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¡Bike Thru Burque Week!
October 21-29, 2023
¡Bike Thru Burque Week! is a weeklong celebration of bicycling in Albuquerque. Join us from October 21 – 29 in biking around your neighborhood, going to a nearby trail, visiting local businesses, or traveling to and from work.
Win prizes by participating in biking activities throughout the week such as committing to ride, participating in the team, individual, or kids’ riding challenge, proposing a ride for our crowdsource map, and snapping photos for the photo scavenger hunt. We’ll kick off the week by riding in CiQlovía on October 22.
Commit To Ride
Use the form below to commit to ride during ¡Bike thru Burque Week!
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What is Bike thru Burque Week?
Bike Thru Burque Week is an annual City of Albuquerque event that encourages Burqueños to get outside, ride their bikes, and engage with their community! This year will feature virtual games and competitions. We are also collaborating with CiQlovía on October 22 – learn more about CiQlovía here.
How do I participate?
There are lots of ways to participate in ¡Bike Thru Burque Week! Commit to ride your bike anytime during Bike thru Burque Week to be entered into a drawing to win fabulous raffle prizes. You can also participate (and win more prizes) by completing a Riding Competition, entering the Photo Scavenger Hunt, and proposing a ride on our online map. See the Events & Activities page for more information.
Will there be any in-person events?
What is CiQlovía?
CiQlovía is the Albuquerque version of the global phenomenon known as ciclovía or open streets. The word refers to events where city streets are closed to cars and opened up to people on foot and on bike, outdoor exercise classes, shopping, live music and other activities.
CiQlovía is a FREE event designed to encourage ALL burqueños and visitors to enjoy our beautiful city and unique neighborhoods. It is an opportunity for juniors, seniors and inbetweeners to safely enjoy activities in the street.
This year’s CiQlovía will take place on Katherine Ave between San Pedro and Louisiana on October 22. Click here for more information on CiQlovía.
How can my business get involved?
Businesses can participate by donating giveaway items or offering discounts during Bike Thru Burque Week. Sponsoring businesses will have their logo placed on our website and will be highlighted on social media. Contact us if you’d like to become a sponsor!
Why should I ride a bike?
Bicycling is not only fun, it’s also good for your health, community, and environment. By riding your bike, you are multi-tasking—getting exercise while going where you need to go! Bicycling helps you see more of the world around you. Riding to local businesses helps support your community. And of course, by biking instead of driving you are reducing your carbon footprint. Best of all, parking is always free and you don’t need to put gas in your bike. With all those reasons, why shouldn’t you ride a bike?
What is Vision Zero?
What is an acceptable number of traffic deaths for your family? ZERO.
Vision Zero is a mindful shift in how we think about, talk about, and approach traffic safety. Vision Zero starts with an ethical belief that no one should die or be seriously injured on our roadways. We cannot prevent collisions from happening but when a collision does occur, let’s work toward making sure it does not result in death or serious injury.
Vision Zero uses a data-driven safe systems approach to create safer streets for everyone – whether we’re walking, biking, driving, or taking transit, regardless of age or ability. It is used around the world to eliminate all traffic fatalities and serious injuries while increasing safe, healthy, and equitable mobility for everyone. To learn more about the City’s work toward Vision Zero, click here.
Why is Vision Zero part of Bike thru Burque Week?
Albuquerque is working toward Vision Zero through a variety of strategies, including creating connected, quality bike infrastructure that increases the level of comfort and safety for all riders. We also know an important part of getting more people to bicycle is through events like this, which can also help drivers or other roadway users to be aware of one another and how to safely share the road. Encouraging folks to bike, walk, or take transit instead of driving not only supports the City’s Vision Zero goals but also climate efforts.