You read that right! Ride your bike next Saturday, June16 to the Santa Fe Opera House and tour the backstage area. It has been two years since we have done this ride. New members have joined SOB since then. Friends and family members can attend the tour with you even if they drive a car to the Opera. Here’s the plan”

8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16   Depart Ft. March Recreation Center. We must leave no later than 8:00, so arrive by 7:45.

8:30 a.m. Arrive at the Opera and secure bikes and enjoy FREE coffee, muffins. About 8:45, we enter the theater and hear a talk presented by a director of the costume making and sorting area. Then there is a walking tour of the backstage areas where you will see rehearsal rooms, scenery making, wigs, costume making and many other important areas. You will be amazed at the work that takes place behind the stage to make things happen on the stage.

Everything will end about 9:45. After that, you can ride your bike on a ride to a number of places over a number of routes. Or, you can just ride back to Ft. Marcy.

This tour is FREE. The same tour costs $10 if you go on a weekday. But the SOBs work this out free on Saturdays.

We need to know how many will come in order to supply the right number of muffins and coffee.

Please send an email to and let me know how many will be in your party.

Submitted by Bill Pollock

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