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Welcome to Taos!

Taos is a magical, mystical, spiritual center, located in north-central New Mexico in the spectacular Sangre de Cristo Mountains, so named for their purple-red hue when the sun is setting. The Taos area may be the best kept secret for bicyclists. The scenery is spectacular from the saddle of a road bike, mountain bike or fat bike. There are numerous enjoyable routes on the road for all levels of riders. And if dirt is your preference, there are hundreds of miles of singletrack and doubletrack, both in the mountains and in the valley for all skill level riders.

The Bond family, Aidan, Aphra, Peter and Darren.

Founded in 1991, Gearing Up is now owned and operated by Darren Bond and his family. Darren is a 4th generation Taoseño who grew up riding both mountain and road bikes. Darren’s love of cycling and Taos has definitely infected his entire family!




Gearing Up Bikes has experienced, caring mechanics and sales staff who provide full service and repair. We sell high quality bicycles from Specialized Bicycles and Salsa Cycles and have a wonderful assortment of clothing, shoes, car racks, sunglasses and accessories, all competitively priced.