Community Bicycling Events

Here are upcoming events in the Southwest related to the bicycling community.  We have to be selective with our participation but it is always inspiring to see what people are up to.  If you can’t make it this month or this year perhaps something will get on your radar for next time:

Complete Streets Leadership Team New Mexico meets today 3:30-5 at the Mid Region Metropolitan Planning Organization.  This group for inclusive multimodal perspectives meets monthly, and call in information is available.  Notes from pervious meetings are online.
Albuquerque and Bernalillo Comprehensive Plan Update has two open house meetings today.  I’m aiming for the evening meeting in the South Valley.  Coordinating Land Use Planning with Transportation is crucial for creating a structure conducive to active transportation.
Velo Cruces has their annual meeting today, advocating for a bike friendly Las Cruces.
Velo Paso has all sorts of news up on their Facebook page including a list of upcoming meetings for citizen participation in creating the El Paso Bike Plan.  They are a driving force for change!
Rally for Bike Safety is on Feb. 13 with BikeABQ and the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico
The New Mexico Bicyclists and Pedestrian Safety group is doing great things raising awareness.
The Valley of the Sun stage race in Phoenix, Arizona kicks off the Southwest bicycle racing season.  Race, volunteer and watch the colors of the peloton in front of the State Capitol.  From the press release:  Three days of racing, around 1000 participants, and events on Sunday for children under the age of 12 including a kid’s bicycle race, a bicycle rodeo and helmet fitting, put on by the SAFE KIDS Coalition of Maricopa County and the Phoenix Police Department.

East Mountains Tabezon

Sandia early buds

Sandhill formation

Sandia climb
These photos, as usual, are from my rides except the one with Cranes is from Sansai Studios, a partner of the Southwest Bike Initiative.  Thank you Sansai.

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