Information about biking in Albuquerque.
Rules of the Road
- Always wear a helmet.
- Before riding out of a driveway into the street, stop. Look left, then right, and then left again for traffic.
- Ride on the right side of the street, with the flow of traffic.
- Stop at all stop signs and look left, right, and left again for traffic.
- Use reflectors and bicycle lights. They are required for night riding.
- Know the law. Read the Traffic Code pertaining to bicycles.
Children Need Helmets
The Child Helmet Safety Act of 2007 requires helmets for all minors under the age of 18 riding on bicycles, skateboards, scooters, skates, and tricycles.
Bike Trail Guides
Read about the vast and wonderful trail system in Albuquerque.
Bike Trail Map
The City of Albuquerque has more than 400 miles of bike paths and trails with more in the works.
To receive a City of Albuquerque Bike Trail Map, contact us.
Bike Safety and Mechanics Classes
The Parks and Recreation Department offers two bicycle safety courses: Bicycle Commuting Essentials and Advanced Bicycle Mechanics.
Contact Julian Paul Butt at (505) 225-8537 or julian@painted sparrows.com for more information.
Sign up for the Bike Safety Newsletter!
The Albuquerque Bike Safety Newsletter is a bi-monthly E-newsletter about bike safety This service keeps you informed about bicycling issues and events.
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