ZiaVelo Road TriFecta Series 2018, Coming Soon (38 days to be exact) !!!

Are you ready for one of the most epic cycling events in the Southwest? 

Don’t miss the first race of the NM Road Series!

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For the race flyer, click here. Registration will be open soon. To register, click here.

HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE!!!

Volunteers are still needed and welcomed!!! Please email Kurt Austin at yote2800@msn.com

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High Altitude/ZiaVelo Mountain Bike Racers Off to an Impressive Start!

The race season is officially here! This past weekend HA/ZVC racers, Jerry Garcia, Tamatha Risner, and Laura Larisch went to race the McDowell Meltdown in Arizona. Jerry and Tamatha raced the OpenPro marathon race (44 miles) with highly competitive racers, including some pro-racers in both the women and men fields. After a mass start with men and women combined, Tamatha had quite an impressive 2nd place finish in the Women ProOpen, amongst 20 women starters, and Jerry an equally impressive 9th place finish in the Mens ProOpen, amongst 86 men starters. Laura finished strong in the Cat 1 XC race in 4th place.

Over in El Paso, HA/ZVC racers, Josh Barnett, Kevin Quattlebaum, and Phil Simpson raced in the very technical and grueling 50 mile Puzzler with steep competition. All three gave it their all with astounding spots on the podium. Josh had a remarkable 5th place finish in his first ever ProOpen race and finishing under 5 hours. Equally as remarkable, was Kevin’s win in the 40-49 age group and 6th overall, along with Phil’s win in the 50-59 age group, coming in more than an hour before his any of his competitors and 10th overall.

Also racing the Puzzler, but in the 35 mile race, which is also a highly demanding course, were Amy and David Coor. Amy had an outstanding 2nd place finish in the under 39 age group. David finished strong and came across the finish line with Amy. Along with the HA/ZVC racers, there were other ZiaVelo racers out representing at the Puzzler in the 35-miler, including Sam King and Sergio Pacheco. In the 15 mile race, Rachael Greuber finished her very first mountain bike race in 5th place!

WAY TO REPRESENT!

The next event on the calendar is a three-stage road race, the Valley of the Sun in Phoenix, AZ! Be sure to check out all future events and races on the ZVC calendar found in the menu tab.

 

 

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New Year, New Beginnings, and New Cycling Goals and Opportunities

Now is the time to start something new and fresh to improve your overall well-being! It also gives you the opportunity to do your bit this new year to make the world a better place for yourself and others. Every year many resolutions are made and many are not kept. Make a resolution (goal or plan) or two that you can stick with and share it with others. Hopefully, you will consider cycling when making these resolutions. As you know cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap, good for the environment, and allows you to spend time with awesome people with the same interests!  Too see the many health benefits of cycling, please click here. So if you want to improve your overall health, gain fitness, lose weight, improve cycling performance, or just feel good, include cycling in your resolutions.

Cycling goals and resolutions can be for racers, commuters, or just cycling enthusiasts. Make sure you create ones that are attainable, yet push you do be your best and perhaps make you leave your comfort zone! These may include weight or fitness goals, time spent on the bike, mileage, or perhaps be as simple as signing up for an event you wouldn’t have previously considered. For more resources on cycling resolutions, please click on the ones below.

Reminders:

  • Please check out our ZVC calendar for events tentatively scheduled. This is updated regularly.
  • If you haven’t already signed up to be a ZiaVelo Cycling member, be sure to do so by clicking here.
  • January 7, SST Trail Maintenance Work Day. Please join us to improve the SST mountain bike trails in the Robledos part of the OMDP Monument. For more details and directions, click here.
  • March 3 -4 ZVC Hillsboro Trifecta, here in Las Cruces, March 3-4. Registration will be up soon. Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Kurt Austin at yote2800@msn.com.

Wishing you a Happy New Year with happiness, health, and the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come!!!

Written by Tammy Risner

 

 

 

 

 

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ZiaVelo Cycling Announces New Title and Supporting Sponsors and New Team Affiliation for 2018!

Continuing with the strong tradition of aligning our organization with partners that share our guiding principles of “Promoting strong bodies, clear minds, and pure spirits”, all in an effort to encourage cycling as a means of recreation, transportation, and competition, ZiaVelo Cycling Inc. is pleased to announce some new changes for 2018.

Joining our outstanding continuing sponsors (Memorial Medical Center, Las Cruces Orthopedic Associates, Lisa Willman CPA, Apex Technologies, Kane Law Firm, Outdoor Adventures, Southwest Bone and Joint Institute, Milagro Coffee Y Espresso, Medpark Optical, and Gila Hike & Bike), ZiaVelo Cycling is proud to announce a new title sponsor, Vescovo Toyota in Las Cruces, NM, and supporting sponsor, Cunningham & Brown Family Dentistry!

Additionally, ZVC has agreed to partner with High Altitude in Cloudcroft, NM as a primary sponsor of a new Mountain Bike division of ZiaVelo Cycling!

All of these incredibly positive changes mean one thing: ZiaVelo Cycling continues to grow and expand our cycling advocacy and the visibility of all cyclists in the Southwestern United States and beyond.

The addition of Vescovo Toyota, in Las Cruces, as the Title Sponsor of ZiaVelo Cycling at large brings a tremendous partner into the ZVC family. Vescovo, and the outstanding product line that Toyota brings to cyclists, shares our passions as outdoor enthusiasts.

The support that High Altitude brings to our Mountain Biking side represents a huge step up in visibility on the dirt; a side that has always been a part of ZVC, but often overlooked.

Representing ZiaVelo Cycling as members of our Zia Team of racers for 2018 include:

Al Senft, Albuquerque, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Jerry Garcia, Las Cruces, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Joseph Garcia, El Paso , TX

Kevin Quattlebaum, Alamogordo, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Marcel Berger, Las Cruces, NM

Eric Collins, Alamogordo, NM

Tammy Risner, Las Cruces, NM (also a member of our ZiaVelo – High Altitude MTB Team)

Terrry Casey, Albuquerque, NM

Kathy Alvarez, Los Alamos, NM

Lisa Dougherty, Albuquerque, NM

Representing the ZiaVelo – High Altitude Team, in addition to those identified above, are:

Josh Barnett, Artesia, NM

Amy Coor, Artesia, NM

David Coor, Artesia, NM

Wyatt Renfro-Coor, Artesia, NM

Laura Larisch, Silver City, NM

Phil Simpson, Las Cruces, NM

Shawna Standard, Artesia, NM

Santiago Chavez, El Paso, TX

In addition to these Zia and High Altitude ZiaVelo racers, is also proud to have an increasingly large number of Velo racers, excellent racers all, competing across all categories and cycling disciplines.

We look forward to an incredibly exciting 2018 and beyond, and thank all of our new and continuing partners as we move forward!

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2018 ZiaVelo Cycling Membership is HERE!

ZiaVelo Cycling exists to promote a healthy lifestyle and an arena for competitive road and mountain cycling, recreational cycling, and cycling education. In conjunction with the lifestyle of the Zia Pueblo tribe and the symbol that is represented in our team name “The Zia believed that with life came four sacred obligations: development of a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and devotion to the welfare of people/family.”

Membership in ZVC requires very little from a cyclist.  One must simply be a cyclist, interested in advancing cycling as a form or recreation, transportation, and sport with a focus of supporting cycling as an integral aspect of a healthy lifestyle.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for your 2018 ZiaVelo Cycling membership. To do so, click here.

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The Tour of LC is almost here! Don’t miss this Epic Event!

Join ZiaVelo Cycling for this year’s Tour of Las Cruces, October 29. It is our premier cycling event with scenic routes around Las Cruces. The weather looks like it will be a beautiful fall day, with temperatures around 49 at the start and finishing at around 63 degrees (of course this is subject to change).

Lunch is provided for all participants at the conclusion of the ride at the start location at Memorial Medical Center. Participation awards are given to the first 100 online registrations.

For the Metric Century route (Strava), click here. For the map and directions, click here. For the Garmin gpx file, click here. For the Metric Half-Century route (Strava), click here. For the map and directions, click here. (Slightly different courses from 2016). For the Garmin gpx file, click here.
To register, click here. Online registration will close October 27.
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A Few of Our Very Own Win NMORS Series Titles

The NM Off Road Series (NMORS) association supports the sport of cross country mountain bike racing in NM and El Paso, Texas thru a series of races composing the NM Off Road Series. This series is held annually with events generally running from March thru October. At the conclusion of each year the NMORS awards a series title to each of its category champions. ZVC is proud to announce that three of their very own hold Cat 1 titles for 2017, Tammy Risner, Jerry Garcia, and Kevin Quattlebaum. Congrats!

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Attention ZVC Members: Don’t Miss ZVC Kit orders!

It’s that time of year! Race season has come and gone! And most importantly, and what everyone patiently waits for, kit ordering time! If you want yours, be sure to order before the October 30 deadline. Orders will ship on or before December 22 and hopefully beat Santa Claus. All of the ordering information is below.

Also, be looking for ZiaVelo Cycling Membership renewal coming soon to newmexicosportsonline.com.

Welcome to the Voler Online Ordering System

Your team has decided to use the Voler Custom Online Order System for collecting and processing your cycling apparel order. Please follow the steps below to place your individual order for inclusion in the overall team order.

  1. Click on this link to access your team order site: http://www.voler.com/custom/ordering/li/19532
  2. Click on “LOGIN” to enter your Login/Billing Info. Click on “Create Account” to save the information and to create your new User ID and Password. You will automatically be directed to the home page for your team order. If you are a returning customer, please use your original Login and Password.
  3. Click on “Begin Shopping” to gain access to the orderable products page. To place items in your shopping cart, click on the item you want to order, then the options you want to select, then the “Add to cart” button. You can choose to “View Your Bag” or “Continue Shopping” after adding each item. Repeat these steps for each item you want to order.
  4. After placing the last item you want to order in your shopping cart, click on “View Your Bag” to display the items. Carefully review the items and make any necessary modifications or deletions. Because each item is custom built, refunds and exchanges will not be accepted. After you have confirmed your order is correct, click on “Proceed to Checkout” to complete the secure checkout process by entering your credit card payment information.
  5. After you have completed the secure checkout process, an Order Confirmation will automatically be displayed and e-mailed to you for your records.
  6. After the order deadline date has passed, you will no longer be able to access the order site. If you have not completed the checkout process for your order by this date, any items in your cart will be removed. The Order Deadline and the Order Ship Date are displayed on the order homepage. The Ship Date is the date that your order will be shipped from Voler.

Thank you for your order. If you have any questions, please call 800-488-6537 and ask for assistance from a Voler Customer Service Representative, or send us an email at sales@voler.com.

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Gear Up for the Tour of Las Cruces

Join ZiaVelo Cycling for this year’s Tour of Las Cruces, October 29. It is our premier cycling event with scenic routes around Las Cruces.

Lunch is provided for all participants at the conclusion of the ride at the start location at Memorial Medical Center. Participation awards are given to the first 100 online registrations.

For the Metric Century route, click here. For the Metric Half-Century route, click here. (Slightly different courses from 2016).To register, click here.
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Attention All Riders Interested in the ZVC Saturday Group Rides: Start time will be 8am beginning September 9

Most of you already no about our Saturday group rides. If you do not, they are a fun-packed, energetic, and inviting ride for riders of different levels and abilities, yet, with a dose of competitiveness for those who choose. It is a ‘no-drop’ ride meaning there a few stops to wait for all to reach certain points and also to help others out if the unfortunate mechanical issue should arise. We welcome all riders to give it a try. There are opportunities to turn back or shorten the ride if necessary. All Saturday group rides will begin at 8am, beginning September 9, leaving from Milagros on University. All riders must wear a helmet, be cautious of other riders, and follow traffic rules.21034649_1414146385307318_2113083392145854665_n

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