Albuquerque – Grants – Milan – Prewitt – Casamero Ruins
Ride to see the Bi County Fair –west on I 40 to the Mesita exit, then east on Old RT 66 to NM 124 and NM 122 past Milan to Prewitt, then on to Co RD 19 and the Casamero Ruins. Return trip east on I 40
The ride was 211 miles with about 3 1/2 hours of ride time.
Saturday September 31, 2013
We had a family event planned for Sunday and my Football draft was on Monday. If I was going to get to ride this weekend it had to be on Saturday. I gave some thought about going to the Hatch Chile Festival, but we did that last year. Then I found the Bi County in Prewitt NM, an event I’ve never attended before.
After a good breakfast we got on the Interstate and headed east. I exited at Mesita and took the side roads (old RT 66) to Grants. These back roads make the ride a little longer, but the views are better and there are no semi trucks to deal with.
After filling up in Milan we rode east on NM 122 about 20 miles to Prewitt.
The Bi-County Fair takes place every year over Labor Day weekend in Prewitt, NM. The fair is for both McKinley and Cibola counties.
The biggest crowd was at the pig competition. Not knowing what to look for in a prize pig made it a little hard for me to follow. But for most of the other spectators it seemed to be an exciting and close contest.
I found the horseshoe contest easier to follow, but we were the only spectators.
After we left the fair we rode over to the Casamero ruins, they are just a few miles from Prewitt.
After walking around the ruins we started for home. Because my daughter had friends coming over, we rode straight back on I 40 to save time.
It was nice day for a ride, this can be a very windy area and today it was calm. The fair was fun, I really enjoy the sense of community found in small town events. The Bi County Fair is one I will do again.