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Velo Cruces is a 501(c)(3)

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Transforming Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley into a great bicycle and pedestrian community

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City of Las Cruces

City Council Meetings, Agendas and Video Recordings

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Need to report a pothole or other road problem? Download the Ask Las Cruces app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Or report the problem online.

Visit Las Cruces • Biking

Helpful information for biking in and around Las Cruces.


Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization bicycle facilities map


Las Cruces Bicycling Clubs

Bike and Chowder

A very informal group of cyclists interested in cycling and eating—not necessarily in that order—no officers, no dues, no requirements.


A local trail/gravel group. Check the Outdoor Adventures Facebook page for Gravalerxs events. Check out the Monumental Loop.

Southern New Mexico Mountain Biking

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, SNMTB is dedicated to getting more kids on bikes and outdoors, granting access to mountain biking for ALL kids in Las Cruces and the Southern New Mexico Region, including free monthly bike clinics specifically for elementary, middle, and high school kids.

Rim Rattlers

An International Mountain Bike Association (IMBA) affiliated club that is dedicated to providing off-road bicycling opportunities.

Zia Velo

Promoting strong bodies, clear minds, and pure spirits.

Las Cruces Area Routes on Map My Ride


Regional, State & National Cycling Organizations

Adaptive Cyclers Plus

A non-profit organization run by Mike Osburn in El Paso with extension to Las Cruces. Offers Wednesday group rides in Las Cruces with adaptive cycles and safety equipment provided. The second Wednesday of each month includes a training clinic with a variety of adaptive cycles to try out. For details, email Mike or call 915.490.7375.

Bike Collectives Network

A hub which anyone involved with not-for-profit bicycle projects can use to engage with each other to share knowledge and experiences.

Border Mountain Bike Association

El Paso's official mountain bike community.

Grant County Bicycle Advisory Board

Helps create safe and enjoyable bicycling to school and work, and for recreation, thereby making Silver City and surrounding communities more connected, healthier, happier, and environmentally and economically strong.

New Mexico Bike Summit, Inc.

A non-profit organization that promotes, develops, encourages, and supports bicycle education, safety, and advocacy to youth and adults in New Mexico primarily by holding the New Mexico Bike Summit and related activities.

New Mexico Cycling

This calendar database is a joint project with and, with the idea of having one unified (and hopefully accurate) cycling calendar for New Mexico.

New Mexico Touring Society

An Albuquerque-based recreational bicycling club for riders of all abilities, from beginners to experts. Club members plan and lead one-day and multi-day road and mountain bike rides.

Southern New Mexico Trail Alliance

The alliance is open to all trail users and will be a resource for everything on and about trails and outdoor recreation in the Southern New Mexico, West Texas, and borderland region.

Vulnerable Road Users New Mexico

Helping make New Mexico roads safer for all who use them! Whenever anyone  who uses our roads fails to act responsibly, everyone using them is put at risk!

Studies & Reports

Narrow Lanes Save Lives: A Way to Make our Communities Safer and Healthier, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health


When Cars Kill, New Yorker


¡We Count! Summer 2017 Report of the Inaugural Annual National Bicycle and Pedestrian Count for Las Cruces, Velo Cruces

Online Bicycle Safety Education

League of American Bicyclists

Making biking an easier and safer option for more people, because when more people bike, people are happier and healthier, our communities are safer and friendlier, and our planet is greener. Offering online safe riding learning modules.

E-Bike Smart: Your Guide to Safe Riding

E-Bike Smart shares the basics of maintaining your e-bike, handling and charging your e-bike battery, and riding safely while out on the road or trail. Whether you’re new to riding or just need a refresher, everyone can learn and benefit from this course.

New Mexico Bicycle Shops


Singletracks maintains a database of New Mexico bicycle shops. Although it is not comprehensive, it allows addition of bicycle shops.


Las Cruces Bicycle Friendly Businesses

Outdoor Adventures

A League of American Bicyclists Bicycle Friendly Business. Largest bicycle selection and most experienced cycling staff in Las Cruces. Meet Pablo Lopez in this MTB New Mexico video.

Las Cruces Organizations that Support Bicycling

Las Cruces Safe Routes to School Program

A program that encourages students to walk or ride their bikes safely to school.

Las Cruces Optimist Club

Bringing out the best in kids.

Bicycle Publications and Laws

Las Cruces Bicycle Commuting and Safety Brochure

Las Cruces Bicycle Ordinances

Las Cruces Bike Parking Codes

Scroll down to find illustrations showing acceptable and prohibited bike rack designs.

Las Cruces Safe Passing Ordinance

Pass vulnerable users (including bicyclists and pedestrians) by 3 feet or 6 feet if driving a commercial truck.

New Mexico Bicycle Guide

State of New Mexico Bicycle Statutes

Cycling Related Information

Introducing Kids to Bicycling

Contributed by online educator and volunteer Mary. It gives some handy tips that will help your child quickly and confidently master riding their bike on their own. Thanks!

Biking to the Parks, Playgrounds and Around Town: All About Cycling

Contributed by bike enthusiast and volunteer Michelle. It covers community and advocacy information, where to find online forums and bike groups, health information about cycling and general bike safety. Thanks!

Healthy Benefits of Cycling

Contributed by Megan. She discovered this site while doing research for an assignment on physical fitness. Thanks!

A Healthy Hobby: Beginners Guide to Cycling

Contributed by middle school student Samantha. She discovered this site while doing research for her youth cycling group. Thanks!

Basics of Bike Maintenance

Contributed by Ellie and Liam who received new bikes for Christmas and wanted to learn the basics of bike maintenance. Thanks for sharing!

Where to get cycling related materials

A spreadsheet listing of items such as bicycling maps, commuter guides, where to get helmets in bulk. Please let us know of any errors or additions you would like to make.

Perils for Pedestrians Las Cruces Episodes

​247: Safe Routes to School; City Councilors on pedestrians; president of local Volkssport Club

248: Development and pedestrians; Health Impact Assessments; access to trails and parks in Doña Ana County; needs of poor and homeless pedestrians

249: Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC); new transit system; public input to comprehensive plan; meeting people on transit

Pinch Flat

Mike McLeish brings you some of the best advice on bikes around.

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