Butterfield Overland
Gravel Fun Ride

Sunday, March 29, 2020

The Butterfield Overland Gravel Fun Ride in Lordsburg, New Mexico, is a family ride and a good recovery ride if you raced on Saturday! All those who raced the day before will ride for free on Sunday. Others can register for $20 each. Families get 50% off for each member.

The ride starts and finishes in the ghost town of Shakespeare, a few miles south of Lordsburg in gold mine country. Shakespeare is a destination in itself, and you'll get to see the whole town after you enjoy post-ride or -run refreshments.

The Route

On Sunday morning, riders will meet up at a start line at Shakespeare Ghost Town on Shakespeare Road off County Road 494, about 2.5 miles south of Lordsburg, NM. The 25-mile route passes the tracks of the historic Butterfield Overland Stagecoach route before overlooking the site of a WWII Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. It descends then into mountain-ringed open range dotted by the playas characteristic of a high desert that doesn't drain into any river. It's big-sky cattle country where the deer and the antelope play, no joke. Appropriate bikes are strongly advised!

This ride is fully supported. There will be food concessions on site.

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Start of Butterfield Overland Fun Ride
Overland Gravel Fun Ride start in the ghost town of Shakespeare, New Mexico
Shakespeare Ghost Town Reenactor
Shakespeare Ghost Town Reenactor
Butterfield Overland Ride