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Upcoming Events

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Jan 01, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017: Visit Meetup.com/AMBANM for all event postings

All AMBA Group rides and events are posted on Meetup.com/AMBANM. Please visit to join in and RSVP.

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Jun 03, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Jul 08, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 05, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Sep 09, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Oct 07, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

Past Events

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May 13, 2017: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) or 505.281.3304 the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm (or whatever hours you can do)

What to bring: Please come dressed/prepared in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Apr 29, 2017: BikeABQ Bike Swap

Sell or buy bike stuff.

Location: Sports Systems, 6915 Montgomery Blvd NE, Abq
When: Saturday, April 29, 10am - 3pm

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Feb 15, 2017: AMBA Open Board Meeting / Volunteer Event

AMBA Open Board Meeting/Volunteer Event
Date: February 15
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Where: TREK Superstore on Menaul, 5000 Menaul Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque
freshments will be served.

AMBA will be having an open board meeting so you can meet the current board members and learn about volunteer opportunities.

We’ll briefly discuss AMBA’s history, accomplishments and our goals for the upcoming year. We’d also like to hear from you to get your ideas and input.

AMBA is your local International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) chapter. A non-profit organization supporting your local trails!

 

Here are some of the events and support opportunities for 2017...

Adopt a Trail

AMBA and the City of Albuquerque Open Space will be joining forces. AMBA has officially adopted the Ponderosa Loop in the Juan Thomas Open Space and we’ll be working on the trail under direction from the city’s land manager. The map can be found here:

http://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/documents/Juan%20Tomas%20-%20hillshade.pdf

We need volunteers for the following projects and programs. For some of these we need a dedicated team lead to manage the project but for others we just need a few occasional volunteers. We believe these activities will make Albuquerque a better place to ride and live

 AMBA Events for 2017

12 Hours of ABQ / ABQ Mountain Bike Festival
AMBA will do course pre-rides to familiarize folks with the course and help out during the event. We will also be running the beer tent to raise funds for an as yet undetermined project or organization.

Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day (TKMBD)
A fun event to get kids out on bikes

National Trails Day
AMBA will be working on either the US Forest Service (USFS) or ABQ Open Space (AOS) trails.

Fund Raising Event
This will be a social event to raise funds for a mountain bike related project

Programs/Projects

Trail Guides
We have some really great trails but not a whole lot of literature on them. The Chapter is looking into some printed guides or improving some of the online guides that already exist.

AOS Adopt a Trail
AMBA has officially adopted the Ponderosa Loop in the Manzano Mountains and we will be doing some trail work for AOS.

Bike Store Outreach
We are working on increasing AMBA's community exposure and we will be looking at ways to work with the various bike shops to let folks know what we are up to.

Trail Work
We help AOS and the USFS organize trail days.

Advocacy
Meetings with the USFS, AOS and other organizations and trail managers to represent the mountain bike population in Albuquerque.

Electronic Communications
We use the following channels for communication and have several teams working on these.

Kids Program
AMBA would like to develop a kids program. This could be supporting other groups that already have a program or developing our own.

Grant Writing
The local IMBA Chapter has opportunity to apply for various grants to help improve the local riding experience. These include State grants, corporate grants e.g. New Belgium Brewing and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) grants.

Petroglyph National Monument
Members of the board met with the management and staff of the Petroglyph National Monument to discuss the draft development plan for the monument. The plan has several options including a) banning all bikes from the monument or b) using the existing trails to create a 45 mile trail system. The initial comment period is now closed but we’ll be getting an update some time in the summer along with an opportunity to comment on the next draft of the plan. IMBA has also worked with the monument staff to provide input to the plan and will continue to be involved.

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Jan 28, 2017: ABQ Mountain Bike Association Group Rides at REI ALL OUT 2017

Let's go ALL OUT! You're invited to join REI on Saturday, January 28th for a day of outdoor events and REI Outdoor School classes. Let's #OptOutside together and kick 2017 off in the right direction. Activities located at the Elena Gallegos Park Double Shelter. There will be games, s'mores, prizes, and AMBA lead group rides. This is a BYO Bike event, and limited to 12 participants per ride. REI Activities run from 10:00 AM  –  2:00 PM

Please RSVP for rides at www.Meetup.com/AMBANM

No cost to join Meetup.

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Oct 29, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Sep 17, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Please note that the Sep 17 date is tentative.

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Sep 11, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Course prep for 12 Hours of Albuquerque race.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Sep 10, 2016: Milne-Gutierrez Canyon Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Sep 10, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Course prep for 12 Hours of Albuquerque race.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 27, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Aug 14, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 13, 2016: Milne-Gutierrez Canyon Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Aug 13, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 12, 2016 – Aug 14, 2016: Angel Fire IMBA Weekend

Angel Fire Bike Park is now an official IMBA member! To kick that off we’re hosting an annual IMBA weekend with discounts for IMBA members. There will be some entertainment, 50% off lift tickets, a Fire 5 Race, a real good lodging discount, shuttles to XC trails, and a few other things going on. This is something they hope to do each year and really hope to elaborate on the trail building and education aspect of this weekend. Click here for more information.

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Jul 30, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Jul 17, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Jul 16, 2016: Milne-Gutierrez Canyon Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Jul 16, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Jun 25, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Jun 11, 2016: Milne-Gutierrez Canyon Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Jun 11, 2016: Take A Kid Mountain Biking Day

The Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) is hosting ​Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day. AMBA welcomes all young local riders and parents who want to have a fun day on their bikes.

WHAT TO BRING:
Mountain bike, helmet and water. Push bikes are welcome. $2 entrance fee to the Elena Gallegos Park. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

WHERE:
 Â€Â‹Elena Gallegos covered picnic tables near the bathroom facilities. Drive to the top of the loop and take a left.

€‹WHEN:
Saturday, June 11th, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

RSVP:
Email membership@ambanm.org or visit www.meetup.com/AMBANM or www.facebook.com/AMBANM

Learn new bike skills. Explore trails.
Snacks, drinks and stickers provided.
Parents are encouraged to ride too!

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Jun 04, 2016 – Jun 05, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

National Trails Day (June 4) with camping/event at Oak Flat Saturday night.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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May 22, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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May 21, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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May 14, 2016: Golden Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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May 07, 2016: Milne-Gutierrez Canyon Trail Work

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Apr 30, 2016: Trail Watch Volunteer Training

Abq Open Space

Contact Jim Sattler for more information. 505.452.5313, jsattler@cabq.gov

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Apr 30, 2016: BikeAbq Bike Swap

Check-in: Thursday and Friday, April 28 & 29, 10am - 6:30pm
Sale day: Saturday, April 30, Sale open to Public: 10am - 3pm
Location: Sport Systems, 6915 Montgomery NE, ABQ

If you'd like to volunteer, contact Ann Overstreet, BikeAbq Bike Swap Volunteer Coordinator at: BikeSwap@bikeABQ.org

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Apr 24, 2016: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

Three Bottles Flow Trail or another project at land manager's discretion.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Apr 23, 2016: AMBA Spring Fling

Come join us for AMBA's first official Spring Fling community event! We'll have food, fun, bikes, giveaways, a mountain bike movie, and social rides starting from Old Town Farm. Find out what we're all about, and don't forget to bring your bike! Stay tuned for new details on www.facebook.com/AMBANM and www.meetup.com/AMBANM.

Fill your belly and wet your whistle. Voluntary donations accepted for the awesome brew provided by Bosque Brewing Co. and slices from Pizza 9. Donations will go towards the RTP grant match (details below) and other AMBA projects.

Old Town Farm - 949 Montoya St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Check out the bike in access here: http://oldtownfarm.com/#coffee

 

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Mar 01, 2016 – Apr 30, 2016: AMBA Trail Rides

Join us for some fun out on the trails, visit www.Meetup.com/AMBANM for ride listings and RSVP.

Ride ratings are listed on the Meetup Site under the More --> Files menu.

Check out our ride rating system.

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Feb 14, 2016: North Alameda Trail Ride

A/B Level Ride - Check out our ride rating system here: http://files.meetup.com/18646701/AMBA-Ride-Ratings.pdf

Join us for ride in the North Bosque. We'll be starting from the Alameda parking lot and heading North through the fast twisting singletrack of the Rio Grande bosque.

Ready to Ride at 9:00 a.m.
Please be sure to update your RSVP if you join in then are unable to participate.

Directions: We will be meeting in the paved Alameda Open Space Parking lot.

RSVP and details at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

 

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Feb 13, 2016: White Mesa Trail System Ride

C Level Ride - Check out our ride rating system here: http://files.meetup.com/18646701/AMBA-Ride-Ratings.pdf

Join us for an intermediate ride at White Mesa, located approximately 45-60 minutes NW of Albuquerque. Stretch out and warm up your winter legs on this 8+ mile single-track loop follows the ridge along the mesa that includes narrow trails and high drop-offs. More details on MTBProject: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/206544/white-ridge-trail-system-main-loop

Intermediate skills are necessary for this ride. Please message the Event Host if you are unsure of your ability to ride this area.

Ready to ride at 10 a.m.
Please be sure to update your RSVP if you are unable to participate.

Directions (from I-25 / Paseo del Norte):

 • Head North on I-25 to Exit 242 ~10 miles
• Turn Left on NM-165 / US-550N ~21 miles
• Turn Left on Cabezon Rd ~4.5 miles dirt road
• Parking will be on your right

RSVP and details at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

 

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Feb 07, 2016: North Foothills Ride

**Ride may change or be cancelled depending upon winter weather and trail conditions! Keep track of updates which will be posted up to 45-60 minutes before the ride**...

We'll meet at Michael Emery Trailhead for this ride. Climbing up to Pino trailhead requires some stamina, so this is rated as ADVANCED BEGINNER +. Options for a second Pino loop if there is interest (climbing is fun!).  We'll keep it mellow with an option to add in the more technical section of 365 ( rated Intermediate PLUS).

RSVP and details at: www.meeup.com/AMBANM

 

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Jan 31, 2016: Women's Only Beginner Ride - Placitas

Join us on the Placitas Forest Road Loop. This is a non-technical 5-6 mile ride that includes 600' of climbing with a couple of short steep runs.

Many of the Placitas trails can be accessed by the forest loop but we will stay on the dirt road. This ride is intended for fitness as well as an introduction to mountain biking. Dust off those knobby tires or bring along a friend who has wanted to try mountain biking!

After you pass the Mercado shopping center on the left, approximately .5 miles up you'll take the 2nd turnoff on the right. Park in the dirt parking lot.

RSVP and updates at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

 

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Jan 31, 2016: Women's Only Placitas Ride

Let's explore some of the trails outside the 10k loop in this Advanced Beginner / Intermediate ride. Stay tuned, more details to come...

RSVP and Details at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

 

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Jan 30, 2016: **Changed** North Foothills Winter Ride

--Ride has changed to South Foothills, Indian School Trailhead due to wet northern trails. Stay up to date on Meetup.com/AMBANM--

 

**Ride may change or be cancelled depending upon winter weather and trail conditions! Keep track of updates which will be posted up to 45-60 minutes before the ride.**

Join us in a ride to the Pino trailhead with an additional 'rock garden' loop if conditions and interest are favorable. 

The ride to the Pino trailhead is Advanced Beginner - Climbing right out of the gate, close to 1000' of ascent/descent, small sections of rocks.

The 'rock garden' loop is Intermediate to Advanced - More climbing with a series of large embedded boulders, walking through some rougher Advanced technical sections may be necessary.

RSVP and updates at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

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Jan 23, 2016: South Foothills Winter Ride

**Ride may change or be cancelled depending upon winter weather and trail conditions! Keep track of updates which will be posted up to 45-60 minutes before the ride**

Join us for a ride in the Southern Foothills. The Southern Foothills have steep climbs, flowy descents and beautify views.

The ride from Copper Trailhead on trail 401 to the Indian School area is Advanced Beginner - Climbing right out of the gate, close to 800' of ascent/descent, small sections of rocks. We will return on trail 365. The descent into Fooville is Intermediate to Advanced - and we may skip this section depending the level of the group.

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Jan 16, 2016: North Foothills Winter Ride - CANCELLED

In an effort to be good trail stewards, we are cancelling this ride due to muddy conditions. It is New Mexico and the foothills will dry up soon, so stay tuned for more great winter riding!

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**Ride may change or be cancelled depending upon winter weather and trail conditions! Keep track of updates which will be posted up to 45-60 minutes before the ride.**

Join us in a ride to the Pino trailhead with an additional 'rock garden' loop if conditions and interest are favorable. 

The ride to the Pino trailhead is Advanced Beginner - Climbing right out of the gate, close to 1000' of ascent/descent, small sections of rocks.

The 'rock garden' loop is Intermediate to Advanced - More climbing with a series of large embedded boulders, walking through some rougher Advanced technical sections may be necessary.

RSVP and updates at: www.meetup.com/AMBANM

 

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Jan 09, 2016: Saturday Social Hour

Winter riding in Albuquerque is often great but our local trails are currently soaked, so join us Saturday, January 9th at 5:30 p.m. for an informal get together at O'Niell's on Juan Tabo.

O'Niell's Pub - 3301 Juan Tabo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111

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Dec 17, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Meet at 5:45 / Ready to Ride at 5:55!

The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is a non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

***The gate at the trailhead closes at 7:00 starting November 1. Park on the road outside if you would like to avoid being locked into the parking lot!***

Directions and RSVP at www.Meetup.com/AMBANM/

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Dec 12, 2015: Women Only December Ride

We'll meet at the first Placitas trailhead parking lot for a casual and fun ride. Ready to ride by 9:15 am. We'll check out some of the new trails. Plan on an hour and a half of riding.

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Dec 10, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Meet at 5:45 / Ready to Ride at 5:55!

The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is a non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

***The gate at the trailhead closes at 7:00 starting November 1. Park on the road outside if you would like to avoid being locked into the parking lot!***

Directions and RSVP at www.Meetup.com/AMBANM/

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Dec 03, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Meet at 5:45 / Ready to Ride at 5:55!

The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is a non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

***The gate at the trailhead closes at 7:00 starting November 1. Park on the road outside if you would like to avoid being locked into the parking lot!***

Directions and RSVP at www.Meetup.com/AMBANM/

 

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Nov 28, 2015: Women Only Foothills Ride

Join us for a relaxed ride in the foothills with your fellow lady shredders. We'll plan on riding up to Pino and adding on mileage from there. Bring your climbing and descending legs with you!

Directions and RSVP at www.Meetup.com/AMBANM/

 

 

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Nov 12, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Join us for our Thursday evening ride at the Embudito Trailhead in Glenwood Hills at 5:30. The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is an Advanced Beginner, non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light:

http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

To RSVP and keep up to date on any changes, go to:

www.meetup.com/AMBANM

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Nov 05, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Join us for our Thursday evening ride at the Embudito Trailhead in Glenwood Hills at 5:30. The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is an Advanced Beginner, non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light:

http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

To RSVP and keep up to date on any changes, go to:

www.meetup.com/AMBANM

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Oct 31, 2015: Abq Open Space Trail Building

Last trail building day of the year at Golden. We hope to complete the loop we’ve been working on this summer. We will meet at the end of Punta Linda Rd. in the San Pedro Creek Estates at 8:45AM.

Remember to bring plenty of water, snacks, work gloves, and to wear appropriate work clothes and boots. 

Contact Jim Sattler if you need directions.

JSattler@cabq.gov

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Oct 29, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Join us for our Thursday evening ride at the Embudito Trailhead in Glenwood Hills at 5:30. The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is an Advanced Beginner, non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light: http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

To RSVP and keep up to date on any changes, go to:

www.meetup.com/AMBANM

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Oct 22, 2015: Weekly Thursday Evening Ride

Join us for our Thursday evening ride at the Embudito Trailhead in Glenwood Hills at 5:30. The ride will last from 1 - 1.5 hours and lights and a waiver are required. This is an Advanced Beginner, non-technical ride with an emphasis on fitness. We will wait at trail intersections for all riders to regroup. Il Vicino afterwards to refuel.

Below is a link to a good entry level light:

http://www.amazon.com/SUPERNIGHT-TM-Headlight-Rechargeable-waterproof/dp/B00E7L8I6G/ref=zg_bs_2367799011_56

To RSVP and keep up to date on any changes, go to:

www.meetup.com/AMBANM

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Sep 27, 2015: September Rides

September Rides in conjunction with the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Festival
Sunday, September 27th, 2015 - All rides start at 9:30 a.m.

AMBA Beginner Ride - Oak Flats Picnic Area
AMBA Intermediate Ride - Mars Court Trailhead
AMBA Women Only Ride - Gutierrez Canyon Open Space

For details and RSVP, visit our group on MeetUp.com:
http://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Mountain-Bike-Association-Meetup/

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Sep 25, 2015 – Sep 27, 2015: 12 Hours of Albuquerque & ABQ MTB Festival

Zia Rides will be taking over the Oak Flat Group area just outside of Albuquerque on September 25-27, 2015 for a fun weekend of racing, riding and family-friendly fun. The weekend will be full of activities with the anchor event being the 12 Hours of Albuquerque from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

AMBA will be leading a variety of rides on Sunday, September 27th. Stay tuned for details.

  • Short Course Cross Country Race on Friday night. Those that race it will be given preferential starting positions on Saturday for the 12 Hours of Albuquerque
  • The 2 Hours of Albuquerque – First-timers/beginner/family friendly race on Sunday morning. Cheer for first time racers and your significant other that never gets to race because he/she is too busy supporting you! Or go for a family ride with the whole family on a beginner friendly loop.
  • A Poker Run as part of the 12 Hours of Albuquerque – pick up cards and put together your best poker hand!
  • Big vendor area with food trucks, bike shops, community partners, and anyone else that loves mountain biking.
  • Demo bike extravaganza on Sunday with some great industry partners!
  • Semi-guided group rides of some of the best trails ABQ has to offer on Sunday.
  • Sponsored by Bosque with free product AND free glasses for each registered rider.
  • Movies, kids races, slow bike races and any other crazy idea we can come up with for your viewing entertainment
  • Registration includes a t-shirt and a pint glass for those that sign up on time.

For more details, please visit: http://www.ziarides.com/events/albuquerque-mtb-fest-12-hours/

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Sep 19, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Golden Open Space. (tentative)

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Sep 12, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Sep 12, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Milne - Gutierrez Canyon.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Sep 10, 2015: Save the Sandias

Help us speak out against proposed wilderness expansion near Albuquerque. The Cibola National Forest around Albuquerque is currently engaged in an official Forest Plan Revision Process, during which they have to consider—by law—additional Wilderness acreage, which would be detrimental to mountain bikers. The Forest Service requests feedback by 9/25/2015.

AMBA will be holding a workshop to walk people through a process for providing effective feedback to the Forest Service.

Join us in the Sports Systems community room:
6915 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
6 - 8 pm
Refreshments will include Bosque Brewing Co.

Previewing the following will help you get the most from the workshop.
This should take about 15 minutes. Please bring printed copies to the meeting...

Inventory and Evaluation Areas - Proposed Wilderness highlighted in in light blue.
http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/100880_FSPLT3_2552041.pdf

Criteria for Wilderness - We believe criteria 1c and 2a are most relevant but please read all of them.
http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/100880_FSPLT3_2550638.pdf

Desired Conditions - Read pages 70 – 72
http://a123.g.akamai.net/7/123/11558/abc123/forestservic.download.akamai.com/11558/www/nepa/100880_FSPLT3_2550635.pdf

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Aug 30, 2015: August Co-ed Ride

  • Placitas Trail System
    8:30 am

    Join us again for another fun ride in the mountains!  We'll plan on riding on the Placitas trail system.  

    Take 1-25 to the second Bernalillo exit.  Stay right and get on highway 165.  Continue east and look for the Merc and the shopping center on your left.  Continue past this point.  You'll look for a turning lane that will take you into the trailhead parking lot.  It is easy to miss so be on the lookout for it. 

    Details at our Meetup group.

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Aug 29, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 29, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Golden Open Space.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Aug 24, 2015: Albuquerque Mayor's Press Conference regarding Forest Service's Wilderness Evaluation-Sandia Ranger District

Please spread the word that the Mayor of Albuquerque will be holding a press conference at Elena Gallegos Park at 3:30 pm on Monday, August 24th to address the City of Albuquerque’s opposition to the Forest Service’s Phase 2 Inventory of lands that might be suitable for Wilderness.

The press will be there, so the mountain biking community and all of the citizens that are opposed to losing access to the National Forest tracts in the Albuquerque foothills need to attend as a show of visible support.

The Mayor has taken a stance specifically against the possible Wilderness status of the Forest Service parcel surrounding the Elena Gallegos area in the Albuquerque Foothills. This is our chance to show up in visible numbers and demonstrate our opposition to the horrifying possibility of being locked out of our foothills.

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Aug 22, 2015: Women Only Ride

  • Placitas Open Space
    Forest Loop Rd
    8:30 am

    Ride with girls for this month's Women-Only ride!  We're going to ride the Placitas trail system.

    Take 1-25 to the second Bernalillo exit.  Stay right and get on highway 165.  Continue east and look for the Merc and the shopping center on your left.  Continue past this point.  You'll look for a turning lane that will take you into the trailhead parking lot.  It is easy to miss so be on the lookout for it.

    More info at our Meetup Group.

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Aug 15, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Aug 12, 2015: Cibola National Forest Plan Revision

Please attend one of the 2 public meetings:

August 5, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Kiva Meeting Room
Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW

August 12, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Canon de Carnue Land Grant Annex Hall
Located between mile marker 5 and 6 on Highway 333
Tijeras, NM

Please read this information and redistribute in relation to the PROPOSED WILDERNESS EXPANSION for Cibola National Forest. This also involves THE SANDIA NORTH FOOTHILLS (Elena Gallegos area) in addition to the back side of the Sandias (from the Ski Area down to Doc Long). PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST. We need all of you to attend a scheduled meeting or comment online as described below:

To sum up what is going on, as part of bringing the Cibola NF plan up to date, the USFS is reevaluating what should be "wilderness". This new plan will guide how the USFS manages the Cibola NF (Sandias) for the next 15 years and possibly longer. As it stands the proposed expansion makes the area from the Ski Area down to Doc Long in the Sandias all wilderness, so no more shutting 10k. It also makes, roughly, the foothills from the Elena ranger station down to the Montgomery TH wilderness as well as the area form the Elena Ranger Station up to the water tower and west to the NE Heights wilderness. So you couldn't start form the Montgomery or Spain TH and make a loop. You also couldn't go to the water tower or access Elena from anywhere in the NE Heights because all those trails would become wilderness. If none of us speak up this will all be off limits to mountain bikers within the next few years (they are aiming to have this plan in place by summer 2017).

opportunity for you to review and provide input on work done so far by the landscape teams and Cibola staff on draft forest-wide desired conditions for the revised forest plan and the 2nd phase inventory mapping of lands that may be suitable for wilderness. These products were heavily influenced by comments we received from you during the last year.  Also, at the upcoming meetings, the landscape teams and the Cibola will show you how to participate in the evaluation of the 2nd phase inventory of lands that may be suitable for wilderness.

1. Go to an open house public meeting and voice your concern. They are having two meetings in the ABQ area. One in Albuquerque on Coors Blvd. August 5th and one in Tijeras on August 12th. The information for those meetings are in their press release which can be found here (20150715PublicMeetingAnnouncement.pdf). I plan on attending the Tijeras meeting on August 12th.

2. Comment on the interactive map. Here is a static map of the planned changes: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3846188.pdf). The land in blue is set to become wilderness. They also have an interactive map located here (https://my.usgs.gov/ppgis/studio/launch/39829) that allows the public to comment on the proposed expansion areas. They will then use these comments as well as the comments at the public meetings to determine whether an area becomes wilderness or not. To comment do the following:

  • Click on the link above
  • Check the box next to the red text that says("Check this box to continue with the next step:") to continue.
  • Zoom in on the map to the blue patterned areas (areas scheduled to become wilderness).
  • In the upper left of the map click "Draw Point"
  • Click in the blue patterned area and then fill out your information along with your comment in the popup box.
  • Submit


3. Spread the word. This affects all of us in a big way and the more people we get to comment the more the USFS will see how many people use this area to recreate with their bikes.

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Aug 08, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Milne - Gutierrez Canyon.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Aug 05, 2015: Cibola National Forest Plan Revision

Please attend one of the 2 public meetings:

August 5, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Kiva Meeting Room
Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Blvd NW

August 12, 2015
5 - 8 pm
Canon de Carnue Land Grant Annex Hall
Located between mile marker 5 and 6 on Highway 333
Tijeras, NM

Please read this information and redistribute in relation to the PROPOSED WILDERNESS EXPANSION for Cibola National Forest. This also involves THE SANDIA NORTH FOOTHILLS (Elena Gallegos area) in addition to the back side of the Sandias (from the Ski Area down to Doc Long). PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST. We need all of you to attend a scheduled meeting or comment online as described below:

To sum up what is going on, as part of bringing the Cibola NF plan up to date, the USFS is reevaluating what should be "wilderness". This new plan will guide how the USFS manages the Cibola NF (Sandias) for the next 15 years and possibly longer. As it stands the proposed expansion makes the area from the Ski Area down to Doc Long in the Sandias all wilderness, so no more shutting 10k. It also makes, roughly, the foothills from the Elena ranger station down to the Montgomery TH wilderness as well as the area form the Elena Ranger Station up to the water tower and west to the NE Heights wilderness. So you couldn't start form the Montgomery or Spain TH and make a loop. You also couldn't go to the water tower or access Elena from anywhere in the NE Heights because all those trails would become wilderness. If none of us speak up this will all be off limits to mountain bikers within the next few years (they are aiming to have this plan in place by summer 2017).

opportunity for you to review and provide input on work done so far by the landscape teams and Cibola staff on draft forest-wide desired conditions for the revised forest plan and the 2nd phase inventory mapping of lands that may be suitable for wilderness. These products were heavily influenced by comments we received from you during the last year.  Also, at the upcoming meetings, the landscape teams and the Cibola will show you how to participate in the evaluation of the 2nd phase inventory of lands that may be suitable for wilderness.

1. Go to an open house public meeting and voice your concern. They are having two meetings in the ABQ area. One in Albuquerque on Coors Blvd. August 5th and one in Tijeras on August 12th. The information for those meetings are in their press release which can be found here (20150715PublicMeetingAnnouncement.pdf). I plan on attending the Tijeras meeting on August 12th.

2. Comment on the interactive map. Here is a static map of the planned changes: (http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3846188.pdf). The land in blue is set to become wilderness. They also have an interactive map located here (https://my.usgs.gov/ppgis/studio/launch/39829) that allows the public to comment on the proposed expansion areas. They will then use these comments as well as the comments at the public meetings to determine whether an area becomes wilderness or not. To comment do the following:

  • Click on the link above
  • Check the box next to the red text that says("Check this box to continue with the next step:") to continue.
  • Zoom in on the map to the blue patterned areas (areas scheduled to become wilderness).
  • In the upper left of the map click "Draw Point"
  • Click in the blue patterned area and then fill out your information along with your comment in the popup box.
  • Submit


3. Spread the word. This affects all of us in a big way and the more people we get to comment the more the USFS will see how many people use this area to recreate with their bikes.

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Aug 02, 2015: NMORS - Valles Caldera PyroClassic

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015 - New Mexico Off-Road Series

Come join the fun for what may be one of the most scenic and challenging mountain bike races in NM.  Racers will traverse  the stunning landscape of the Valles Caldera National Preserve, winding through valley meadows and climbing over the flanks of the volcanic upheaval of 11,000 ft. Redondo Peak. The PyroClassic offers race categories for everyone. 

Race proceeds to benefit the Pajarito Mtn Bike Patrol

For more details, please visit: http://www.nmors.org/

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Jul 26, 2015: NMORS - Glory Days XC Race

Sunday, July 26th 2015 - New Mexico Off-Road Series

Race Details - 2 courses

  • Pro/Cat1/Cat2 Course- 1 lap is around 3.8 miles
  • Cat3/Junior Course - 1 lap is around 3 miles

Categories

  • Men Pro, Men U23 Pro, Women Pro, Women U23 Pro, Men Single Speed (Cat 2 Course), Women Single Speed (Cat 2 Course), Men Cat 1, Women Cat 1, Men Cat 2, Women Cat 2, Men Cat 3, Women Cat 3, Junior Men U12, Junior Women U12, Junior Men U10, Junior Women U10

Distances

  • Pro - 5 laps ~ 19 miles
  • Cat 1 - 4 laps ~ 15.2 miles
  • Cat 2 - 4 laps ~ 15.2 miles
  • Cat 3 - 3 laps ~ 9 miles
  • Junior - 2 lap ~ 6 miles

Schedule

  • 6:30AM - Gates Open
  • 8:00AM - Cat 3/Juniors
  • 9:30AM - Pro Preride
  • 10:00AM - Pro Women
  • 11:00AM - Pumptrack and Rock Climbing Wall Open (Free)
  • 12:00PM - Pro Men
  • 2:00PM - Cat 1/2

 

For more details, please visit: http://www.glorieta.org/fall-spring/events-glorietaXC.php

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Jul 25, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Golden Open Space.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Jul 25, 2015: AMBA Co-ed Ride

We're excited for our second AMBA Co-ed Ride! We'll plan on splitting into different riding groups to accommodate different rider levels.

Please RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Mountain-Bike-Association-Meetup

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Jul 18, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Jul 18, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Milne - Gutierrez Canyon.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Jul 18, 2015: AMBA Women-Only Ride

It's our second women-only shredding ride! More details to follow. We will start the ride at Oak Flats or Pine Flats Recreation Area (TBD).

To RSVP and updated details, please visit: http://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Mountain-Bike-Association-Meetup

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Jun 30, 2015: Think Like a District Ranger

The Carson National Forest invites you to Think Like a District Ranger at a Forest Plan Revision Community Meeting.

Albuquerque Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th ST NW
Tuesday, June 30
6:00 – 8:00 PM

What is the Assessment and why does it matter?

  • Our current Forest Plan is 29 years old and does not adequately provide a “vision” of the future to manage for sustainable forest ecosystems and best provide for the needs of today’s forest user.
  • The forest is analyzing resource areas to assess current condition and trend based on current plan direction to determine which are not in a sustainable condition.
  • The results (key findings) highlight those resource areas most at risk of not being sustainable under current plan management direction.

What is this Important?

  • Resources that are unsustainable will not provide that same benefits for Forest Users that they do today.

What is the purpose of these meetings?

  • The Forest will present the key findings (resource areas at risk) identified by the assessment and the preliminary change to plan management directions needed to address these risks.
  • We want your input on the best way to address the risks to sustainability.
  • The public will have the opportunity to provide new or alternative plan
    management solutions.

Be prepared to discuss Management Ideas for the following key findings that affect the way you use the Carson National Forest:

1. Aspen
2. Climate
3. Fire Adapted Ecosystems
4. Forest Infrastructure
5. Grass Cover
6. Hunting/Fishing/Wildlife Viewing
7. Ranching
8. Recreation
9. Social Economics
10. Riparain/ Aquatic Habitat
11. Soils
12. Water
13. Woody Species Encroachment

For more information or to provide input:
www.fs.usda.gov/goto/carsonforestplan
(575) 758-6221
carsonplan@fs.fed.us
208 Cruz Alta, Taos, NM

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Jun 28, 2015: Coed Inagural Ride

Please join AMBA for our first official mountain bike ride! This is a co-ed ride, all are welcome. We will plan routes that should accommodate most skills levels, so bring your freshly-tuned bikes and your climbing legs, and we'll get the party started together! Waiver signage is a must. The ride will be followed by light refreshments. 

RSVP @ Meetup.comhttp://www.meetup.com/Albuquerque-Mountain-Bike-Association-Meetup/

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Jun 27, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Golden Open Space.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Jun 27, 2015: The Big Dig BBQ & Challenge

In support of National Trail Day (belated), AMBA is sponsoring the Big Dig and BBQ. The last trail day saw 15 people volunteering. We challenge the mountain bike community to support the Big Dig with 30 volunteers.

Volunteers will recieve a complimentary BBQ by our sponsors: The Greenside Cafe, Ribs BBQ and Bosque Brewing Company following the trail work.

Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we know how much food to get. You can  message us on Facebook or send an email to contact@ambanm.org.

Weather permitting, we'll continue work on the Three Bottles project. If the trails are muddy, we'll shift to a new trail near Lower Pine. If you have a 4wd vehicle, bring it.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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Jun 20, 2015 – Jun 21, 2015: 24 Hours in the Enchanted Forest

This 24 hour race is staged at the USFS McGaffey Campground north of Gallup, NM runs along 19.7 miles of splendid singletrack amongst the ponderosa pines of the Zuni Mountains. The course includes 1800' of climbing.

Available categories are:

Solo: female / male/ singlespeed female / singlespeed male / fatbike
Duo: female / male / singlespeed / co-ed 
Four person: female / male / singlespeed / co-ed
Five person: open
Corporate: up to 10 riders
Enchantedland: up to 6 riders (only two adults per team, shortened course)

For more information, visit: http://www.ziarides.com/events/24-hours-in-the-enchanted-forest/

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Jun 13, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Milne - Gutierrez Canyon.

Contact Jim Sattler for time and meeting place. JSattler@cabq.gov

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Jun 06, 2015: Pajarito Burn Out

The Pajarito Burn Out is a grassroots, self-supported, endurance mountain bike event located at the Pajarito Ski Hill. The ride is limited to 74 people and three routes are available:

66.2 miles / ~10,800 ft climbing
36.7 miles / ~5200 ft climbing
25.8 miles / ~2500 ft climbing

For more information visit: https://nmes.wordpress.com/rides/pajarito-burnout/

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Jun 03, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

National Trails Day

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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May 23, 2015: Sandia Ranger District Trail Work

The Three Bottles trail extension will be the first project of the year. Whenever completed, we will work on the Faulty Trail reroutes. After that, the Talking Talons Trail.

Meeting Location: Volunteers will meet in front of the Sandia Ranger District office on NM-337 before each workday. If you would rather meet the group at the project, contact trails manager Kerry Wood (kwood@fs.fed.us) the week before to inquire about location.

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

What to bring: All volunteers must come dressed in long pants, sturdy shoes and have water (2 liters or more) and lunch/snacks. Volunteers without proper clothing will not be permitted to participate. It is recommended volunteers also bring extra clothes/jacket and sunscreen.

What will be provided: Gloves, hardhats, trail tools, after project refreshments

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May 23, 2015: Open Space Trail Work

Help build new trail at Golden Open Space. Meet at the end of Punta Linda between 8:30 am and 8:45 am and start hiking in at 9:00A. We’ll be continuing our work on the south mesa and adding just under 1 mile of new trail to form one more loop.

Contact Jim Sattler for more details or if you plan on attending. JSattler@cabq.gov

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May 16, 2015: Dawn 'til Dusk

Dawn 'til Dusk is a 12 hour mountain bike race that takes place on the nationally recognized High Desert Trail System in Gallup, NM.

Categories include:

Solo: Female, Male, Male Masters (50+), FATBIKE (Open)
Solo Single Speed: Female, Male, Male Masters (50+)
Duo: Female, Male, Co-ed
Teams of 3 or 4: Female, Male, Co-edDawn

For more information, visit: http://www.ziarides.com/events/dawn-til-dusk/

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May 14, 2015: Happy Trails Event

Meet the New AMBA
Let us know what you want from your new chapter!

Albuquerque Area Trail Representatives
Gather to hear from and speak to local land managers: US Forest Service, Albuquerque Open Space, Placitas Area Trail Project, North Valley Bike Park, 3 Bottles Trails.

IMBA Southest Regional Director Patrick Kell
Albuquerque potential, what’s happening in the state.

Light snacks and Bosque Brewing Company refreshments.

When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Where: Sports Systems Community Room
6915 Montgomery Blvd NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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May 13, 2015 – May 17, 2015: Outside Bike & Brew Festival

For detailed information visit: http://outsidesantafe.com/schedule

Wednesday, May 13

1:00pm Intermediate Guided Ride at La Tierra Trails La Tierra Trails
2:00pm Advanced Guided Ride at La Tierra Trails La Tierra Trails
3:00pm Women's Guided Ride at La Tierra Trails La Tierra Trails
4:00pm Cruiser Guided Ride at La Tierra Trails La Tierra Trails
6:00pm Beer Dinner: Cowgirl Santa Fe Cowgirl Santa FeBeer Dinner: Dr. Field Goods Dr. Field GoodsBeer Dinner: Fire & Hops Fire & Hops

Thursday, May 14

12:00pm Orbea Bike Demo Dale Ball Trails
1:00pm Advanced Guided Ride at Dale Ball Trails Dale Ball Trails
2:00pm Women's Advanced Guided Ride at Dale Ball Trails Dale Ball Trails
3:00pm Intermediate Guided Ride at Dale Ball Trails Dale Ball Trails
4:00pm Advanced II Guided Ride at Dale Ball Trails Dale Ball Trails
5:30pm Happy Hour Cruise at Dale Ball Trails Dale Ball Trails
6:00pm Beer Dinner: Amaya At Hotel Santa Fe Hotel Santa FeBeer Dinner: Blue Corn Café Blue Corn BreweryBeer Dinner: Joseph's Culinary Pub Joseph's Culinary PubBeer Dinner: La Posada de Santa Fe La Posada de Santa FeBeer Dinner: Rio Chama Steakhouse Rio Chama Steakhouse
6:30pm Beer Dinner: Loyal Hound

Friday, May 15

9:00am Rebecca Rusch Clinic - Women's No Drop Ride Dale Ball Trails
11:00am Tour de Brewer #1 (Slow Pace) FRIDAY Railyard Park
12:00pm Rebecca Rusch - Ladies Lounge: Women & Wrenches Railyard Park / Tour de Brewer #2 (Medium Pace) FRIDAY Railyard Park
1:00pm Tour de Brewer #3 (Fast Pace) FRIDAY Railyard Park / Co-Ed Clinic Level 1 (Basic) with Cat Downing La Tierra Trails
2:00pm Intermediate Guided Ride at Galisteo Galisteo Basin Preserve
3:00pm Arrival Film Violet Crown CinemaAdvanced Guided Ride at Galisteo Galisteo Basin Preserve
4:00pm Clap Your Hands, Say Yeah (Fri. Night Concert) Railyard Park / The Handmade Bike & Handcrafted Beer Showcase Santa Fe Farmer's Market / Craft-Brewed Concert Pass Multiple Venues
6:00pm Santa Fe Bicycling Community Awards Santa Fe RailyardBeer Dinner: Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi Restaurant Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

Saturday, May 16 

8:00am Strider Adventure Zone Railyard Park
9:00am Rebecca Rusch Clinic - Women's No Drop Ride Dale Ball Trails / Winsor Trail Climb Bishop's Lodge Resort & Spa
10:00am Duel Waffle Ride Railyard Park / Santa Fe Culinary Cruise #1 Santa Fe Farmer's Market / La Cumbre Bike Poker Ride La Tierra Trails
10:30am Santa Fe Chocolate Tour Santa Fe Railyard
11:00am Santa Fe Culinary Cruise #2 Santa Fe Farmer's Market / Tour de Brewer #1 (Slow Pace) SATURDAY Railyard Park
12:00pm Rebecca Rusch - Ladies Lounge: Gears, Fears & Loving the Ride Railyard Park / Tour de Brewer #2 (Medium Pace) SATURDAY Railyard Park / Beer Dinner: Draft Station Draft Station
1:00pm Tour de Brewer #3 (Fast Pace) SATURDAY Railyard Park / Co-Ed Clinic Level 2 (Intermediate) with Cat Downing La Tierra Trails
4:00pm Reverend Horton Heat (Sat. Night Concert) Railyard Park
6:00pm Beer Dinner: The Compound The Compound
7:30pm Santa Fe Glow Ride Santa Fe Railyard

Sunday, May 17 

6:00am Santa Fe Century Christus St. Vincent's Hospital
6:45am Santa Fe Century: Gran Fondo Christus St. Vincent's Hospital
8:00am Enduro Race: Glorieta Camps Glorieta Camps
12:00pm The Badly Bent Marble BreweryMarble Brewery's Bicycle Block Party Marble Brewery
2:00pm Gipsy Moon Marble Brewery
4:00pm Rose's Pawn Shop Marble Brewery

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Apr 25, 2015: 21st Annual Bike Swap

BikeABQ’s yearly fund raiser will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The annual Bike Swap is an event where bicycles and related items are sold by the public. The variety of bikes for sale over the years has spanned a wide range of vintages, prices,and types – mountain, road, comfort, commuter, BMX, tandems, recumbant, kids, unicycles – and included a penny farthing (high wheel bike).  Related items include parts, clothing, trailers, and racks.

  • Sale: Saturday, April 25, 2015    10 am – 3 pm
  • Check-in items to Sell: Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24   10 am – 6:30 pm
  • Drop off Donations:     Thursday & Friday, April 23 & 24   10 am – 6:30 pm
  • Location: Sport Systems, 6915 Montgomery Blvd NE, Albuquerque
  • Seller Check pick up / Claim unsold items: Saturday, April 25  4pm – 6pm
  • Cost to attend the Sale on Saturday:  Free admission to the Sale

For more details, please visit: http://www.bikeabq.org/bike-swap-2015/

 

 

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Apr 18, 2015: San Ysidro Dirty Century

The San Ysidro Dirty Century is a grassroots, self-supported, endurance cycling event that is cyclocross and mountain bike friendly. The ride is limited to 74 people and four routes are available:

58 Miles - Cabezon Loop
73 Miles - Cabezon Loop + White Mesa
78 Miles - Cabezon Loop + extra Loop
98 Miles - Full Course

For more information visit: https://nmes.wordpress.com/rides/san-ysidro-dirty-century/

 

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Apr 11, 2015: 12 Hours in the Wild West

This 12 hour race is at the BLM’s Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area (NCA) single track trails, just north of Ft. Stanton at the Equestrian Trailhead on Highway 220, about 20 minutes north of Ruidoso, NM. The course includes 14 miles of singletrack (versus 10 miles) and has 1700 feet of climbing.

Available categories are:

Solo: Female, Male, Single Speed (Open), Fatbike (Open)
Duo: Female, Male, Co-ed
Teams (3 or 4): Female, Male, Co-edThis

For more information, visit: http://www.ziarides.com/events/12-hours-in-the-wild-west/

 

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