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Gear Up for the City of Albuquerque Bike to Work Day

May 13, 2016

ALBUQUERQUE – The City of Albuquerque is encouraging you to switch gears. National Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 20th, with only one week it is time to prepare!

Visit BiketoWorkABQ.com to plan your route to work, learn about the city’s bike share program, and find all the BTWD stops where volunteers will be giving away coffee, food, a t-shirt, and other fun cycle gear.

Bring a buddy on a bicycle with you to a Cycle Stop and receive a prize and an entry into a raffle to win a private polar bear tour, courtesy of the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

“Albuquerque features over 500 combined miles of on-street bicycle facilities and multi-use trails,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “We will continue to be a bike-friendly city by supporting events such as Bike to Work Day.”

Everyone is reminded to share the road and look out for each other on this day and the upcoming warm months.

National Bike to Work Day also brings awareness to multimodal transportation where you can combine mass transit such as the Rail Runner and ABQ RIDE with your cycle-commute.

The Department of Municipal Development is constantly developing plans to improve roadways and pedestrian accessibility.  To learn more about the newest bike facility enhancements we have planned, visit cabq.gov/dmd and review our featured projects.

Last year, over 1,000 cyclists participated in BTWD.

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