Mountain biking opportunities in New Mexico are outstanding in terms of scenic value and variety of riding experiences. Trails on BLM lands offer challenge and reward for the beginner and expert, alike. Unless posted, all roads on BLM lands are available for mountain biking.
When biking on public lands, always ride with a partner and leave word with someone else regarding your whereabouts and time of return. Using the appropriate mountain biking ethics will assure the longevity of the natural resource and the continued ability to participate in the sport. Please avoid creating new trails or switchbacks; avoid damaging vegetation and soils by staying on the existing trail. Mountain bikers are expected to yield to hikers and horseback riders. Give verbal warning to hikers when approaching from behind. Also remember that sudden rainfalls can turn solid trails into heavy mud. You should always have the following items when biking: helmet, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain gear, water, snacks, air pump, allen wrenches, pliers, chain tool, tire levers, patch kit, and spare tubes.
Some of the better mountain biking areas on BLM lands in New Mexico are at the sites listed in the right hand column.
For information on BLM's National Mountain Bicycle Strategic Action Plan visit: www.blm.gov/mountain_biking/qa.htm.