Get on Your Bike and Ride...
At Two Wheel Drive, we're all about riding.
Whether you're a singletrack hound or someone who likes to
take to Albuquerque's bike trails on a nice Sunday afternoon,
we've got the info you need.
Work | Fun Rides | Commuting
| Health & Fitness Riding | Couples
| Ride Guides
Trail Partners, an Albuquerque area affiliate
for the International Mountain Biking Association not only tries
to save the trails, but offers opportunities to build for the
future. Click here for the latest
newsletter which lists trail work days.
Where to ride
area rides. Here are basic descriptions of nine
of the most popular rides in and near Albuquerque.
Foothills are some of the best off-road riding 'round
- Cedro Peak area rides. This is a huge area.
Come by and check out Charlie's map of the area for suggestions.
- Jemez Mountains. Tom Mayer is writing a series
of mountain bike trail guides. This is his
- Albuquerque bikeways. Here
is a map Note. This is a VERY SLOW loading site
- Cibola Forest, Sandia Ranger district map.
Mexico Touring Society website is a great resource for
is a web site with ride information for nearly everywhere,
including New Mexico.
Have you ever thought about riding your bike to work. It's
efficient. It's economical. It's healthy. It's ecological.
And it's fashionable. To often overlooked and underrated,
the bicycle is the simplest -- and most pleasurable -- way
to get healthier while saving our environment.
At Two Wheel Drive, we promote the idea of "One Less Car."
Here's a great article on commuting
by the The League of American Bicyclists.
The League also has an excellent library of riding resources,
clothing basics to how to deal
with dogs and fix
a flat. The entire list of fact sheets is here.
Health & Fitness
Lots of folks ride their bikes for the
health of it. Under this heading, you'll find articles about
how to help you stay fit and have fun while riding bicycles.
Just click on a link listed below:
One of the best ways we know of to stay together on a ride
is to ride a tandem. Two Wheel Drive carries tandems by Co-Motion.
Here's some frequently
asked questions about tandems from the Co-Motion web site.
Many good guides are available on bicycling in New Mexico.
Some are listed below. We carry many of them at the shop.
Charlie collaberated with the authors on the following books:
- Mountain Biking Albuquerque (Falcon Guide),
Nicole Blouin, Falcon Publishing, 1999, ISBN: 156044746X.
- 25 of the best tracks and trails around Albuquerque.
- Road Biking New Mexico, Nicole Blouin, Falcon
Publishing, ISBN 0762711906, 2002. - Excellent road biking
book about New Mexico.
- The Mountain Biking New Mexico, Sarah Bennett,
Bruce Grubbs, 2nd edition Falcon Publishing, July 2001,
ISBN 0762712279. The new edition is to be out Summer 2004