Balloon Rides Blog

Big News About Balloon Rides in Albuquerque – Phoenix – Scottsdale

Check out Rainbow Ryders Balloon Rides Blog – We feature hot air balloon deals in Albuquerque and seasonal balloon specials in Phoenix/Scottsdale so check back often!

Stay up to date on hot air ballooning in Albuquerque and Phoenix / Scottsdale. Get notified by email with each new post…subscribe to our Balloon Rides Blog!


Rainbow Ryders Featured in Scottsdale Dining and Activities

Scottsdale, Arizona, known as “the West’s most Western town,” takes pride in its rich cowboy heritage. While the Phoenix-adjacent city cherishes its past, it also strives to offer modern indulgences in cuisine, accommodations, and activities.

In this video we highlight the Desert Botanical Garden, FnB Restaurant, The Mix Up Bar, and Rainbow Ryders.


Meet Your Pilot: Steve Trieber

Steve TrieberDo you have a nickname? No.

What is your favorite hobby other than hot air ballooning? Flying and repairing airplanes, sea planes, gliders and helicopters.

Where is the most memorable place you’ve flown? Austria, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Grand Canyon, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Prague, Swiss Alps, Tuscany, Italy, Turkey, Across the USA @ 23,000 feet and 16 years as a Bombard Pilot.

Space Shuttle BalloonWhen you were younger what did you want to be when you grew up? Aircraft pilot and mechanic.

How old were you when you took your first hot air balloon flight? 21 years of age.

What is your favorite special shape during balloon fiesta? Space Shuttle.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “The desire to reach for the sky runs deep in our human psyche.” —Cesar Pelli


Travelin’ Jack Takes a Balloon Ride

Travelin' Jack“Time to jump on BOARD! Here we are! All of us ready to fly! I have my Aviator Doggles on… and Jill is another Maiden on board along with our Museum Curator, Merilee Schmit Nason to the right.

Miss Dana in the back center and our Pilot Savannah… assisted by Pilot Casey from Rainbow Ryders.

By the way, Rainbow Ryders Balloon Company is The Official balloon Company of the Balloon Museum Foundation and the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! They are TOP DOG when it comes to hot air ballooning.

Of course… Travelin’ Jack would ONLY go up with the BEST!”


Book Private Flights During Fiesta!

Our friends at KOB News let their viewers know that Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Company is now offering private flights during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Rainbow Ryders is the official ride operator for the Albuquerque International Ballon Fiesta.