According to bikeleague.org, from 2005 to 2013, New Mexico has seen a 70 to 100-percent increase in people commuting by bicycle.
Lets see if we can keep those numbers up and continue to abate the nation’s carbon footprint. So if you haven’t made it into the office, or out to the field, or wherever you call work, make sure to hop on your bike to get there. After all, today is National Bike to Work Day.
If you don’t have a bike, but live in the downtown area, check out the new bike share program that’s kicking off today. To learn more about it pick up a copy of our May issue, on newsstands now.
Until then, pull out your calendar and start filling it in with some of these ABQ events.
Local photogs, get your cameras ready. The Kirtland Air Force Base Health Clinic is seeking submissions for its main artwork collection, which is part of the building’s nearly complete renovations.
The clinic is seeking colorful images of local and regional cityscapes, landscapes, plants, and landmarks. Around 250 to 300 photos, from however many artists necessary, will grace various clinic walls that are visible to the public.
Photo files must be at least 1 MB in size and shot at a resolution of 300 dpi. The current submission deadline is June 1. E-mail Amy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org for full submission guidelines and an official submission form.
Bring the whole family to peruse over 40 acres worth of Celtic culture. There will be Heavy Celtic Athletics, such as Scottish hammer throw events, the sheaf toss event, the stone put event, the weight throw event, and much more. Bagpipes will be blaring, Celtic food will be eaten. And this is all just part of the fun.
The festival runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. It’s $15 for a one day adult ticket and $20 for a two day adult pass. It’s $7 for a one day kid—ages 6-14— pass and $ 10 for two days. Younger kids get in free. Military and seniors passes are both $10 for one day and $15 for two days.
Laughing is good for your health. Seriously. According to mayoclinic.org, laughing comes with short and long-term benefits such as pain relief, improving your mood, and soothing tension.
Tomorrow, May 16, your laughter will also benefit New Mexico AIDS Services, if you attend the 9th Annual Southwest FunnyFest, hosted by comedian Dana Goldberg.
Along with the New Mexico-native Goldberg, notable comedians Julie Goldman, Michelle Buteau, and Lisa Koch will be performing at the KiMo Theatre starting at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 7 p.m.
Tickets for this 16 and over event are $22 to $32. Donations from the show will benefit New Mexico AIDS Services.
And make sure to pick up a copy of our June issue in a few weeks to learn more about Goldberg and Albuquerque’s thriving comedy scene.
What are your weekend plans?