Road Apple Rally

Road Apple Rally

Previously Held October 3, 2020
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 38 years of racing this year. Entry into the race includes the Dirt Crit sprint race, at 5:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

Event Information

Lions Wilderness Park
College Blvd., north of the Pinon Hills intersection
City of Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
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$45 to $60

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.  2020 race details will be added as soon as they become available. 

Road Apple Rally Course Map

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 then 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.


2019 Road Apple Rally Registration

Entry fee is $45 through Wednesday, October 2, 2019. Late registration will be accepted on Thursday, October 3, 2019 until 5:00 p.m. in-person only at the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Rd. The late registration fee is $60. Registration includes a race t-shirt, one Friday night dinner meal, and one Saturday lunch meal for the rider. Meals will be served at Lions Wilderness Pavilion. Additional meals may be purchased onsite for family and friends.  Register early to save, and please remember there is no registration on race day. Register online at under 'Sports & Athletics' or in-person at The Farmington Recreation Center.

2019 Road Apple Rally Packet Pickup

Packet pick-up will be at Lions Wilderness Pavilion on Friday, October 4, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.,and on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.. Learn more about the Road Apple Rally by viewing our videos below and visiting the City of Farmington, PRCA official website.

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