Road Biking New Mexico Guide Book

by Nicole Blouin (Falcon Guides)
Road Biking New Mexico  by Nicole Blouin

288pp/photos/maps/charts
ISBN: 0762711906

From the High Road to Taos to the dunes of White Sands National Park, experience the incredible landscapes of New Mexico on two wheels. Grab this guidebook, put on your helmet, and hit the road on forty carefully designed tours, which vary in length from 15 miles to 100 miles and cover a whole range of abilities and fitness levels. Inside you'll discover: detailed profiles of each ride, including traffic conditions, terrain, and length; vivid descriptions of points of interest; listings for local restaurants, hotels, bike shops, and rest rooms along the way; USGS-based maps and elevation profiles. Whether you are an experienced cyclist, an emerging enthusiast, or someone looking for a perfect family ride, you'll find routes in New Mexico that are perfect for your ability and interest.

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Trails from the "Road Biking New Mexico" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 40.
... Preview: Albuquerque has a network of designated bike paths throughout the city, the longest and most scenic being Paseo Del Bosque Trail. The city and county officials seem to be good about supporting bicycli ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Alameda, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 33
... Preview: "One learns more by going around than by cutting across.” This is the motto of the Perimeter Bicycle Association of America, an organization that has accepted this loop around Albuquerque as a perime ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Albuquerque, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 65.2
... Preview: Los Alamos County sits atop finger-like mesas cut by steep canyons—above the Rio Grande and at the base of the Jemez Mountains. While there are few roads up on the mesas and limited riding, the county ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
White Rock, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 28.8
... Preview: Taos is steeped in history and famed for its art, its studios and galleries, and its famous figures like Georgia O’Keeffe, D. H. Lawrence, and Thomas Wolfe. The town sits in a large valley up against ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Taos, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 17.3
... Preview: This local favorite starts at the beautifully landscaped State Capitol and makes a big loop around Santa Fe, incorporating the smooth pavement in Las Campanas, the historic village of La Cienega, and ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 50.5
... Preview: Located in the Chihuahuan desert region of southwestern New Mexico, this ride is one of the most rural in the book. On this out-and-back, you will travel north along the Mimbres River from City of Roc ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Faywood, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 47.2
... Preview: This out-and-back follows a part of one of the stages of the Tour of the Gila, New Mexico’s premier road race and one of the most challenging in the country. Your destination—the small communities of ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Silver City, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 57.9
... Preview: Ride from bike shop to bike shop for more than 40 miles along a scenic back road that follows the crest of the Sacramento Mountains in south-central New Mexico. High Altitude has a bike shop in Cloudc ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Cloudcroft, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 42.6
... Preview: Cochiti Lake, about halfway between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, offers camping, fishing, swimming, and picnicking—plus some great roads to get in a relatively flat ride. The lake is located at the foot ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Pena Blanca, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 31.1
... Preview: Come chase the narrow-gauge train of the Cumbres-Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSR) in the mountains of north-central New Mexico and southern Colorado. Stay overnight at the end of your cycling day and re ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Chama, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 48.5
... Preview: The credit for this ride goes to the Santa Fe Road Riders. It’s one of their favorites. The loop typifies northern New Mexico—old Spanish villages, fertile valleys, and little development. Cottonwoods ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Dixon, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 57
... Preview: This out-and-back is a favorite with the New Mexico Touring Society, an annual outing they call the El Morro Picnic Ride. Their Web site describes it as a “delightful tour” because it’s moderate and s ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Grants, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 81.8
... Preview: New Mexico Route 3 is a quiet, rural, and historic road in the southern part of what locals refer to as El Valle, and it is worth a day trip or overnighter if you aren’t afraid of dogs. The ride follo ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
San Miguel, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 24.2
... Preview: This short loop is worth the drive out to Eldorado, a “subdivision” of Santa Fe. The terrain is perfect for any level of rider, and you will have wide open views of three different mountain ranges—the ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Eldorado, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: For a quarter century the Red River Chamber of Commerce held the twenty-fourth annual Enchanted Circle Century. Each September about 600 cyclists start at 8:00 A.M. on Main Street in front of Red Rive ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Red River, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 80.5
... Preview: This 18 miles of New Mexico highway, which stretches from Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument to Gila Junction, is an out-and-back option of the Gila Inner Loop Scenic Byway. It is the “monster” in ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Silver City, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 36.4
... Preview: This loop is a true classic of southwestern New Mexico. The Gila Inner Loop Scenic Byway includes some of best scenery in this corner of the state—sandstone cliffs, dense ponderosa pine forest, rivers ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Silver City, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72.9
... Preview: Cycle into New Mexico’s colonial past. The High Road to Taos, one of the most popular scenic drives in the state, passes through old Spanish villages, one after another, where you can experience a bit ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Santa Fe, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 72.1
... Preview: If you just arrived in Taos to do the Enchanted Circle or the High Road, this moderate loop, which takes you through the countryside outside of Taos, is a good warm-up for those bigger adventures. The ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Valdez, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 25.1
... Preview: There is no shortage of ancient ruins to visit in New Mexico. Before you get on the bike and head out to Jemez Dam, you can tour Coronado State Monument and the pueblo ruins of Kuaua, both just north ... From the guidebook "Road Biking New Mexico"
Bernalillo, NM - Road Biking - Trail Length: 14.6

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