SAVE THE DATE & SPREAD THE WORD – October 4-7th
**Please ‘private message’ me with any questions**
Come one, come all to the 1st Ever Ever Ever Albuquerque Couch Crash during Columbus Day Weekend. We’re holding this premiere event during the largest international hot air balloon festival in the heart of the Land of Enchantment, so don’t forget your camera!
Free hugs at sunrise hot air balloon mass ascension. Kayaking. Route 66. Hash running. Painting excursions. Private CS-only trolley ride at sunset. Red and green chiles. Greek Festival. Bike and brew tour. Practice your Spanish. Native American culture. Breaking Bad. Southwest Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. Photographing the unique New Mexico high desert landscape. Special interest items to plan your own adventure. And there’s much, much more! Try something new, enjoy yourself, and make new friends.
This event is open to CSers of all ages and backgrounds. Families and kids are welcome. Pets are on a host by host basis. We don’t discriminate. We just ask that you’re respectful and open-minded.
* ABQ - Albuquerque (in town) -- Southwest Airline friendly
* ELP - El Paso (4 hour drive/rideshare)
* PHX - Phoenix (6.5 hour drive/rideshare) -- Southwest Airline friendly
* DEN - Denver (6.5 hour drive/rideshare)
For flights, it MAY be cheaper to fly from:
* Large Canadian cities to ELP (instead of ABQ) then rideshare to Albuquerque
* US Border cities (Seattle, Spokane, Great Falls, Fargo, Buffalo, Albany, Plattsburgh, Portland, Maine)
* Rideshare (CS site, Craigslist, Other attendees, Zimride)
* Train (Amtrak – Southwest Chief comes to ABQ daily east and west bound)
* Greyhound (No Megabus)
* Hitch hike (at your own risk)
ABQ Couch Crash Activity Page (check for updates)
Share this awesome event with non-CS friends and family via Facebook.
Volunteer for the opportunity for a free ride while being part of a balloon chase crew (usually start around 4am)
ABQ International Balloon Fiesta
The ABQ Couch Crash external website will be posted on August 20th
to check out events and sign up with hosts.
**HELP US KEEP IT QUIRKY IN ALBUQUERQUE AND SPREAD THE WORD**
4 Days of Fun!
Please RSVP by September 24th so that we can order food and organize events accordingly.
If you like outdoor adventure, "Breaking Bad", Native American culture, volunteering, photography, arts, hash running, or anything in between, you should definitely come and bring a friend or two for our jammed packed weekend of fun!
This event is family and kid friendly. We’ve got 70+ CSers coming from Denmark to Louisiana, and it’s still 4 weeks away! Come join us as we promote local businesses, encourage green transportation, and showcase our southwestern charm. Registration is $20 to cover Saturday dinner, t-shirt, discounts, one raffle ticket, and donations to local non-profits. Make sure to RSVP for your event.
Start: October 4th (Thursday), 1st event at 10am
End: October 7th (Sunday), last event at 10:30pm
Event RSVP & Host/Surfer Connections:
ABQ Couch Crash Rideshare group page:
ABQ Couch Crash Planning Committee