★★★★★ “Great Ride!!! Was in ABQ this week on business and after we were finished, it was time to play! My coworker and I rented bikes from Routes Bicycle Rentals and Tours. I read the reviews beforehand and they were ALL positive – here’s another one. The bike I rented was a Cannondale road bike. It fit me nicely after the owner adjusted the height. The bike was in the same condition that I keep my personal bike – perfect. No clicks, whirs or rattles. A nice bike. The owner was kind enough to highlight a lot of stuff for us on the free map she gave us – not a cheap photocopy either – a good, full-sized, color map. I took my own helmet but they would have provided one had I not. They also lent us a lock and tools and a frame pouch for them – who does that?!
We only had time for a half day. $35 for a road bike for a half day is an AWESOME price! Wish we’d stayed an extra day because a half day ride around ABQ is just not long enough. We stopped at one of the sites she’d highlighted, Los Poblanos Farm – THE best gelato I’ve ever eaten! Nice stop. The roads of ABQ seem to be very cyclist-friendly, much more so than our hometown. We had no trouble getting anywhere and were only on a non-bicycle lane road for a mile or so because we chose to go that way. With the exception of ONE texting driver, the other motorists were courteous and respected our right to be on the road. In our hometown, you ride at your own risk – it was VERY nice to ride in a cycling-savvy town – real relaxing.
If/when my travels take me back to Albuquerque, Routes will once again be at the head of my list of things to do. A GREAT experience! Thanks!”
Visited July 2014