17th Annual Day of the Tread (October 28-29) Adds Gravel Grinder in Albuquerque, NM


ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (July 24, 2023) — Registration is open for the 17th Annual Day of the Tread presented by The City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department and Lovelace Health System and benefitting various non-profit organizations that serve New Mexico’s children. The event is scheduled for October 28 and 29, 2023.

Riders at the 2022 Day of the Tread.

In the last 16 years, nearly 25,000 people have participated in the annual fundraising event. Day of the Tread is known for its fun Day of the Dead inspired costumes that are seen on the roads surrounding Albuquerque every year. This year’s event brings back the favorites and some new twists including:

  • The Bone Shaker Gravel Grinder which will be held on Saturday, October 28. Sponsored by Cottonwood Classical Foundation and the City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department, the event features 7-, 17- and 34-mile routes. Proceeds will benefit Make A Wish Foundation New Mexico, the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation and other non-profit organizations that benefit New Mexico’s young people.
  • The road cycling events will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2023, and offer 7-, 18-, 25-, 47-, 60- and 100-mile routes.
  • The Rail Runner 12-mile Family Ride, which includes a ride on the Rail Runner, 26-, 50-, 64-, and 100-mile routes. Tandem categories are available for the 25-, 47-, 60- and 100-mile routes.
  • A 6-mile hill climb, that ascends over 1,000 feet.
  • A 4k Walk around Historic Old Town, which will benefit various New Mexico non-profit organizations.
  • Start and finish area for all events will be in the Sawmill District of Albuquerque, anchored by the Sawmill Market Artisanal Food & Beverage Hall, just north of Historic Old Town.

One of the highlights and favorite recharge zones is the famous El Pinto, located in Albuquerque’s scenic north Valley. El Pinto has supported the event every year since its inception and always serves up their famous sopapillas with honey and have a live Marimba band to greet all participants.

Dragon costume, 2022 Day of the Tread

Last year, people from 26 states participated in the event. A video link that shows the event can be seen at dayofthetread.com.

“Since our inception, we’ve raised more than $500,000 to benefit important non-profit organizations like Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation’s adaptive cycling program,” said Mark Gundlach, Day of the Tread Founder. “Fall in New Mexico is by far the best season. Join us and experience all New Mexico has to offer.”

For more information, sponsorship opportunities and to register, go to DayoftheTread.com

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