TOUR OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

TORGV was started by the Albuquerque Wheelmen in the 1970’s and ran for over 20 years. At its height, TORGV attracted thousands of riders and was the premier bicycle tour in New Mexico. BCNM was proud to bring back the TORGV in 2011 and is continuing the event in 2015.
 
TORGV 2015 takes riders on scenic flat roads through the Rio Grande Valley. The longer routes pass through Isleta, Los Lunas, Belen, Bernardo and return to Albuquerque.
 
Money raised from TORGV 2015 will fund BCNM staff and its successful bicycle education, promotion, and advocacy programs.

Ride Date: Sunday, September 27th, 2015


The ROUTE

Coined the "flattest century in New Mexico, the TORGV runs from the Bernalillo County / Int'l Sunport Rail Runner Station located at 113 Rio Bravo SE, ABQ NM and continues south through Las Lunas, Belen and looping around Bernardo, NM. The route runs parallel with the Rio Grande the entire length with beautiful views and a sights of the more relaxed side of New Mexican life. The ride offers multiple distance points for riders of any caliber. Tandems ride for the price of one!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE!

If you are a returning rider, the route has changed. BCNM's #1 priority is to offer the safest ride as possible. Over the current years of the ride's reincarnation we've made our best efforts to make cycling through downtown ABQ safe; however, we felt it best to change the starting point more south and extend the loop into Bernardo. 

Also, in regards to safety, there is a 500 rider sign-up limit.

Rest Stop Ride Perks

TORGV is a premium New Mexico century. We feel that a ride should offer the very best refreshments for riders to keep their energy up and their health in check. Each rest stop will have the following: Clean filtered water, Gatorade made with clean filtered water, PB & J sandwiches, nuts, dried fruit, cut bananas, cut oranges, chocolate covered fruits or nuts and a variety of other goodies. 




 

RIDE MAP ROUTE -- CLICK HERE

 

 RIDE ELEVATION -- CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION

LINKS TO RESOURCES

Registration is $80 for non-members and $40 for BCNM members. Become a member here. For non-members, there will be a $20 late fee after September 13th -- $100 total. For members, $10 late fee after September 13th -- $50 total. Perks include: Ride T-shirt, ankle slap bands, collectible TORGV 2015 lapel pin, power bar and other goodies TBA! LAST YEAR'S T-SHIRT DESIGN BELOW. NEW COMING SOON!

You may register online till the 11:59 p.m. the 25th of Sept. Riders are welcome to register day of event (cash & credit card accepted). Please choose routes and distances within your capabilities and be prepared to make minor repairs. If you feel you can't make it back, use the Rail Runner to return to start location. See ride times here. SAGs, HAM radio, and support will be provided. 

Again in 2015, we offer a custom TORGV cycling jersey designed by artist Michael O. Wieclaw AKA Metal The Brand, due to outstanding demand in 2014. New design to follow soon. It maybe included in your online reg or ordered independently. LAST YEAR'S JERSEY PICTURED BELOW. NEW DESIGN COMING SOON!

Voler Custom Cycling Jersey can be ordered here!

Early packet  pickup will be Saturday, September 26 at TREK Superstore, 5000 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110. Phone: (505) 312-7243 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reach out to Diane Albert with any questions 505.235.2277

 

Day-of registration and packet pick-up will be from  6:00 - 7:00 AM at Bernalillo Rail Runner Station. More information on parking will be forthcoming. Riders can start  the tour at or after 7:00 AM.  There will be no mass start due to safety concerns, but riders are encouraged to start by 7 a.m. 100 mile riders should be on the road by 8:00 AM.  All other riders should be on the road by 8:00 AM.  The post ride party will start at Noon.  Free massages and food will be available at Bernalillo Rail Runner Sataion. Routes will be swept for remaining riders at 3:00 PM.
 
 

DOWNLOADABLE REGISTRATION FORM

ONLINE REGISTRATION

BULLET-ED DIRECTIONS

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VECTOR TORGV & BCNM LOGOS FOR PRESS

 

GPS ROUTING

Century Downloadable

78 MI Downloadable *TBA*

57 MI Downloadable *TBA*

28 MI Downloadable *TBA*

 

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Sag Support and Safety

Sag support will be provided on all routes.  All riders must wear CPSC, Snell or ASTM certified bicycle helmets and obey traffic laws. Riding with headphones is not allowed.  Please choose routes within your capabilities and be prepared to make minor repairs. We cannot anticipate every road surface hazard or construction project you will encounter on this ride. Use common sense and caution at all times.

Getting There

Starting location is the Bernalillo County / Int'l Sunport Rail Runner Station located at 113 Rio Bravo SE, ABQ. Google map location available here

 
 
 
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