Vroom VROOM!

39th Memorial Day motorcycle rally in Red River is on ! Because Red River was forced to cancel its annual motorcycle rally in 2020, the town plans to celebrate twice as hard this year, according to April Ralph, Red River’s director of tourism.

Hundreds of bikers and visitors attend the Memorial Day Weekend celebrations in Red River, taking place this year Thursday-Monday (May 27-31). Courtesy Town of Red River

“The 39th Annual Red River Memorial Motorcycle Rally will transpire from Thursday through Monday, May 27 to May 31, 2021,” Ralph said, noting too, “Red River will be following all COVID-19 safety policies and procedures that are in effect from the state of New Mexico at the time of the event.”

This popular Memorial Day Weekend tradition attracts hundreds of road warriors who line Main Street with their motorcycles and kick off summer in true Red River style.

Bikers can cruise the 110-mile loop of the Enchanted Circle, honor our veterans, motor down long stretches of highway, and lean deeply into the twists, turns and history of Northern New Mexico’s most spectacular mountain passes.

On Saturday and Sunday, May 29th and 30th, the Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour will wow spectators with three performances each day.

Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30, the Busted Knuckles Stunt Tour will wow spectators with three performances each day. Courtesy Town of Red River

These “American Daredevils” push the limits of their Harley-Davidson motorcycles with wheelies, acrobatics, burnouts, jumps, pyrotechnics and other gravity-defying stunts! 

The louder the crowds, the wilder the stunts. Exciting, crazy, fun and completely bad-ass, the Busted Knuckle Stunt Tour is one of the featured highlights of the weekend.

Also Saturday, May 29, Brandenberg Park will host a special ceremony to honor our nation’s veterans and fallen soldiers.

Rally enthusiasts examine a veterans wall of fame at Memorial Day Weekend Motorcyle Rally in Red River. Courtesy Town of Red River

Saturday through Monday, May 31, local Red River businesses will host vendors and catering events while restaurants and watering holes enhance the revelry with live music and parties.

“Get your motorcycle polished up,” Ralph said, “and come join us for the 39th Annual Memorial Motorcycle Rally 2021!”

For more, check out redriver.org or contact April Ralph, aralph@redriver.org
or 719-221-2391.