alibi online
Free Will AstrologyAlibi's Personals
 
 V.19 No.27 | July 8 - 14, 2010 

Hail, Velocipede!

Trail-a-Week: Paseo del Bosque (South Half)

Ah, Grandaddy Paseo del Bosque, that 16-mile behemoth that stretches all the way from Alameda in the north to Rio Bravo in the south. The best, most perfectly car-free artery in the entire city. The trail so epic that we're only going to talk about half of it this week.

Join the Paseo del Bosque path at Mountain and head south, behind the Albuquerque Aquarium. This stretch belongs to training wheels, to power-walkin' moms, to puppies on leashes, to the ultraslow inter-Biopark train system, to grannies on Rollerblades. My bespandexed brethren, thou shalt slow your roll until you get past Tingley Beach and its attendant crowds.

My bespandexed brethren, thou shalt slow your roll until you get past Tingley Beach and its attendant crowds.

Once that happens, go ahead and burn rubber. Don't forget to crane your neck as you ride past the backside of the zoo: surplus pygmy horses and camels can be seen chillaxing in outdoor pens. Ha! Free zoo enjoyment! Take that, The Man. On the left, you'll pass the National Hispanic Cultural Center, a series of weird industrial backyards, mysterious pumps and conveyor belts, fenced-in fields of empty Porta-Johns, and a couple of South Valley chateaux. On the right, you'll be able to enjoy a wall of cottonwood trees, just as leafed out and deeply green as you'd expect in Appalachia. Chlorophyllicious.

This portion of the Paseo del Bosque is my favorite segment of trail in the entire city. If you only go on one bike ride this summer, I exhort you to make it this one. Peep the map at easytomiss.org/trail_map, sunscreen up and pedal out, comrades.

The opinions expressed are solely those of the author.

Betty Sprocket, professor emeritus of the Skinny Tires Department of the University of New Bikexico, is here to lecture you about Albuquerque's many magnificent bike trails. You'll learn about a new one each week, so please take notes and do remember to do your homework: Get out there and ride.
 

Today's Events

Via Wikipedia

Featuring trick-or-treating, carnival games, food, entertainment, door prizes and tons of candy.

Fractal Maize Maze at Rio Grande Community Farm

Haunted KiMo Tour [SOLD OUT] at KiMo Theatre

More Recommented Events ››
Join our mailing list for exclusive info, the week's events and free stuff!
 

  • Select sidebar boxes to add below. You can also click and drag to rearrange the boxes; close using the little X icons on each box. To re-add a box you closed, return to this menu.
  • Because you are not logged in, any changes you make to these boxes will vanish as soon as you click to another page. If you log in, the boxes will stick.
  • alibi.com
  • Latest Posts
  • Web Exclusives
  • Recent Rocksquawk Discussions
  • Recent Classifieds
  • Latest User Posts
  • Most Active Users
  • Most Active Stories
  • Calendar Comments
  • Upcoming Alibi Picks
  • Albuquerque
  • Duke City Fix
  • Albuquerque Beer Scene
  • What's Wrong With This Picture?
  • Reddit Albuquerque
  • ABQ Journal Metro
  • ABQrising
  • ABQ Journal Latest News
  • Del.icio.us Albuquerque
  • NM and the West
  • New Mexico FBIHOP
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • Only in New Mexico
  • Mario Burgos
  • Democracy for New Mexico
  • High Country News
  • El Grito
  • NM Politics with Joe Monahan
  • Stephen W. Terrell's Web Log
  • The Net Is Vast and Infinite
  • Slashdot
  • Freedom to Tinker
  • Is there a feed that should be on this list? Tell us about it.
    ICEAGE / HELM
    ICEAGE / HELM11.5.2014