July 22, 2018. Road + Dirt = FUN!!

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The Cibola National Forest/Mt. Taylor Ranger District is NOT closed right now. Stage 2 fire restrictions are in place, but they do not preclude using the dirt roads that are part of our event.

**No USAC racing license is needed for this event**

Registration LA MOSCA BICICLETA

La Mosca Map and More Information

From the New Mexico Museum of Natural History:

Geologic map of the central Mesa ChivatoLandsat image perspective on La Mosca Peak and Mount Taylor

Stay with our sponsor at Super 8, in Grants, NM

Registration  GRAN FONDO [TAOS, MORA, ANGEL FIRE]

Link to Flyer

Join us September 22, 2018 for some of the best riding norther New Mexico has to offer.

 

Benefits Taos Sports Alliance; bringing sporting activities to the youth of Taos county.

No USAC racing or one-day license is required for this event. 

Tragic need for a new ghost bike

All,

Duke City Wheelmen is working with several neighbors and the family to decide about placing a ghost bike in the Moon and Candelaria NE area to remember the 11 year old who was hit and killed near there last week.

If you would like to help, you can use the contact form here on our webpage.  I will post updates about this situation as they become available.

Please ride aware and stay safe.

Jennifer Buntz
President, Duke City Wheelmen

Bike Day at the Capitol

Join us January 27th in Santa Fe, at the Nation’s only round State House for this safe street and highway advocacy event!

The event is FREE
For lunch at NM Bike-N-Sport or Railrunner fare,
please let us know you are coming
<RSVP@BikeABQ.org>

This annual event draws attention to bicycle and motorcycle safety on NM streets and highways. The New Mexico Motorcyclist Right Organization is the main event sponsor. Cyclists are encouraged to attend!   
All types of alternative vehicles face the same problems on the road: Car and truck drivers don’t see us. On Saturday, January 27, 1:00PM at the State Capitol, add your voice to the call for improved road safety.   

Duke City Wheelmen, BikeABQ & Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico are joining with NM Bike-N-Sport to provide transportation support and LUNCH for cyclists. Motorcyclists will meet for lunch at Santa Fe Harley Davidson.
 
8:15 am – Downtown Railrunner Station: Ride Railrunner to Santa Fe <email: RSVP@BikeABQ.org> to have the fare paid!!

9:30 am – Thunderbird Harley-Davidson (5000 Alameda NE): Motorcyclists will meet to ride to the rally, stopping for lunch at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson (4360 Rodeo Road). Motorcyclists will leave Santa Fe Harley at 12:15 to ride to the Capitol.

11:00 am – NM Bike N Sport (504 W Cordova Rd): Bicyclists meet for LUNCH and then walk or cycle to the New Mexico State Capitol Building (bring a bike lock – No bicycles in the Capitol)

1:00 pm – New Mexico State Capitol Building (490 Old Santa Fe Trail): The rally will pay tribute to 2017 victims of crashes who were motorcycling or bicycling in New Mexico. Ongoing advocacy efforts to improve road safety will be highlighted.

Check out the Event on Facebook!

Get ready!

There is much to anticipate,
when you participate
so mark the date.
 
The road isn’t straight
& your heart rate
will elevate.
 
Don’t procrastinate
go ahead and incorporate
La Mosca Bicicleta
into your 2018 cycling mandate.
 
 
La Mosca Bicicleta
June 30, 2018
Junkyard Brewery
Grants, New Mexico

Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda & Despedida

The National Hispanic Cultural Center is hosting an Ofrenda exhibition again during this time leading up to the Dia de los Muertos Despedida on November 3, 2017.

Most Ofrendas at NHCC are created by school children from across the City. 
Duke City Wheelmen is proud to be included in this tradition.  We have created Ofrendas since 2010, initially with the help of Jacobo de la Serna.

This year’s Ofrenda was the result of the work of Steve Mathias, Dave Hamilton, Carolyn Donnelly and Jennifer Buntz.

 

Go by National Hispanic Cultural Center and see all the Ofrendas 
October 16
 – November 10; 10 am to 5 pm

Visit NHCC November 2 @5:30pm to make your own Ofrenda related art

Participate in the Despedida, Dia de los Muertos Celebration, November 3; 5-7PM

La Mosca Bicicleta

SAVE THE DATE

LA MOSCA BICICLETA 

JUNE 30, 2018

 

 

August 12, 2017

ROAD + DIRT = FUN!

Well maintained gravel roads with lots of climbing.

  Perfect for cross bikes.  Consider 50/34 x 11/32 gearing.

50 mile course GPS track

https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=fpzxrvfoetlqtxog

 

71 mile course GPS track

https://www.gpsies.com/map.do?fileId=wtgxbzonvaydbvhf

Print A Map

 71 and 50 mile distances.  Register TODAY!!

Only the first 50 people preregistered will get this groovy T-shirt (see above).  

Register now

71 mile distance with 6,844’ of climbing; 2 dirt sectors 17.5 & 22.5 mi. long
50 mile distance with 5,604’ of climbing; 1 dirt sector 22.5 mi, long
Start: Grants, NM (6,414’)
Finish: saddle between La Mosca  Peak and Mt. Taylor (10,591’)
Two aid stations
Registrants will receive cue sheet and GPS track for their event.
Modifications to route may be necessary due to unforeseen events.
See Cue Sheet info & MAP below!
  • $65.00 for 71 mile route before August 10 @11:59pm
    • $80.00 August 11 or 12
  • $50.00 for 50 mile route before August 10 @11:59pm
    • $65.00 August 11 or 12
  • In person Registration & packet pick-up
    • August 10, 2017 4:00-6:00pm
    • Trek Superstore, 5000 Menaul NE, Albuquerque, NM

Late registration, packet pick-up & START LINE
@Route 66 Junkyard Brewery
1634 Route 66, Grants, NM 87020

    • Friday August 11
      4:00-8:00pm
    • Saturday August 12
      6:00-6:30am
    • All riders start at 7:00 am

Long Loop

• MILE 0 – Start @ Junkyard Brewery 1634 Route 66

• MILE 6 – Milan, right turn onto Hwy 05

• MILE 17 – Left onto County Road (CR) 23 Haystack Road (gravel)

• MILE 25 – Right onto CR 41/Red Mountain Road (gravel)

• MILE 28 – Right onto Backwood Road (gravel)

• MILE 33 – Transition back to pavement

• MILE 36 – Right onto Hwy 509

• MILE 41 – Aid Station #1 & right onto Hwy 605

• MILE 48 – Left onto Lee Ranch Road

• MILE 51 – Right onto FS (Forest Service) 456 (gravel)

• MILE 55 – Aid Station #2 and right onto FS 239 (gravel)

• MILE 66 – Right onto FS 453 (gravel)

• MILE 71 – Finish @ Saddle between La Mosca Peak and Mt. Taylor. (gravel)

Short Loop

• MILE 0 – Start @ Junkyard Brewery 1634 Route 66

• MILE 6 – Milan, right turn onto Hwy 05

• MILE 20 – Aid Station #1 & right onto Hwy 605

• MILE 27 – Left onto Lee Ranch Road

• MILE 30 – Right onto FS (Forest Service) 456 (gravel)

• MILE 34 – Aid Station #2 and right onto FS 239 (gravel)

• MILE 45 – Right onto FS 453 (gravel)

• MILE 50 – Finish @ Saddle between La Mosca Peak and Mt. Taylor (gravel)

SAVE THE DATE – 12AUG2017

On 12AUG1977
The Space Shuttle Enterprise
Was launched from the back of a special 747
But that isn’t the reason for this SAVE THE DATE notice

EC77 8142
7/26/77
Approach and Landing Test (ALT) crew in front of 747/Space Shuttle Enterprise: Fitz Fulton, Gordon Fullerton, Vic Horton, Fred Haise, Vincent Alvarez and Tom McMurtry.

 

On August 12th, DCW is planning a bicycle event you won’t want to miss.

It might not be able to compare the thrill of having been in the Enterprise as it disengaged from that 747, did a few turns and then landed but it will be a great event!

Ride details coming soon!

Calling all Cyclists: Biker day at the Capitol


BICYCLISTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN

New Mexico Motorcyclist Rights Organization
14th Annual BIKE DAY AT THE CAPITOL 2017

Saturday February 25, 2017, 1pm – 2:30pm
BICYCLISTS ARE INVITED TO MEET AT New Mexico Bike N Sport, 524 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505 We will have lunch, then ride or walk to the NM Round House Rotunda, State Capitol Building, 490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

IF YOU ARE IN ALBUQUERQUE, you are invited to ride the Rail Runner to Santa Fe with, and compliments of, BikeABQ. Meet at the Downtown Station at Alvarado Transportation Center by 8:45am. Train departs at 8:58am.

Please email: RSVP@BikeABQ.org if you plan to ride the Rail Runner with them.

We will arrive at the South Capitol Station in Santa Fe about 10:25am, then bicycle or walk to Bike N Sport for lunch compliments of Diane Albert Law Firm. We will bicycle or walk to the Capitol to arrive by 12:45pm. – Bring your bike lock.

Bike Day at the Capitol events are scheduled from 1:00pm – 2:30pm and are hosted by the New Mexico Motorcyclist Rights Organization.

Return to Albuquerque: Rail Runner will depart from the Santa Fe Depot Station at 3:27, 8:12, & 10:07pm and from South Capitol Station at 3:32, 8:17, & 10:12pm.

Proclamations, Memorials, and Bills in the 2017 NM Legislative Session
February 2017 was proclaimed “Distracted Driving Awareness Month” in NM by Executive Proclamation by Governor Martinez. This was the result of efforts by the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization (NMMRO) and Indian Motorcycle of Albuquerque.

NM Senate Bill 55, which among other things, increases the fines for Reckless Driving, Careless Driving, and Texting While Driving, has passed the NM Senate and has gone to committee in the NM House for consideration.
To read the bill as introduced in the Senate, visit: https://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/bills/senate/SB0055.pdf

NM Complete Streets Efforts Memorials, the result of efforts by the New Mexico Complete Streets Leadership Team NM Senate Memorial 35 – was approved unanimously and signed in February. To read the Memorial, as introduced, visit: https://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/memorials/senate/SM035.pdf

NM House Memorial 29 – NM Complete Streets Efforts – has a “Do Pass” recommendation from committee and is currently on the calendar for consideration. To read the Memorial, as introduced, visit: https://nmlegis.gov/Sessions/17%20Regular/memorials/house/HM029.pdf