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Cycling in New Mexico?(6 posts)

Cycling in New Mexico?austinrider
Nov 8, 2001 11:39 AM
Anyone know what the riding is like in NM? Particularly the Santa Fe, and Albuquerque areas?

Thanks.
re: Cycling in New Mexico?Steve Bailey
Nov 8, 2001 5:20 PM
I've got all sorts of useful advice, - but need to know, Mountain or Road ? - 'cause I ain't doin' both !.

SB
re: Cycling in New Mexico?GRK
Nov 14, 2001 11:38 AM
Got any recommendations for Albuqurque (paved road only)?
re: Cycling in New Mexico?austinrider
Nov 14, 2001 3:36 PM
Sorry, I should've been more specific. Road cycling.

Any advice is appreciated.
it's greatterry brownell
Nov 18, 2001 8:38 PM
If you're okay riding on bike routes, there are two excellent bike routes running the full north-south length of ABQ. one along the river (32 mile round trip) and one along the main drainage arroyo (25 mile round trip.) while these are "multi use recreational trails", they are only busy in during the height of summer. I rode the river trail today and only saw other cycylists. If bike routes are not your cup of tea, most of the major arterials have well marked and maintained bike lanes. but best of all, the weather is outstanding. it gets cold but it's a rare day when the weather prevents you from getting out. for some variety you can ride out of town into the Sandias, even to the top of the crest (14 miles, 10,600 feet max) or some of the perimeter rides are nice (Tramway in the foothills, Paseo de Volcan on the west mesa.) you can request a paper map of the bike routes and lanes at http://www.cabq.gov/gis/. there is also an interactive map that shows the location of all the biking resources, but if you don't know ABQ, it won't make much sense.
it's greatGRK
Nov 19, 2001 5:53 AM
Terry:

Thanks for the information. I am looking forward to the riding.