Todd Wells wins 39th annual Road Apple Rally mountain bike race

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The 39th annual Road Apple Rally challenged more than 100 mountain bike riders on a 30-mile course.

It began at Lions Wilderness Park in Farmington and headed east toward North Light Plant Road near Aztec before looping back to Farmington.

A second, shorter course attracted riders of all ages, including families. The short course was a 15-mile loop.

Durango's Todd Wells won his fifth long-course title in the last eight years.

A total of 164 people participated in the two races.

Todd Wells, number 287, trails Mick Harris, number 200, and Brent Winebarger, number 288, at the start of the Road Apple Rally, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in Farmington.

Pro-category men’s results

1. Todd Wells (1 hour, 39 minutes and 34.56 seconds)

2. Brent Winebarger (1:40:00.19)

3. Guy Leshem (1:40:00.76)

4. Erich McAlister (1:48:23.38)

5. Mick Harris (1:49:03.13)

Pro-category women’s results

1. Jennifer Gersbach (2:00:38.34)

2. McKenzie Winebarger (2:01:15.64)

3. Camryn Sippy (2:02:30.04)

4. Tamatha Risner (2:10:5.91)

5. Samantha Fanion (2:13:56.12)

McKenzie Winebarger, shown here crossing the finish line in the 2019 Road Apple Rally, wins the women's event for the first time in 2021 at Lions Wilderness Park.

Short-course men’s results

1. Jerry "Dave" Montoya (58:17.95)

2. Danny Martin (58:20.71)

3. Cameron Vickers (58:21.34)

4. Kevin Uptain (58:22.94)

5. Chris Goehrig (58:26.54)

Short-course women’s results

1. Ella Lundahl (1:05:19.99)

2. Zoe Colfax (1:08:28.74)

3. G. Martin (1:12:47.12)

4. Chrissy Martin (1:12:52.02)

2. Lacey Granillo (1:21:10.37)

Ella Lundahl, age 14, rides the short course, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, during the Road Apple Rally. Lundahl was the first woman to finish the short course.

The full list of results can be found online at

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at

Support local journalism with a digital subscription: