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
Donald Wilson, President
Renee Huber–Landrum, Treasurer
Rebecca Creamer, Secretary
Jean Conway, Member at Large
Gabriel Rochelle, 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. During the pandemic crisis, the board is meeting via Zoom.
In the News
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.