Balloon Fiesta & “Park & Pedal”
I’m an Albuquerque boy through and through, and proud of it! I don’t meet many people anymore that grew up here. It seems that Albuquerque has become a magnet for people who want a small city feel with big city amenities, low(er) cost of living and fantastic weather! And who can blame them. I love this city and watching it grow has been exciting. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
But there is one time of year when all the locals groan. For 1 week, our city is bursting at the seams with tourism. Balloon Fiesta. Even though many of us plan alternate routes around Fiesta traffic and even change our work schedules to avoid the traffic clusters, there’s still something exciting about seeing hundreds of balloons hanging out over the Bosque valley. Now that I have kids, some of the magic of braving the balloon crowds has returned. All year long, my daughter asks when the Balloon Fiesta is coming back, and you know, now we get to experience the anticipation of it every year together.
With Bosque Brewing Co. close to the Balloon Park we decided to embrace the chaos. We’ve attended the neighborhood meetings and spoken with the powers that be and have come up with a great way to celebrate one of the many events that puts our great city on the map. Park & Pedal!
Since we’re so close to the action, we have a limited number of traffic passes that entitle the bearer to bypass the traffic and park in our parking lot...and it’s part of our Park & Pedal package! Alliteration aside, here’s what it includes:
- Traffic/parking pass (parking at the brewery),
- Entrée of your choice (look for special entrées for these nights)
- 2 beers
- Admission to the Balloon Park
Price options are $25 for a single package or $45 for two packages.
After you’ve dined and imbibed, two of our team members (and bike enthusiasts) will lead 3 guided bike tours to the Balloon Park. All you have to do is bring your bike. The local authorities have set up a special 1.5 mi bike path from the brewery to the Balloon Park. This will ensure your safety and is guaranteed to be a great time. You’ll have to find your way back to the brewery at the end of the night, but don’t worry, we’ve outfitted you with a route map as part of the package too.
Please stop by the brewery to grab a package. These will go fast so get ‘em while they last! Check Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for details on how you can win a package.