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Albuquerque bicycle programs strive to provide a safe riding environment for bicycle riders of all levels. There are over 400 miles of on-street bicycle facilities and multi-use trails in the City, and what you see represented on this map is only the beginning. The City is committed to the continued expansion of the system to make bicycling accessible to everyone. On behalf of the City of Albuquerque, I invite you to explore the routes and destinations identified on this map. I sincerely hope you enjoy your bicycling experience in Albuquerque. Please bicycle responsibly, obey traffic laws and share our multi-use trails.
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Bicycling is both an important element of the city’s multi-modal transportation system and a very popular recreation activity. Our temperate climate and sunshine allows for year-round bicycling opportunities. Taking advantage of these opportunities can result in significant benefits to your health and physical fitness. Bicycle commuting is strongly encouraged as a means of reducing traffic congestion and improving the city’s air quality.



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Bicycle Lane - A portion of the street with a designated lane for bicycles

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Bike To Work

Albuquerque is in the midst of creating a transportation system that provides options that meet the needs of individuals and the community as a whole. The majority of Albuquerque residents have bicycles stored in their garages but there is the perception that bicycles are strictly for recreational purposes. City Council and the community have made the commitment to expand the on-street bikeway and multi-use trail system through dedicated transportation funds. The City of Albuquerque has made great progress through various planning and construction activities within the last several years in developing an improved system. These efforts are making bicycle commuting a viable transportation alternative.

your commute will be. Get acquainted with your bike. If there are adjustments that will need to be made this is the time to find that out. Get used to riding your bike in a variety of traffic conditions. You will need to plan for arriving at your destination. Where you will park your bike, freshen up and change your clothes, if necessary, are all good things to know in advance. Learn and practice good safety skills and riding habits. You can do this on your own or through a bicycle safety class offered by the City of Albuquerque, Bicycle Safety and Education Program.


City of Albuquerque
Citizen Contact Center Municipal Development Department Transportation Planning and Project Development Transportation Development Division Street Repair and Sweeping Street Maintenance Division Construction Barracading and Detours Construction Management Division Traffic Signals and Signing Traffic Engineering Parks and Recreation Department Multi-use Trail Maintenance Park Management Division Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Program Outdoor Recreation Division Open Space Trail Maintenance Open Space Division Bike NOW Program/Bike and Ride Transit Department

Rules Of The Road

Benefits of Bike Commuting

Bicycle commuting is an opportunity to turn your stressful commute into valuable exercise time. It’s fast enough to get you there in a reasonable amount of time, yet slow enough to allow you to enjoy the scenery. Bicycling is environmentally friendly. It will prolong the life of your car, save you money on gas, and parking.

If your bike commute involves streets with a great deal of traffic, be aware of your surroundings and ride defensively. Drivers are more likely to respect your position on the road if you are consistent, predictable, and obey the rules of the road.

Getting Started
Plan your route. Map out your route in advance using this map. If there are gaps in the suggested routes or no direct routes, try going out on the weekend or after work to explore alternatives. A leisurely ride through neighborhoods along the way will reveal alternate roads that may be perfect for your commute. Make a practice run. The more comfortable you are with your route the easier

Bicycle. A mechanically sound bicycle is essential. Be sure all gears, wheels and brakes are in good working order and that the frame is sound. Helmet. Besides your bike, a helmet that fits well is your most important piece of bicycle commuting equipment. Clothing. Wear bright clothing so motorists will notice you. Lights. Lights are necessary if you are going to be riding in darkness. Red strobe lights are very effective. You will want to see as well as be seen in low visibility. Tires. Keep your tires properly inflated. Use high quality tires and tire liners. Carry a spare tube or patch kit, tire levers and a pump and know how to use them. You may consider making a test run to make sure you are comfortable with fixing a flat before you find yourself in the position of having to do it on your way to work. Carriers. A rack, panniers (saddlebags), basket, or back pack will be necessary for carrying things and to free up your hands for gripping the handle bars.


Park in open areas where many people pass by and your bicycle can easily be seen. The best bike racks are made with thick, sturdy tubing, are bolted down, and allow you to lock both the frame and the wheels to the rack. When locking your bike to an object other than a bike rack, parking meter or sign post, ensure t t t s ot poss e slide the e that it is not possible to s e t e bike up and o e t e top o t e over the of the object. Your employer may allow you to park your bike inside the building where you work. This is a good way to avoid theft and protect your bike from the elements. Locking your bike. Lock the whole bike. Place your chain, cable, or U lock through your frame and wheels. If you have a quickrelease front hub, you might consider taking it off and locking it with with the rear wheel and frame. When using a padlock, put it wh where it's not close to the ground, a wall or other solid surface, nd and decrease the slack in your cable or chain. It’s advisable to remo remove any easily removable accessories that can not be locked move as such as quick-release seats, horns, bike bags, pumps, cycle comput uters, computers, or lights.

768-2680 857-8025 924-3690 857-8025

857-8650 768-BIKE (2453) 452-5200 243-RIDE

GABAC – Greater Albuquerque Bicycle Advisory Committee A citizen advisory committee that meets the second Monday of every month to review and comment on projects affecting the bikeway system within the Albuquerque metropolitan area. GABAC meetings are open to the general public. Anyone interested in more information about GABAC, please contact the City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development, Transportation Division at 768-2680. GARTC – Greater Albuquerque Recreational Trails Committee A citizen advisory committee that meets the third Tuesday of every month to review and comment on policies and projects affecting multi-use trails (bike, pedestrian, equestrian, in line skating, etc.) within the Albuquerque metropolitan area. GARTC meetings are open to the general public. Anyone interested in more information about GARTC, please contact the City of Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development, Transportation Division at 768-2680.

What To Wear
Here are three options to consider: Ride in your work clothes. Depending on the weather and the length of your commute, you may be able to wear your work clothes on your bike. Wear casual clothes and carry your work clothes. For longer, more strenuous commutes or more extreme temperatures, it can be more practical to change once you get to work. Rolling work clothes, rather than folding them, will help to minimize wrinkles. Specialized clothing, such as padded cycling shorts and gloves, are optional but can increase your comfort level on longer rides. Store a week's worth of clothing at the office. This option may require you to drive in one day a week to bring a few changes of clothing to the office.

City of Albuquerq Albuquerque Department of Municipal Development Transportation Division PO Box 1293 Albuquerque, NM 87103

Bernalillo County
Street Maintenance Division


Bikeway Maintenance Operations and Maintenance

City of Rio Rancho


Bike ABQ web: email: [email protected] New Mexico Touring Society web: email: [email protected] For more information about Bicycling in the Albuquerque Metro Area go to the city’s web site at

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Albuquerque Trails
The City of Albuquerque plans for, develops, and maintains many of Albuquerque’s trails. The Albuquerque metropolitan area has more than 130 miles of paved multi-use trails and hundreds of miles of unpaved trails that are used by bicyclists and other users. These trails are connected with the on-street bikeway system to provide a recreational and commuter network. Albuquerque’s premiere trail, the Paseo del Bosque Trail, goes from the north to the south edges of the metro area through the Rio Grande’s cottonwood bosque, 16 miles of paved trails uninterrupted by roadways. It passes through Rio Grande Valley State Park, with opportunities to see birds, coyotes and other wildlife, but also takes trail users to the Nature Center, Bio Park, the zoo, and the National Hispanic Cultural Center. You may encounter many different kinds of users on the trails. Expect to meet other bicyclists, walkers, people with wheelchairs, in-line skaters, possibly equestrians. Courtesy and caution are a part of having an enjoyable and safe trail ride.

Bicycle Safety Program
The Bicycle Safety Program offers “Bicycle Safety Rodeos” and presentations to the schools and the community. Children and adults learn basic bicycling skills, traffic laws, helmet use and safety. Presented by certified instructors. The Bicycle Safety Program provides all equipment including bicycles, helmets, literature, signs and instruction. Presentations on bicycle safety are available for cub/boy/girl scouts, community centers, after school programs, churches, etc. For more information call 768-BIKE (2453). (2453

Moms and Dads,
Please discuss the following information with your child. • When they ride a bicycle on a public street, they are considered as a vehicle not a toy. All traffic laws, such as stopping at stop signs and red lights must be obeyed. • The bicycle should be ridden in the direction of the traffic not against the traffic. • Children should never ride in the dark unless they are experienced, and their bicycle must have proper reflectors and a head light. • Bicycles are easily stolen. Children should always lock their bicycles rather than just leaving them.

Rio Rancho Bicycle Map

Cycling 101

from the Manual of Traffic Signs, by Richard C. Moeur rcmoeur/signman.htm

Questions To Consider
Bicyclists are subject to the same traffic laws as automobile drivers. You are responsible for seeing that your child understands and obeys the signs, signals and traffic regulations described in this map. Before buying a bicycle, ask yourself the following questions: • Is my child mature enough to understand the rules and responsibilities of a bicyclist in traffic? • Am I willing to shop carefully for a well made bicycle that is the correct size for my child? • Am I willing to help my child learn how to ride a bicycle? • Do we live in an area which is safe for children on bicycles? If not, are there bicycle paths or other places nearby where children may learn to bicycle safely? • Will I make sure that my child knows how to follow safe riding practices? • Do I have the patience not only to teach my child traffic laws and safety rules, but to enforce them as well? • Will my child keep the bicycle in good mechanical condition, and will I assist with bicycle maintenance and repairs which are beyond my child’s skill? You should consider purchasing a bicycle for your child only if you’ve answered yes to all of the above.
Reprinted with permission from the New Mexico Bicyclist’s Guide, copyright 1985 by Outdoor Empire Publishing, Inc., Seattle, Washington

Let the Bicycle Safety Education Program help you sharpen up your cycling skills with a Cycling 101 Class. The seven and a half hour program runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and will include:

Multi-use Trail Bicycle Lane Bicycle Route

America’s Parkway
• • • • • Effective Bike Handling How to change a flat Traffic Rules Proper Bike Fit Minor Bike Maintenance

Bosque Trail
All participants will receive a patch kit and tire irons. For class registration call 857-8640. Groups of 6 to 12 may schedule a private class.


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Avoid dodging between parked cars. Ride in a straight line at least one yard away from the curb to allow room for moving around road hazards. Watch for cars entering from driveways.

Be wary of parked cars. Motorist can unexpectedly open doors. Be particularly careful if you see a motorist in the car. Ride a car’s door width away.

As a vehicle, bicycles must obey all the Rules of the Road. Cyclists have the same privileges and duties as other traffic.

Shoulder check regularly and use a mirror to monitor traffic. Although bicycles have equal right to the road, be prepared to maneuver for safety.

Share the trail. Albuquerque’s trails have been designed for a variety of users, and not only for one group. By following simple, common sense rules and courtesy, trail use will be safe and enjoyable.

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Ride Defensively - Prepare for the unexpected and plan alternate maneuvers to avoid conflict. Rules alone do not always protect cyclists from injury. Be alert.

Albuquerque Code of Ordinances Chapter 8: Traffic Code
§ 8-3-3-1 JURISDICTION. The regulations in §§ 8-3-3-1 et seq. shall be applicable whenever a bicycle is operated on any municipal paved or dirt path or roadway set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles or set aside for use of bicycles with pedestrians, motorcycles and/or horseback riders and shall also be applicable to all streets, parking lots and the like, regardless of road surfaces covered by § 8-1-3-2. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.1) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-2 PARENT'S RESPONSIBILITY. The parent of any child and the guardian of any ward shall not authorize or knowingly permit such child or ward to violate any of the provisions of §§ 8-3-3-1 et seq. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.2) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-3 BICYCLE SERIAL NUMBER. (A) No person shall alter, obliterate or change the serial number imprinted on the frame of any bicycle. (B) No person shall sell or rent a bicycle on which the serial number imprinted on the frame has been altered, obliterated or changed. (C) This section shall not prohibit the restoration by an owner of an original serial number or mark. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.4) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-4 TRAFFIC REGULATIONS APPLY (A) Operators of bicycles have the same rights as operators of automobiles in the use of streets, highways and roadways within the city, except as otherwise specifically provided herein. (B) Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be subject to all the duties applicable to the drivers of motor vehicles, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Traffic Code and except as to those provisions of laws and ordinances which by their nature can have no applications; and each such person shall be subject to the same provisions and sections of this Traffic Code to which a motorist is subject. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.5) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-5 OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. (A) Any person operating a bicycle shall obey the instructions of official traffic control signals, signs, and other control devices applicable to vehicles, unless otherwise directed by a police officer. (B) Whenever authorized signs are erected indicating that no right or left or U-turn is permitted, no person operating a bicycle shall disobey the direction of any such sign, except where such person dismounts from the bicycle to make such turn, in which event such person shall then obey the regulations applicable to pedestrians. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.6) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-6 RIDING ON PROHIBITED STREETS OR CONTROLLED ACCESS ROADWAYS. No person shall ride a bicycle either on any street or path where signs have been erected by the Mayor or his designated representative which prohibit the use of the street or path to bicycles, which restrict the use of the street or path to modes of transportation other than bicycles, or on controlled access streets. Notwithstanding this provision, drivers of vehicles using such streets or controlled access roadways are not relieved of responsibility of using due care. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.7) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-7 OPERATION IN BICYCLE LANE. Where the bicycle lane provides a minimum of four feet of ride-able space or once a bicyclist has entered a bicycle lane, bicyclist shall endeavor to maintain the lane except: (A) At intersections; (B) To pass a slower bicyclist, or to avoid parked cars or obstacles; (C) A bicyclist may leave the bicycle lane between intersections in order to make a U-turn, or left hand turn where such a turn is permissible for vehicular traffic, or to turn into driveways; (D) When leaving a bicycle lane, the bicyclist shall use caution and yield the right-of-way to vehicles. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.8) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-8 DIRECTION OF TRAVEL IN BICYCLE LANE. No person shall ride or operate a bicycle within a bicycle lane or on the roadway in any direction except that permitted of vehicular traffic traveling on the same side of the roadway; provided, that bicycles may proceed either way along a lane where two-way bicycle traffic is so designated. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.9) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008)

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Ride in single file when riding in a group except when overtaking or passing.

Dismount and walk across roadways or other posted locations. When choosing a ‘pedestrian style’ crossing across the flow of traffic, cross only when it is safe to do so.

Confirm that you are seen. Establish eye contact with motorists to insure that they know you are on the roadway.

1). AS A VEHICLE: Signal your intentions in advance. Move to the left turning lane, and complete the turn when it is safe. 2). AS A PEDESTRIAN: Ride to the far crosswalk and walk across.

Cyclists and pedestrians must yield to equestrians.

All trail users must keep to the right except when passing or turning left. Move off the trail to the right when stopping.


Bike Box at stop bar allows bikes to move in front of traffic at intersections



Cars must stop behind the box, and may not turn right on red


Signal all turns and stops ahead of time, shoulder check, then make your intended move only when it is safe to do so.

The majority of accidents happen at intersections. Proceed with care. Vehicles making turns are particularly dangerous.

Albuquerque requires pets to be leashed while on the trail and owners to clean up after their pets. Keep leashes short and walk pets on the outside of the trail.


If you must use earphones on the trail, keep the volume sufficiently low to be able to hear other trail users.


Always use a strong white headlight and red taillight at night or when visibility is poor. Use bike reflectors and reflective clothing. See and be seen!


All trail users must keep to the right except when passing or turning left. Move off the trail to the right when stopping.


Cyclists: when approaching others, sound your bell or call out “on your left”, then pass safely on the left. Pedestrians: acknowledge with a wave when someone is overtaking, then step to the right.




§ 8-3-3-9 POSITION ON THE ROADWAY. (A) If the right hand vehicle lane available for traffic is wide enough to be safely shared with overtaking vehicles and no bike lane is present, a bicycle shall be ridden far enough to the right in said lane to facilitate such overtaking movements unless other conditions make it unsafe to do so. (B) Exceptions to driving bicycles on the right: (1) When and where road hazards exist. (2) To overtake vehicles making right-hand turns at intersections. (3) Bicycle may move out of their lane to overtake and pass another vehicle/bicycle. (4) When preparing for a left turn at an intersection, when making a U-turn or turning into a private road or driveway. (5) Upon a one-way road with two or more marked traffic lanes the bicyclist may ride in the center of the most left hand lane for a reasonable distance to complete a left hand turn. (6) If the right-hand vehicle lane available for traffic is not wide enough to be safely shared with overtaking vehicles or if passing is otherwise unsafe, a bicycle may be ridden far enough to the left to temporarily control the lane. Bicyclist must move to the right to allow vehicles to overtake at the earliest and safest location. At no point is a bicyclist required to ride within less than three feet of any objects or curb on the right. (Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-10 DUTY OF MOTORIST TO BICYCLIST. (A) In approaching or passing a person on a bicycle, every person operating a motor vehicle shall proceed with caution and shall pass such bicyclist at a reasonable speed and keep a safe distance from him; provided however, in no event shall a distance of less than five feet be considered a safe distance within the meaning of this division. (B) No person operating a motor vehicle shall harass or endanger a bicyclist. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.11) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-11 OPENING AND CLOSING VEHICLE DOORS. No person shall open any door on a motor vehicle unless and until it is reasonably safe to do so and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic including bicycle traffic, nor shall any person leave a door open on a side of a vehicle adjacent to moving traffic for a period of time longer than is necessary to load or unload passengers. (Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-12 MOTORIST TURNING ACROSS BICYCLE LANE. (A) Whenever a motorist is turning across a bicycle lane or path, such motorist shall maintain a proper lookout for bicyclists and shall yield the right-of-way to any bicyclist traveling in a bicycle lane or path and, prior to turning right, shall merge, if practicable, into the bicycle lane to his right, if any, before the start of the turning movement. (B) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to relieve the motorist of duties imposed by § 8-2-2-2, in particular, but not limited to, § 8-2-2-2(A)(1), (B)(1) and (E)(1). ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.12) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-13 DRIVING VEHICLE ON OR ACROSS BICYCLE LANE OR PATH. No person shall drive or operate a motor vehicle upon or across a bicycle path or lane except to cross such path or lane when turning as permitted in § 8-3-3-12, to park such vehicle, or to leave a parking space. No person shall drive upon or across a bicycle lane or path as permitted by this section except

after giving the right-of-way to all bicycles within the lane or path. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.13) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-14 TRAVELING IN GROUPS. Persons riding bicycles on a roadway shall not ride more than two abreast except on paths or parts of roadways set aside for the exclusive use of bicycles where more than two abreast may ride in safety and traffic is not impeded. When riding more than two abreast is permitted on a roadway, the bicyclist shall ride within a single lane. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.15) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-15 RIDING BICYCLE ON SIDEWALK. (A) Bicyclists shall not ride upon a sidewalk when there is a wide right lane, bike lane, or bike trail adjacent to the direction of travel, or when signs are posted prohibiting bicycles on the sidewalk, or when within a business district. When riding on a sidewalk, a bicyclist is subject to the laws that apply to pedestrians. (B) If a bicyclist dismounts, the bicyclist is subject to the laws that apply to pedestrians. (C) Whenever a person must ride a bicycle upon a sidewalk, such person shall ride slowly, shall yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian, shall overtake on the left, and shall give an audible signal before attempting to overtake and pass such pedestrian, and shall only ride on the sidewalk on the right hand side of the street, moving with the directional flow of the motor vehicle traffic. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.16) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-16 BICYCLE SPEED. No person shall operate a bicycle at a speed either greater than the lawful speed limit or than is reasonable and prudent under the conditions then existing, whichever is the lesser. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.17) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-17 EMERGING FROM ALLEY OR DRIVEWAY. The operator of a bicycle emerging from an alley, driveway, bicycle path or building shall, upon approaching a sidewalk or the sidewalk area, yield the right-of-way to all pedestrians, and, before entering the roadway, shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on said roadway. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.18) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-18 CARRYING ARTICLES ON BICYCLE. (A) No person operating a bicycle shall carry any package, bundle or article which prevents the rider from keeping at least one hand upon the handlebars. (B) No person operating a bicycle shall transport any package, bundle or article, or any combination thereof, which interferes with the turning or braking of such bicycle, or which extends more then two feet from the front, back or sides of the frame of the bicycle, or which tends to impair the operator's control or balance. Nothing in this division shall be deemed to prohibit the use of trailers or side cars which are designed to be used with bicycles. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.19) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-19 CLINGING TO VEHICLES. No person riding upon a bicycle shall attach the same or himself to any moving vehicle. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.20) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008)

§ 8-3-3-20 SEATED PASSENGER. (A) No bicyclist shall carry a passenger on the bicycle unless the passenger is seated upon an individual seat or other carrier designed for carrying a passenger. (B) No person shall ride upon a bicycle as a passenger unless he is seated upon an individual seat or other carrier designed for carrying a passenger separate from that intended to be used by the operator. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.23) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-21 TURNING AND HAND SIGNALS. (A) Before turning and altering the course of a bicycle, the bicyclist shall make sure that movement can be made safely and shall give a signal by hand in the same manner as hand signals are given by motorists to indicate the direction in which he intends to proceed. (B) A signal by hand and arm need not be given if the hand is needed in the control or operation of the bicycle. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.24) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-22 PUSHING A BICYCLE. Any person dismounted from and pushing a bicycle shall obey all regulations applicable to pedestrians. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.25) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-23 PARKING OF BICYCLE. A bicycle may be parked on a sidewalk and other places if the parking does not impede normal and reasonable movement of pedestrian or other traffic. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.26) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008) § 8-3-3-24 BICYCLE EQUIPMENT. (A) Lamp. No person shall operate a bicycle after sunset or prior to sunrise or in low light conditions unless equipped with a lamp on the front which emits a white light visible from a distance of at least 500 feet from the front. (B) Reflector. No person shall operate a bicycle at nighttime unless it is equipped on the rear with a red reflector of a type which shall be visible from at least 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. (C) Brake. No person shall operate a bicycle unless it is equipped with a brake which will enable the operator, when traveling at a speed of 15 mph, to stop within 30 feet on a dry, level, clean pavement after the brake is applied. ('74 Code, § 9-5-16.29) (Ord. 65-1974; Am. Ord. 7-2003; Am. Ord. 19-2007; Am. Ord. 37-2008)

Area Bicycle Shops
1. Albuquerque Bicycle Center 2. Albuquerque Bicycle Center 3. Albuquerque Bicycle Center 4. The Bike Coop LTD 5. Bike City 6. Bikes Plus 7. Bike Works 8. Bike World 9. Bike World 10. Bike World 11. Broken Spoke Ride Shop 12. Cycle Cave, Inc. 13. Fat Tire Cycles, Inc. 14. Fixed and Free 15. High Desert Bicycles 16. The Kickstand 17. Northeast Cyclery 18. Northeast Cyclery Inc. 19. Performance Bicycle 20. REI 21. Stevie’s Happy Bikes 22. Sportz Outdoor 23. Sports Systems 24. Two Wheel Drive Inc.

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