Better Bike Bureau

The Better Bike Bureau (otherwise known as the BBB) is a locally owned and operated bicycle repair shop located in Albuquerque's beautiful South Valley.

Tired of having to lug your bicycle to the shop for tune-ups and repairs? We'll pick your rig up for you! We are Park Tool Certified mechanics, so you know you're getting quality work from knowledgeable wrenches. We'll make your bike like new without breaking the bank! Call, message or email to set up an appointment today!

Operating as usual

11/21/2021

Impaled

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 11/06/2021

Coffeeneuring 2021 #4: Exploration

For my fourth ride, @allisonenator and I took a long exploration ride with some black coffee along the south of Albuquerque.

I've been wanting to go trail hunting down there for a long time!

I found a lot of dead ends, and some really sketchy singletrack, but the gravel trail along the levy is immaculately maintained and there were a number of doubletrack loops that let you drop in for a more picturesque ride in the cottonwoods.

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 11/02/2021

Wishing you all a shreddy from @albuquerquesinglespeed

Now quit lookin' at yer phone and go ride dat A.S.S.

Don't forget to check out our A.S.S. Patches, A.S.S. Slappers, A.S.S.hats, and jerseys. Link in Bio!

Also check out these other great small businesses:
@sendit_safely
@ridesafe_co
@bicidelacruz
@roachedclips
@boonetechnologies
@nomadpatches

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 11/02/2021

Coffeeneuring #3: Hidden Gems

My third installment of included a stop to meet my Mom and her partner at a little New Mexican style greasy spoon called Duran Central Pharmacy. The name is as peculiar as the restaurant itself, which is hidden in the back of a kitschy gift shop/pharmacy just west of downtown Albuquerque. Their carne adovada is to die for, and their portions as enormous as they are delicious. Meals come with an absolute unit of a homemade, buttered tortilla. The coffee is about what you expect at a dinner but flows copiously.

Fuelled by 4 lbs of huevos rancheros, I took a fast, overly loaded, inappropriately dressed ride (I was on my way to work at a Trunk-or treat, so had my costume in my saddle bag and was wearing heavy insulated boots). All-in-all, a great coffeeneur.

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 10/31/2021

This man is no ordinary man. This is Mr. F G Superman. To all appearances, he looks like any other law-abiding citizen. But Mr F G Superman has a secret identity. When trouble strikes at any time, at any place, he is ready to become... BICYCLE REPAIR MAN!

Oh look... is it a stockbroker?

Is it a quantity Surveyor?

Is it a church warden?

NO! It's Bicycle Repair Man!

Clink!

Screw!

Bend!

Inflate!

Alter Saddle!

See how he uses a spanner to tighten that nut!

Yes! whenever bicycles are broken, or menaced by international communism, Bicycle Repair Man is ready!

**kinghotout

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 10/26/2021

Coffeeneuring 2021 #2: Tradition

For my second ride, I met up with my good friends @bikegeek62 and Lane (no Insta) at The Spot, where a group of us has met to brew coffee on a semi-weekly basis for something like five years.

Nothing like a good ride, some camp stove coffee, and solid conversation to get your head right.

10/19/2021

New A.S.S. Slapper in the shop!

Be warned, if you ride in New Mexico, you'd better be ready to encounter the manxome foe that is the Bindii plant, locally known as the goathead.

Check out this and the other A.S.S. Slappers at my shop (link in bio)

Also check out these other mimsy borogroves:
@ridesafe_co
@sendit_safely
@bicidelacruz
@doom.bars
@roachedclips
@baphomet_bicycles

10/17/2021

Want to support a great cause and get a chance at a rad bike at the same time?

@baphomet_bicycles and @theradavist have teamed up with @ride_group to raffle off chances to win this rad A.S.S. New Mexico themed shredder.

If you follow basically any sport, I'm sure you've seen that the last few years have been especially rough on transgender athletes (not that it's ever been easy!). Myself being someone who's main goal is to increase bike stoke, this is counter to the cause! Bikes are for everyone to enjoy, regardless of age, crede, or expression.

The RIDE organization, who is the recipient of the raffle proceeds, puts in the good work representing transgender cyclists in the face of arbitrary, discriminatory guidelines and ever-changing rules. Check their bio for a link to their page to check out the raffle or support them otherwise. @ride_group

Only three days left to enter! Get on it!

10/16/2021

Time for an upgrade for the

10/09/2021

All patches are now reduced to $10!

Link in bio. Buy some s**t!

Also buy some of their s**t:
@sendit_safely
@bicidelacruz
@metal_the_store
@doom.bars
@roachedclips
@ridesafe_co
@boonetechnologies
@monebikes
@elevationwheelcompany

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 06/08/2021

Took a long A.S.S. ride today to warm up for the 24-hour race I'm riding this weekend (my first race!).

Some lovely people joined me for parts of it (@allisonenator @bikegeek62 ) but a lot was solo.

It felt good to get out and push myself, and the newly dirt-dropped handled admirably.

Good trails, good coffee and beer (thanks @exnovobrew_nm ) and BBQ, and a single speed shredder make for a great day.

Photos from Better Bike Bureau's post 03/28/2021

To those who've wondered why we like messenger bags.

@chrome_industries @ostroynyc @innerdecay @fallscreekoutfitters

12/08/2020

New pop-up schedule! We're beginning what should be our winter locations today, starting at:

Rudolfo Anaya Library
(7704 2nd Street NW)

We'll be out there from 10am-3pm. Come see us for some free adjustments or info. As always, check cabq.gov/esperanza for up to date information the day you plan to come visit us.

Photos from Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center's post 11/17/2020

Photos from Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center's post

09/09/2020

Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

Due to the current weather conditions, Esperanza will not be doing our scheduled Pop-Up Clinic today at Robinson Park. We will resume our normal scheduled Pop-Ups on Friday at Bataan Memorial Park. See you then!

11/04/2018

Professional Bicycle Mechanic Association

There are many challenges in our American political system. Some things should matter to you.

10/27/2018

Ali

Please keep an eye out, folks!

forbes.com 10/21/2018

Bicyclists May Use Full Lane

A very informative read, especially if you've ever been frustrated by a person occupying a full lane on their bike.

forbes.com Why do cyclists ride in the middle of the road? Because they are advised to, and because it's the safe thing to do.

09/22/2018

Next Sunday!! Ride on down to Pagan Pride Day and leave your heavy lock behind! The BBB will keep your bike safe in our free BBBike Valet! Please comment or message if you have questions or need help planning your route. See you there!! โœจ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿšฒ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’—โœจ

09/09/2018

What better way to enjoy a breeze and give yourself an energy boost during these last dog days of summer than to go on a bike ride? Need help getting your bike back in riding shape? Or maybe you've been riding all summer long and your bike is in need of a tuneup? The Better Bike Bureau would love to make you and your bike happy!

Bike pick up and drop off service available at no extra cost in the ABQ area.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Contact us here, at (505) 227-9806, or at [email protected]

08/04/2018

Support medical cannabis and get a great ride in! We're out at the Alibi's H**p Fiesta all day, with a FREE BBBike Valet and affordable repairs while you enjoy the free event. Come see us and get your bike overhauled for as little as $25.

https://m.facebook.com/events/814857385364791/

08/01/2018

The Better Bike Bureau is hosting the bike valet at H**p Fiesta this year! Free bike parking! We'll be offering affordable tune-ups, too! See you there! ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿšด๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’š

05/18/2018

Come see us at the Bike to Work Day stop at Tingley Beach! We're offering free adjustments until 8am!

11/27/2017

Free kids bikes! Take one free 2-hour bike safety and maintenance class at Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center to earn a free bike and helmet for your kiddo this holiday season!

It's time for the 4th annual Holiday Earn-a-Bike Program!
Would you like to give your kid a bike for the holidays, but don't know where to begin? Want to be prepared with the mechanical knowledge needed to maintain the bike? We're enrolling for all three sessions of our Holiday Earn-a-Bike program, which will be held:
Friday December 15th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 16th, 9:00am-11:00am
Monday, December 18th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
This free class is for adults only, to earn a gift for their child for the holidays. Bikes are for kids ages 5-10, and only one bike per adult enrolled will be given. If you're interested, please call 505-224-6668 to enroll.

*Please note, the dates of the classes have been updated.

11/03/2017

Women's-only Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate Mountain Biking Clinic!

We'll be teaching a Women's Only Mountain Bike Skills Clinic Sunday November 19th! This Clinic is a mixed Level 1/Level 2. Learn the techniques that are essential for fun and safe riding including some technical skills to get you over those rocks and roots! We'll being breaking down skills and then applying them on the trail. Space is limited so call The BikeSmith at 505-242-9253 to sign up!

09/23/2017

Better Bike Bureau's cover photo

09/19/2017

Breathe in the autumn air and beat the traffic by riding your bicycle to Pagan Pride Day!
(Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/108455193161589/?ti=cl)

The Better Bike Bureau (BBB) has created a BBBike Valet service for Pagan Pride Day!

There are several routes to the park, please visit https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/recreation/bike
to plan your route. Once you arrive at Pagan Pride Day (PPD), you will find the BBBike Valet staffed by the BBB's own Raian Harris and PPD youth volunteers.

These helpful volunteers will have a two part ticket with one half going to the rider and the other half securely attached to the bike. The BBBike Valet will provide a safe & secure location to store your bike allowing you to enjoy Pagan Pride Day, worry-free. Simply present your half of your valet ticket to retrieve your bike.

Raian Matthew Harris, co-owner and lead mechanic at the BBB, will be offering affordable tune ups and adjustments.

BBBike Valet hours of operation: 9:00AM to 6PM
Bikes not picked up from the bike valet area by 6PM will be removed and stored. The bike owner will have to contact the BBB to arrange pick up.

BBBike Valet is provided as a free service to promote bicycling to Pagan Pride Day.

Please remember to follow traffic laws during your rides, and wear a helmet.

For more BBBike Valet information or route-planning assistance, contact Ali Ward & Raian Harris BBBike Valet Coordinators - www.facebook.com/betterbikebureau [email protected] (505) 227-9806

04/27/2017

Sounds like fun! Check it out!

Demo Time! The Devinci Cycles demo rig is coming our way! We will be posted up very near the Embudito Trailhead (north foothills, top of Montgomery) in our good friend MV's driveway. Just park at the trailhead and stroll over to grab a bike from us. All the current Devinci's will be available, the Troy, Spartan, Marshall, and Django 27's and 29's. Catch us this Sunday from 9am to 3pm. Call if you need directions.
And if you haven't heard about Devinci's 30th Anniversary YYZ special edition project, check it out...
http://www.bikemag.com/news/devincis-neo-retro-project-yyz/

04/08/2017

KUNM Radio

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Help support free and independent media broadcasting top-notch, award-winning news reporting on topics that matter in your community.

01/28/2017

New Mexico Bike Summit

Woop woop, Tammy!!! You rock!!!

Wonderful interview NMBSI Board Member, Tammy Schurr! Awesome info and thankful for the name dropping of New Mexico Bike Summit too.
http://video.krwg.org/video/2365918433/

01/07/2017

Angie

Hi folks. We had 3 bikes stolen wednesday 1/4/17 evening from Carnuel/3 guns spring trail area in ABQ. Just spreading the word: 2013 Specialized Ruby base road bike, dark purple, 57cm; 2013 Specialized Roubaix base road bike, black with white and red, 58cm; 2004? Marin East Peak grey mtn bike, full suspension, 15". I put an ad on Craigslist with photos and reward info. Thanks, Angie and Bart

01/04/2017

LADbible

This is 105-year-old Robert Merchand. He's currently trying to break the world record for furthest distance cycled in an hour by someone over the age of 100.

Edit: He's just beaten his own world record, with a distance of 22.547km in one hour. Incredible.

Age is nothing, mentality is everything.

12/07/2016

Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

It's time for the 3rd annual Holiday Earn-a-Bike Program!

Would you like to give your kid a bike for the holidays, but don't know where to begin? Want to be prepared with the mechanical knowledge needed to maintain the bike? We're enrolling for all three sessions of our Holiday Earn-a-Bike program, which will be held:

Monday December 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, December 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 17th, 9:00am-11:00am

This class is for adults only, to earn a gift for their child for the holidays. Bikes are for kids ages 5-10, and only one bike per adult enrolled will be given. If you're interested, please call 505-224-6668 to enroll.

11/28/2016

Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

It's time for the 3rd annual Holiday Earn-a-Bike Program!

Would you like to give your kid a bike for the holidays, but don't know where to begin? Want to be prepared with the mechanical knowledge needed to maintain the bike? We're enrolling for all three sessions of our Holiday Earn-a-Bike program, which will be held:

Monday December 12th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Friday, December 16th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Saturday, December 17th, 9:00am-11:00am

This class is for adults only, to earn a gift for their child for the holidays. Bikes are for kids ages 5-10, and only one bike per adult enrolled will be given. If you're interested, please call 505-224-6668 to enroll.

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Albuquerque, NM
87105

General information

The BBB is your one stop shop for bicycle tune-ups and repairs. Locally-owned and located conveniently in downtown Albuquerque.

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