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Would you like to add a ride? Email me. hawke@bcdracing.com
I do my best to keep these current, but it is always best to email/call to make sure any group ride is actually happening.

Albuquerque

Rio Cycling Club hosts a Saturday ride from Cycle Cave (a bit west of San Pedro on Menaul) at 9AM, and a Sunday ride from Starbucks at Tramway and Academy also at 9AM. They have some specific rules about etiquette on their rides. Have a look at their website.  

The reaper is a "race" to Tijeras and back. Passes by Believers Center at about 12:05PM Tuesday and Thursday. This is 1/3 mi east of Tramway on Central/old Rte 66, first megachurch on the right. Be ready to hammer and jump on a wheel as they pass by. The reaper waits for no one. Contact: Craig Denman cdenman@comcast.net 505/306-1301 or Blue Soros bsoroos@hotmail.com. It started as a training ride for Kirtland employees, and it still is.. The lab folks, "the reapers," leave the Eubank gate at 11:50AM and meet everyone else, "the greeters," on Rte 66 at 12:05.  

The Lobo Ride leaves Sundays from the Lobo starue on UNM Campus at 9AM, 8AM in the summer. About 50 mi. Maybe around 18mph average pace. The statue is 1/2 block north of the corner of Central Av and Stanford Dr. on the UNM campus. They now have a Facebook Page.

Wednesday Night Crest Climb, It leaves from the dirt lot on the NW corner of the intersection of NM14 and Sandia Crest rd @ 5:30 PM and rides up to the crest, not everyone goes all the way up. Usually runs April through October. Steve Strohl <strohl627@gmail.com> or Patrick Roddy <roddy.patrick@yahoo.com>

Duke City Cruisers: not a club. Just guilt free group bicycle riding with cool peeps. All bicycles welcome - We don't discriminate - We just ride! 

Fat Tire Cycles organizes road and MTB group rides on Sundays and Thursdays, see their Facebook for info or call 505-345-9005  

The New Mexico Touring Society has several road rides every day, mostly starting in the mornings but with some on evenings as well.

Critical Mass is a demonstration/ride to increase awareness of bicycles. Last Friday of every month. UNM Duck Pond at 6:30pm. FB page.

Cycling Peeps is a womens only cycling group on Meetup that hosts some local rides, mostly on weeknds.  Some rides are Co-ed.


El Paso, TX
EP Cyclists Club posts regular road ride info on their Facebook, usually there are several rides per week. They are have Tues and Thurs evening rides during DST.  

Farmington 
I haven't found any info.  There is a lot going on in Durango though.  Try Drunago Wheel Club or call Mountain Bike Specialists 970-247-4066.

Gallup 
Gallup has a "weekly" wednesday night mountain bike ride - usually 5:30 - at the McGaffey (Zuni Mountains) trails and sometimes the High Desert Trails if the forest is wet or closed due to fire danger.  There is no official contact person - usually myself of Brian Leddy leddybrian@gmail puts out an invitation.  No weekly organized road rides at this moment.  Anyone looking for information on trails, road routes, riding buddies can email:
 <gallup-group-ride@googlegroups.com>

Las Cruces 
MTB Dona Ana Tuesdays - A regular irregular ride. Meet up during daylight months at 6pm-ish. Staggered rollout times as groups or individuals coalesce. Route options often determined on a whim. Regular post-ride smack talk, tasty beverages and etc.
Directions: Take I-25 north from Las Cruces to the Dona Ana Exit (#9) and go East until stop sign by Ben Archer Health Center. Turn left (North) and then right on Calle de Las Lomas. Make left on La Reina, then right on Desert Wind Way. Road will turn to dirt, cross cattle guard and the park spot will be on the left (North) side of the road.
Contact (as good as any)Dave Halliburton at gotdirtnm@gmail.com

Monumental Loop organizes weekly gravel and dirt road rides in the Las Cruces area. We'll avoid pavement, but include beer and burrito stops! Todos son bienvenidos! Facebook

The ZiaVelo Cycling "Heater" is a race paced and race tactic ride that is held every Wednesday during the Daylight Savings Time period. Departure time begins in March at 5PM. The departure time transitions to start at 6PM after Memorial Day, and continues to depart at that time all summer as things heat up. Labor Day weekend the start rolls back to 5:30PM. Departure is normally from the Spotted Dog Brewery in Old Mesilla. Occasionally we will change the start location and course, this is posted on the ZiaVelo Google Groups page. This is a DROP ride! 


Los Alamos
 
Los Alamos Triatomics Club has a Tuesday Time Trial Series, DST only, also listed on the calendar page.

Jemez Honeys organizes some no-drop, mostly ladies, weekly road rides.  

Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Road Riders have two weekend rides around Santa Fe. The A-group (faster paced but a no-drop, regroup-often ride) typically rides on Saturday while the B-group rides on Sundays. Rides are announced by mid-day Friday for both groups via their Yahoo email list as well as on their Facebook page. The route varies from week to week to keep things interesting.  Yahoo Group  

The RA Racing Apparel/BMC team is now running Sat/Sun training rides that start from Mellow Velo at 132 E. Marcy St in Santa Fe. 
9AM departure (maybe 8am in summer). All are welcome, however the rides are not 'no drop' rides, there will be some regrouping points or short cuts to take. They tend to be fast-paced (18mph or more average) and slower riders will get dropped. The routes are just over 50 miles and there is usually one stop mid-way through. Since the rides are always the same there is no announcement beforehand. The Saturday ride is known as the "Prison Loop". The Sunday ride is the reverse Galisteo loop, the reverse direction of the Santa Fe Century 50-mile route. For updated information call Mellow Velo at (505) 995-3823.

Silver City
Saturday Decide-&-Ride, MTB, @ Gila Hike & Bike, 103 East College Avenue 575-388-3222
There is also a Silver City Cycling Google Group that post various road and MTB rides.  

Last updated 12/10/19
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