We welcome cyclists of all abilities and experience to enjoy the Lobo Cancer Challenge as part of a team, as a family, or as an individual.
The event is held on Saturday, September 14, 2019, and begins at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque. The 25-mile ride tours Albuquerque’s Paseo del Bosque Trail; the 50-mile and 100-mile rides challenge riders throughout the east Sandia Mountains. All rides offer scenic, serene views.
This ride will offer cyclists an opportunity to enjoy some of the best views in the valley. The Paseo del Bosque Trail winds along the Rio Grande, with flat tree-lined terrain. It is downhill to the Trail and a climb upon return to the Stadium. Two rest stops will be provided to support riders.
The Paseo del Bosque is a multi-use trail. You may encounter many different kinds of users. Expect to meet bicyclists, walkers, runners, people with wheelchairs, in-line skaters, equestrians, families with strollers, among others. Always remember that courtesy and caution are a part of having an enjoyable and safe experience on Open Space trails. (from City of Albuquerque website)
The ride will take cyclists east out of town and up old route 66 toward Sandia Crest. Around mile 9 you will begin your climb into the East Mountains. There, rolling roads with juniper and pinon will greet riders and provide views of the magnificent open space.
Initially following the same path as the 50 mile route, this route will challenge the experienced cyclist. Offering views of the valley and Sandia Mountain from rolling hills, the ride balances plenty of climbing in the first 70 miles with a generous downhill that brings you back into Albuquerque. Once back within city limits, flat roads lead to the finish at UNM’s Dreamstyle Stadium.