The Burque dock/dockless bike share program PACE kicked off a little over a month ago. Below is a reader-submitted graphic that makes my South Valley heart sing:
The screengrab above is from the PACE app. It shows an available bike at Isleta Blvd. and Blake Rd. in the/my deep South Valley. A bit of further research shows it to be at the Sonic Drive-In there, to be precise. Methinks perhaps an interest in tater tots was involved.
So if you want to ride a bike down in my neck of the woods, there’s one waiting for you. For many readers, it will only be a bus and another bus away. One crazy great thing that might have helped this bike/rider get to far-flung Isleta & Blake is the very cool PACE station at Isleta & Bridge (Dolores Huerta Gateway Park). Check it out!
From Isleta & Blake, the intrepid rider can check out Abuelita’s SV location, or, for the more adventurous, Jerry’s Market almost all the way to I-25 (admit it, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about). At the very least, you have to grab that PACE at the Sonic and ride down to the “Breaking Bad Twister’s.” (aka: Dos Pollos Hermanos). You don’t get the chance to hobnob with German tourists often in ABQ, and you seemingly can’t throw a rock without hitting one here. I know, I live down the street.
And it all starts with that PACE bike at the Sonic.
C’mon, I double dog dare somebody to take it for an even deeper SV spin.