Rallying Around Albuquerque

Nearly 1 million RVers are expected to gather at North America’s largest RV Rally

By: By Deanna Ting


The Rally 2009

This year, Affinity’s 2009 Rally is celebrating its 10th anniversary in Albuquerque, N.M., with thousands of RV enthusiasts and owners from across North America. From April 17-20, RV owners will camp side-by-side on event grounds along historic Route 66 at the Expo New Mexico.

Participants in the rally will take part in events that include new eco-focused initiatives and contests to explore green RVing and travel; various daily product exhibits with more than 1,000 RV models from top manufacturers on display and available for test drives; nightly music entertainment, including a concert by Neil Sedaka; tours of Indian ruins, whitewater rafting trips, the Sixth Annual Dog Show and a golf tournament; an attempt to break the world record for the most people wearing balloon hats; and a volunteer day spent weeding and planting at the Rio Grande Farm, which provides produce to city schools and local organizations.

Nearly 8,000 RVers are expected to gather over the three-plus-days event, The Rally 2009, which is North America’s largest RV Rally.