NMSU follows the Essential Elements of a Bicycle Friendly America. These “Five E’s or Essential Elements are what makes NMSU a great place for bicycling. By following the Five E’s, NMSU was designated in 2013 and 2017 as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.
Follow NMSU Bicycling Events on our calendar, on Facebook, or Tweeter
- CALENDAR: See BFU Events Calendar
- FACEBOOK: NMSU BICYCLING is at https://www.facebook.com/NMSU-Bicycling-608399355942458/
- TWEETS: BFU Tweets are at Tweets by @NMSU_EHS
Useful Bicycling Info (more “How To” repair videos at nmsu-bicycle-how-tos/)
a. BIKE REPAIR & Maintenance
- NMSU FIX-IT Station Use to maintain your bike (video); BFU adds repair stations (PSU video);
- Fix-It stations MAPS; Dero Fix-It: Why & How video; NMSU Bike Shop (pricing, location & hours);
- TIPS: for tire repair off campus (Trek Bike video); | Tips on repairing a mountain bike tire flat (video);
- VIDEOS: Fix a TUBE puncture; Schrader & Presta tire valves & adapters ; INFLATING via a Presta valve;
- VIDEOS: Fix a broken bike CHAIN; Adjust your derailleur SHIFTER; How to adjust bike BRAKES;
- MORE FIX-IT -The Fix-it stations includes all the tools necessary to perform basic repairs, from changing a flat to adjusting brakes and derailleurs.
The tools and air pump are securely attached to the stand with stainless steel cables and tamper-proof fasteners.
Hanging the bike from the hanger arms allows the pedals and wheels to spin freely while making adjustments.
For repair help: use the Quick Read (QR) code on the front of the Fixit to view detailed instructions on your smart phone ( Dero video).
b. BICYCLING Security & Personal Preparedness
- How to LOCK your bike info;
- Choosing a good BIKE LOCK (REI video);
- Bike security (NMSU Police);
- NM Bike Traffic REGULATIONS;
- ENFORCEMENT: see section on Bike Law University;
- Basic cycling CHECKLIST & bike GEAR (REI info);
- What to bring cycling (LAB video)
1. Campus Locations:
- NMSU Campus – BFU review of NMSU campus most suitable roads for bicycling,
- Mesilla Valley – 2016 Map of cycling suitability ranked streets in Las Cruces and Mesilla Valley, MPO source,
- NM State-wide Routes (DOT Map).
- Las Cruces Loop Trail: News, Overview, LC-loop-on-map-my-ride
- Local Road routes;
- Local Trails routes (from Outdoor Adventures);
- Map my ride trails
- Prehistoric Monument Trail (5mi);
- Tortugas Trail(4mi);
- DonaAna Mountains (~7mi);
- Las Cruces City Trail System Map
d. CYCLING SAFETY TIPS [Video Guides from the League of American Bicyclists]