Road Apple Rally

Sat October 7, 2023 Farmington, NM 87401 US Directions


Lions Wilderness Ampitheater
Farmington, NM US 87401



Road Apple Rally Weekend - October 6 & 7, 2023 
Held annually since 1981, the Road Apple Rally is America’s longest continuously running mountain bike race! This single-track course includes 15 and 30-mile loops in the Glade Run Recreation Area and is a fun and fast race for mountain bikers of all levels. The Rally got its name from early riders dodging “road apples” left behind by horses who also used the trail. 

The early October season in the Four Corners region of New Mexico is well known for its beautiful clear skies and perfect fall temperatures, making it an ideal getaway for avid cyclers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.  Join us for a weekend of fun! Events kick off in Downtown Farmington on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th is race day!


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)

Become a 2023 Road Apple Rally Sponsor!
For more information on sponsor packages, check out the SPONSORSHIP GUIDE or email Evan Pilling, Outdoor Recreation Coordinator, at


Thanks to our sponsors!

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