Click here for a printable flyer: Lake Fork, NM 2017
Note: Signup is at 8:00 am, riders out at 9:00 am. There will also be early signup on Friday evening.
Entry fee per day: $25 member (of both MWVTA & ITSA) / $35 MWVTA non-member
NOTE: ITSA Membership is Required to Ride
All vintage, twin-shock and modern bike support class riders are invited to attend. The Lake Fork trials area is New Mexico’s premiere location in the Jemez Mountains. It features Moab-like rocks faces, with grassy meadows for camping.
Camping is shared with other sports enthusiasts, and is first come first served. There is plenty of room but the choice, shady spots fill quickly. Pets must be kept under control.
Burgers and hotdogs are provided for Saturday’s dinner. Please bring a side-dish or something to share. BYOB.
NM Hwy 376 (dirt road to the pit area) is a state highway. Only street licensed motor vehicles are legal on this road. It is legal to cross the road on OHVs.
For those coming from the north, driving through Los Alamos on SR 4 requires a security checkpoint run by the Los Alamos National Laboratory. They are not looking for poorly restored bikes so it is nothing to worry about. Most times you just stop, show them your driver’s license and proceed. Rarely they may ask you to open your trailer so they can make sure it is not full of crates labeled ACME Explosives Company.
Directions from Albuquerque: Take I-25, Exit 242 (US-550 Exit). Total distance from here is 57 miles, 1.5 hours. Take US-550 North toward San Ysidro for 23.5 miles. Turn Right onto NM-4 East for 26 miles. Be VERY careful of speed traps going through Jemez Springs. Turn Left on NM-126 for 3.8 miles. Turn Left onto Forest Service Rd. 376, it is a dirt road. Head down that for a couple miles, you’ll be going down Lake Fork Canyon. The camping spot is along the road on your left. (Forest Service Rd. 376 continues down Lake Fork through the tunnels and comes back to NM-4 between Jemez Springs and Jemez Pueblo. A nice drive on a fairly good dirt road. The tunnels and gorge are really cool.)
GPS (est from Google): 35.866468 / -106.677058
Map & directions courtesy of New Mexico Trials Association