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 V.15 No.19 | May 11 - 17, 2006 

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Two-Wheel Events

Got bike, will travel? Here's a totally non-comprehensive list of upcoming biking events around the state. Races, bike swaps, fun ridesit's biker heaven in New Mexico. You have no excuses. Just get out and pedal.

Saturday, May 13

BikeABQ Bike SwapGet rid of that old junker and find a new ride at the BikeABQ Bike Swap at Sport Systems (1605 Juan Tabo NE) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. Make sure to get there early, since over 50 percent of the gear sold in the first three hours last year. Call 224-3454 for more information.

Lorenzo's Pan Am-Organ Mountain Challenge Stage RaceRace a 30K time trial at the White Sands Missile Range at 11 a.m. today or a 135K Road Race around the Organ Mountain Range on Sunday, May 14, at 7:15 a.m. For more information, e-mail daholly@nmsu.edu.

Balloon Museum Air, Wind and Wheels FairOn top of balloons and kites, your family can enjoy some fun bike races starting at 10 a.m. at Balloon Fiesta Park today and Sunday. It's $5 for adults and free for children 12-and-under. For more information, visit www.balloonmuseum.com for more information.

Sunday, May 14

New Mexico Adventure Racing Club's Sprint Series at Fenton Lake. www.nmarc.org.

Tuesday, May 16-Tuesday, June 27

Tuesday night's at Balloon Fiesta ParkEvery Tuesday through June 27, enjoy a night of friendly races for women and men sponsored by Sportz Outdoor. The first race starts at 5:30 p.m. Entry fee is $10. 610-7960.

Wednesday, May 17

Live Strong Day New MexicoGrab your bike and wear yellow! Sportz Outdoor, Live By Cycling and the Lance Armstrong Foundation celebrate cancer survivorship in Albuquerque from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Bagel rides, tune-ups and a dedication by Mayor Marty.

Friday, May 19

Bike to Work DaySave some gas money and ride your bike to work. As an added bonus, stop by the Alvarado Transit Center, the Uptown Transit Center, the Journal Center Bridge or the Erna Fergusson Library between 7 to 9 a.m. for a free breakfast. Check out BikeABQ.org for more information.

Saturday, May 20

Squash Blossom ClassicRace the old Route 66 in Gallup, or participate in some off-road mayhem in the High Desert Screamer. Interested? Check out www.squashblossomclassic.com.

Chile ChallengeJoin in for the 18th Annual Chile Challenge in Angel Fire. Go to www.cyclecyndicate.com for more details.

Sunday, May 21

Santa Fe CenturyGo 25, 50 or 100 miles from Santa Fe along the Turquoise Trailcompetitive or not. Visit www.santafecentury.com to snag some details.

Wednesday, May 24

Bike Maintenance 101Learn the basics of road and mountain bike maintenance at REI (1550 Mercantile NE) at 7 p.m. The class is free, but registration is required. 247-1191.

Saturday, May 27

Iron Horse ClassicA race against the iron of a train in Durango, Colo.” What does that mean? Find out at www.ironhorsebicycleclassic.com.

Bike Tune-up CourseDone the basics and want to learn more? Learn one-on-one with a certified bike tech from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at REI (1550 Mercantile NE). The class is $50 for REI Co-op members or $65 for nonmembers. Call 247-1191 for more information and to register.

Saturday, June 3

La Tierra TortureIt's the Santa Fe Classic reborn. A mix of terrain on an eight-mile track. The race starts at 9 a.m. Visit www.sixhecklers.com/torture for more information.

Tour de CureRide to benefit the American Diabetes Association in Bernalillo. Check out the Tour de Cure website at diabetes.org for more information.

Sunday, June 4

Sandia Crest Road RaceRace for prizes and bragging rights. For more information, call Bill at 235-8720.

Saturday, June 10

Albuquerque CenturyOne hundred miles of rubber, pedals and sweat. A biker's dream. Sign up now at www.abqcentury.com. Do it.

Sunday, June 11

Albuquerque Downtown CriteriumThis is No. 9 of the New Mexico Road Series. Want in on the action, e-mail Corey at cstout@abqcentury.com.

Saturday, June 17

TP to TA Road ClimbClip into your clip-less pedals and get climbing in Tres Piedras. For more information, e-mail Josh at jci246@msn.com.

Sunday, June 18

New Mexico Adventure Racing SeriesIt's race No. 3 in Gallup. Have you been training? Test your skills this weekend. www.nmarc.org.

Sunday, June 25

New Mexico ITT ChampionshipsThe Rio Grande Racing Team hosts the best time trial riders in the state racing down Hwy. 41. For more information, contact Bill at 884-1134.

Watermelon MountainGo off-road in Sandia PeakNo. 6 of the New Mexico Off Road Series. To learn more, e-mail info@sandiapeak.com.

Tour del BosqueRide to help find a cure for AIDS. To sign up, visit www.nmas.net.

 
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