2018 Events

Pedal

August 25 & 26: The “Pedal & Swing Team” will participate in this year’s “Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos,” a well-organized, well-attended, and well-supported event by the New Mexico Chapter of the National MS Society. For this event we will actually ride TOGETHER, for 100 miles on Day 1, on a TANDEM bicycle. After our ride on Day 1, and throughout Day 2, we will serve as volunteers AND solicit additional donations to the MS Society by offering cyclists and other volunteers a "Recovery Dance" on a cardboard dance floor.
  • To make a Challenge Pledge (e.g.,”I pledge a $100 donation to the MS Society if Perry and Rosi complete the 100-mile, Day 1 segment, within 7 hours”), click on the “Donations & Pledges” tab at the top of this page.
  • To make a donation directly to the MS Society for Pedal & Swing’s participation in the Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos, visit the Pedal & Swing PERSONAL webpage and click “Donate Now”.
  • To join the Pedal & Swing TEAM, either as a cyclist or as an event volunteer, visit the Pedal & Swing TEAM webpage for the Bike MS: Tour los Pueblos event and click “Join Team”.

Swing

September 30: If you’re an avid social dancer, a dancer-wannabe, or lucky with the raffle tickets, this is your event – a huge wooden dance floor, Albuquerque’s premier dance DJ (Frank Randall), and raffle prize donations from local businesses and dancers. You’ll have an opportunity to “buy” (i.e., make a donation) a dance with your preferred partner, or “buy” a song from the DJ!
  • WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • WHERE: Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4909 Hawkins N.E., Albuquerque 87109
  • DANCE TEMPOS: WC Swing, EC Swing, Country 2-Step, NC 2-Step, Cha Cha, Waltz, Salsa, Hustle, Foxtrot - including dance tempos for “free-style” dancers!
  • COST: The recommended minimum donation is $15 to the ALS Association. But if you’d prefer to save your dollars for buying raffle tickets, or to “buy” a dance with a preferred partner, that’s OK too.
  • If you are unable to attend the dance or silent auction but would still like to make a donation directly to the ALS Association, visit the Pedal & Swing TEAM webpage (on the ALS Association website) and click, “Donate to Pedal!

Pedal & Swing

October 24 - November 7: With Rosi in the support vehicle, and Perry on his mountain bike, we plan to Pedal & Swing halfway across New Mexico (north to south) on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route. We will attempt either the northern section (431 miles, from the Colorado border to Pie Town), or the southern section (308 miles, from Pie Town to Antelope Wells), depending on the weather conditions at that time. Logging miles on the mountain bike (between 30 and 40 miles per day) will be much easier than finding dance partners.
  • To make a Challenge Pledge (e.g., “I pledge a $10 donation to the ALS Association for every day that Perry exceeds 40 miles per day”), click on the “Donations & Pledges” tab at the top of this page.
  • To make a donation directly to the MS Society or ALS Association for the Pedal & Swing’s journey on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, click on the “Donations & Pledges” tab at the top of this page.
  • To join Perry as a cyclist on one or more sections of the Pedal & Swing journey on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, contact Perry at pedal.swing@comcast.net