This Saturday, June 16, is a ride to the Opera from Ft. Marcy Recreation Center (enter on Murales Road). If the gate to the lot is closed, proceed up the short hill on Murales Road to the small parking lot there. We must leave promptly by 8:00 a.m. to make it to the Opera by 8:30. We are advised to arrive at the parking lot by 7:45 to be ready by 8:00. We will proceed up Old Taos Highway to Tano Bridge and then a quick ride down to the Opera.

On arrival at the Opera, we will be treated to coffee and muffins before entering for a brief talk about the costumes for this year. The costumes for Candide have been made out of the same material used in FedEx packaging. This is amazing! Then we begin the tour through the many facilities behind the stage that make all the action on the stage possible. The tour will finish around 9:45.

Friends and family are invited to drive to the opera if they don’t want to ride bikes there. After the program, riders have many options to extend their rides, return directly to their cars at Ft. Marcy.

Weather apps predict just a 10% chance of rain while we are riding and visiting the opera. About 20% by noon and much higher percent chance around dinner time. So the ride to the opera looks good.

If you have not already informed that you are coming, it will be helpful for ordering the muffins if you let me know at

Submitted by Bill Pollock

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