CALENDAR

Jul
27
Fri
Las Vegas Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally (July 27–July 29): Inspired by Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, and their reunion held in 1899 in Las Vegas, this annual gathering of motorcycle riders from all over the country honors that camaraderie and sense of honor. There are lots of iron horses, interesting characters, three days of live music, a motorcycle rodeo, a bike show, and competitions.

About Us

Welcome to the 13th Annual Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Always held on the last full weekend of July, this Rally was started by local motorcycle riders who came together in 2005 to plan a Rally around the area’s history and special environment. The name was chosen because Rough Riders had a long tradition in Las Vegas.

Early in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt recruited the 1st Volunteer Calvary Regiment from the western territories—New Mexico wouldn’t become a state for fourteen more years. He chose to enlist these men because of his confidence in their ability to adapt, their self-sufficiency and their spirit. The regiment’s performance during the Spanish-American War proved his belief in the frontier character. The men he chose came from various backgrounds and circumstances. Even so, these men all formed strong personal ties. Led by Theodore Roosevelt, the first reunion of the regiment was held in Las Vegas in 1899. Over 600 of the original 1000 soldiers attended. During the next 70 years, Rough Rider reunions were held to honor the regiment’s military service, but especially to celebrate the camaraderie and unique personalities that defined the Rough Riders.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

For the past twelve years, the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally has brought motorcyclists from all walks of life, where camaraderie, unique bikes and personalities characterize the western spirit. Las Vegas’ historic Bridge Street which enters into our expansive Plaza is the backdrop for the Rally. Shops, businesses, vendors and restaurants provide rally goers the opportunity for unique experiences. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options. The roads radiating out of the town and wind thru amazing scenery and villages give riders of the iron horse a variety of options.

Check out the schedule of events for updates. Don’t forget to support the Rally and purchase a ticket for a round trip for two, to Las Vegas, Nevada with $500 spending cash. Be part of the tradition started by Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders over 100 years ago and ride in on your iron horse on the last weekend in July.

Aug
4
Sat
Great Southwestern Antique Annual Show @ Expo New Mexico
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm


THE GREAT SOUTHWESTERN ANTIQUE & VINTAGE SHOW
August 4th & 5th, 2018
CHARITY SNEAK PREVIEW:
August 3rd, 2018

Friday, August 3rd, 2018
Charity Sneak Preview
1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds
Lujan Center
100% of Sneak Preview Admissions going directly to our KNME PBS Endowment. This endowment will provide funding for New Mexico art and education programming.
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Great Southwestern Antique Show Day 1
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds
Lujan Center
Shop & visit with over 150 quality antique dealers from across the U.S. Learn about the art of collecting and investing in Fine Art & Antiques, Ethnographic Tribal and Native American Art, Historic Photos, Rare Books, Jewelry & more.
Saturday, August 4th, 2018
Gallery Reception
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cowboys and Indians Antiques
4000 Central Ave. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Food, fun, drinks, music!
Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Great Southwestern Antique Show, Day 2
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds
Lujan Center
Last chance to shop & visit with over 150 quality antique dealers from across the U.S. Learn about the art of collecting and investing in Fine Art & Antiques, Ethnographic Tribal and Native American Art, Historic Photos, Rare Books, Jewelry & more.
Las Vegas Places With A Past
Aug 4 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm