Road Apple Rally

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VIRTUAL RACE: October 3 - 17, 2020

Established in 1981, the Road Apple Rally - a.k.a. the longest continually run mountain bike race in America - is celebrating its 40th year. 

In 1981 mountain bikes hadn't even been invented yet, but we were pioneering the sport here in Farmington, New Mexico.

Forty years later we may not have flying cars, but we do have mountain bikes and the ability to hold a "virtual" race* so we can all race safely in the midst of the global pandemic. 

Here's how the Road Apple Rally will work this year: 

  • Register online here by October 17 at noon. Or download the printable registration form here and have it postmarked by October 2. NOTE: You must register BEFORE you record yourself riding the course.
  • Registration is $25.00 and includes a 40th-anniversary t-shirt.
  • Using either Strava or the MTB Project app on a smartphone or fitness device record yourself riding the actual Road Apple Rally track sometime between October 3 and October 17, 2020. Then take a screenshot of your results and submit them by October 18, 2020. 
  • Do a happy dance because you just competed in this historic race.

Registration & Time Reporting Instructions

All participants will be riding at their own risk. You will need to know the route (see below to download the printable map). Make sure you have plenty of water and electrolytes and a plan in case you need assistance on the track.

* We put "virtual" race in quotes because it's not exactly a virtual race but we don't know what else to call it. Virtual races are typically indoors on stationary bikes with self-reported times. Our race is going to have the self-reported times, but you ride the actual outdoor Road Apple Rally track. 

Track Information

The Road Apple Rally track is located in the BLM Glade Run Recreation Area, featuring 19,000 acres of slick rock, rolling terrain, and sandy arroyos.
Course Map
Glade Map 

The Road Apple Rally track is great for riders of all abilities. Offering both a 30-mile and 15-mile loop this single-track trail is not overly technical. Experienced riders love the speed they can get (upwards of 15-miles per hour!) and beginners are able to successfully tackle it. 

Plan Your 2020 Trip


Due to the current pandemic businesses and services may have modified operations and hours. Please contact businesses before you make plans and make sure to check for any travel restrictions and safe practices at cv.nmhealth.org.

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Road Apple Rally Results
Complete Results by Year Winner Men's Open Winner Women's Open
2019 Todd Wells  Jennifer Gersbach
 2018  Brent Winebarger McKenzie Winebarger
 2017 Todd Wells  Tamatha Risner
2016 Nick Gould  Angela Des Cognets
2015 Brent Winebarger
Bettina Mills 
2014 Todd Wells Shonny Vanlandingham
2013 Todd Wells Sarah Strum
2012 Todd Wells
Carmen Small
2011 Travis Brown
Shannon Gibson
2010 Travis Brown Nina Baum
2009 Ned Overend
Jennifer Smith
2008 Matt Schriver
Shannon Gibson
2007 Damian Calvert
Nina Baum
2006 Travis Brown Kristi Lewis
2005 Anthony Colby
Sarah Tescher
2004 Ned Overend
Jennifer Smith
2003 Jay Henry
Jennifer Wilson
2002 Cody Peterson Sarah Tescher
2001 Ross Schnell
Shonny Vandlandigham
2000 Mark Gullickson
Julie Emmerman