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2003 Statewide Race Calendar

First Annual
APAS Shelter Shuffle
March 29, 2003

February Meeting Recap

Our first regular meeting at the new location, the Socorro Public Library meeting room, was a busy one. We discussed plans for the Shelter Shuffle, Relay for Life, Triathlon, and Fat Tire Fiesta. President Robert Abernathy is also planning two new events for the spring, including a new handicap series, and a mountain bike "picture rally". See all the details in the minutes.

Spring Handicap Series Announced

SSR will be holding another running handicap series this spring, starting on Thursday, February 20th. The first race will be a 5K, while the remaining three will be 10K's. All the races will be held before the NM Tech spring semester completes, and the exact time, location, and other details will follow.

Take the Bike Coalition of NM Survey

The Bike Coalition of New Mexico is an organization of cyclists chartered to concentrate on political advocacy issues. They are currently taking a survey on their web site about your cycling habits and cycling conditions in your area. The results of this survey will be used to construct and prioritize a list of projects and concerns for them to present to local and state representatives.

Singletrack Maintenance Day Set For March 1st

The date is March 1, not March 8, as previously advertised here!

If you've been running or riding on the Socorro Singletrack out west of town lately, you can tell it's been a long time since anyone has made an effort to maintain it. In particular, there are places where the track has been eroded by rain and travel to the point where new tracks are being made around the damage. A little maintenance on those areas would help to restore the original path, and it would help to keep our impact on the area to a minimum.

Brad Cromey's Extreme Cycling class and SSR will be teaming up on Saturday, March 1st, for what will turn out to be a hard day of work on the track. That work will mainly involve redirecting water flow by digging trenches in the areas that are damaged.

Plans are being finalized at this time, but it's likely that we'll start early in the morning. Skip your long Saturday workout for this alternative; it's long overdue, and if you use the singletrack at all, you'll appreciate the results. More details will be announced here as the date approaches.

Regular Rides and Runs

  • Cycling (Road): MWF 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Cycling (MTB): Friday 11:30 AM, meet at the IRIS Parking Lot.
  • Running: SSR Sunday social run, meet at Tech pool parking lot, 8AM Sundays (excluding Feb 2).

Like to start a new regular run or ride? Contact Matt Perini to get it listed here.

January 29, 2003

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