Ruidoso Downs Race Track Welcomes 50th Annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally

Ruidoso Downs Race Track welcomes thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts for the 50th annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally starting on Wednesday, September 18 and running through Sunday, September 22.

The annual motorcycle rally is considered one of the largest in the region. It features top national motorcycle vendors including, Barnett Harley Davidson of El Paso, Texas; Las Cruces Motorsports; Howling Helmets from Vista, California; Antelope Creek Leather of Borger, Texas; and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys.

On Saturday evening, Ruidoso Downs Race Track presents Whole Lotta Rosies at 7 p.m. on the race track. The all-girl band from Los Angeles is considered one of the top AC/DC tribute bands in the country. Tickets are $20 per person, and available at 575-378-4140, www.raceruidoso.comor at the door. The Homegrown Boyz will also perform that evening.

Admission to the motorcycle rally on Wednesday is free to Lincoln County residents who show local identification. Hours of the rally are: Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Barnett Harley Davidson of El Paso is offering demo-rides throughout the rally on their newest and latest products. They will be offering test drives on many models of Harley Davidsons. Barnett Harley Davidson is also giving away $100 gift certificates for their products in numerous drawings inside Billy the Kid Casino each day.

Other local events associated with the motorcycle rally include a parade through midtown Ruidoso at 10 a.m. Saturday beginning at Albertson’s Market, 721 Mechem Drive. Motorcycle judging at Ruidoso Downs will take place on Saturday with a variety of different categories and prizes.

Complete information about the motorcycle rally is available at



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