Show & Tell 2: ABQ is OVER (and it was rad). Relive it all in photo essay format here. Want to go back and see images of the original PDX edition? Well, you can do that too.
It’s a Bike Party. It’s a Bike Show. There are social mixed-terrain rides (Friday eve, June 14th and Sunday morn, June 16th). It’s a BIG ride Saturday June 15th, followed by the main event Bike Show at the fantastic Marble Brewery in downtown Albuquerque. It’s an amazing weekend spent with dreamy people.
It’s: Show & Tell 2: ABQ!
Friday, June 14th: Social mixed-terrain El Vado – PopFizz Bosque Boogie ride in later afternoon. Ride starts at El Vado Motel at 4:30pm. Because the Bosque along the Rio Grande is currently flooded, exact route is in flux but will end at PopFizz for popsicles, ice cream, y mas at about 6pm.
Saturday, June 15th: Around the Mountain 80-mile mixed terrain ride (with optional dirt extension that takes it to 100 miles) that ends at Marble Brewery downtown for the Show (& Tell). Short & Long ride routes & GPS Downloads here. Meet at Michael Thomas Coffee in Nob Hill at 8am for an 8:30am sharp rollout. Mellower “coffee ride” option will be added soon. And apply to show your bike below!
Sunday, June 16th: Morning social mixed-terrain ride beginning at coffee shop and ending with treats. Ride route & GPS Download coming soon.
Relive Show & Tell PDX in Photos
Revisit the 2018 kickoff event. We have the Saturday ride and the Show (and Tell) in photos with this amazing gallery, courtesy of Aaron Rogosin of Outer Elements Photography.
You can get an overview of all of the rides, with maps and GPS info, on RidewithGPS.com here. The Friday and Sunday rides will be mixed-terrain affairs, consisting mostly of dirt. We will take advantage of the super fun trails in the Bosque, along the Rio Grande River, for these two rides. A cyclocross or gravel bike will be ideal, and tubeless tires with fresh sealant are ALWAYS a good idea with New Mexico’s goatheads, but as always, run what ya brung.
Saturday’s ride will be the legendary “Around the Mountain” route, with some optional bonus dirt added in. Unlike last year which bordered on MTB terrain, Around the Mountain has plenty of pavement, and most of the dirt you’ll encounter is on the uphills. Back in the day, this used to be a “road” ride, but cyclocross/gravel tires in the 30 to 40mm range will be the sweet spot, and will be great for the Friday and Sunday rides, too.
Please note that these are unsanctioned, unsupported rides. Make sure you have a navigation computer with the GPS coordinates loaded; you have a fully functional bike in excellent working condition; you have what you need to make any repairs along the way; and you have plenty of food and water for your ride. We can’t stress this enough.
Cars & Logistics
Details coming soon on where each day’s ride starts, but everything will begin in a central Albuquerque location. Leave the cars at home, if you can, and ride the short jaunt to your rides.
We kick things off late afternoon / early evening with the “Bosque Boogie.” Expect a fun, social but spirited ride along the Rio Grande on sandy dirt trails. We’ll stop somewhere for treats.
Saturday is the main event. We’ll start bright and early from a central Albuquerque location and set off for the legendary “Around the Mountain” ride, which heads up through Placitas and circumnavigates Sandia Mountain before plunging back into downtown Albuquerque. The ride will end at Marble Brewing, leading us straight into the Show & Tell bike show.
Unlike most bike shows, riding is central to our weekend. On Sunday, we will have another social mixed terrain ride (details forthcoming). Again, this ride also is free(!), GPS files are provided, and this is an unsupported event filled with amazing people.
Those “showing” (and telling) a bike on Saturday after the ride will set their bikes up in the brewery, and show ’em dirty. We then spend the rest of the day eating, drinking, chatting about the various bike setups and creative solutions that people come up with for mixed terrain adventure rides. The social rides and the Around the Mountain ride are free (unsupported, GPS provided, social in nature); it’s free to attend the Show & Tell event at Marble brewing; it’s free to show a bike at the event.
Have a bike to show? We’ve barely begun to take entries, and we’re already getting full. Please submit the application below, and let us know why your bike should be included. It’s a pretty low-brow, non-pretentious, super-fun event. We’re looking for interesting bikes – whether it’s a quirky build, a hand-made frame, a blast from the past… We expect to have everything from old school road with fatter tires squished in there to modern “all-road” to cyclocross/gravel bikes to hard tails to plus bikes, all thrown together. Of course you don’t have to “Show” to join us for the rides, or to come hang out at the Marble Brewing event!
Exhibitors will include amazing frame builders; bike industry folks; and everyday riders with cool steeds. Let’s tear down the wall between exhibitor and attendee. And let’s all turn pedals together.