About jb

I have been riding a bicycle throughout New Mexico and the US for over 30 years. Drawn into advocacy for safer cycling after my long time cycling friend Paula Higgins was killed by a driver in 2006, my efforts have grown and expanded since that time. Join me in working towards safer streets and highways for all New Mexico road users.

Ghost Bike

Even during a pandemic, cyclists can be killed.

This link will take you to more pictures and a nice story in the Taos News https://bit.ly/TaosMcLaughlin

Stephanie with Ghost Bike On Wednesday, July 1, I was in the Taos, NM area to install a ghost bike for Mark McLaughlin, who was killed Friday June 26, 2020.  The exact location is 163 State Route 230, Arroyo Seco, 87514. 

The event was at 6:30pm. 

About 20 people, family that came in from out of state, and nearby residents, attended.

Here is the original report from Taos News. I don’t have any other details about the crash.
https://www.taosnews.com/stories/bicyclist-killed-by-vehicle-in-el-prado,64559

This story came up in an unrelated email search. It was really nice though, so I wanted to share, and thank Shannon Miera and her family, along with KOB-TV.

Bike Day at the Capitol

Report on Bike Day at the Capitol from Khal Spencer

*Help us honor cyclists who have been killed this year*
*Unite with other two wheeled vehicle drivers*

*Unite for Safety*
*Support New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization*

Use the contact form if you have questions or to coordinate travel to Santa Fe.
Also, check out the Saturday RailRunner Schedule

Also a big shout-out to those who have donated to DCW in order to help Nathan Alexander, who is from Princes Town in Trinidad & Tobago. Between the donations and Roger Ferrell’s investment, this bike was shipped out to Nathan this week! We’ll track his progress this season and post updates!

Lend your support to a promising young rider!

Nathan Alexander, just 20 years old, is from Princes Town in Trinidad & Tobago. He has been racing and winning, but on outdated and unreliable equipment.

Thank you for the donations received so far. We are well on the way towards equipping Nathan for the 2020 season.

Additional donations will make it possible to send him a set of race wheels!

The bike will be sent soon, race wheels to follow in January. Help us help Nathan by donating what you can today!


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Use the PayPal button on the DCW homepage to donate. Only $400.00 is needed to complete a new bike for Nathan.

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Or use the contact form to learn about other donation options.

Thanks!

Pack your climbing legs and come to Taos!

Download blank waiver for late registration here
I have a printed waiver for all preregistered riders. Don’t print another!

Everyone must sign their own waiver.

No late fee for Saturday or Sunday registration.

Late registration and packet pickup at Taos Youth & Family Center
Saturday September 21: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September, 22: 7:00 – 7:30 am
Cash or check only!

Lunch (and showers) will be available after you finish your ride at the Taos Youth & Family Center. Lunch is on DCW; showers are $2 bucks.

La Mosca Bicicleta

La Mosca Registration Link

Get yourself and your gear ready for 47 or 67 miles of Road + Dirt = FUN!
Links to course profiles:
La Mosca Bicicleta 68
La Mosca Bicicleta 47

20 women’s and 30 men’s. pre-register today to lay claim to yours!

If you are looking for a tune up for the Crusher in the Tushar, look no further. Burke’s ride deserves copycats, because it is so awesome. La Mosca is modeled after his fantastic event.




•Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/387878612050890/
First 50 to preregister receive a free t-shirt!
•$65.00 for 69 mile route before June 25@11:59pm
•$80 late registration June 26-29
•$50.00 for 47 mile route before June 25@11:59pm
•$65 late registration June 26-29
@ Trek Superstore: Thursday, 6/27/19
In person Registration & packet pick-up 4-6pm
No late fee at ABQ in-person registration! 5000 Menaul NE, ABQ, NM

Looking for a discount??

You can find a flyer with the discount code at these fine local businesses:

Northeast Cyclery (new location in Hoffmantown Plaza; 8238 Menaul NE, at Wyoming)

Trek Superstore, 5000 Menaul NE

Little Bear Coffee, 2632 Pennsylvania St NE

Michale Thomas Coffee, 1111 Carlisle Blvd SE

Ghost Bike for Christopher Greathouse

Ghost Bike for Christopher Greathouse, age 12, will be placed on November 10th at 4:00PM.

Original post said Sunday. Acutally, the Ghost Bike will be placed on Saturday, November 10.  4:00PM

He was killed on June 15th, 2018 while bicycling with his brother, Stanley.  The crash happened at Moon Street and Los Arboles Avenue, just south of Candelaria in the North East Heights.

Duke City Wheelmen will help the family place a ghost bike made by Christopher’s brothers Stanley and Anthony.  A metal plaque will be placed that has Christopher’s picture.

The family has stated that all are welcome at the ceremony where they will place the Ghost Bike at the scene of the crash and honor Christopher’s life.  Ghost Bikes are bicycles painted white, placed where a cyclist has died.  All too often, the cause of the death is a crash with a motor vehicle.  The serve to remind us of the importance of driving attentively, the value of human life and the joy that riding a bicycle can bring to young and old alike

Join us for this Ghost Bike placement

https://www.koat.com/article/mother-of-12-year-old-killed-in-crash-she-had-to-be-speeding/21609520

https://riversidefunerals.com/obituary-detail.php?obituary_id=62489

 

 

 

 

 

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