Through my blog, I would like to provide useful information and advice to cyclists in the Albuquerque area. It is also intended for cyclists who may be visiting Albuquerque and are not familiar with cycling here in the city.
I will try to cover the whole metropolitan area. I have cycled from Rio Rancho in the north to the South Valley and from the foothills of the Sandias to the West Mesa. I have also ventured outside of the area to such places as Zia Pueblo and Cedar Crest. Every year I try to get more adventurous with the out-of town trips.
Other than provide information about which routes to make your ride enjoyable, there will be news and information about new trails and paths that are being built or trails that have been closed for construction. I will also include practical information about repair shops and good places to refill your water bottle.
I took up cycling about 5 years ago and found it to be great excercise and very enjoyable. I found Albuquerque to be a very good city for cycling. It is large enough to be challenging and yet one can become familiar with the trail system in a short time. I am not a very athletic cyclist. I am not one of those cyclists who passes you on the trail at a high rate of speed. I am in my mid 40's and have some problems with arthritis. I ride a 2000 Trek Navigator 200, which is not the most up-to-date bicycle available. In short, I am an enthusiastic but moderate cyclist. I hope my blog will help all cyclists no matter what their ability to enjoy cycling the city of Albuquerque. Please check back regularly as I do ride every week.