After 5 years of putting on one of the most unique and fun, safe cycling advocacy rides, Duke City Wheelmen had to take a break this year. With faltering participation and running in the red, we just couldn’t manage the costs of the ride this year.
DCW can accept donations through United Way, PayPal, cash or check. If you want the ride back in 2016, you will have to speak with a donation!Contact me through the website if you have any questions about making a donation.
We’ll meet at 8:30 am at the Trek Superstore. From there, teams will go out to ghost bikes, for clean up and placing new flowers. All hands welcome!
We’ll send teams out with at least one Duke City Wheelmen member, someone with experienced working with ghost bikes.
Message me here, from the website, or our Facebook page for more information!
Can’t come, but want to help? Use our PayPal donation button to help pay for flowers!
Donations can also be dropped off at Trek Superstore.
Please clearly mark donations for Duke City Wheelmen.Thanks,
President, Duke City Wheelmen
Please help us make this event as successful as possible by passing this information on to people you know who might be interested. The success of this event is directly tied to furthering Duke City Wheelmen’s outreach efforts, including what we do at Noon Day Ministries.
With several hundred people in attendance, many items were sold. The day, aided by Mimmo Espresso coffee, was a great opportunity to talk with old friends and make new ones. People were socializing, catching-up and making cycling plans for the spring.
But we shouldn’t forget that the first purpose of putting this event on for DCW was to raise money for the work we do at Noon Day Ministries, fixing bikes and making them safer, for homeless or near-homeless bicycle riders.
To that end, we raised $440.00 from bicycle sales fees and table space rentals.
Thanks everyone who came out.
Mike Humphries, Trek Superstore Manager, was happy with the event too and we are already making plans for next year!
Members of the Greater Albuquerquer Bicycle Advisory Committee and Duke City Wheelmen have been speaking up with their concerns over the way that bike/ped facilities are being incorporated into this project. Jennifer Buntz, Steve Mathias and Scott Hale were at the November 18 City Council meeting to share our concerns with the Councilors. We spoke during the General Public Comment period, agenda item #9 which starts at about 51 minutes and our collective exchange with the Councilors lasts about 20 minutes.
Click here: November 18 City Council Meeting
Look for more details here soon. This project may or may not result in a better situation for motor vehicles, but in its current form it will not be a good thing for cyclists.
Events of Duke City Wheelmen start in April, on the 13th with the first of six bike handling skills clinics. The skills presented are of special use if you are at all interested in group rides and/or doing bicycle races, but they are useful every time you ride. Check out the whole story here: Criterium Skills Clinics.
As the skills clinics continue (4/13, 4/27, 5/12, 5/18, 6/1, 6/1) we are planning a special recognition of the women who come out for the clinic on May 12th in conjunction with Cyclo Femme’s “We Ride Together.” This day, Mother’s Day, is being recognized as a time when women can come together, ride a bicycle and celebrate all that women add to the world.
On June 15 DCW is assisting Scalo Veloce who is hosting a bicycle race, a Criterium. If you have never seen this kind of race, come out and see what it is all about. Racing starts at 8 am and continues to about 2 pm.
If you are interested in trying your wheels in an event like this, the Criterium Skills Clinics will get you ready.
The criterium at Wilson Stadium will have beginner categories for men and women. Juniors will also have their own race.
In July, during the long 4th of July weekend, there will be a timed version of a bicycle tour, a Gran Fondo, with its start/finish in scenic Taos, NM. Traveling the South Enchanted Circle, this ride will enchant you. There are three distances to choose from. People who register can also access a discounted training plan tailored to their distance to help them prepare.
September will bring us “Can You See Us NOW?” on September 29th.
So, plan on joining us between 1 and 2:30 pm for registration so you are ready to roll at 3:00pm. This will again be a slow parade ride down Route 66 (Central Ave.) with police escort.
This year, we are encouraging all ghost riders to join us!
On October 5, 2013 the Gila Monster Challenge Gran Fondo will take place in the Silver City area. This ride will wind its way through spectacular southwestern NM mountains and valleys. With four distances to choose from, everyone can find their challenge.