Valentines Day Balloon Rally

Friends and Lovers Balloon Rally

February 13-14 , 2016

Bring your family, a warm cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and enjoy the view as a close-knit group of local balloon pilots launch up to 135+ hot air balloons.

    • Time: 7am launch – February 13 and 14
    • Admission: Free
    • Location: Balloon Fiesta Park – 5000 Balloon Fiesta Pkwy., Albuquerque, NM 87113

Canada Week 2016

Happy Canada Week! ProcCanadaWeek2016

February 7- 13

The dynamic relationship between Arizona and Canada has a long and fascinating history. Early on, Canadian visitors discovered winters in the “Sonora Desert” and the bilateral trade between the two areas exceeds $3.7 billion annually, with more than 146,000 Arizona jobs dependent on that trade with Canada. In honoring this relationship, the State of Arizona and Governor Douglas A. Ducey proclaimed February 7-13 as Canada Week.

Read more on the relationship here.


Two Eagles Balloon Documentary

On January 25, 2015, two experienced gas balloonists — one from Albuquerque, one from two-eaglesMoscow — launched their bid for a place in the record books. Troy Bradley and Leonid Tiukhtyaev lifted off from a tarmac in Japan in the Two Eagles gas balloon, the culmination of a years-long dream to break the two most coved world records in gas ballooning – for duration and distance.

The premiere of a documentary about their flight will be held at the KiMo Theatre on Saturday, February 6 at 7pm. A reception will be held prior to the screening beginning at 6pm. The premiere screening of the documentary is free, but an online RSVP is required at A $5 donation is suggested and will benefit the Balloon Museum’s science and education programs.

The Barrett-Jackson Experience

Scottsdale is in the midst of The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions®, produced by Barrett-Jackson, which runs January 23 – 31. Hundreds of the most unique and sought-after vehicles are on display for classic and collector car enthusiasts from around the world.

This year, you’ll catch the 1967 Chevrolet Corvette used to play Bumblebee and the 1992 Peterbuilt semi-truck that moonlighted as Optimus Prime from “Transformers” on sale. These among 1,500 other vehicles will be up for auction during the 45th anniversary of this legendary Barrett-Jackson event.


Feature Story: The Small Business Revolution

The Small Business Revolution: Story #100

Rainbow Ryders is honored to be featured in the photo-article that The Small Business Revolution ran earlier this month. The article is eloquent and captures the passion and philosophies that our owner Scott Appelman has represented since the opening of Rainbow Ryders in 1984.


About the Small Business Revolution Project

Across the country, small business owners are betting on the power of human connection. They’re putting themselves on the line to create something more personal, more local, more meaningful for all of us. Last year, Deluxe and a group of award-winning, independent filmmakers and photographers are hit the road to honor 100 entrepreneurs and ignite the Small Business Revolution. Read More


“We’re that bucket list type of product. It’s a privilege to be a part of so many people’s memories.”

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