Cycling Community Advocacy
At Two Wheel Drive, we're not just
about bikes...we're about riding. Here are some of the ways
you can get involved to "save the dirt," "save the trails,"
preserve federal funding and generally make a difference.
There are ways for you to have a say
about bikeways and trails in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County.
The city of Albuquerque has two volunteer citizens' committees
you might be interested in: The Greater
Albuquerque Bicycling Advisory Committee and Greater
Albuquerque Recreational Trails Committee
is an Albuquerque area affiliate for the International Mountain
Biking Association (IMBA). The organization's purpose is to
preserve and expand New Mexico’s trail network for mountain
bike users through partnerships agreements with land
owners/managers and other trail users. The group's newsletter,
is published quarterly.
BikeABQ is to promote the use of bicycles for transportation
in Albuquerque. More info from the Web
The Bike Coalition of New Mexico
is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving biking
in New Mexico, and encouraging more people to ride. It's Web
site is here.
How about hosting a Bike Rodeo. The City
of Albuquerque puts on safety rodeos children
of all ages to learn bicycle safety skills, and basic traffic
rules. Participants, while on bikes, travel through a series
of stations receiving information on wearing a helmet, how
to behave at traffic signals, avoiding hazards, trail etiquette,
etc. More info is here.
You know what they say: It's better to
be safe than sorry. Here are
some key things you should keep in mind when bicycling,
according to the city of Albuquerque.
By combining your bicycling with the city
of Albuquerque's bus system, you can have even more options
about where you go. Here's
some tips for using the bus and your bike to get around.
Better on-trail communication between mountain
bicyclists and livestock users can help prevent injuries and
conflicts. Here's some tips.
There are rules for trail riding you know.
Do you know how to be a curteous trail rider??? Trail
guidelines thanks to IMBA.
IMBA -- the International
Mountain Bicycling Association
is a nonprofit corporation formed in the spring of 2003 to
represent the interests of recreational mountain bicyclists
in North America.
Trails is working to enhance and protect America's network
of interconnected trails. We support local, regional, and
long-distance trails and greenways, whether in backcountry,
rural or urban areas. It's page on New Mexico is here.