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Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

Esperanza is operated by the City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department.

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Public Hours

Open Bike Clinic (Starting 3/7/2021)

Tuesdays: 12 pm - 8:30pm

Thursdays: 12 pm - 8:30pm

Sundays: 12 pm - 8:30pm

By appointment only. Appointment reservations open at 10:00am on the morning of the Clinic. Please call 505-224-6668 to schedule a bike repair time slot.

*Esperanza is always CLOSED on MLK Day, Easter, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve & New Year's Day. 

Location

5600 Esperanza Drive NW

Albuquerque NM 87105

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Contact Information

Phone: (505) 224-6668

Email: [email protected]

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Our focus is on bicycle education, with the goal of increasing the safety, self-sufficiency, and comfort of recreational, fitness, and utility riders alike.

To meet our goal, Esperanza provides classes and programs of varied types and topics, including bicycle safety, road use and traffic law, mechanics, and riding skills.

Esperanza accepts donations of bikes, bike parts, and other bicycle related items from the community. Donated bikes are refurbished and used in our many programs.

There are several ways that someone needing a bike can earn a bike to fit their transportation needs or get their existing bike back into serviceable condition.

Pop-Up Bike Clinics

Esperanza is now hosting Pop-up Bike Clinics around Albuquerque. Find the Esperanza folks at each location by looking for the Yellow Tent. All clinics are dependent on the weather.

Date

Day

Location

Time

Address

5/13/2022

Friday

Boys and Girls Club

10am-2pm

3333 Truman St NE

5/14/2022

Saturday

Shred at Fiesta - MTB Skills Park

10am-2pm

See Attached Flyer

5/20/2022

Friday

Bike to Wherever Day - San Pedro Library

6am-9am

5600 Trumbull Ave SE

 

 

Bike To Wherever Day - Central and Unser Library

10am-2pm

8081 Central Ave NW

6/3/2022

Friday

Boys and Girls Club

10am-2pm

3333 Truman St NE

6/4/2022

Saturday

Shred at Fiesta - MTB Skills Park CANCELLED

10am-2pm

See Attached Flyer

6/10/2022

Friday

Robinson Park

10am-2pm

810 Copper Ave NW

6/11/2022

Saturday

Heights Summerfest - Noth Domingo Baca Park

5pm-10pm

7521 Carmel Ave NE

6/17/2022

Friday

Casa Feliz

10am-2pm

443 Espanola St SE

6/18/2022

Saturday

Neighborhood Nature Festival - Phil Chacon Park

9am-12pm

7600 Southern Ave SE

6/24/2022

Friday

Boys and Girls Club CANCELLED

10am-2pm

3333 Truman St NE

7/1/2022

Friday

Robinson Park

10am-2pm

810 Copper Ave NW

7/2/2022

Saturday

Shred at Fiesta - MTB Skills Park CANCELLED

10am-2pm

See Attached Flyer

7/4/2022

Monday

Freedom 4th - Balloon Fiesta Park

3pm-10pm

9401 Balloon Museum Dr NE

7/8/2022

Friday

Casa Feliz

10am-2pm

443 Espanola St SE

7/15/2022

Friday

Boys and Girls Club

10am-2pm

3333 Truman St NE

7/16/2022

Saturday

Neighborhood Nature Day Festival - Alamosa Park

9am-12pm

1100 Bataan Dr SW

7/22/2022

Friday

Robinson Park

10am-2pm

810 Copper Ave NW

7/23/2022

Saturday

Route 66 Summerfest - Nob Hill

5pm-10pm

Along Central in Nob Hill

7/29/2022

Friday

Casa Feliz

10am-2pm

443 Espanola St SE

7/30/2022

Saturday

Shred at Fiesta - MTB Skills Park

10am-2pm

See Attached Flyer

Shred @ Fiesta Mountain Bike Skills Course BFP  2022

Donations

Donations of bicycles, bike parts, tools, bike clothes, and other bicycle related products are always welcome. All of the bikes used in our programs are refurbished bikes that have been graciously donated to the shop from the community.

Open Bike Clinic

Open Bike Clinic is a scheduled time in which the center is open to the general public. Anyone who attends has use of the shop's workstations, tools and used bicycle parts needed to repair their bike.

All of the spare parts that are available to Open Bike Clinic patrons are donated from cyclists in the community and all of the mechanical work is performed by the bike's owner with instruction from the staff at Esperanza.

Earn-a-Bike

Esperanza holds the Earn-a-Bike class each month (except December), and enrolls for the class on the first Monday of each of those months at 10am (unless there is a federal holiday on that Monday, in which case the class signup will be held on the next day at 10am). Once the class is completed, the participant will have earned one of our refurbished bicycles and a new helmet.

There are two ways to enroll for this class:

Online:

  • Go to play.cabq.gov and create and account (or log into your existing one)
  • Click “Search all City of Albuquerque offerings"
  • Type Esperanza into the search field, then click search
  • Select the Earn-a-Bike session for correct month
  • Please remember enrollment will not become available until 10am on the first Monday of the month

By Phone:

  • Call us at 505-224-6668 right at 10am and keep calling until you speak to a person (pretend you're trying to win a radio contest).
  • Do not leave a voicemail! You will only be enrolled if you speak to a live person!
  • Each caller can enroll no more than 3 adults or 2 adults/3 youth.

Virtual Bicycle Tips

Check out these YouTube videos produced by the Esperanza team for some instructions on how to perform some common bicycle repairs:

More information on Bicycling in Albuquerque:

Biking in Albuquerque