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Bike to Work Day 2018

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

May 18, 2018 is National Bike To Work Day (BTWD). Albuquerque’s theme this year is “Enjoy the Ride!” There will be stations around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho to stop, have some coffee, pick up BTWD items, and enter to win a drawing for a special tour at the Bio Park. And we hear the 2018 Albuquerque Bike Maps will be available at the stations!

The Map:

 

The full poster

Bike Swap 2018

Posted by on Mar 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Albuquerque’s 24th Annual Bike Swap

 

BikeABQ’s yearly fund raiser will be held:

Sale: Saturday, April 28, 2018    10 am – 3 pm

 

Check-in items to Sell: Thursday & Friday, April 26 & 27   10 am – 6:30 pm

Drop off Donations:     Thursday & Friday, April 26 & 27   10 am – 6:30 pm

 

Location: Sport Systems, 6915 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque

 

Seller Check pick up / Claim unsold items: Saturday, April 28 4pm – 6pm

 

Cost to attend the Sale on Saturday:  Free admission to the Sale

Cost to sell items:  This fundraiser relies on the sales of items.  

There is a $1 fee / tagged item to enter the sale plus an 18% commission on sold items.

The tag fee is collected when items are checked in.  The Seller receives a check for 82% of the sales price on sold items.

 

Contact:  BikeSwap@BikeABQ.org    Please email if you have questions, donations, or would like to volunteer to help

 

 

Full flyer

The annual Bike Swap is an event many look forward to for either selling bicycles and related items they no longer need or finding a good deal. The variety of bikes for sale over the years has spanned a wide range of vintages, prices,and types – mountain, road, comfort, commuter, BMX, tandems, recumbant, kids, unicycles – and included a penny farthing (high wheel bike) one year. Related items include parts, clothing, trailers, and racks.

Sellers should bring their items they wish to sell to Sport Systems on Thursday and Friday. While Volunteer Appraisers are available to advise about pricing, Sellers ultimately set the prices they want. The items will be checked-in – tagged and logged – by BikeABQ Volunteers. Once an item is tagged, the price is non-negotiable. All items are stored at Sport Systems until Sale Day.

The sale on Saturday is handled by BikeABQ Volunteers and Sport Systems’ staff. First, early Saturday morning the main area of the Sport Systems’ parking lot is fenced off for the sales area and bike racks and tables are set up. Then, all of the bikes and parts are brought out and arranged to make finding particular types of items easy. During the sale, knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff are available to assist shoppers. Purchases are made at the Sport Systems cash registers.

The cost to sell items is a $1 charge for each item tagged plus a commission on sold items. The Seller receives 82% of the sales price on sold items. BikeABQ keeps an 18% commission and utilizes these funds in its efforts to make Albuquerque a more bicycle friendly city. The tag charge is collected when items are checked in to the sale. The commission is automatically deducted from the proceeds check for sold items.

Sellers need only return on Saturday between 4pm and 6pm to either pick up the check for sold items or claim their unsold items. Sellers (or their representative who has the claim tickets) MUST pick up their check for sold items and / or their unsold items on Saturday, April 28 between 4pm and 6pm. We do not have storage available to hold items. Any items not picked up are considered donations to BikeABQ.

Donations are definitely welcome and are tax-deductible.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Bike Swap:
Q: Do I personally sell my bike or item?
A: No. Items are checked in, tagged, and safely stored for the two days prior to the sale. On sale day, bikes and items are grouped by type and organized in the sale area. Knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff assist Buyers to find their ideal bike or accessory.

Q: Are the prices negotiable?
A: No. When the item is tagged, the Seller determines the price and it is fixed. There is no negotiating.

Q: Are there “kids” bikes for sale?
A: Probably, BUT each year what is for sale is determined by what Sellers bring in. Usually there are a number of bikes for children and youth.

Q: I have items I would like to donate. How do I do this?
A: We greatly appreciate donations. Please bring them on Thursday or Friday. We plan to have a Greeting station outside in front of the store. Let the Volunteers there know you would like to make a donation. They will have a tax-deductible donation form for you, if you want it. You can leave your items there, you will not need to proceed to the Check in station, unless you also have items you wish to sell. You do not need to set prices for donated items.
Q: Are there bike trailers for carrying children for sale?
A: Usually, but each year is different, depending on what Sellers bring in.

Q: Are there bike racks (for carrying my bike on my car) for sale?
A: What is for sale each year varies, but usually there are. Note: Car-mounted bike racks vary. It is helpful to know what model and make of car you plan to use the rack on, so you can choose appropriately.
Q: What happens to unsold items at the end of the sale?
A: Most unsold items are claimed by the person who originally put them in the sale. However, at the end of the day, some people decide to donate items.

Q: What happens to donated items?
A: Items that are donated before the sale are priced and placed in the sale along with all other items. 100% of the proceeds of sold donated items go to BikeABQ to help support our mission. At the end of the sale, with few exceptions, unsold donated items are given to other non-profit groups to help their mission. Two groups that have received these unsold donated items in the recent past include Esperanza Community Bike Shop and the Duke City Wheelmen.

Q: I know my item sold. Can I pick up my check early?
A: No. Checks will be ready starting at 4pm.

Q: Do I have to pick up my check or unsold items on Saturday?
A: Yes, but if you will not be able to return, give your claim tickets to a representative (family member or friend) who can pick up your check for sold items and / or your unsold items on Saturday, April 28 between 4pm and 6pm. We do not have storage available to hold items.

Q: I want to buy a bicycle at the swap, but I’m not sure which to get.
A: There will be knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff in the bicycle sales area to help you. They will ask about what type of riding you want to do (trail riding, commuting, etc.), how much you want to spend, and other questions to help get an idea of what would work for you. They can advise about bike fit and answer questions you may have.

Q: After I select a bike to buy, what do I do next?
A: Look for the Bike Corral line sign. The Bike Corral is a holding area where bikes and large items that people want to buy are held while they go to the register to pay. So you don’t take the large items in the store, just the tags you will be given when you check in at the Bike Corral. After you pay for your purchases, take your register receipt back to the Bike Corral to claim your items. Keep your receipt handy, because you will need to show your receipt and all items purchased to the Volunteer at the Exit Receipt Check.

Q: How long will a bike be held at the Bike Corral?
A: The Bike Corral will hold items for a limited time until you pay for the purchase. You will be told how long that is – it is set to make sure you have plenty of time to shop and pay at the register inside. Once you pay for your items, if you need more time before taking them home: go back to the Bike Corral, show your receipt to the Volunteer so your items can be marked “Paid”, and let the Volunteer know about when you will return to pick up your purchases. Plan to pick up all items by 3pm. Note: A bike or items brought to the Bike Corral and not picked up or marked as “Paid” by the end of the initial hold time, will be returned to the sales area.

Q: How can I volunteer to help with the Bike Swap?
A: Email BikeSwap@BikeABQ.org Please include your name, what day or days you are available (Thursday, Friday, Saturday). We will email you and see what we can work out with the Volunteer schedule. Email early because shifts do fill up.

 

Full flyer

Bike Day at the Capitol 2018

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018 in Past Events | 0 comments

BICYCLISTS ARE INVITED TO

New Mexico Motorcyclist

Rights Organization

15th Annual

BIKE DAY AT THE CAPITOL

Saturday January 27, 1pm – 2:30pm

 

Bicyclists are Invited to Meet at 11am at
New Mexico Bike N Sport
504 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
We will have lunch, then ride or walk to the
NM Round House Rotunda,  State Capitol Building
490 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501.

This annual event draws attention to bicycle and motorcycle safety on NM streets and highways. The New Mexico Motorcyclist Right Organization is the main event sponsor. Cyclists are encouraged to attend!

All types of alternative vehicles face the same problems on the road: Car and truck drivers don’t see us. Add your voice to the call for improved road safety.

Duke City Wheelmen, BikeABQ, Bike Santa Fe & Bicycle Coalition of New Mexico are joining with NM Bike-N-Sport to provide transportation support and LUNCH for cyclists.  

Motorcyclists will meet for lunch at Santa Fe Harley Davidson.

8:15 am – Downtown Railrunner Station: Ride Rail Runner to Santa Fe. Email: RSVP@BikeABQ.org to have the fare paid!!   If you will be getting on the Rail Runner at another station, please let us know ahead of time.

9:30 am – Thunderbird Harley-Davidson (5000 Alameda NE): Motorcyclists will meet to ride to the rally, stopping for lunch at Santa Fe Harley-Davidson (4360 Rodeo Road). Motorcyclists will leave Santa Fe Harley at 12:15 to ride to the Capitol.

11:00 am – NM Bike N Sport (504 W Cordova Rd): Bicyclists meet for LUNCH and then walk or cycle to the New Mexico State Capitol Building (bring a bike lock – No bicycles in the Capitol)

1:00 pm – New Mexico State Capitol Building (490 Old Santa Fe Trail): The rally will pay tribute to 2017 victims of crashes who were motorcycling or bicycling in New Mexico. Ongoing advocacy efforts to improve road safety will be highlighted.

Event is FREE. Bicyclists,  for lunch at NM Bike-N-Sport or Rail Runner fare, please <email RSVP@BikeABQ.org >

Return to Albuquerque:

Rail Runner will depart from the

Santa Fe Depot Station at 3:15, 8:10 & 10:14pm &
the South Capitol Station at 3:20, 8:15, & 10:19pm.

Cycle to Balloon Fiesta 2017

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments

** BikeABQ 3rd Annual CYCLE TO BALLOON FIESTA Ride, Sunday, October 15, 2017 6:00 AM start

BikeABQ members Dusty and Gay will lead the ride from UNM Parking Lot Q on University near KNME along the Diversion Channel Bike Path north to the Bike Valet at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Park leaving at 6:00 AM. The ride will take about one hour and is 8 miles long.

For riders who want a shorter option, a midpoint meeting place to join the group will be where the Diversion Channel Bike Path goes under Singer Blvd., near the intersection of Singer and Chappell. Meet the group there at 6:30 AM.

At the end of the ride, bicycles are parked free and protected at the Balloon Fiesta Bike Valet.
All ride participants must have head and taillights, helmets, and water.
BikeABQ volunteers will be needed to help stop traffic (which should be minimal at 6:15 AM) on Indian School Road and to act as caboose riders to trouble shoot and help move the group along.

Please join us and bring your family and friends. This will be great fun for the bicycle riders and a grand adventure, especially for the young participants.  Questions?  Plan to join us?  Please email: RSVP@BikeABQ.org

 

Volunteers are needed to help BikeABQ with the following:

Volunteers are needed to help BikeABQ with the Day of the Tread Family Ride rest station at the Los Ranchos / Journal Center Rail Runner Station, Sunday, Oct 29.

To volunteer to help or for more details, please email Volunteer@BikeABQ.org

Bike Swap 2017

Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments

Albuquerque’s 23rd Annual Bike Swap

BikeABQ’s yearly fund raiser will be held:

Sale: Saturday, April 29, 2017    10 am – 3 pm

 

Check-in items to Sell: Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28   10 am – 6:30 pm

Drop off Donations:     Thursday & Friday, April 27 & 28   10 am – 6:30 pm

 

Location: Sport Systems, 6915 Montgomery NE, Albuquerque

 

Seller Check pick up / Claim unsold items: Saturday, April 29 4pm – 6pm

 

Cost to attend the Sale on Saturday:  Free admission to the Sale

Cost to sell items:  This fundraiser relies on the sales of items.  

There is a $1 fee / tagged item to enter the sale plus an 18% commission on sold items.

The tag fee is collected when items are checked in.  The Seller receives a check for 82% of the sales price on sold items.  

 

Contact:  BikeSwap@BikeABQ.org    Please email if you have questions, donations, or would like to volunteer to help

Click here for the full flyer.

The annual Bike Swap is an event many look forward to for either selling bicycles and related items they no longer need or finding a good deal. The variety of bikes for sale over the years has spanned a wide range of vintages, prices,and types – mountain, road, comfort, commuter, BMX, tandems, recumbant, kids, unicycles – and included a penny farthing (high wheel bike) one year.  Related items include parts, clothing, trailers, and racks.

 

Sellers should bring their items they wish to sell to Sport Systems on Thursday and Friday.  While Volunteer Appraisers are available to advise about pricing, Sellers ultimately set the prices they want.  The items will be checked-in – tagged and logged – by BikeABQ Volunteers.  Once an item is tagged, the price is non-negotiable.  All items are stored at Sport Systems until Sale Day.

 

The sale on Saturday is handled by BikeABQ Volunteers and Sport Systems’ staff.  First, early Saturday morning the main area of the Sport Systems’ parking lot is fenced off for the sales area and bike racks and tables are set up.  Then, all of the bikes and parts are brought out and arranged to make finding particular types of items easy.  During the sale, knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff are available to assist shoppers.  Purchases are made at the Sport Systems cash registers.  

 

The cost to sell items is a $1 charge for each item tagged plus a commission on sold items.  The Seller receives 82% of the sales price on sold items.  BikeABQ keeps an 18% commission and utilizes these funds in its efforts to make Albuquerque a more bicycle friendly city.  The tag charge is collected when items are checked in to the sale. The commission is automatically deducted from the proceeds check for sold items.

 

Sellers need only return on Saturday between 4pm and 6pm to either pick up the check for sold items or claim their unsold items.  Sellers (or their representative who has the claim tickets) MUST pick up their check for sold items and / or their unsold items on Saturday, April 29 between 4pm and 6pm.  We do not have storage available to hold items.  Any items not picked up are considered donations to BikeABQ.

 

Donations are definitely welcome and are tax-deductible.

 

Frequently Asked Questions about the Bike Swap:

Q: Do I personally sell my bike or item?

A: No.  Items are checked in, tagged, and safely stored for the two days prior to the sale.  On sale day, bikes and items are grouped by type and organized in the sale area.  Knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff assist Buyers to find their ideal bike or accessory.

 

Q: Are the prices negotiable?

A: No. When the item is tagged, the Seller determines the price and it is fixed.  There is no negotiating.

 

Q: Are there “kids” bikes for sale?

A: Probably, BUT each year what is for sale is determined by what Sellers bring in.  Usually there are a number of bikes for children and youth.

 

Q:  I have items I would like to donate.  How do I do this?

A:  We greatly appreciate donations.  Please bring them on Thursday or Friday.  We plan to have a Greeting station outside in front of the store.  Let the Volunteers there know you would like to make a donation.  They will have a tax-deductible donation form for you, if you want it.  You can leave your items there, you will not need to proceed to the Check in station, unless you also have items you wish to sell.  You do not need to set prices for donated items.

 

Q: Are there bike trailers for carrying children for sale?

A:  Usually, but each year is different, depending on what Sellers bring in.

 

Q: Are there bike racks (for carrying my bike on my car) for sale?

A: What is for sale each year varies, but usually there are.  

Note: Car-mounted bike racks vary.  It is helpful to know what model and make of car you plan to use the rack on, so you can choose appropriately.

 

Q: What happens to unsold items at the end of the sale?

A: Most unsold items are claimed by the person who originally put them in the sale.  However, at the end of the day, some people decide to donate items.

 

Q: What happens to donated items?

A:  Items that are donated before the sale are priced and placed in the sale along with all other items.  100% of the proceeds of sold donated items go to BikeABQ to help support our mission.  At the end of the sale, with few exceptions, unsold donated items are given to other non-profit groups to help their mission.  Two groups that have received these unsold donated items in the recent past include Esperanza Community Bike Shop and the Duke City Wheelmen.

 

Q:  I know my item sold. Can I pick up my check early?

A:  No.  Checks will be ready starting at 4pm.

 

Q:  Do I have to pick up my check or unsold items on Saturday?

A:  Yes, but if you will not be able to return,  give your claim tickets to a representative (family member or friend) who can pick up your check for sold items and / or your unsold items on Saturday, April 29 between 4pm and 6pm.  We do not have storage available to hold items.

 

Q:  I want to buy a bicycle at the swap, but I’m not sure which to get.  

A:  There will be knowledgeable Volunteers and Staff in the bicycle sales area to help you.  They will ask about what type of riding you want to do (trail riding, commuting, etc.), how much you want to spend, and other questions to help get an idea of what would work for you.  They can advise about bike fit and answer questions you may have.

 

Q:  After I select a bike to buy, what do I do next?

A:  Look for the Bike Corral line sign.  The Bike Corral is a holding area where bikes and large items that people want to buy are held while they go to the register to pay.  So you don’t take the large items in the store, just the tags you will be given when you check in at the Bike Corral.  After you pay for your purchases, take your  register receipt back to the Bike Corral to claim your items.  Keep your receipt handy, because you will need to show your receipt and all items purchased to the Volunteer at the Exit Receipt Check.

 

Q:  How long will a bike be held at the Bike Corral?

A:  The Bike Corral will hold items for a limited time until you pay for the purchase.   You will be told how long that is – it is set to make sure you have plenty of time to shop and pay at the register inside.  Once you pay for your items, if you need more time before taking them home:  go back to the Bike Corral, show your receipt to the Volunteer so your items can be marked “Paid”, and let the Volunteer know about when you will return to pick up your purchases.  Plan to pick up all items by 3pm.    Note: A bike or items brought to the Bike Corral and not picked up or marked as “Paid” by the end of the initial hold time, will be returned to the sales area.

 

Q: How can I volunteer to help with the Bike Swap?

A: Email  BikeSwap@BikeABQ.org   Please include your name, what day or days you are available (Thursday, Friday, Saturday).  We will email you and see what we can work out with the Volunteer schedule.  Email early because shifts do fill up.

 

Printable version: BikeSwap2017Web

Meet ‘n Greet Jan. 2017

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments


2017 Bicycling Community Meet & Greet

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
6:00pm – 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
Albuquerque Balloon Museum, Pugash Hall (upstairs)
No entrance or parking fees to attend

Please join us for the 2017 Bicycling Community Meet & Greet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 6pm – 7:30pm, at the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum. Doors open at 5:30pm to check-in.

Who is the Bicycling Community? There are many elements in addition to Riders. Planning, Engineering, Constructing, Maintaining, Legislating & allocating funding, Advocating, Organizing, and more are also important parts. All are invited!

The intent of the January Meet & Greet is for members from all of the various aspects of the community to come together.

There will be no speeches, no forum, no formal Q &A. Instead, an MC will make brief introductions. Then attendees can mix & mingle – meet & greet – enjoy light snacks & beverages – and peruse information about the bicycling community.

This will be a time to connect and enjoy sharing company. Then, in the following months, as projects, ideas for updates and improvements, and events are considered, the Bicycling Community can work together, hopefully with better channels of communication and understanding.

If you would like to have your group’s information included as a flyer or small display / poster in the info area of the Meet & Greet, please email Ann Overstreet, Ann@BikeABQ.org, for more details.

If you plan to attend, an email to RSVP@BikeABQ.org will be appreciated.

There is ample free parking for motor vehicles.
If you ride your bike, bring your lock – there will be a designated area to lock up in.

This event is co-sponsored by BikeABQ and the City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development.

Printable version: JanMeetGreetAnnouncement

 

Petroglyph Monument Plans

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Past Events | 0 comments

National Park Service Petroglyph National Monument Visitor Use Management Plan

The National Park Service (NPS) is in the early steps in the development of a Visitor Use Management Plan for Petroglyph National Monument.

The NPS is reaching out to the community on this matter.  Some public meetings were held in September and the public comment period is open until December 16, 2016.

After reviewing the reasons why a plan is being considered and the proposed options, BikeABQ and the Albuquerque Mountain Bike Association (AMBA) discussed the possibilities.

We are in agreement and have sent letters commenting on the plan to the National Park Service.  BikeABQ’s letter can be viewed here.

This plan presents opportunities to have established trails with trail heads linked to the community to enjoy the area as well as preserve the Petroglyph National Monument.

An overview of the NPS plan is here, and more details are here.

We encourage you to review our letter and the information from the NPS and to submit your individual comments directly to the NPS  before December 16.  If you agree with BikeABQ’s letter, you can simply state that in your comments.

The more input the NPS receives on this issue, the better.

Your consideration and participation in this matter are appreciated!

Twinkle Light Parade 2016

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Past Events | 0 comments

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Twinkle Light Parade – VOTE and Join US! The Twinkle Light Parade has been nominated as one of the best holiday parades in the country on USA Today’s 10Best competitions. Your help is needed to show the country that ABQ’s parade is the best by voting. You can vote at the link below. You are able to vote once a day, every day until December 5 on all your devices. ABQ’s Twinkle Light Parade is currently ranked 4 out of 20! Please share this with Friends.
Want to be part of the Twinkle Light Parade? Join us! Light up your bike and yourself and ride in the parade with BikeABQ’s “Holiday Cyclists”. email RSVP@BikeABQ.org to sign up to ride with us.

 

Day of the Tread 2016

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Past Events | 0 comments

On Facebook: Albuquerque Day of the Tread

Bike the 10th Annual Day of the Tread on 10/23/2016! Guys, Gals, ghouls, and goblins welcome. Proceeds benefiting Pegasus Legal Services for Children.
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Here is the map:

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Regional Bike Celebration 2016

Posted by on Oct 13, 2016 in Past Events | 0 comments

 

A New Mexico Regional Bicycling Celebration

On Facebook: NMBicyclingRegionalGathering

The 2nd Annual Celebration will be on October 21st from 5PM to 9PM at the Kaktus Brewing Co. in Bernalillo. Hop on the Rail Runner with your bike and exit at Bernalillo!

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