Road Apple Rally

Road Apple Rally

Previously Held October 2, 2021
Lions Wilderness Park
Each October, mountain bikers meet in Farmington, New Mexico to compete in the annual Road Apple Rally! The Road Apple Rally is a favorite for professional and new riders and is celebrating 41 years of racing this year. The 2021 race will be held on October 2, with packet pickup and an evening ride on October 1. Call 505-599-1184 for details!

Event Information

Lions Wilderness Park
College Blvd., north of the Pinon Hills intersection
City of Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
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The 2021 event is slated to take place Saturday, October 2, and Sunday, October 3 and represents a much-needed welcome back to celebrating the outdoor lifestyle. The Road Apple Rally will feature two days of competitive and recreational bike races, live music, food, and an interactive sponsor village with entertainment and activities for everyone. Online registration is now open! 

Registration for the Road Apple Rally is $45.00 by Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Late Registration will be on Thursday, September 29, 2021, until 5:00 p.m. in-person only at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd., Farmington, NM. A $15.00 late fee will be added. Mail-in registration must be received by Wednesday, September 29, 2021. Mail entries to Road Apple Rally, 901 Fairgrounds Rd., Farmington, NM 87401. No faxed or scanned entries will be accepted. Registration includes a race t-shirt, one Friday night dinner meal, and one Saturday lunch meal for the rider. Meals served at Lions Wilderness Pavilion. Additional meals may be purchased onsite for family and friends. Packet pick-up will be at Lions Wilderness Pavilion on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Saturday morning, October 2, 2021, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.  Call 505-599-1184 for details on events associated with packet pickup on October 1. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184.

The Road Apple Rally

The Road Apple Rally began in 1981 as a competition between horses and bicycles.  It has since become a bicycle-only race and stands as the longest-running annual mountain bike race in the United States. This celebrated mountain bike race features several divisions:

  • Pro
  • Category 1
  • Category 2
  • Category 3
  • Single Speed
  • Clysdale Cat 2 or Cat3
  • Athena Cat 2 or Cat3

The Category 3 division (beginner) is a 15-mile loop, all others ride the full 30 mile Road Apple Rally course.  Both courses feature the whoops, where you spend more time in the air than on the ground!  Course terrain also includes short climbs, flats, sandy arroyos, and sharp corners. The Road Apple Rally course is fast and fun, beloved by pros from across the U.S. as well as regional bikers.

Road Apple Rally Course Map

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