Q Cycle will be a sponsor of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico’s Tour of the Rio Grande Valley (TOGRV) this year. September 18, 2011 is the date and the start is a stone’s throw (if you’re Josh Beckett) from the Q Cycle warehouse in lovely Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. There are routes of 25, 50, 65 and 100 miles all heading south from the Los Ranchos City Hall. Not sure yet what Q Cycle will be doing for the ride (riding?, mechanic-ing?, SAG-ing? or pitching our wares in a tent to the barely interested) but we will be there. Money raised will support the advocacy efforts of the Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico or BCNM.
It doesn’t have much if anything to do with cycling but if you’re anywhere near northern New Mexico (which we are and watched this blow up from the office parking lot on Sunday), this is a big deal, cyclist or not.
Seems to be the most up to date information is here:
Continued best wishes for the fire crews and everyone in harms way.
We were in the Jemez yesterday about ten miles from the fire’s start visiting an out of state friend’s property a couple hours before the fire started and blew up. Best of luck to all the fire crews on the line and in the air. Be safe.
Twitter #nmfire and #lasconchas and http://nmfireinfo.wordpress.com/ seem to be some of the best places for current information. We don’t know anyone on the fire yet but it only seems a matter of time.
It’s true. All sizes are finally here and ready to become an integral part of your cycling wardrobe. Some have called this shoe the Stelvio for no apparent reason but maybe typing that will help someone locate it. That wasn’t our idea, we think SRT707 is a great and memorable name.
SRT707 touring shoes in all sizes and PR107TK pedals among other things will be back in stock in good supply, potentially as soon as the end of next week. All this stuff in making its way from Los Angeles to Albuquerque right now.
Thanks to everyone who came out last night and braved the cold wind to silently ride the nine mile route in honor of those cyclists killed or injured while riding. There were 102 riders and quite a few family members in support. The Duke City Wheelmen Foundation ran the ride which started here at Q Cycle and did a great job of organization and safety. A special thanks to the Albuquerque Police Department and especially their bike patrol riders for clearing the way for the Silence riders. There will be a photo album of selected Ride of Silence photos on the Q Cycle Facebook page.
Unfortunately Team Q Cycle won’t be able to participate this year but we encourage you to sign up and ride. Great routes around the area and you’re supporting research for diabetes–one of the true public health scourges of our time.
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