We welcome cyclists of all abilities and experience
Join us on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Routes begin and end at University Stadium in Albuquerque, home of the UNM Lobos!
- 25-mile ride tours Albuquerque’s Paseo del Bosque Trail along the Rio Grande.
- 50-mile and 100-mile routes offer a challenging ride through the east Sandia Mountains.
- All rides offer scenic, serene views.
25 mile ride
This ride offers 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. (Information about the Paseo Del Bosque Trail from Albuquerque Parks & Recreation)
50 mile ride
This 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.
100 mile ride
Initially following the same path as the 50 mile route, this route will challenge the experienced cyclist. Offering views of the valley and the Sandia mountains 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 University Stadium.
All riders enjoy a world-class experience and support from our team:
- Exclusive start/finish location inside University Stadium, home of the UNM Lobos;
- Pre-event fundraising tips;
- Your own online fundraising page where you can accept donations;
- Ride support, including rest stops, mechanical and medical;
- Energetic volunteers and community members supporting and cheering your effort;
- Hearing your name announced upon your ride completion, then enjoying lunch to celebrate! Showers and massage available.