Albuquerque cycling in the news

Albuquerque & New Mexico has some of the best cycling on the planet! In the news:

Albuquerque custom cycles express art, engineering & design through cycling while building community
“All bicycles are welcome…we want you to ride with us.” –Aaron Gonzales, co-founder of Oddfellas Bike Club 

USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals hosted by Albuquerque May 5-7 2023, showcasing our city and surrounding environs as a premier place for cycling

UNM selected for new Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety — receives $10 million grant to make travel safer

NICA New Mexico for student-athletes gets more kids on bikes riding together! (NICA = National Interscholastic Cycling Association)
“NICA is guided by values of fun, inclusivity, equity, respect, and community”

Story Riders – A New Mexican cycling program for Latino, Indigenous and POC children and youth that teaches STE(A)M and storytelling curriculum through a cultural lens, on bicycles!

Esperanza expanding with second location in Albuquerque —
“Our goal is to make people more comfortable with their bikes and to make them more self-sufficient.”

Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association receives grant to upgrade local trails

Albuquerque resident Olaf Kula is cycling across Africa this May!

“I’ve seen first hand the power of getting people riding a bike again…Cycling especially creates that normalizing experience because we do it side by side.” –Greg Milano, Inclusive Cycling International
“This is an adventure that’s gonna blow your minds.” –Olaf Kula Bidii Yetu means “our resilience” in Kiswahili (Swahili)

Esperanza “Pop-Up Bike Clinics” – Have a bike or a whole fleet of bicycles that needs some tender loving care? Check out one of Esperanza’s pop-up bike clinics happening around town

Bike Rodeos – skills clinics for kids provided by trained City of Albuquerque staff

Free Bikes For Kids, New Mexico – helping families equip children with bicycles

Duke City BMX – the largest covered BMX facility in the country, centrally located in Albuq.

“Your’e Always a kid on a bike.”
“The tires carry on a conversation with the road, and you are both a part of it and listening to it all at once.”
“When I was on my bike, I could not only envision a happy, outgoing future self; I was her.” 

Quotes from Heather Sellers,
I blogged about her article here:

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