4H Charity Motorcycle Ride Starts at El Zócalo in Bernalillo

The El Zócalo Event Center in Bernalillo will host a pre-ride reception and opening ceremonies for the 2015 4-H Ride for the Clover.

This two-day motorcycle trek through northern New Mexico is fundraiser for 4-H youth programs operated by the New Mexico Cooperative Extensive Service. The pre-race reception is scheduled from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on Friday, August 28, 2015. Opening ceremonies kickoff at 7:30 am Saturday, August 29, 2015, with riders scheduled to their northward trek at 8:30 am.

The ride is scenic tour of Northern New Mexico. From El Zócalo, located at 264 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo, riders will hit US 550 to NM Highway 4, which winds through Jemez Pueblo, the Town of Jemez Springs and into Los Alamos. The Day-1 intermarry calls for a stop at the Valles Caldera National Preserve before heading through Los Alamos and on to Española for lunch at the Rio Arriba County Extension Office.

The next stop is Taos, where riders can opt to rest and check-in for the overnight stay at the Sagebrush Inn, or take off on an optional ride around the Enchanted Circle, an 83-mile scenic byway that connects Taos and Questa with the resort communities of Red River, Eagle Nest and Angel Fire.

Day two starts with a chance for riders to take the optional Enchanted Circle ride at 7:00 am. The regular ride will resume at 9:00 am, heading south on NM 68 toward Santa Fe. The journey is scheduled to end at noon on Saturday at Santa Fe Harley Davidson, where lunch will be served during the closing ceremonies.

Riders are free to take part in any or all of the trip, as long they pay the $75.00 registration fee, which covers the following:
• Admission to the Launch party at El Zócalo in Bernalillo the night before the ride
• A light breakfast before the ride begins
• Lunch in Abiquiu
• Dinner in Taos
• Lunch in Santa Fe
• Activities along the route, provided by various Extension offices
• A long-sleeved commemorative tee shirt
• A “Ride for the 4-H Clover” commemorative pin
• A small stuffed animal
• Access to reduced rates at partnering hotels along the route.

And don’t forget the added bonuses, you get to see some of the best scenery nature has to offer while also contributing to the state’s 4H Youth Programs. For more info, or to register for the ride, visit the 4H Ride for the Clover website.