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Bike To Balloon Fiesta
Free Bike Valet Parking Available at Event

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, September 28, 2021- Skip the traffic and enjoy the ride! Ride or walk the North Diversion Channel (NDC) Trail to Balloon Fiesta.

The flat 8-mile NDC Trail starts at the University of New Mexico (UNM)/Lomas Blvd and ends at Balloon Park. There are many places to β€œpark and bike” from, including REI off I-25 at MontaΓ±o.

If you are riding in from the Bosque, use the Paseo del Norte Trail to connect to the NDC Trail. If you are riding in from the Northeast Heights, do not use El Pueblo Road as the railroad crossings are dangerous for cyclists. Instead, use the Rutledge trail spur to connect to the NDC Trail.

Follow the signs to the free Bike Valet, which is located on the eastern side of Balloon Fiesta Park, just north of the Balloon Museum.

If possible, please use lights for the safety of you and other people on the trail.
Happy riding!



More information about the free Bike Valet at Balloon Fiesta Park:

More information about the NDC Trail:

Full City of Albuquerque bike map:

For routing information, Google Maps can be helpful. Select the bike option in Directions:

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What's a fun and unique way to see some "Breaking Bad" filming locations? How about by bike? Check out some of the stops you'll make on the Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Breaking Bad Bike Tour in this sneak peak from azcentral! #TrueABQ
Thank you so much for a wonderful afternoon tasting the flavors of ABQ and learning about my new home city. Josh, we so much appreciate your knowledge, attention to safety and coordination of our tour yesterday. The places you chose to share with us plus the inclusion of interesting features of of the city, the area and state made helped make my new home come to life. I highly recommend this tour for visitors and long time residents as well. We are looking forward to going on one of your other tours.
March 2021 is Woman's History Month. Please support the many Woman Owned & Operated business in historic Old Town!

This is NOT a complete list - Please, post with other great local Woman Owned businesses too!

#AbqTours Old Town Julie Brown at AbqTours - History & GHOST Tours of Old Town, Albuquerque

#TheCandyLady Debbie at The Candy Lady

#ChurchStreetCafe Marie at Church Street Cafe

#Highnoon Carla at High Noon Restaurant & Saloon

#RoutesRentals Heather at Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals

#PenfieldGallery Ruth at Penfield Gallery of Indian Arts


And a shout out to the Women who are no longer in Old Town. We miss you!

Stella from Adobe Silver At Naranjos
Betty from Whitefeather Gallery
Happy Friday Albuquerque! Tonight, head downtown to enjoy food trucks, curbside artisans, and art exhibits ABQartwalk. Here are a few more weekend events! Sign up to receive the full event list delivered to your inbox πŸ‘‰

β€’ Adult Clay Night Creativity Warehouse Jan 8
β€’ Farm to Car Winter Edition Albuquerque Downtown Growers' Market Jan 9
β€’ ABQ Riverside Bike Tour Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Jan 9
β€’ Bill O'Neill, Short Session Bookworks Albuquerque Jan 10 (virtual)
Northern and Eastern NM are in for some good snowfall this weekend! Snowshoeing is a great low-cost, beginner-friendly way to explore the alpine regions of our state. Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals offers snowshoe rentals which include gaiters & trekking poles plus friendly advice on the best trails to explore.
We have the BEST Guests! A few pics from the past few days.

Bring yourself (& a few of your favorite people) down to historic Old Town for some family FUN!

Old Town is OPEN!

Take a Tour with us - a History Tour or a Ghost Tour. (Or one of Breaking Bad RV Tours, or a Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals River Tour.)

Our Ghost Tours have a few spaces left for today, tonight and New Year's Day - book your spot today!

PRIVATE Friends & Family Tours available & public Tours.

(We are CLOSED on New Year's Eve so that our Tour Guides may spend time with their loved ones.)

Get a delicious meal! Most Restaurants are open with To Go/Curbside Delivery.

Shop at incredible Specialty Shops, Jewelry Stores, & Art Galleries.

Safe practices - Certified by the State of New Mexico.

Experience the ambiance of the heart of Albuquerque.

Shop Old Town!

Bike off those holiday calories with Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, located in Historic Old Town. Take in the beautiful scenery of Albuquerque while staying active. Add more biking to your New Year’s resolution and pedal towards the future.

To see a list of all Old Town shops open for your business visit
#CABQ #SupportLocalABQ #AlbuquerqueOldTown
Hey Albuquerque! On Thursday, December 17 support PB&J Family Services at their taco take-out fundraiser in collaboration with Burque Taco Club, Tino's Tacos, and Moonwalk Bev. And if you still haven't had a chance to see the Lights of Enchantment at Sandia Speedway, visit on December 18 and $3 from every car will be donated to PB&J Family Services. Use code PB&J40 for 40% off your ticket. Here are a few more upcoming events! Sign up to receive the full event list delivered to your inbox πŸ‘‰

β€’ The 12 Dates of Christmas The Adobe Theater Dec 18, 19 & 20
β€’ Artrageous: A Very Colourful Christmas Popejoy Presents (online) Dec 19
β€’ Home for the Holidays w/ Catalina New Mexico Philharmonic (online) Dec 19
β€’ Sandia Snowshoe Tours Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Dec 20
Happy Friday Albuquerque! Here's your list of fun, upcoming events! Sign up to receive the full event list delivered to your inbox weekly πŸ‘‰

β€’ Cosmic Carnival (virtual) presented by ABQ Open Space Visitor Center, Nov 13 & 14
β€’ Artisan Market Pop-Up Sawmill Market Nov 13
β€’ Big Kid Clay Night Creativity Warehouse Nov 13
β€’ ABQ Uncorked: Bike & Winery Tour Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals Nov 14
β€’ Huck Yeah (Drive-In Ski Movie) Sport Systems Nov 14
β€’ Seasons of Growth: Harvest Feast Seminar (online) Nov 15
For this week's #BusinessesofABQ, learn more about the passion and enthusiasm behind Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals, and how they make sightseeing in Albuquerque via bicycle accessible to everyone. #TrueABQ
The 2020 ABQ Bicycle & Trail Map is now available on the CABQ website. Just click/tap "Download the Comprehensive City Map" at this link ->

Distribution of physical maps is a challenge this year. Follow City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation for updates on their efforts to get maps in hands.

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Local experts offer fun, easy & safe bike rentals & tours throughout ABQ & Santa Fe. See the sites, learn the history, & make memories. Enjoy your ride!

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Best Cycling Tour Winners (2022) | USA TODAY 10Best

We are so super honored to be voted #4 Best Bike Tour Company in the country by USA TODAY USA TODAY 10Best and all of you, our friends, fans, and supporters!

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Sometimes it's "Farm-to-π—•π—œπ—žπ—˜-to-Table" here in New Mexico! 🚲 πŸ˜‚ 😎 πŸ‘¨β€πŸŒΎ


Timeline photos 05/27/2022

Nothing like sunshine, friends, bikes, and the Rio Grande Bosque!!! 🌞 😎 🚲



Enjoying day here at Routes! Getting to visit with new and returning friends πŸ₯°πŸš²πŸ₯³ all !!! We will be giving away fun swag all day until we run out - be sure to stop by

@bikethruburque @abqciqlovia @bikeabq

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πŸ™Œ 🚲 πŸ™Œ 🚲 We are so excited to be a stop for 's Bike to Wherever Day - TODAY!! Stop in for some swag, goodies, & store discounts. Join us in celebrating cycling in ! (open 9am-5pm) - Get here early!

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Congrats to on her AMAZING job directing episode 4, season 6 of !! Our favorite episode to date 😍 🀩 πŸ™Œ 😎 We especially love the opening bike ride 🚲 😜 πŸ‘€

@rheaseehorn @bettercallsaulamc

Timeline photos 04/29/2022

Enjoying the beautiful sunshine + great friends + bikes = HAPPINESS! πŸ™Œ 🀩 🌞 🚲
We had so much fun with our newest friends!


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Smiles and sunshine along the Rio Grande Bosque Bike Path in Albuquerque!! Loving this perfect bike weather 🚲 πŸ™Œ β˜€οΈ

πŸ“· ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

Timeline photos 04/21/2022

Enjoying Santa Fe on a beautiful day! 🚲 🌞 ☺️

πŸ“·: Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour

Vote - Routes Bicycling Tours & Rentals - Best Cycling Tour Nominee: 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 04/18/2022

Vote - Routes Bicycling Tours & Rentals - Best Cycling Tour Nominee: 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

⭐ 🚲 Friends, remember to VOTE DAILY for Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals as USA TODAY's Best Bicycle Tour in the country! ⭐ 🚲

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Timeline photos 04/17/2022

Happy Easter, Friends! Routes is open for your Sunday ride! 🚲 🌞 🐰

πŸ“· : We absolutely LOVE this graphic by the talented Becky Baur! Seriously, check out her shop for some great prints! 🀩


Timeline photos 04/16/2022

Sharing adventures means enjoying them 100% more!! 🚲 πŸ™Œ 🀩 Thank you so much for joining us on this beautiful day!!

πŸ“· : @RoutesBicycleTours ABQ Uncorked Bike & Wine Tour

Timeline photos 04/15/2022

Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. 🚲 🀩 🍷 🌢️ πŸ”₯
We had such an amazing time in Santa Fe with this fun family!!

πŸ“· : @RoutesBicycleTours Flavors of Santa Fe Bike Tour

Timeline photos 04/14/2022

Who knew was a thing? πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Well - here in Albuquerque we are ALWAYS looking up at the sky. Whether to see beautiful sunrises, sunsets, unique cloud patterns, or hot air balloons year-round - there is always a good reason here! 🎈 🌀️ πŸ”† 🚲

πŸ“· : @RoutesBicycleTours Bikes & Balloons - Balloon Fiesta Bike Tours
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

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I spy with my little eye πŸ‘οΈ πŸ‘€ .....

..... a porcupine in a tree!! 🌲 🌳 It's always so much fun to show off our tree-dwelling fauna on our bike tours!

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🎡 Sunny Day, Sweepin' the clouds away - On my way to where the air is sweet 🎢 🌞 🚲 πŸ™Œ
What a beautiful day for a bike tour!! We had a BLAST with our newest friends!

πŸ“· : @RoutesBicycleTours ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

Vote - Routes Bicycling Tours & Rentals - Best Cycling Tour Nominee: 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 04/11/2022

Vote - Routes Bicycling Tours & Rentals - Best Cycling Tour Nominee: 2022 10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards

πŸ“£ Friends! We just found out we were nominated by USA TODAY as one of the finalists of their USA TODAY 10Best Bike Tours in the nation! πŸ‘€πŸ€©

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What would it be like if you lived each day, each breath, as a work of art in progress? Imagine that you are a unfolding every second of every day, a work of art taking form with every breath. 🚲 🀩 ☺️ 🎨

πŸ“· : ABQ Urban Art Bike Tour with @RoutesBicycleTours

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Sunshine & feeling fine! 🌞 🀩 🚲 We had a great time with this fun family!

πŸ“· ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour

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Beautiful day in Santa Fe with a truly fun group! 🚲 πŸ™Œ 🌞 🀩 πŸŽ‰ Friends, this HERE is why we love doing what we do! 😍

πŸ“· : Private Santa Fe Bites & Brews Walking Tour

Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 04/01/2022

Enjoying the flavors of New Mexico on !!🌯 🌢️ πŸ˜‹ Devouring our famed breakfast burritos, which are a staple on menus across the Southwest (Even fast-food chains now offer versions!!). When visiting be sure to check out the New Mexico True Breakfast Burrito Byway to taste your way through our beautiful state.



Timeline photos 03/31/2022

Sunny Santa Fe and a great tour of the City Different! πŸ™Œ 🌞 🀩 πŸ”₯ 🚲


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Did you know today is National Take a Walk in a Park Day? Well, we recommend taking a bike ride along the Rio Grande River today as well (there really is some great walking down there too πŸ˜‰). 🚲 🌞 🀩 We had a great time on our ABQ Historic Riverside Bike Tour with these two wonderful guests!


Timeline photos 03/29/2022

πŸ’— We must learn about other cultures in order to understand, in order to love, and in order to preserve our common world heritage. –Yo Yo Ma

πŸ“·: Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe Museum of Indian Arts and Culture Visit Santa Fe, New Mexico; Routes Santa Fe Art & History Bike Tour


Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 03/28/2022

I'm a teacher traveling with my family and a small group of students from St. Louis during our Spring Break. I stumbled upon Routes Bike Tours after our trip pricing had been set, but paid out-of-my-own-pocket to make this happen... and it was awesome! The owner was easy to work with and even led our tour himself. Our 2-hour tour was great for cyclists of all abilities and everyone in my group enjoyed it! Highly recommend!!
- C.M --- St. Louis, MO

Thank you so much, Chris, for the kind words! We had a fabulous time with your group ☺️ πŸ”₯ 🚲


Timeline photos 03/23/2022

Who guessed Winter would keep coming well into late March? ❄️ βœ‹ That's OK - We sure do love snowshoe weather!! πŸ‘ 🚠 πŸ—» πŸ”οΈ

πŸ“· : Routes Sandia Snowshoe Tour

Timeline photos 03/22/2022

What a great time with a fabulous tour group in Santa Fe! 🚲 🀩 🍷 πŸŽ‰

πŸ“· Santa Fe Bites & Bikes Tour HervΓ© Wine Bar

Photos from Routes Bicycle Tours & Rentals's post 03/21/2022

We are so very honored to be mentioned in last week's Albuquerque Journal for our bike tours 😍 πŸ™Œ 🚲 Check out the awesome article here:


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Albuquerque, NM

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