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    DECEMBER 2021
    **New local program opportunities**
    Please note that the VA Recreation Hall is currently not open and we are working for approval for future in person classes. Once dates and programs can resume I will announce programs and registration process for reopening. Thank you for your patience. I will continue to update our community programs as they get started.

    We are starting our Yoga programs but number are limited. If you are interested in attending these programs please contact Cat for more information and times.

    National Veterans Golden Age Games NM Rollin’ Chili Peppers Team Informational Meeting
    Tuesday, Nov. 30th 9:30-10:30am Monday, Dec. 6 3-4pm or via WebEx
    If you are interested in learning more about the NVGAG and our NM team please email me with which meeting you would like to attend. I will send you the link (call in number also available for those unable to attend virtually). This meeting will give you an overview of the sports, any rule changes, and how and when to register. This meeting will help us plan and prepare for the July 18-23, 2022 competition in Sioux Falls, SD.

    All Bikes Ride on the Bosque
    Tuesday, Dec. 14th 10-noon, Tingley Beach
    Space is limited. Esperanza will not be joining us this month. There is a limit of 6 plus 2 back up slots. Please email or call to sign up for this session. First call first serve, but please plan on attending unless it is raining no matter the weather. Dress appropriately and bring your spare tubes, tools and supplies to be self-sufficient.

    Fitness for Life Virtual Challenge Awards Presentation Congratulations to all our participants! Congratulations for Julie for her 2nd place finish in her age group for the Virtual Challenge!

    Move United OnDemand FREE fitness platform
    You now have access to a wide variety adaptive sports fitness classes, taught by some of the country’s best adaptive fitness instructors, making training available to you whenever you want from wherever you are.
    Fun, high-energy classes are designed for those who work out seated or standing, need audio cues or would like recurring instruction. Whether you’re looking for Cardio, HIIT, Strength, Yoga or Dance you’ll find classes for you ranging from 10 to 45 minutes. Earn badges, participate in fitness challenges and connect with a community of adaptive fitness enthusiasts from around the country.
    Sign up and get started here:

    Adaptive Sports Program NM
    Adaptive Ski Program
    Ski Santa Fe, Fridays, Jan 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4 (OFF Feb 18)
    Registration Open Now. Come learn to ski, snowboard, ski bike, or adaptive skiing with ASP. You must register online at
    Transportation to be determined in the future. If you would like to get on the list for transportation contact Cat Ivie at

    Adaptive Climbing Night
    Program will restart Jan. 2022. No class Dec
    4th Friday of the Month 5-8pm, Stone Age Climbing Gym North, 6200 Alameda Blvd
    Individuals with all types of disabilities welcome regardless of experience. Must have a permanent disability. Pre-registration required and includes climbing gear. To register visit

    Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center
    The shop is now open for appointment for bike/trike/handcycle repair. They are also providing pop up clinics throughout the city. For more information visit phone 505-224-6668
    To receive a City of Albuquerque Bicycle Map, contact us: (505) 768-2680

    Cycling program in El Paso, TX
    We’re entering the cold weather months, so please take note that the schedule and routes are subject to change. If it is raining, hailing, temperature less than 40F or greater than 99F or wind greater than 20 mph at the event site, we have to cancel the event. The same COVID rules still apply.
    2 Dec – Group Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    7 Dec – Group Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    9 Dec – Group Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX – 8:00am to noon
    14 Dec – Clinic / Group Ride – Ascarate Park, 6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX –
    (Clinic starts at 8:00am) Group Ride starts at 8:00am to noon
    Las Cruces, NM
    Call for details on this location. Call Mike 915-490-7375
    For more information please contact Mike at

    Team River Runner
    Programs starting locally soon
    To provide all veterans and their families an opportunity to find health, healing, community purpose, and new challenges through adventure and adaptive paddle sports! TRR programs are open to veterans of all eras and their families, as well as non-service connected individuals either with or without disabilities interested in furthering the mission of TRR. For more information visit

    Beginner Guitar
    Tuesdays, 2:30-4pm ***Forward Flag***
    Volunteer instructors teach this class which is for veterans who are beginners or never picked up a guitar. If you have a guitar, please bring it. If not, the program has some to use during class. Veterans will learn cords, technique, and basic music reading skills. The Programs mission is to provide free instruction in order to use music as a creative constructive outlet for PTSD, TBI, and other disabilities. For more information please Forward Flag 505-933-0549

    The VA is providing bi-monthly health talks

    Fly Fishing
    Project Healing Water Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque Project Healing Waters provides fly tying, casting to veterans from beginners to advanced. We have fishing excursions so veterans can put their newly learned skills to use. Everything is provide. For more information or to sign up contact John McKenzie 505-241-9043

    Project Healing Water, San Luis Valley
    For more information please contact Stan Price at 432-386-0117 or

    Taos Project Healing Waters
    For more information please contact Doc Thompson

    Four Corners Program, Project Healing Waters Fly-Fishing
    Paul Wilson Four Corners Program Lead This a joint outing with the Farmington NM Vet Center and the Adaptive Sports Association. Register with the Vet Center (505-327-9684) or Call the Adaptive Sports Association 970-259-0374 or email to reserve your spot or for more information.


    Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. 461 Valverde Commons Dr., Taos, New Mexico 87571 (575) 224-1503

    Cloud Dancer Therapeutic Horsemanship
    Cloud Dancer’s PATH certified instructors design and implement activities with horses that address cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and physical goals, as well as teach skills in riding, vaulting and ground work.
    Lucky 66 Bowling, 6132 4th St NW #5309, Los Ranchos De Albuquerque, NM 87107
    Advertising free bowling and shoe rentals for veterans every Wednesday.

    Ride It Out
    This program works with veterans to get them out on the mountain bike trails.

    Sled Hockey
    Outpost Arena 9530 Tramway Blvd NE *Mondays and Thursdays typically*
    The New Mexico Blade Runners have Sled hockey practice at the Outpost Arena and has sleds to borrow for folks who want to try it out. Please plan to be there by 6:15PM so you have enough time to get ready and be on the ice by 6:45PM. For more information please contact Thomas East at

    Wheelchair Basketball
    Rio Rancho Road Runners
    Rio Rancho Road Runners was formed in October 2016 to promote wheelchair basketball. We have sports chairs available at all of our program events that may be used by participants. Further information about our promotion of wheelchair basketball may be obtained by contacting us at

    They do have extra chairs but are on a first-come first-serve basis but everybody's willing to share. If interested contact Sebastian Rael at or call the team at 750-GOAL.

    PVA Virtual Events
    Programs include Pickleball, Adaptive SCUBA, Adaptive Yoga, Air Rifle, Boccia, Book Club, E-Sports, Fitness Training, Nutrition Classes, Spin Classes, Wheelchair Lacrosse.
    Dave Bexfield