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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta - Bike to the Fiesta from Corrales

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Details

Distance

16.2 miles

Elevation Gain

100 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Description

Added by Jo Stein

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has so many wonderful aspects, but one of the lesser known is biking to the events. They've got a terrific bike vallet and encourage riders as the bike trails naturally flow to the park from all over the city.It is a great way to enjoy a sunrise or a sunset with amazing balloons. This is also an easy senic ride along protected bike lanes even when the festival isn't in full swing. It isn't quite as magical, but its a perfect short ride for new cyclists as it takes you over the Rio Grand river and past a number of great breakfast/lunch spots.

This ride from Corrales to Balloon Fiesta park is 8.1 miles point to point. If you need to park I suggest using the Corrales Rec center as a centralized location with lots of parking. They've also got a fantastic farmers market on Sundays.

The suggested route takes you out along Corrales Road, which is relatively bike friendly for a slightly longer route with less traffic you can move to Loma Larga. This street has a dedicated bike lane. Please take caution when crossing 528 and moving on to the protected bike lane that crosses the bridge and will bring you to the Fiesta Park.

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