BCNM Extends Huge Thanks To Film Screening Attendees!
The Bicycle Dreams screening at UNM's Performing Arts Center was a huge success. We want to thank everyone who made it out, the volunteers, and special guests. Look forward to more events in the future. Until then, ride on!
BICYCLE DREAMS, AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT RACE ACROSS AMERICA, COMING TO SANTA FE ON JAN. 31
Bicycle Dreams, the award-winning feature-length documentary about the Race Across America (RAAM), premiered to rave reviews in Albuquerque on Jan. 24 and comes to Santa Fe on Thursday, January 31 at 7 p.m. at the Screen, on the campus of the Santa Fe University of Art and Design at 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. Both screening are presented as a benefit by the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico.
Guest speaker at the event will be Lisa Dougherty of Los Alamos, who will be competing in her first RAAM this summer. Lisa will be in the lobby 30 minutes prior to the showing, to answer questions and show off her bike and gear. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door the night of the show. Dougherty first qualified for RAAM in 1996 by winning the women’s division at the 573-mile Bicycle Across Missouri race. She went on to win the UMCA World 24-Hour Championships in Iowa in 1997, 1998 and 1999, qualifying again for RAAM in 1999 when she covered 406 miles in the 24-hour race. Following a stint as an ultradistance runner – completing the Leadville 100 three times – she returned to cycling and this past November finished second in the women’s division at the World 24-Hour Time Trial Championships in California behind six-time RAAM winner Seana Hogan. Dougherty completed 416 miles at the event and qualified for RAAM 2013. She is racing as Team Los Alamos Schools to raise funds for the PTO’s of the Los Alamos school district. To get a finish at RAAM, she must cover 3000 miles in less than 12 days. For more information about RAAM, go to www.raceacrossamerica.org.
The film, which has won numerous awards at film festivals all over the world, “is an up-close look at what RAAM riders go through,” says Stephen Auerbach, the director and producer of Bicycle Dreams. “They deal with searing desert heat, agonizing mountain climbs, and endless stretches of open road. And they do it all while battling extreme exhaustion and sleep deprivation. It’s a great subject for a film.”
Bicycle Dreams also has been named one of the top 10 adventure films of all time by both The Matador Network and Playground Magazine, calling it the best bicycle film since “Breaking Away.” The mission of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico is simple and succinct: to increase the number of bicyclists in New Mexico by promoting cycling, providing education and advocating for the rights of cyclists throughout the state. For more information, visit www.bikenm.org.
For more information on the film, go to www.bicycledreamsmovie.com or visit them on Facebook.
TORGV AFTER PARTY SOCIAL AT MARBLE BREWERY!
After party at Marble Brewery!
Riders are welcome to head to Marble Brewery after having finished their ride. The address is 111 Marble St NW and their phone number is 505-243-2739.
- Dia de Los Takos food truck will be serving delicious tacos
- $1 off pints for riders with race bibs
- Live music from a local artist
The Fall 2011 Edition of NEW MEXICO BICYCLIST!
We hope you enjoy this edition of the new and improved New Mexico Bicyclist. Thanks to editor Christopher Marsh for his outstanding work! Click here to download: Downloadable PDF.
Success with the NEW New Mexico Driver's Manual
New Mexico Driver’s Manual – “We finally have more than one sentence about bicycles in theNew Mexico Drivers Manual!” - Cat Downing, LCI #3182, Santa Fe, NM, June 16, 2011
Thanks to the diligent work of folks in Santa Fe we now have more than a single sentence in the New Mexico Driver’s Manual about how motorist and cyclists can share the road with each other. Check out the revised Manual (click here), specifically pages 25 & 25. There are also new test questions on the Driver’s Test based on the new information in the NM Driver’s Manual. Many thanks to Cat Downing, Lisa Miles, Shelley Robinson, Gretchen Grogan of theSanta Fe BTAC; Tom Trowbridge NMDOT Bike Pedestrian & Equestrian Coordinator; and Raul Alvarez and Mac Lewis of the NM Motor Vehicle Dept.
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Tour of the Rio Grande Valley!
TORGV September 14, 2014. Click here for more info.