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Everybody Rides with Grace Adaptive Cycle Parade


With Las Cruces cycling advocate and Velo Cruces President George Pearson in the lead, the second annual Everybody Rides with Grace Adaptive Cycle Parade began Saturday morning, June 3, at the Mesilla Community Center, as cyclists, parents, advocates, two Mesilla Marshal’s officers and four Las Cruces police officers took a 20-minute ride through the historic plaza and several nearby streets. On the red adaptive cycle at center, wearing a red T-shirt and helmet, is Grace Holguin, for whom Velo Cruces’ Everybody Rides with Grace program is named. “I am so happy to be here,” Grace said, as she welcomed parade participants and supporters. “Thank you to the people of Las Cruces and Mesilla.” Participants included Vulnerable Road Users of New Mexico; Matt Mason, mountain biking enthusiast and co-founder of the Monumental Loop bike trail in the Organ Mountains; emcee DJ Solis, founder of MTB New Mexico; The Hub Bike Shop of Las Cruces; Kona Ice; Las Cruces Public Schools Safe Routes to Schools Coordinator Ashleigh Curry; and Sweet’Desires Familia lowriders club. Five adaptive cycles were given away that morning, purchased with a grant from New Mexico Outdoor Equity Fund, said Everybody Rides with Grace Coordinator Andrea Holguin. Visit www.velocruces.org/ride-with-grace.