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  1. #1
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    Oct 2006

    Riding in White Rock

    I'm thinking about heading up to White Rock. Looking for ideas on where to ride. I normally ride the ABQ foothills.

  2. #2
    I ride with tools
    Reputation: Jim Beam's Avatar
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    Dec 2003
    I don't think there is much, if any, mountain biking in White Rock. There are at least two trails that run down to the Rio Grande but you would have to be a badazz downhiller to attempt them, and I believe that they are hiking-only trails. If you go about a mile past the last stop light in WR on NM 4, you'll cross Water Canyon in a long sweeping left-hand turn. You can access some trails there on the left, but there is not more than a few miles of trail IIRC. Also, White Rock is known for having a lot of goat heads.

    Los Alamos has a very nice trail system, but without a guide you'll have a hard time finding the best stuff. To get you started, find the Aquatic Center on Central Ave, you can access the trails from the back side of the parking lot.

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    Oct 2006
    Thanks for the info. I checked out a map of Los Alamos. I will head up there. I'm looking for a rides in the 10 to 20 mile range. Bayo/Pueblo canyon loop caught my eye.

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    Jun 2004
    The Tuff Riders MTB club meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 (ready to ride time) in the parking lot of Sullivan Field (football stadium p-lot across from the high school). We usually split into 2-3 groups of different riding ability and head out from this central location. If you can make it at this time this is a great way to learn some of the local trails which their are TONS of options to have. Pueblo/Bayo is a very common ride for the club with different options for riding. There is also a club ride this Saturday at 10am leaving from the round-a-bout. If you want to make that one let me know and I'll post directions to get there. Here's the club's website: Tuff Riders Mountain Bike Club

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