Announcing ¡Bike Thru Burque Week!
October 9 – 17, 2021
Join us in a weeklong event celebrating bicycling in the Albuquerque Area!
Whether you are exploring your neighborhood or nearby trail, visiting local businesses, or traveling to and from work, join the fun during ¡Bike thru Burque Week! Participate in biking activities throughout the week and WIN PRIZES!
Join us by committing to ride and participating in the riding challenge, mural scavenger hunt, and photo contest. At the end of the week, we’ll be celebrating by riding in CiQlovia on October 17!
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 Thru Burque Week!
Commit To Ride
Use the form below to commit to ride for a chance to win t-shirts and gift cards to local bike shops, breweries, and restaurants!
What is Bike Thru Burque Week?
Bike Thru Burque Week is a City of Albuquerque event that originated in Fall 2020 to encourage Burqueños to get outside, ride their bikes, and engage with their community safely during the pandemic. With over 1800 participants last year, the event is back by popular demand! This year will feature virtual games and competitions. We are also collaborating with CiQlovia on October 17 – learn more about CiQlovia here.
How do I participate?
There are lots of ways to participate in Bike Thru Burque Week. Commit to ride your bike 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 Contest, and participating in the Mural Scavenger Hunt. See the Events & Activities page for more information.
Will there be any in-person events?
While Bike Thru Burque Week is a virtual event, the week terminates in CiQlovia which is a hybrid event and will have in-person events at four locations throughout Albuquerque on October 17. 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. Click here for more information on CiQlovia.
Bike Thru Burque Week will also coincide with the Balloon Fiesta on October 2-10! Ride your bike to the Balloon Fiesta along the North Diversion Channel Trail and enjoy a free Bike Valet. Learn more here.
If you’d like to participate in group rides, check out the New Mexico Touring Society’s ride calendar.
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 also going where you need to go! Bicycling helps you see more of the world around you, including Albuquerque’s many murals. Riding to local businesses helps support your community. And of course, by biking instead of 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?
How can I get a Bike Thru Burque t-shirt?
We will be giving out t-shirts as prizes for participating in events and activities. We will also be providing opportunities to buy t-shirts—check back in later for more information on how to purchase your shirt!
How can my business get involved?
Businesses can participate by donating giveaway items or offering discounts during Bike Thru Burque Week. Sponsoring businesses will be placed on our Sponsoring Businesses Map and highlighted on social media. Contact us if you’d like to become a sponsor!
What is Vision Zero?
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.
Why is Vision Zero part of Bike Thru Burque Week?
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 Thru Burque increases awareness of people biking, which can help drivers understand how to safely share the road with other road users.