January 16, 2012

The Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico

I receive emails from the BCNM. They usually have some really good info info in their emails so I thought I'd share it here on my blog.

Hello fellow Sun Cyclers,

Thank You for you support of BCNM. The Coalition will be releasing it's Annual Report very soon. Our membership has grown to over 500 members in 2012, and we have greatly increased our presence with our state DOT policy holders and state and federal lawmakers. Some of our accomplishment highlights:

"Complete Streets" Initiative: High Road to Taos shoulder repaved so that a dangerous lip is removed; ongoing eye on the DOT to stop the partial paving of our bike ways.

"LCI Program": Tammy Shurr continues to train League Cycling Instructors around the state. These certified LCI instructors can then teach NM cyclists how to ride their bicycles safely on our roads. Annual LCI conference this weekend November 12th in ABQ. Details at www.bikenm.org

"National Bike Summit": Five delegates from around the state flew to D.C. for League of American Bicyclist, and IMBA advocacy seminars. Then met with our congressmen, and senators to discuss bicycle facilities and other bicycle issues. We also mingled with fellow coalition groups from around the country to here about what is going on in their states.

"Tour of Rio Grand Valley, REBORN!"- Over 500 riders enjoyed the ride to Belen and back in September. It was a beautiful day! This was BCNM's first big cycling event, and there were some lessons learned. Overall, it was a hit, and we expect to double attendance in 2012. Money raised from this ride goes towards our advocacy expenses, LCI program, and possibly a new paid Executive Director in 2012. Thanks to all who rode!

There were many other meetings attended by our board members through 2011, representing New Mexico's bicyclists. Please read through our President's reports, and other documents on our website.

We now ask that some of our Sun Cyclers step in and volunteer there time as board members in 2012. We have some momentum going now, and we need new blood and energy to help us keep BCNM a working organization. We will need a new President in 2012. Diane Albert has been President for four years now, and has given the Coalition a great running start. The Board thanks Diane for all her energy, intelligence, tenacity, and success!

Please self-nominate at: board@bcnm.org

There is a BCNM Board meeting Saturday November 12th, 5:30 to 6:30 pm, in ABQ after the LCI Conference. You are welcome to attend if interested. Let us know.

From our BCNM Bylaws:

The officers of the corporation shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The corporation may also have a Chairperson of the Board, one or more Vice Presidents, Assistant Secretaries, Assistant Treasurers, and other such officers with such titles as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors. One person may hold more than one office in the Corporation except that no one person may hold the offices of President and Treasurer. No instrument required to be signed by more than one officer may be signed by one person in more than one capacity.


Keith Ashmore, V.P. BCNM

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Corrales, NM 87048
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