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.

  1. Encouragement
  2. Education
  3. Enforcement
  4. Engineering
  5. Evaluation & Planning

Follow NMSU Bicycling Events on our calendar, on Facebook, or Tweeter

  1. CALENDAR: See  BFU Events Calendar
  2. FACEBOOK: NMSU BICYCLING is at https://www.facebook.com/NMSU-Bicycling-608399355942458/
  3. TWEETS: BFU Tweets are at

Useful Bicycling Info (more “How To” repair videos at nmsu-bicycle-how-tos/.

a.   BIKE Repair & Maintenance

  1. NMSU FIX-IT Station Use to maintain your bike (video); BFU adds repair stations (PSU video);  Campus Fix-It stations MAPDero Fix-It: Why & How video; NMSU Bike Shop (pricing, location & hours);
  2. TIPS: for tire repair off campus (Trek Bike video); |  Tips on repairing a mountain bike tire flat (video);
  3. VIDEOS: Fix a TUBE puncture;  Schrader & Presta tire valves & adapters ; INFLATING via a Presta valve;
  4. VIDEOS: Fix a broken bike CHAIN;   Adjust your derailleur SHIFTER;   How to adjust bike BRAKES;

b.  Bike Security & Personal Preparedness

  1. How to LOCK your bike info; Choosing a good BIKE LOCK (REI video);
  2. Bike security (NMSU Police); NM Bike Traffic REGULATIONS;  ENFORCEMENT: see section on Bike Law University
  3. Basic cycling CHECKLIST & bike GEAR (REI info)What to bring (LAB video)

c.  Where to Ride [Maps]

  1. Campus: Bicycle/Pedestrian (interactive) Map and Bike Rack/Parking Locations
  2. Local & NM Routes 2016 Mesilla Suitability Map, Alt sourceNM Routes (DOT Map);
  3. MAPS: Local Road routes; Local Trails routes (from Outdoor Adventures);
  4. TRAILS: Prehistoric Monument Trail(5mi); Tortugas Trail(4mi); DonaAna Mountains (~7mi);

d.  Cycling Safety Tips [Video Guides from the League of American Bicyclists]

  1. RIDING BASICS