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National Bike Month 2012 Activities

LAS CRUCES AREA ACTIVITIES  Much of the following information was provided by members of the Messilla Valley Bicycle Coaliton (Contact email

May is bike month in Las Cruces

- All monthShare the Road Las CrucesVisibility Rides

All month - Get Up & Ride National Challenge for May.  

- May 2:  Dona Ana County Proclamation of May as National Bicycle Month

- May 4: Fix-A-Flat Day for Mesilla Elementary students by the Las Cruces Optimist Club.

- May 4: Southwest Environmental First Friday Free Film Series.  8:00pm at SWEC.  Will show films: We Are Traffic and One Got Fat.

- May 5:  Bike Safety Rodeo for the students of Desert Hills Elementary from 10:00am to noon by John Curnutt as part of his BSA Eagle Scout Project.

May is bike month in Las Cruces

- May 7: City of Las Cruces Bike Month Proclamation.  1:00pm at City Council.

- May 8: Mesilla Elementary Bike to School Day.  7:30am meet at the Plaza.  Las Cruces/NM MPO Safe Routes to School Facebook page

- May 8: Dona Ana County Bike Month Proclamation.  9:00am Doña Ana Commission Chambers,  Dona Ana County Calendar.

- May 9: Bike to School day. Various schools in the area. The list of participating schools can be found at

- May 11: Mesilla Park Elementary Bike 123 education event for 4th &; 5th grade.
- May 14: Visibility Ride 7:05am from the Railroad Museum. This is the regular monthly ride.  Departure time: 7:15 a.m. sharp If you can't make the ride come join us for coffee at Starbucks, we should be arrive around 7:30 a.m. We ask that all bicyclists follow the rules of the road and that all participants wear helmets.


May is bike month in Las Cruces

- May 16: Ride of Silence.  The 2012 Ride of Silence, Mesilla NM, will depart from the Mesilla Plaza at 6:30pm on May 16, 2012. Riders should arrive ready to ride no  later than 6:15pm. The route will tour approximately 9.5 miles through Mesilla and parts of Las Cruces at a slow pace (not greater  than 12 miles per hour).    More .  .  .          ROS Poster .  .  .

ROS rides in New Mexico have been posted at

- May 18: Bike to Work Day. 7:30am City Hall for presentations followed by a ride to Spirit Winds. More on Bike to Work . . .

- May 26: ROYALS Bike Club  Fix a Flat Workshop for Women (FLYER) 12 noon to 4 pm at Outdoor Adventures.

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  • Mesilla Valley Bicycle Coalition is a grassroots advocacy organization that promotes a greater understanding of bicycle safety and bicycling as a means of transportation, exercise and recreation. (Contact email
















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