New Mexico Motorcycle Trips and Events List

The continental divide runs from north to south down the center of The Land of Enchantment. The best motorcycle rides in northern New Mexico (NM) will usually involve exploring the southern stretches of the Rocky Mountains with it's alpine mountain scenery. Additionally, great motorcycle roads are found along the state's western boarder with Arizona where they will find stretches of green mountain ranges. However most of the rest of the state is made up of arid, rocky, canyon rich and sun baked scenery. Some of the most popular stops for motorcycle riders are the Billy the Kid Museum, the Carlsbad Caverns, and the town of Santa Fe, NM.




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November 1, 2015
Typical high desert type of trees and brush along the entire route. Once out of Edgewood NM there are no stop signs...
I give the road a rating of 3 because for a good portion of it, the road surface is a bit rough....
Start at NM333/US Rte 66 North in Edgewood New Mexico. Head north on NM 344 through Cedar Grove NM and San Pedro...
September 9, 2015
In Chinle there are plenty of eateries and fuel stations so fill up before stopping at the Park Information Center. This trip...
A lot of 2 lane with limited shoulder and NO guardrails. Much of the route is relatively straight but there are curves...
After riding along the North rim of the Canyon De Chilly head to Tsaile on Indian RT 64. Turn North on Indian...
February 18, 2015
New Mexico's Turquoise Trail (State Road 14) goes from just south of Santa Fe to just east of Albuquerque. You will drive...
This is a good road all the way, you have to really slow down in Madrid as the road is really narrow...
The route is SR14 from Sante Fe down south to I-40 (just past Cider Crest).

To start from the north,...
September 3, 2014
From Taos heading south there will be plenty of tall pines with sweeping curves, hills and valleys along with small communities, art...
Overall average, you must watch for sand and gravel washed across the roadway on curves after a rain.
From Taos, NM 68 S. to 518 turn left, you will turn right on 75,then left on 76, another left on 503,this...
July 6, 2014
Lush Forest at the beginning of the ride with a road that will snake you through a dappled sunlight forest (best before...
Some areas of new pavement or fairly new chip seal that has been driven on and swept so that there is no...
Starting in Taos, take 585 East to meet up woth 64 if you are in the South side of Taos or just...
June 19, 2014
This is a section of the old Route 66 and goes past the tram, Sandia Casino, Shady Lakes and follows the back...
Lots of flat straight road, some curves. Nice scenic ride
Starting at the corner of Central and Tramway in Albuquerque, Follow Tramway North past Sandia Casino to join Highway 313 (old Route...
June 9, 2014
Rivers, mountains, fields, just a beautiful ride. Taos Canyon has plenty of twisties but a fair amount of traffic.
I haven't ridden this in awhile and can't comment on the road condition. But as far as the turns go, it has...
Head east on US 64 from Taos to Angel Fire NM. When you get to Angel Fire, turn right on Route 434...
April 27, 2013
Farmlands plus pecan groves even a cotton field thrown in and horse ranches along with Llamas, vineyards, 3 wineries along the way...
Flat with easy gentle curves thrown in, road condition is average smooth; traffic is light during the week, not sure about the...
Sunland Park, NM. route 273 McNutt Rd. north to 28 "Don Juan De Onate Trail" to La Mesilla historic old town.
May 13, 2012
This is a beutifule route with great scenery and twisting roads. High altitude. Not much traffic.
Good road quality. Lots of twists. No gas stations. Beautiful scenery.
Take Route 48 east-southeast out of Ruidoso to US 70. Go southwest (right) on US 70 then take a left on to...
May 23, 2011
Climb out of the alpine meadows of Apline, AZ and travel through nearly all of the habitat zones available in New Mexico....
Frost heaves took their toll on the early portion of the road in New Mexico. Watch out for areas where the asphalt...
This route begins in extreme eastern Arizona in a little town called Alpine, AZ at the intersection of US 191 (Coronado Scenic...
May 19, 2011
Average to fair scenery quality. Mountains to your 12 on the beginning of the journey, they draw closer on your 10 and...
Some potholes along edge of road, otherwise a very nice ride. Nice elevation changes but nothing too serious. Wish I would have...
Navigate to HWY 246 in ROSWELL, head west on 246 to CAPITAN. Once you reach hwy 246 you can't get lost.
May 15, 2011
None better, especially in the fall. Rocky Mountains, National Forests, and high desert. Route can be shorted or modified for any length...
Excellent in some places, a bit poor in others. Minor construction delays but worth it knowing the improvements are being made. Stretch...
Start Albuquerque, NM. I-25 North to Bernalillo, exit 242 Highway 550. Highway 550 west to San Ysidro, NM Hwy 4. NM Hwy...
August 1, 2008
This is a Beautiful ride through Lincoln National Forest. There are lots of farms/ranches in the valley to Cloudcroft. After Cloudcroft you...
This road has excellent twists, especially south of Cloudcroft, and has plenty of ups and downs, as you would expect from being...
Start at the intersection of NM route 244 and US Highway 70 (just southwest of Ruidoso and northwest of Mescalero). From here...
June 1, 2007
A nice ride through remote a maintain landscape with ranches, meadows, with more elk than people! Temperatures range from 32 degrees to...
The road is in good shape. It is a mountain road so expect some twists and turns but for the most part...
This route is very easy to find and follow. Just start out in Socorro, NM and take US 60 west all the...
December 1, 2006
You'll be driving through the Gila National Forest which has truly incredible scenery that includes high alpine mountain settings including lush...
The roads are well kept and some of the roads that cover the mountain sections have great twists and turns as well...
Start in Silver City, NM and take 152 east toward the huge Chino mine. In the town of San Lorenzo, you'll find...
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Checkout Upcoming Motorcycle Events in New Mexico

2016-09-09 : 2016-09-11

32nd Annual Bavarian Mountain Weekend Rally

The 32nd Bavarian Mountain Weekend Rally is sponsored by the Land of Enchantment BMW Riders. The Rally is held September 9-11 2016 at The Sipapu Ski & Summer Resort (http://www.sipapunm.com) in Vadito, NM, located 25 miles SE of Taos, NM, at 5224 NM state highway 518, 87579. The area is surrounded by beautiful roads and scenery in and around the mountains of Taos, Sipapu, Angel Fire and Red River to name just a few. For information visit http://loebmwr.org/TheRally/AboutTheRally.aspx or contact Rally Chairperson, David Hudson, at rally@loebmwr.org or call 505-890-8972.

2016-07-02 : 2016-06-05

Rockabilly On The Route: Wheels On 66 Classic Car & Vintage Bike Show

This event will be held on June 2nd-5th, 2016 at the Tucumcari Convention Center in Tucumcari, NM. Some of the activities are - tattoo contest, parade, pin-up contest, bowling, burn out, swap meet & flea market, Mister Rockabilly contest, Cruise on 66, pool party, dance classes, Bear & Mustache competition, pool shark competition, 25 bands from around the world and a lot more. This benefit the New Mexico Route 66 Museum.

2016-06-20

Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day 2016

The Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day 2016 will be held on June 20th, 2016 in New Mexico. Please ride your motorcycle or scooter to demonstrate your support. This is for motorcyclists from all walks of life. Ride your motorcycle or scooter on this day to demonstrate: * The number of motorcyclists to the general public and to politicians. * That motorcyclists are from all occupations and all walks of life. * That motorcyclists can reduce traffic and parking congestion in large cities. * That motorcycles are for transportation as well as recreation. * That motorcycling is a social good. For more details please check http://www.ridetowork.org/. ~2

2016-06-09

Women's Freedom Ride

The Women's Freedom Ride will be held on June 9th, 2016 at the Santa Fe Harley-Davidson in Santa Fe, NM. We're inviting all the women to come and join us for a mixer and scenic ride to Madrid with the Women's Freedom Riders AND the women of the Sangre De Cristo HOG Chapter, Deb Pearson and our very own France Leonhard. For more info, please check http://www.facebook.com/events/944819275566196/.~2

2016-06-04

PVT 3rd Annual: Cruz'n For Vets

The PVT 3rd Annual: Cruz'n For Vets will be held on June 4th, 2016 in Artesisa, NM. The registration begins at 10:00 am, the KSU at 12:00 pm. The PVT has partnered this year with Choices to raise funds for PTSD service dogs to benefit veterans in Southeastern New Mexico. PVT has partnered this year with Choices to raise funds for PTSD service dogs to benefit veterans in Southeastern New Mexico. There will be several stops in between Artesia to Roswell. ~2

     

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