Velo Cruces

Transforming Las Cruces into a great bicycle and pedestrian community

Velo Cruces, Inc. is a

501(c)(3) public charity.

  • Biker/Hiker Meet & Greet is Wednesday, Aug 9
  • Horny Toad Hustle is Sunday, Sept 10
  • Bike to Monument Day is Sunday, Sept 17
  • Bike to Your Park Day is Saturday, Sept 30
  • Chile Pepper Challenge is Sunday, Oct 1
  • Tour of Las Cruces is Sunday, Oct 29
  • Visibility Ride is the 2nd Monday of each month
  • Check the events page for details

Velo Cruces works to make Las Cruces a great place for bicyclists and pedestrians. Our functions are multifold. We seek to:

Communicate

Advocate

Promote

Velo Cruces serves as a hub for bicycling communication through this website, our Facebook page, and email list. Velo Cruces hosts a calendar of all things bicycling:

 

 

When someone wants to find out about biking in Las Cruces, this is where to start.

Velo Cruces will be the voice for the cycling community, insisting that our city council supports and advocates for cycling, propelling the complete streets initiative, participating in the discussion of the Rio Grande Trail (proposed to run from El Paso to Colorado), promoting the installation of bike racks around the city, and any other opportunities that arise to promote the improvement and safety of bicycling in Las Cruces. When an issue develops that calls for group action, Velo Cruces will reach out to cycling clubs/organizations to mobilize the cycling community to action.

There are many great groups doing good work with cycling in our community: NMSU, Safe Routes to School, Optimist Club, League Cycling Instructors, amongst others. Towards this end, Velo Cruces is developing a Bicycle Friendly Business initiative.

 

Cyclists fare best when they act and are treated as drivers of vehicles.

John Forester

Velo Cruces is a 501(c)(3) public charity.