Road Apple Rally

Road Apple Rally

Saturday Oct 7 2023

7:00am - 11:00am

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 42 years of racing this year. VOTED A JOLT WORTHY EVENT!

Event Information

Lions Wilderness Park
College Blvd., north of the Pinon Hills intersection
City of Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
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$55-$95
505-599-1184

The 2023 Road Apple Rally is going to be the best one yet, with the additions of the Friday Night Downtown Bike Party and the Saturday Night Bike Movie at the Totah Theater. Check back soon for more details. If you have any questions, please contact the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184. Early registration discount available August 7-31, 2023. The registration fee covers entry into the race, a t-shirt, Friday evening dinner, and race day lunch. Visit fmtn.org to register online and for additional event information. 

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

2023 Road Apple Rally Weekend Schedule of Events

October 6: Friday Night Downtown Bike Party

  • Location: Farmington Civic Center
  • Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Outdoor Gear & Bike Swap (setup starts at 4:30 PM)
  • Community Bike Cruise w/ Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization and Farmington Park Rangers
  • MTB & Junk Bike/Cruiser Criterium
  • Beer Garden, Rider Dinner, & Packet Pickup

October 7: Road Apple Rally MTB Race

  • Location: Lions Wilderness Park/Sandstone Amphitheater
  • Time: 8:00 AM
  • 15 & 30-mile XC Mountain Bike Race Courses
  • Kids' MTB Skills Course w/ Farmington Area Singletrack (F.A.S.T.)
  • Food and Beer Garden p/b Clancy's Irish Cantina

October 7: FREE Premier of "The Engine Inside" Movie from Anthill Films

  • Location: Totah Theater (315 W. Main St.)
  • Time: 7:30 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)

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