RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico (September 14, 2018) — For the first time in many years, the 49th annual Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally is returning to Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Casino starting Wednesday, September 19 through Sunday September 23.
“We welcome all bikers to come to our facility and enjoy the week,” said Jeff True, Ruidoso Downs’ president and general manager. “Many motorcycle enthusiasts have told us how much they preferred the rally when it was held here at the race track, so we are expecting a big turnout next week.”
A giant circus-style tent has been erected in the parking area located just outside Billy the Kid Casino that will be filled with vendors. One of the major corporate sponsors of the Golden Aspen Rally, Barnett Harley Davidson, will have a separate tent filled with merchandise. Other events at the motorcycle rally include the Brigade FMX Stunt Team performing Friday and Saturday three times each day, a parade through midtown Ruidoso Saturday morning, motorcycle judging competitions, and a drawing to win a new Harley Davidson motorcycle.
On Saturday evening, Ruidoso Downs Race Track welcomes the band Led Zeppelin 2 in an outdoor concert being held in the grandstand. The Chicago-based band is considered one of the top tribute bands in the country for the iconic Led Zeppelin.
General admission tickets to the Led Zeppelin 2 concert are $20 and available at the Ruidoso Downs Race Track box office or by telephone at 575-378-4140. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and also features Jordan Matthew Young.
The motorcycle rally is under new ownership this year. The father-son team of Humberto and Blayne Maldonado, local motorcycle enthusiasts who has attended the rally for many years, have taken over the event.
The Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally is sponsored by Barnett Harley Davidson of El Paso, Texas, the American Motorcyclist Association, and Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorney. For complete information about the motorcycle rally, visit www.motorcyclerally.com.