WHO WE ARE
Velo Cruces is a 501(c)(3) public charity formed in 2015 with the mission of transforming Las Cruces into a great bicycle and pedestrian community.
Our three goals are to:
Serve as a hub for bicycling communication
Advocate for cycling
Promote bicycling and recognize bicycling friendly initiatives, businesses and events
Jean Conway, President
George Pearson, Vice President
Renee Huber–Landrum, Treasurer
Rebecca Creamer, Secretary
Eldon Ayers, Member at Large
Andrea Holguin, Member at Large
Donald Wilson, Member at Large
Chet Wright, Member at Large
The Velo Cruces board meets at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of most months. The board meets earlier in the month in November and December. Location varies.
Yellow Jersey Sponsors donate $1,000 or more annually
Green Jersey Sponsors donate $500–$999 annually
Polka Dot Jersey Sponsors donate $250–$499 annually
White Jersey Sponsors donate $100–$249 annually
In the News
Former board member Chet Wright dedicates his non-profit Bikes for Juarez to bringing joy to children by refurbishing and delivering bikes across the border.
Donald Wilson and George Pearson contributed to this article by Elaine Stachera Simon in the November/December 2020 issue of Neighbors magazine.
George Pearson awarded the 2019 CAASNM Larry Cottingham Community Action Award
The Community Action Agency of Southern New Mexico Larry Cottingham Community Action Award honors an individual who makes significant contributions to the community through their actions and dedication. The honoree selected serves as a role model for compassion and service, and above all working toward making ours a community that truly thrives—the vision of CAASNM. Read the nomination document to learn about his considerable contributions toward making Las Cruces a great place to ride a bike. Velo Cruces is enormously proud of George.
2019 Las Cruces Mayor's Bike Ride
KTSM TV provided news coverage of the 2019 Mayor's Bike Ride. Approximately 50 riders joined Mayor Ken Miyagishima on a five-mile ride through the central historical districts of Las Cruces.