Quay County Rodeo @ Quay County Fairgrounds
Jul 29 – Jul 30 all-day
Quay County Fair
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
NM Bass Nation @ Ute Lake State Park
Aug 27 @ 6:00 am – Aug 28 @ 4:30 pm


Nancy Dugger

Park Administrator

Ute Lake State Park

PO Box 52

Logan, NM 88426

(575) 487-2284


Hereford Bass Tournament @ Ute Lake State Park
Sep 11 all-day

Hereford Bass tournament:   9/11 (the tournament on Sept 25th was moved to Sept 11)

Historical Museum Day Free Admission
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Museum Day @ Railroad Museum, Dinosaur Museum, Historic Museum
Sep 17 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free Museum day September 17th 1-4pm participating museums are railroad, Dino, Route Museum and Historic .

Cross Country Cannonball Chase @ Tucumcari Railroad Depot
Sep 19 @ 4:00 pm – Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm

We are pleased to offer you and your affiliates the opportunity for news coverage on Monday, September 19, between 4:00 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. at our evening stop, the Tucumcari Historic Train Depot and Railroad Museum, 100 Railroad Ave., Tucumcari, NM 88401. Your representative(s) will have opportunities for photography and video as well as brief interviews with select riders and event staff. I will be your advance, onsite, and post-event media contact, and I can be reached at (201) 960-9008 via text or phone call, or mkleiman@shadow-light.com.

Additional information about the Cross Country Chase can be found as follows:
Facebook: @themotorcyclechase
Instagram: @motorcyclechase
YouTube: @motorcyclecannonball
Web: themotorcyclechase.com

The public is also invited to meet the riders and view the motorcycles, so any advance publicity you can provide would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful opportunity to become immersed in the sights and sounds of the antique motorcycle culture, and the event promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for spectators as well as all motorcycle enthusiasts.


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“ROUTE 66”

Endurance • Speed • Navigation • Knowledge


September 15th – 25th, 2022


In September of 2022 the Cross Country Chase presented by Motorcycle Cannonball will once again make way for the next epic adventure of Man vs. Machine!  A cross country challenge for riders with motorcycles that were manufactured between 1930-1960, The Chase will be a test of Endurance, Speed, Navigation, and Knowledge.  This years route will take riders along the Historic Route 66, starting in Springfield, IL and ending on the Santa Monica Pier in California 10 days later.  The Chase will hopefully bring a worldwide embrace and knowledge of the nostalgia and historical value of the route, our goal is to show the world the real life Americana that the route still holds alive to this day!  The Chase will be visiting many small communities along the way and are eager for the local public to come witness and experience what this historic event is all about.


Riders and Machines will compete an average of 250 miles per day over a 10-day period. Riders and Machines could endure fatigue, mental exhaustion, cold, heat, elevations, and all the ferocious elements of Mother Nature. Riders will navigate the course of The Cross Country Chase on their own, no support crews of any kind will be allowed during the event. Riders will have to think about what they need to pack to make it the duration; tools, parts, and luggage must be packed on your motorcycle. It is just you, your motorcycle, and some of the best 2-lane roads of North America.


Riders will have to successfully navigate the 10-day, 2300+ mile route without going off course or getting lost. The Cross Country Chase will provide riders with a Navigation Map each morning that will give turn-by-turn instructions based on mileage.


Riders and Machines will compete an average of 250 miles per day over a 10-day period. Riders and Machines could endure fatigue, mental exhaustion, cold, heat, elevations, and all the ferocious elements of Mother Riders and Machines will be challenged to complete stages in a timed fashion, which will require maintaining certain speeds, strategically planned stops, and managing time throughout the day to check in to the final daily checkpoint at the required time.


Riders will be given a 120-question test that will cover aspects of the route and American Motorcycling history which will count towards each rider’s final score.

This event will be open to the first 100 people that successfully complete all of the required entry requirements for this event.



Want to see the Chase?  Come see us at the following locations along the way!!


Block Party – September 14th

Springfield, IL Prologue:

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Downtown Springfield, IL


Prologue – September 15

Motorheads Bar and Grill

3:00pm to 5:30pm

Springfield, IL


Stage #1 – September 16th

Teds Motorcycle World – Alton, IL

10:30am to 11:45am

Tater Patch – Rolla, MO

4:00pm to 6:30pm




Stage #2 – September 17th

Downtown Joplin, MO

12:30pm to 2:00pm

Will Rogers Museum – Claremore, OK

4:00pm to 6:30pm


Stage #3 – September 18th

Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum – Warwick Ok

10:45am to 12:15pm

National Route 66 Museum, Elk City, OK

4:30PM To 6:30pm


Stage #4 – September 19th

Big Texan -Amarillo, TX

12:00pm to 1:00pm

The Historic Depot – Tucumcari, NM

          4:00pm to 6:00pm


Stage #5 – September 20th

Isleta Casino – Albuquerque, NM

4:00pm to 5:00pm


Stage #6 – September 21st

Wig Wam Hotel – Holbrook, AZ

3:30pm  to 5:00pm


Stage #7 – September 22nd

Oatman Hotel, Oatman, AZ

3:30pm to 5:30pm


Stage #8 – September 23rd

Death Valley Harley Davidson Victorville, CA

4:00pm to 6:30pm


Stage #9 – September 24th

Burbank, CA



Grand Finale – September 25th

Santa Monica Pier

12:00pm to 2:00pm awards at 1:00pm

Tip Top Bass Tournaments @ Ute Lake State Park
Sep 24 – Sep 25 all-day

Tip Top Bass Tournaments will be held Sept 24 and 25, Oct 16 and Oct 30 at Ute Lake in Logan NM.

Virtual Fun Run
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – Oct 1 @ 11:00 pm

Quay County On The Move Fun Run/Walk has a New Virtual Option

The Annual Quay County On The Move Fun Run/Walk is planned for October 1, 2022 as an in-person event, but for 2022 the Quay County Health Council is adding a virtual option for people who live out of the County or have other commitments on the 1st.

The Virtual event will allow participants to walk or run their 5K or 2.5K between September 24 and October 8. We are asking that they participate in the fun by posting pictures of themselves during their virtual event with the #quayfunrun2022. Signing up is Free! You will need to go to this google doc to register https://forms.gle/p3mUSP5K87zvb87eA and then follow the directions on the form. There is not a charge to participate, but if you would like a commemorative shirt mailed to you there is a $11 charge. Directions for ordering a shirt are in the google form. We will be mailing all virtual participants a commemorative sticker for your water bottle.

To add to the fun, we are collecting miles from the in person and virtual participants to reach from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66. After registering, you will receive a link via text to post the miles you walked or ran during your virtual participation. You may enter more than 3.1 miles if you choose to.  Follow our progress on our social media sites.

We would like to thank our sponsors that made this event possible: Altrusa International of Tucumcari, Cross Arrow Medical Clinic, Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Huffman Counseling & Wellness – Dr. Tina Guerrero, DAc, DC, MS, KTNM 1400 AM and KQAY 92.7 FM, Mesa Winds Health Mart Pharmacy, Partnership Addressing Substance Struggles, PMS Quay County Family Health Center, Roadrunner 4-H Club, Ronny Sanders State Farm Insurance Agency, Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan, and Tucumcari General Insurance.

The fun run/walk is hosted by the Quay County Health Council’s Healthy Eating Active Living Committee. For more information, call 575-815-4575. Be sure to follow us on Facebook @quaycountyhealth and Instagram @qchealthcouncil, so you will see the other participants posts. Follow #quayfunrun2022.

Brenda Bishop


Quay County Health Council

PO Box 251, Tucumcari, NM 88401



Working For A Healthier Community

Fired Up
Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Fired Up is a long-standing community friendly FREE festival in Tucumcari and Quay County. The festival is held the last Saturday of September from 4pm to 9pm and features tons of fiery fun! Event fun includes  live music, food and craft vendors, car show, Prince Tocum & Princess Kari contest and more. The evening is concluded with a performance by Odd Lab Fire Dancers and Fireworks! Fired Up is hosted by Tucumcari MainStreet with generous support from numerous local and regional businesses as well as the City of Tucumcari.

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