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 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

September 22, 2018. Spectacular Road Riding!

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

Post Ride Party will take place at KTAOS Solar Radio’s Solar Center Bar & Restaurant. 
4:30-6:00PM
Free snacks and beverages for riders!! 
Friends and family welcome

After Ride Party at KTAO Solar Radio Station
Presented by Blazejewsky & Hansen, LLC
Your Lawyers, by your side.

KTAO/KTAOS
#9 State Road 150
Taos, New Mexico 87571

Late Registration & Packet Pickup
at
Trek Superstore Thursday 4-6pm
or
Taos Youth and Family Center Friday 4-6pm
or
Taos Youth and Family Center Saturday 6:30-7:30am

All riders start 8am Saturday from Taos Youth and Family Center
407 Paseo del Canon, East . Taos, New Mexico 87571

Registration  GRAN FONDO [TAOS, MORA, ANGEL FIRE]

Link to Flyer

Link to Cue Sheet

Route and profile: Click HERE

Download GPX file: HERE

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

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