New Mexico is nearly perfect for bicycle touring.
At least that is the opinion of Peter Rice, a public relations professional and cycling enthusiast who decided to raise the visibility of some of New Mexico’s more popular bicycle touring routes by self-publishing three regional guides.
“I took a cue from Adventure Cycling,” Rice says. The Adventure Cycling Association is a Missoula, Mont., based nonprofit whose mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. The association earlier this year published route guides and maps of historic Route 66. Rice’s guides are sold at local bike shops and online at amazon.com.
Rice’s guides, which include Taos/Las Vegas, Turquoise Trail/Manzanos and Valles Caldera/Jemez, not only include basic maps, cue sheets and ride profiles but other information that comes in handy. Like places to eat.