Announcing Bike 2 Wherever Day 2021
This event is now closed.
Thank you to everybody who participated. It was a great success!
Please check back later this year for information on Bike Thru Burque Week in Fall 2021.
In the meantime, visit the Resources and Where to Bike page for information on biking in Albuquerque.
Join us in biking to… wherever! Bike to the grocery store, your favorite business, work, school, your friend’s house, or just wherever. We’re celebrating biking no matter where you go. Participate in any of the events and activities for a chance to win prizes, including t-shirts and gift cards!
Check back regularly for more updates!
Still have questions? Check out the FAQ section below and look through the Events and Activities page to learn more on what you can do for B2W day!
Commit to Ride
Use the form below to commit to ride for a chance to win t-shirts, ABQ Ride tickets, and more!
Bike To Wherever Ride Commitments
Bike to Wherever Day is an adaptation of Bike to Work Day. If you’ve participated in Bike to Work Day previously, don’t worry! You can still bike to work if you want. But maybe you’re working from home and don’t need to bike to work. Or maybe it’s easier for you to bike to your favorite store than biking to work. Or maybe you don’t work or your day off happens to land on Bike to Work Day. It doesn’t matter where you bike—we just want to celebrate biking wherever it takes you.
There are lots of ways to participate in Bike to Wherever Day. Commit to ride on May 21 and then go ride your bike somewhere! By committing to ride, you will be entered into a drawing to win fabulous raffle prizes. There will also be socially-distanced group rides to attend. You can also participate (and win more prizes) by completing a Riding Competition, entering into the Photo Contest, and taking our Survey. See the Events & Activities page for more information.
There will be giveaway items for Bike to Wherever Day. However, giveaways will look a little different this year from previous Bike to Work Day events. Due to the pandemic, we will not have information stations or physical locations for picking up giveaway items. Instead, by committing to ride and by participating in the photo contest, scavenger hunt, and survey, you can earn raffle tickets and be entered into drawings to win t-shirts, ABQ Ride passes, gift cards to local businesses, and more. Raffle prizes will also help us reduce waste from unwanted or extra giveaway items.
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 also 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 not driving you are reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Best of all, parking is always free and you don’t have to put gas in your bike. With all those reasons, why shouldn’t you ride a bike?
Vision Zero is a strategy used around the world to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries from our roads, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility. In other words, Vision Zero is a commitment to create safer streets for all, regardless of our age or ability, whether we are walking, riding a bicycle, using a mobility device, driving, or taking transit. To learn more about the City’s commitment to Vision Zero, click here.
As part of the City’s commitment to Vision Zero, we want to increase opportunities for people throughout the city, particularly in vulnerable communities, to safely walk, ride a bicycle, use mobility devices, and take transit. Bike to Work/Wherever Day increases awareness of people biking, which can help drivers understand how to safely share the road with other road users. Each year as part of Bike to Work/Wherever Day, we work with the Mid-Region Council of Governments to conduct a survey about biking in Albuquerque, as well as counting people that bike near stations in different parts of the Albuquerque area. The data we collect as part of this event is used in planning for safe and accessible transportation facilities, which supports our Vision Zero goals.