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2003 Statewide Race Calendar

First Annual
APAS Shelter Shuffle
March 29, 2003

Take The Relay For Life Survey

Our discussion of Relay For Life fundraisers at the March meeting led to a suggestion that SSR resolve to donate a fixed percentage of event proceeds to the Relay cause. We'd like to know what you think: please fill out this survey form.

For those who don't already know, the Relay For Life is an American Cancer Society fundraising event for the whole community. The participants are organized into teams, such as the team SSR has with Trex Enterprises. Most money is raised by the teams before the Relay, while the Relay is an 18-hour overnight event that demonstrates the theme that "Cancer Never Sleeps."

The Relay itself will be June 13-14, 2003. For you triathletes, that's the weekend after the Milkman Triathlon. There is a $10 registration fee per team member, and the goal is for each team member to raise $100. Luminarias and star/crescent moon signs are available now; contact Fred Yarger or Camille Scliezi for more information.

Successful Relay For Life Fundraiser

Camille Scielzi organized a chili-and-cornbread sale for the flea market behind Trex Enterprises on March 7th. The food sold out quickly, and $134 was raised for the Relay For Life. Thanks to Camille and everybody who helped out!

White Sands Century Information

The White Sands Missile Range will be hosting a century ride on April 12th. The ride, which the sponsors emphasize is "not a race," begins between 7:00 and 8:00 AM at the Tularosa High School football field parking lot, and ends at the same location. All riders will be picked up by 6:00 PM.

The ride itself will be held on the roads inside the missile range. There will be water, energy drinks, and fruit at the 26, 50, and 79 mile points. Lunch will be provided at the midpoint. Photography is not permitted. Entry fee is $25, and there is no day-of-event registration. An online entry form is available at

NM Highway Department Representative To Speak

Mr. Greg White, the New Mexico State Highway And Transportation Department representative on the state's Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Equestrian committee, is coming to Socorro and talk to SSR about cycling issues for the SSR meeting on May 6th. This is a good opportunity for you to make your voice heard about highway issue, bicycle commuting, or anything else you'd like to happen within the highway department.

Bike Racing In Southern NM

Read bike racing correspondent Mike Dennis's first submission of the season on a recent bike race near the Mexican border. Congratulations to Mike, who took home a prize for his high finish at this early season race!

10K Handicap To Be Held April 3

The next race in the spring handicap series will be a 10K handicap, to be held on Thursday, April 3rd. The exact time and place will be announced later on this web page. Currently, Joe Dickerson and Tyler Haughness share the series lead with 14 points.

Group Run To Be Held April 6

On the first Sunday of each month, the Sunday run meets at a location other than the Tech Pool for a special run. On April 6th, we'll meet at the shrine on Hwy 60 (near mile post 133?) west of Socorro, at 8AM. This run is typically an out-and-back, with a few hills. Bring a friend and enjoy the springtime desert scenery!

Mountain Bike Picture Rally On May 3

Robert Abernathy is planning a fun, family-oriented, event for May 3rd, a "Mountain Bike Picture Rally." The picture rally concept is based on the same sort of event for car or motorcycle clubs, where you're given a set of numbered photos, and you attempt to visit each place where a photo was taken. In our case, each photo may contain a different view of M Mountain, and you'll be following trails and streets in the Socorro area, until you arrive at the party at the end. More details on what to bring and where to meet will be coming on this web site.

Regular Rides and Runs Around Socorro

These are not SSR-sponsored club events!

  • 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.

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

March 9, 2003

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