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.

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



JUNE 30, 2018



August 12, 2017


Well maintained gravel roads with lots of climbing.

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

50 mile course GPS track



71 mile course GPS track


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
    • Saturday August 12
    • 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)


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

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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


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


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Tobago International Cycling Classic; September 27-October 2, 2016

Support the UCI 1.2 Tour of Tobago race and the team that

Duke City Wheelmen proudly promotes!ticc-main-2016

Roger Farrell, of Corrales, NM, has organized and successfully coached teams at this event for the past 5 years.  For the 2016 event, September 27-October 2, he has another great lineup of riders.  Your donation will go to purchase an airline ticket for one Columbian riders!

Check out the 30th Annual Tobago International Cycling Classic!  Use our PayPal donation button below to support these great riders.

Gran Fondo: Taos, Mora, Angel Fire


El Pueblo Lodge is offering a 10% discount to Gran Fondo: Taos, Mora, Angel Fire participants!


Just let them know you are going to do the event when you make your reservation.

phone  800-433-9612       email:elpueblo@newmex.com

Gran Fondo: Taos, Mora, Angel Fire will take place July 16, 2016.

Register Today!

This ride through the awesome country south of Taos, New Registration_granFondo-posterr2016Mexico includes 3 distances and 5 aid stations, featuring Honey Stinger products, plus fruit, water, fig bars and more!honey stingerlogo

Taos is a great vacation destination, with something for everyone!  Visit http://taos.org/ for calendars, lodging information and descriptions of adventures in Taos.