New Mexico state fair to offer alternative transportation options

New initiative encourages locals to bike to the fair

Nob Hill Buss Stop
(Carey Olson KRQE)

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Fair will provide a Bike Valet at this year’s event through a collaboration with BikeABQ.

BikeABQ will provide the racks where bikes will be secured while riders attend the fair. The state fair will man the racks to ensure the security of the bicycles. Bike riders will be issued a ticket in order to retrieve their bicycle upon exiting the fair.

The Bike Valet will be located inside Gate 4 via San Pedro in between Copper and Lomas.

Bike Valet hours will mirror the state fair opening and closing schedule and bikes not retrieved at closing will be stored overnight.

The president of BikeABQ spoke about the State Fair collaboration.

“We are excited to help the State Fair get their Bike Valet up and running this year. BikeABQ has seen a big increase in the need for Bike Valets around town for various events over the past few years and it just speaks greatly for the continuing growth of cycling in our community and our citizen’s goal to live healthier lifestyles,” said Austin Wetsch, President of BikeABQ.

Additionally, ABQ Ride will provide bus route options.

ABQ Ride has four bus routes, including two Rapid Rides which provide a direct ride to the fair.

For Park and Ride locations, go here»

ABQ RIDE will provide a free shuttle from the Downs Casino gate to the fair’s ticket booths as well.

The New Mexico State Fair runs September 10 to 20. For more information on this year’s fair, go here»

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