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Where to ride in Albuquerque?(7 posts)

Where to ride in Albuquerque?mashmal
Jul 25, 2003 3:34 PM
I'm coming to Albuquerque next week, and would like to know if anybody has any ride suggestions or knows of any groups that get together.

Thanks!

Christian
re: Where to ride in Albuquerque?Mazz
Jul 25, 2003 3:37 PM
Any ride that takes you to the Frontier!!
depends on how far you want to go and what you want to do.terry b
Jul 25, 2003 3:55 PM
and on where you're going to be based out of.

If you're looking for an easy one and don't mind riding on a largely deserted MUT, the Bosque Bike Path is a good choice for an easy 31 miles. Starts at a parking lot on Alameda and heads south for 13 miles and then an additional 5.5 mile loop to head back. I typically spend Saturday morning on here and believe me, unlike most metro areas this one is not packed with Citizens. Especially once you get south of Central.

If you want to ride the roads, there are good cross town bike lanes on several of the main streets. All end in the foothills at Tramway which is a nice ride along the front of the Sandias.

Heading out of town you can go out Old 66 and ride the rollers on NM14 on the other side of the mountains.

check here for a general map of the city's lane and trail system:

http://www.cabq.gov/bike/bikemap.html

check here for listings of group rides:

http://www.nmcycling.org/groupcalendar.htm

check here for descriptions of local rides:

http://www.swcp.com/~nmts/

Enjoy your stay, ABQ is a great place to ride and the weather is outstanding. It's been hot lately so you might want to get out early. Also, remember the humidity is low and if you're not used to desert riding, you'll dry up quickly. Watch for late afternoon and early evening thunder showers.
How about a hill climb?spookyload
Jul 25, 2003 7:40 PM
You can ride from I40 to the top of sandia peak. Starting elevation 5000', ending elevation 10,500'. It is 19 miles from I40 to the top at the peak,uphill the whole way. I would call this a cat1 climb at the least. Lots of fun. What part of Albuquerque will you be in? That has a lot to do with where to ride. I live on the northern part in Rio Rancho, so I can head north into the rolling country roads for as long as I want. Lots of hills, and bring your altitude lungs. If you are looking for more specific rides when you get here or some company, you can call me. I ride 2-3 hours a day, and am always looking for someone to ride with. Email me at caninedale@msn.com for a connection.
How about a downhill?Leroy
Jul 26, 2003 5:12 AM
Rent a mtb. and ride down the ski trails.
didn't know you were so close?terry b
Jul 26, 2003 6:16 AM
I'm in Corrales, small world.
didn't know you were so close?Leroy
Jul 26, 2003 3:29 PM
I love the place, but I live in Texas. Got my wedding ring at Bien Muir (or however it's spelled). My wife's from ABQ and we go there as much as we can. I want to ride down to Madrid one of these days.