Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally 2023 is here!

May 25, 2023


Prepare for a high-octane extravaganza like no other as we rev our engines and hit the road to the heart of New Mexico. Welcome to the Red River Memorial Day Rally, where the essence of freedom intertwines with the exhilaration of the open highway. 

Brace yourself for an immersive experience as we unite with a vibrant community of motorcycle enthusiasts, honoring our fallen heroes while indulging in adrenaline-fueled rides and forging lifelong connections. 

One crazy party at the red river memorial motorcycle

Get ready to ignite your spirit, immerse yourself in the biker culture, and unleash your inner thrill-seeker at this legendary event. So grab your gear, hop on your iron horse, and get ready to dive headlong into a captivating adventure at the Red River Memorial Day Rally. If you don't have a ride, we can help you with that!

In this article:
History of the event
Dates and schedule
Places to visit
Places to stay
Where to eat
Additional details   

Event History 

For 41 years, motorcyclists have been drawn to the Red River Memorial Day Rally. Motorcycle enthusiasts worldwide gather at this annual rally to pay tribute to fallen comrades and toast the joys of open-road travel. 

One of the standout features of this epic weekend-long bike rally is the legendary Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway. This breathtaking 83-mile loop will take you through the awe-inspiring landscapes of northern New Mexico's nature highways.

A beautiful scenery at the red river memorial day

Prepare to be captivated by the stunning vistas, winding roads, and picturesque scenery that make this route a favorite among riders seeking an unforgettable adventure.

Riders worldwide come to the rally for excitement, friendship, and unique experiences, and the event's popularity continues to rise.

Dates and Schedule

The 40th Annual Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally is quickly approaching, so get ready to rev your engines and mark your calendars! From Thursday, May 25th, to Monday, May 29th, 2023, over 20,000 bikers from all walks of life will descend upon the quaint town of Red River, New Mexico, for the annual Red River Rumble. 

The fun begins at line main street

Live music, lively vendors, exciting tattoo contests, entertaining ladies' contests, charity rides, and nonstop fun will all congregate on Main Street. But the excitement doesn't stop there! Join the parade ride as we pay tribute to our nation's heroes by visiting the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial State Park in Angel Fire.

Places to Visit

You can buy great food at the vendors corner

  1. Enchanted Circle Scenic Byway: Embark on an epic 83-mile loop through northern New Mexico's captivating landscapes. This scenic route offers breathtaking vistas, winding roads, and the chance to immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty.
  2. Vietnam Veteran's Memorial State Park: Pay your respects to American heroes at this poignant memorial in Angel Fire. It's a meaningful stop along the parade ride, where you can reflect and honor those who have made tremendous sacrifices.
  3. Carson National Forest: Discover the enchanting wilderness of Carson National Forest. It has trails, and stunning mountain views, making it an ideal destination for riders seeking an exhilarating adventure amidst nature's embrace.
  4. Red River Ski Area: If you're visiting during the winter or want to explore beyond the rally, the Red River Ski Area offers thrilling outdoor activities. Enjoy skiing or snowboarding, or take a scenic chairlift ride to soak in the panoramic vistas.
  5. Wheeler Peak: As the highest point in New Mexico, Wheeler Peak is a majestic landmark worth exploring. Ride to the base and hike the trails to reach the summit, where you'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring panoramic views.
  6. Wild Rivers Recreation Area: Venture into the dramatic Rio Grande Gorge and experience the Wild Rivers Recreation Area. Marvel at the roaring river, hike along the rim, or camp for a night under the stars.
  7. Taos Pueblo: Immerse yourself in the rich Native American heritage at the Taos Pueblo. This UNESCO World Heritage Site showcases adobe structures, traditional art, and cultural events that glimpse the region's history.
  8. Red River Main Street: Remember to explore the heart of Red River itself. Cruise down Main Street, lined with charming shops, restaurants, and lively venues where you can mingle with fellow riders and soak up the vibrant atmosphere.

Places to Stay

Visitors to New Mexico for the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally have their pick of several hotels. Attendees are encouraged to stay at one of the following hotels:

The vendors carrying corner

  1. Red River Lodging
  2. Copper King Lodge
  3. Best Western Rivers Edge
  4. Hotel Ryland
  5. Alpine Lodge
  6. River Retreat Cabins
  7. Brandenburg Suite
  8. Sitzmark Sports & Lodge
  9. Lazy Miner Lodge
  10. The Lodge at Red River

Where to Eat

There are plenty of dining options for those attending the Red River Memorial Day Motorcycle Rally in New Mexico. You can find a list of nearby eateries that will be open during the event right here:

This town awaits for you with awesome food!

  1. Shotgun Willie's
  2. Texas Reds Steakhouse
  3. Sundance Restaurant
  4. Capo's Corner
  5. Timbers Restaurant
  6. Lost Love Saloon
  7. Anchovies Pizzeria
  8. Shotgun Willies
  9. Brett's Bistro
  10. Texas Reds Steakhouse


Notice the food offer you'll find here

  1. Guided Rides: Embark on thrilling guided rides that showcase the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. Cruise through scenic routes discover hidden gems, and bond with fellow bikers who share your love for the open road.
  2. Bike Shows Marvel at the awe-inspiring displays of motorcycles at the highly anticipated bike shows. Witness the artistry and craftsmanship of custom bikes and be captivated by their unique designs that reflect the individuality of each rider.
  3. Live Music: Let the rhythm of live music fuel your soul as talented bands take the stage. Dance, sing along, and immerse yourself in the electrifying atmosphere created by the powerful combination of bikes and music.

Additional Details

Enjoy the annual red river memorial

  1. For ticket information and further details about the Red River Memorial Day Rally, visit the official event website.
  2. Stay connected with the rally's social media channels to receive the latest updates, important announcements, and behind-the-scenes glimpses.
  3. Prepare for an unforgettable biker experience, make memories that will last a lifetime, and celebrate the spirit of freedom and unity at this remarkable event.

Join us at the Red River Memorial Day Rally in New Mexico, where the rumble of motorcycles and the thrill of the open road await! Check our Facebook for more updates!