Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Bicycling provides superb views, avoids traffic.(Balloon Fiesta)

Byline: Nancy Tipton

Dressing in layers prudent for bikers

If getting stuck in traffic isn't your idea of the ideal way to get to the balloon fiesta, consider taking in the views from the seat of your bicycle.

Albuquerque has several trails and routes that can provide you with up-close-and-personal views of the balloons.

Probably one of the most popular, according to Gail Ryba, chair of Greater Albuquerque Spokes People, is the Paseo del Noreste Trail.

This recreational trail a path closed to automotive traffic begins near the University of New Mexico's North Golf Course and generally follows the diversion channel to Paseo del Norte NE. …

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