Thursday, May 18, 2017

May is...National Bike Month

BICYCLING, 1873. - A quartet of intrepid bicyclists pedaling their way in 1873 from London, England, to John O'Groat's, the northermost point of Scotland. Wood engraving from a contemporary English newspaper.. Fine Art. Britannica ImageQuest, Encyclopædia Britannica, 25 May 2016. Accessed 9 May 2017.
May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try... National Bike to Work Week 2017 will be held on May 15-19. Bike to Work Day is May 19!
~from The League of American Bicyclists' website

There's still a little time to celebrate National Bike Month with and the Brew Cruise tonight and Bike to Work Day tomorrow, though we missed most of the Duke City Classic, which runs from the 12th - 21st. New Mexico seems to attract cyclists - a local family are bringing mountain biking to TV with a show called Mountainbike Mania (according to New Mexico True, mountain biking has become more popular in the state); new races are being created locally; you can tour "New Mexico Enchanted Lands" with the Adventure Cycling Association (for a fee) or ride in the Tour de Gila; the New York Times even featured an article about cycling Santa Fe a few years ago, and the Santa Fe Reporter just covered women's place in the Outside Bike & Brew. Tourists are reminded to watch out for goatheads!

Search the library catalog for materials about cycling!

What's your experience cycling locally? Let us know any resources we might have missed in the comments!

Local Bicycling Resources


New Mexico Cycling Calendar

Critical Mass Albuquerque  


Ghost Bikes [Duke City Wheelmen]

Bicycling [City of Albuquerque]

This page provides information about biking in Albuquerque. The City of Albuquerque has more than 400 miles of bike paths and trails. Albuquerque promotes healthy and responsible bicycling. Learn about trail etiquette, take a bicycle safety class (adults can can earn a refurbished bike equipped with a bike helmet and a bike lock!), visit the Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center - where you can donate a bike or attend an open bike clinic.

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