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Green Albuquerque Outdoor

Cycling by Visit Albuquerque
With 310 days of sunshine and over 28,000 acres of open space, being outdoors is the perfect way to enjoy the city.

Albuquerque was named one of the 21 Best Cities for Cycling by Bicycling Magazine for 2006.  The City currently has 654 miles of bike trails. By 2012, the goal is to have 704 miles of bike trails.  A large percentage of these trails are not associated with roadways, offering safe routes for commuters and recreational riders.  Bike lockers, racks on buses, and comprehensive maps all encourage biking within the city.

In addition, Albuquerque has several easily walkable areas that cater specifically to tourists and meeting attendees. The city ranks as the 21st most walkable city in the US by for 2008.  Downtown, Old Town, Nob Hill, Uptown, and the University area all offer unique shopping, restaurants, hotels, and cultural attractions, which are accessible via public transportation or offer park-and-walk opportunities. So come visit, whether for leisure or business, and get out and Walk Albuquerque.

With the help of our spectacular weather, Albuquerque also has a plethora of local parks, state parksnational forests and national monuments near by, which are perfect for a picnic, a fun day with the family, or a great way to enjoy the outdoors all year round.  Find out more about other things to do and see within the city.