About the Contest
Join us in the 2023 Bike thru Burque Riding Challenge! The challenge will start on Saturday, October 21 and end on Sunday, October 29. Sign up with your friends, family, or coworkers in the Team Competition or register as an individual in the Individual Challenge. Kids can also sign up for the Kid’s Riding Challenge! See below for details.
Individual Challenge and Team Competition
Bike thru Burque Week is all about riding your bike to get where you need to go. That’s why we’ve created a points system to reward you not just for miles ridden, but also for the number of rides you go on.
You will receive one point for each round-trip ride you log.
You can also get bonus points for:
- Business Buddy Points: +1 point for each ride to one of our sponsoring local businesses. Check out the list of sponsors here.
- Beast of Burden Points: +1 point for each ride if you carry something on your bike (like groceries, kids, shopping items—spare tubes and water bottles don’t count!)
- You’re Hot Then You’re Cold Points: +1 point for each ride if the temperature is hotter than 75 degrees or colder than 45 degrees.
- Suffer-Fest Points: +1 point for your ride if there is 15 mph+ winds
- Long Hauler Points: +1 point for rides over 10 miles
- New Horizons Points: +1 point if the ride was on a route that you have never ridden before
- Boarding the Bus Points: +1 point for taking your bike on the bus.
Each team member will log their rides individually, and points will be added to the team’s total.
Rules of the Game
- Up to 6 people per team (If your group is larger than six you will need to create multiple teams.)
- Individuals can participate by signing up for the individual challenge. (See buttons below)
- Team Competition: Each team member from the team with the most points will receive a prize. Everyone who participates will receive one extra raffle ticket for a chance to win giveaway items.
- Final points will be adjusted based on team size to determine the winning team: If you have two team members, your points will be divided by two; if you have six team members, your points will be divided by six.
- Individual Challenge: The top three individuals with the most points will receive a prize. All individual participants will receive one extra raffle ticket for a chance to win giveaway items.
- We will use the contact information you provided in the registration to contact you if you win.
- Please don’t wait until the end of the challenge to log all of your rides! We encourage everyone to log rides on the same day you rode. This makes it easier for other riders to see where they stand in the points ranking.
- You can log your rides from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29. Log your rides before midnight on Monday, October 30 for your points to count.
- This competition is based on the honor system. Please don’t cheat by logging rides you didn’t do or by abusing the bonus points system.
- Have fun and ride safe!
NOTE: In past events, we’ve given away prizes to the teams and individuals with the most points and the most miles. This year, we will only be giving prizes to winners with the most points. This is to encourage biking for transportation and to make sure we have enough prizes for all of the activities.
Sign Up for the Riding Challenge here:
Kids’ Riding Challenge
Join us in the 2023 Bike thru Burque Kids’ Riding Challenge! The challenge runs from Saturday, October 21 to Sunday, October 29. You can earn points and win prizes by riding your bike to your favorite places, being safe, and learning about Albuquerque.
Who Can Sign Up?
The Kids’ Riding Challenge is for everyone in grades K-8 (or equivalent ages). Make sure you have an adult’s permission before participating!
High Schoolers: Sign up for the Individual Riding Challenge!
And anyone of any age can sign up for the Team Riding Challenge.
How to Earn Points
For each bike ride you go on, you can earn one point for each of these activities:
- Ride wearing a helmet
- Ride with a sibling, cousin, or friend
- Ride with a parent or adult
- Ride to school
- Ride on a path closed to cars (like the Bosque Trail)
- Ride on a bike boulevard (like Silver Ave or Alvarado). Bike Boulevards have purple signs.
- Ride on a bike route (like Edith Blvd or Prospect Ave). Bike Routes have green signs.
- Ride to the park, library, or swimming pool, to get a paleta, or any place you love to go
- Ride wearing your favorite shoes or shirt, or mismatched socks
- Ride with a water bottle on your bike or in your backpack
- Ride with a healthy snack or lunch in your backpack
- Ride wearing something bright or reflective
- Put air into your bike tires
- Help fix a flat tire
- Learn how to adjust a bike seat
- Learn how to adjust your helmet
- Help clean your bike chain
- Ride a balance bike/strider bike
- Cross the street using a HAWK signal. To learn about HAWK signals, click here.
- Ride along an acequia
- Visit a table or play a game at CiQlovia
- Ride in Day of the Tread
Rules of the Game
- For each ride you go on, you can earn one point for each activity listed above. For example, if you rode your bike to school with your friend while wearing your helmet, you would earn three points for that ride.
- When you log your points, type in the total number of points you earned for one ride. Our super advanced technology will keep track of your total points for you.
- You can also log your rides by marking down your points on the printout (available soon) and emailing a picture of it to email@example.com.
- You can go on as many rides as you want. To earn points for your ride, they need to be during Bike thru Burque Week (October 8 – 16).
- Make sure you log all of your points by Monday, October 30.
- Make sure you have permission from an adult before you go on a ride!
- The points system works on honesty. Make sure you are only logging activities that you completed!
How do I Win Prizes?
The more points you log, the more raffle tickets you will earn for the Kid’s Riding Challenge Raffle! For each five points you earn, you will get one raffle ticket. For example, if you earn 15 points, you will get three raffle tickets. At the end of Bike thru Burque Week, we will draw winners and reach out to you via email if you won.
Sign Up for the Kids’ Riding Challenge Here
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Explore Albuquerque, bike to new places, take pictures, and win prizes!
Bike to as many locations as you can on the list below. Once you get there, take a photo of you and/or your bike, and upload it to our website or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The photo upload will be available on this page once the contest starts on October 21.
Submit all photos before midnight on Monday, October 30.
For each scavenger hunt item, one photo will be selected as the winner. Each winner will receive a gift card to one of our sponsoring businesses. Photos will be judged on content, aesthetic appeal, and overall awesomeness.
Photo Scavenger Hunt Locations:
- Visit CiQlovía (Sunday, October 22 | 10AM-2PM | International District) Click here for more info!
- Attend Day of the Tread (Sunday, October 29) Click here for more info!
- Ride to a sponsoring business
- Find public art or a mural that makes you laugh
- Locate a name sign for your neighborhood
- Visit your local library
- Snap a photo of fall colors
- Locate City bike infrastructure that you like riding on
- Locate City bike infrastructure that could use improvement
How Does It Work?
Help us build an inventory of biking routes around the City! Share your favorite rides around Albuquerque and describe some of its key features including the type of route, appropriate users, and level of traffic. We’ll calculate the length, build a map and route profiles, and share them online. Just complete the information below!
This form gathers information about your favorite biking route around Albuquerque. Your submission will help us build an inventory of routes that can be shared with the rest of the community. You will also receive an extra raffle ticket for our prize drawing!
Events in Black are General Biking Events.| Events in Blue are Pop Up Bike Clinic Events.
Join us at CiQlovía on Sunday, October 22! 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.
Disclaimer: Bike riding does have risks of injury. Bike riders should obey all traffic laws, ride cautiously, within their level of skill and ability and wear a helmet when riding. By participating in in Bike thru Burque Week, bike riders assume all risks of injury. The participant will not look to any entity, person or business connected with creating, promoting, sponsoring this event, including but not limited to the City of Albuquerque and Bohannan Huston, Inc. for any loss or injury that results from participating in any aspect of Burque Week. By registering and/or participating in Burque Week, the biker rider acknowledges that he/she has read and agree to the disclaimer set forth herein.