Nearly 50 participants, including City Councilor Patti Bushee, Shelley Robinson of BTAC, and Joe Abbatacola of BTAC, travelled along a ten-mile route showcasing Santa Fe’s major multi-use trails and selected on-road bike facilities. Starting and ending at the Santa Fe Railyard, the ride was organized and led by Tim Rogers of SFCT and supported by The Station Coffee as well as the Co-op, which shared refreshments stationed on the River Trail for an event by “A River Runs Through Us.”
This year’s “Seventh-Annual Community Cruise” route included:
- Don Gaspar Ave. bike lane
- San Mateo Dr., proposed bike lane
- Rail Trail and trail connection to Monterey Dr. and W. Railyard via Baca St.
- West Railyard: Flagman Way and the “Capt. Marble Trail”
- Acequia Trail and Bikeway, including the old N.M. Central Railroad railbed west of St. Francis Dr., the site of a future bridge at Kathryn St., the newest piece of the Acequia Trail behind Larragoite School, and on-road bikeway segments on Potencia St., Montaño St., and Otowi Dr.
- Trail connection and on-road route to Frenchy’s Field via Camino de Chelly
- River Trail and W. Alameda to Defouri St. and back to Railyard.