Cycling is the New Wonder Drug
In a new report commissioned by British Cycling, Dr. Rachel Aldred of the University of Westminster points to data around the world that points to the benefits of cycling, certainly for the cyclist yes, but also for cities and communities that make significant investments in cycling infrastructure.
Your BCNM at Work: Advocating for Tougher Careless Driving Laws in NM
BCNM Vice President Diane Albert is interviewed by KRQE Channel 13 regarding BCNM's advocacy for elevated careless driving penalties in New Mexico. Also appearing in the story is New Mexico State Senator John Ryan.
Link to video and story: Diane Albert on KRQE
BCNM Board Meeting in Santa Fe
On Sunday, October 5, the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico held a Board meeting at REI Santa Fe at the Santa Fe Rail Yard. BCNM's newest Board member, Lisa Willman, CPA, from Las Cruces, joined the Board for an in-person meeting for the first time. Also in attendance was BCNM membership coordinator Aaron Wimmer.
The Board discussed goals and strategies for 2015 to further BCNM's advocacy efforts statewide. Many ideas were discussed and there was a lot of energy in the room from a devoted, engaged and passionate group.
New Mexico has a tremendous biking culture with strong participation in all forms of cycling: road, mountain, cyclocross, BMX, tri-, cruiser, commuter, competitive and recreational. The Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico endeavors to serve them all.
Gila Monster Challenge set for October 4th!
The Gila Monster Challenge, slated for October 4th, is a great ride that features four distances: 35, 50, 70 and 103. This is a benefit ride for the Tour of the Gila, New Mexico's premier road race.
In addition, the Gila Monster Challengehas teamed up with Little Toad Creek Brewery to offer a full day of entertainment. Once you get done with your ride, clean up and head on down to the Downtown Toad from 5-7pm for two free beers, adiscount voucher for money off a pasta dish and a chance to try your luck to see if you win a two night stay at the Southwest Inn, in Sedona, Arizona. Music will be provided that night by a dance band from El Paso, TX named WorkHorse from 8pm onwards.
Set your calendar so you can take in the full Gila Monster Challenge experience! www.tourofthegila.com
TORGV 2014 Registration Goodies
TORGV Sun Cyclers will receive a t-shirt and carabiner lip balm with registration. That's not all! Five massage therapists giving free massages for most of the day at the start, Los Ranchos Town Hall, 6718 Rio Grande Blvd NW. You can expect the same refreshments at rest stops and food of some kind TBA at the Los Ranchos Town Hall. If you have not registered yet, you can do so from torgv.com!
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Gail Ryba Memorial Fund
John Hooker, President
Diane Albert, Vice President
Stephen Newhall, Treas.
Tim Rogers, Secretary
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Tour of the Rio Grande Valley!
Thank you for making TORGV 2014 such a great event. The TORGV 2014 Athletic Cycling Jersey is available for purchase. Click here to order!
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