Organizers keep cyclists safe during Corrales Bike and Wine Tour

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CORRALES, N.M. (KRQE) – Drinking and cycling? Corrales Bike and Wine Tour organizers say it can be done and safely.

Participants will take on a 10 mile bike ride through the Village of Corrales this weekend, stopping at four different wineries.

Organizers say they realize there’s a risk when it comes to drinking and biking, but say they take the necessary precautions to avoid incidents.

There is a waiver that participants must sign as well as with ride-along security teams. Plus, if anyone starts feeling the effects of the wine or heat, they offer free car rides for those needing a ride back to the registration tent.

But they note that in the end, the responsibility falls on the riders.

“There’s things available to them. As long as they’re being aware of what their body is capable of then they are in good hands,” said Dana Koller, founder.

Organizers say cyclists will be along the bike route in designated areas where they should be and off the main roads.

Corrales Police Department says extra officers will be out and that there will also be road signs alerting drivers of bicyclists.

For more information on the Corrales Bike and Wine Tour, click here.

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