ages are welcome (children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult). Bring your bike and learn chain lubrication, tire inflation, cleaning techniques, quick releases and much more.   More


  • October 29, 2011, Ride Right - Ride Bright by Mesilla Valley Bicycle Coalition (posted 10/25/11)

"Last year, community cyclists and others came together to light up the bicycles of persons using the services of the Community of Hope. Many low income individuals in our community use a bicycle as their only or primary means of transportation and riding at night is often unavoidable.  Yet, these Las Cruces residents lack the means to properly equip their bicycles for riding after dark.  We received very generous contributions to purchase lights at a discount through Outdoor Adventures and have enough light sets left over for another installation (thank you, everyone).

This year we asking only for your time as a volunteer to install the lights, equip bicycles with reflective tape, and make minor repairs. It is the right thing to do – a small thing that may prevent a tragic loss of ability or life.

Our second annual Ride Right Ride Bright will be held: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  in the parking lot near the sheltered outdoor dining area (look for the bright blue Tacoma pick-up) at

Community of Hope, 999 West Amador.  For more information, please send an email to  THANK YOU"   Mesilla Valley Bicycle Coalition


  • 2011 FALL Bicycling events in Southern NM & nearby areas:
  1. September 18: Cyclefest (Ft Davis, Texas) :  Day two of the event. Tour of the Rio Grande Valley (Albuquerque, New Mexico): This is a touring event with route options of 25, 50, 75, and 100 miles.  The route will follow the beautiful Rio Grande Valley and is hosted by our friends at the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico.  More information is available at
  3. September 24 : Tour de Ruidoso (Ruidoso, New Mexico) :  This is a very challenging century in the beautiful Ruidoso mountain area.  It is hosted by our friends at Bicycle Ruidoso.  More information is available at!__tour-de-ruidoso-century-ride.    Several of our Team Hobbs riders have participated in this event and give it high marks.
  5. September 25: Chili Pepper Challenge (El Paso, Texas) :  This is El Paso’s premier cycling event with route options of 10, 22, 40, 62, and 100 miles.  Our friends at the El Paso Cycling Club organize this event.  More information is available at
  7. September 25: Tour de Acoma (Acoma & Laguna Pueblos, New Mexico) :  This is a touring event, which weaves throughout some of the beautiful native lands of New Mexico with route options of 25, 50, and 100 miles.  More information is available at
  9. October 1: Santa Rosa de Lima Off Road Duathlon (Santa Rosa, New Mexico):  This is a USAT sanctioned event.  Experienced participants will have a 2 mile run, 9 mile cycling, and 2 mile run event.  Beginners will have a 1 mile run, 3 mile cycling, and 1 mile run event.  More information is available at

We are pleased to make our website ( available for promoting regional cycling events, especially in New Mexico and Texas.  Please let us know if you would like assistance in supporting regional cycling events.  Our website is intended to be a free public service
Regards,  Bob Reid,  Southeast New Mexico Cycling,  (575) 393-6338 ext 22


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