Ruidoso Downs, N.M., is the home of the annual Ruidoso Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Tradeshow. // © 2010 Golden Aspen Rally Association
From Sept. 15-19, New Mexico’s Ruidoso Valley will play host to more than 35,000 motorcyclists as part of its annual Ruidoso Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally and Tradeshow, held at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track in Ruidoso Downs, N.M. The rally is part of the American Motorcyclist Association’s (AMA) Elite Touring Series, which hosts more than 50 events nationwide and coincides with the AMA National Road Riding Convention.
The Ruidoso event, which is being sponsored by the Golden Aspen Rally Association, features a daily trade show, food, beverages, a Harley-Davidson motorcycle giveaway, poker runs, field events, games and a motorcycle parade through midtown on Saturday, Sept. 18, followed by a hill climb.
“Outdoor adventure is one of the main reasons New Mexico is the place to be during the fall and the Ruidoso Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally is the ultimate outdoor showcase in one of the state’s most scenic areas,” said Michael Cerletti, secretary of the New Mexico Tourism Department.”