Events & Festivals

Road Apple Rally

Saturday Oct 7 2017

7:00am - 12:00pm

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 37 years of racing. Pro and expert divisions will compete for $2,000 in cash prizes.

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 $70

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.  Bring the family for a day of fun and try the children's riding obstacle course.

This celebrated mountain bike race features five divisions:

  • Beginner
  • Pro
  • Expert
  • Sport
  • Single Speed

The Beginner course 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. 


Entry Fee is $45.00 with a USA Cycling License, $55.00 without. Late Registration (after September 28th) is $60.00 with a USA Cycling License, $70.00 without. There is also a $10 fee for t-shirt and $10 fee for lunch if selected. Register early and save, and please remember that there is no registration on race day. 

Packet Pickup

Early Packet pickup will be held Friday, September 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at 1101 Fairgrounds Rd.  Race Day Packet pickup at Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. only.   Learn more about the Road Apple Rally by viewing our videos below and visiting the City of Farmington, PRCA official website.

Helpful Info

Road Apple Rally Course Map



Upcoming Dates:


Farmington CVB videos also available in HD on YouTube.

Road Apple Rally

Road Apple Rally History