Las Cruces boasts a very active off-road bicycle community. A good place to start is the Monumental Loop Facebook page. The good folks at Outdoor Adventures can also connect you to the off-road community.
The Mesilla Valley offers a variety of bicycle road rides. Generally riding east–west involves terrain changes ranging from flat in the Rio Grande basin, to rolling hills, and to steeper climbs up the east and west mesas and up into the Organ Mountains. Riding north and south along the river bed offers flat roads and a bucolic environment. Riding along the Interstate access roads offers rolling hills.
Below is a spreadsheet with some specific road rides with links to maps and cue sheets.
Velo Cruces welcomes additions to this listing, as it is a work in progress. Send a name, description, and route information (map/cue sheet) for your proposed addition to email@example.com.
For group rides, visit our Organizations and Resources page.
As always, be safe when riding in the road! Ride with the flow of traffic, observe traffic devices, and make sure drivers can see you. Learn how to ride smart!