Las Cruces — The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is beginning a group riding program in October for residents who want to start bicycling for exercise or return to riding. The program will be for the 50 plus community, but anyone 18 and older is welcome to participate. Registration begins Monday, September 16 at Frank O’Brien Papen Recreation Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.
Rides will be on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays starting at 8:30 a.m. As temperatures cool, the start time will be later. Each riding day of the week will have a set distance and designation. Eight to ten mile rides will be labeled “Leisure,” 10 to 20 mile rides “Push” and 20 to 30 mile rides “Work”.
All routes will be local, utilizing City bike paths and roads. Participants will be required to provide their own bikes, helmets, patch kits, water, snacks, and other items needed for each excursion. Bikes with multiple gears are strongly recommended for all routes and rides. Cost per outing is $3 per participant and $1.50 for seniors 60 years and over.
Ride routes/designations are being finalized and will be available online at: las-cruces.org/Parks and Recreation Department/Recreation Programs/50 Plus.
For more information call 575/541-2550.