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Bike To Wherever Day
Friday May 19, 2023
Join us in biking to… wherever! Bike to work, the grocery store, your favorite business, your school, your friend’s house, or just wherever! We’re celebrating biking no matter where you go.
Commit to ride online to be entered into a free raffle! Visit a pop-up table on Friday May 19 to pick up FREE SWAG and learn about biking in Albuquerque!
Still have questions? Check out the FAQ section below and look through the Events and Activities page to learn more about how to participate in Bike to Wherever Day!
Commit To Ride
Use the form below to commit to ride on Bike to Wherever Day!
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How do I participate?
It’s easy to participate in Bike to Wherever Day! Just commit to ride on our website and ride your bike somewhere on May 19 to be entered into a prize drawing. We will also have pop-up tables throughout the City where you can pick up free goodies, bike maps, and swag! Check out Events and Activities page for more information on pop-up table locations. If you’d like to participate in other events hosted by our partners, including group rides, bike repair pop-up clinics, and more, check our events calendar.
Why aren’t the virtual events, like the Riding Challenge and Photo Contest, on the website?
This year, Bike to Wherever Day is focused on pop-up tables, and we will not be conducting the virtual Photo Contest, Scavenger Hunt, or Riding Challenge. But don’t worry! All of your favorite virtual activities will be back in the fall for Bike thru Burque Week.
Why Bike to Wherever Day? (Instead of Bike to Work Day)
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.
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 to Wherever Day?
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.