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Old 07-16-12, 07:02 PM
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Moving to El Paso...how's the cycling?

Hi all. I'm moving to El Paso and want to know what the (road) cycling culture is like. I'm relocating from Houston, and will be there at the end of July/beginning of August. I'm looking for advice on good bike shops, clubs for weekend rides, some good areas/routes, etc.

While I was shopping for apartments (I'll be living up on N. Mesa), I saw a few shops (Crazy Cat Cyclery) and a few inroads off of Mesa that looked interesting (Argonaut drive, jutting up to 11% grade); there's also the Transmountain Expressway, so I guess that's a start, but anything more? Also, is it common to meander up into New Mexico for additional options (Ruidoso in the summertime, maybe)?

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I'm not a road rider, but these folks/website should help ya out a bit. Welcome to El Paso!

Oh yeah, on the Northeast side of Trans. Mt. there's construction going on for an underpass down at the Gateway/Trans intersection, just a heads up (they're supposed to be done in October I think).

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Pidge,

Yeah, I saw the El Paso cycling club website, and will definitely be joining them for some rides. Thanks for the heads up on TransMTN, and thanks for the big welcome! El Paso is so different from Houston...I'm excited for the change of scenery (and pace).
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Cool. I hope the change works out for you then! Good riding to you.
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