There will be a bike rodeo, bike jumping clinic, mountain bike racing, Bosque Trail bike riding and walking and more.
“The Bosque Trail is a gorgeous ten-mile stretch of trail, from the Bachechi Open Space in the North Valley south to Rio Bravo Boulevard,” says Commission Vice-Chair Debbie O’Malley. “Just minutes away from their homes, most residents can access the bosque trail and experience open fields and wooded lands along the Rio Grande. This is a wonderful quality of life activity that everyone in our community can enjoy.”
A summary of the weekend’s activities includes:
Saturday, May 11
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Bike Rodeo & Bike Swap, South Valley Gateway Park, 100 Isleta Blvd SW.
Children ages five years old and up will get instruction about the basic rules of the road, learn how to avoid common road hazards and have their helmets properly fitted. The bike swap is where bike enthusiasts will be able to find or sell all things bike.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.: Bike Riding & Jump Clinic, North Valley Bike Park, 9800 4th Street NW.
Fat Tire Cycles will host demonstrations and offer instruction about proper riding and jumping techniques at the 2.3-acre BMX/mountain bike skills park. A free barbeque lunch will be provided for all participants.
10 a.m.: Mountain Bike Race in Oak Flats (registration fee for this event only)
for more information. There are non-competitive and competitive events. The bike trails range from 1.6 miles for children to 18 and 24 miles for adult women and men.
Sunday, May 12
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.:Ride, run or walk the Bosque Trail from the Bachechi Open Space located at Rio Grande Boulevard and Alameda Boulevard to the trail head at Rio Bravo Boulevard. Five stations will be set up along the Bosque Trail that will provide water and assistance. The end stations and the station where the trail crosses I-40 will have music to add to the festive atmosphere.
Participants can jump onto the trail anywhere and bike, walk or run for as long as they wish. There will be free giveaways, music and photo ops for everyone.
Because festivities are taking place on Mother’s Day, every mom will receive a special gift.
Download and print the Tour del Bosque flyer.
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