Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM & Sangre de Cristo Harley Owner’s Group’s Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt

In 2019 we don’t have the Miles High Challenge as an excuse to rack up the miles on our Harleys, so we’re going to do a scavenger hunt as this year’s excuse. On the linked pages below, you will see a variety of pictures that you need to duplicate as best you can. The pictures don’t have to be an exact match, but you have to capture the essence of the scavenger hunt pictures.

The idea of these hunts is to get you out on your Harley, or ?, and explore the communities that surround Santa Fe. While in these areas, spend some time in the local businesses. Eat with the locals in the town cafe. Shop at the local c-store for water, got to stay hydrated, right? Ride some miles, make some memories, and see this great state!

Register for the hunts @ gbp2965@gmail.com and provide your: Name, email address and phone number. All submissions will be gathered on a spreadsheet and submitted to Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM monthly. Glen Post, the Harley Owner’s Group Director, handles the website and creates the hunts. Debby Pearson, Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM co-owner, handles the application of the points to your Iron Rider account.

Guidelines:

  • Iron Rider points will be assigned to participants at 50 points per hunt, with a total of 500 points if you complete all 10 planned hunts.
  • This series of hunts is easier to work with a smart phone. You can compare your pics to the pics at this website.
  • Each set of pictures is designed to be done in one day’s ride. Some will take less time.
  • You have to ride and include a picture that contains a picture of the main subject of the picture WITH YOUR BIKE in the picture! (Don’t put yourself or your bike in jeopardy. All pics in these hunts that show the bike on the wrong side of the road are on roads that see little or no traffic.)
  • If you’re doing this as a group, one picture of all the bikes will suffice. Include the names of all the registered riders.
  • By joining this Motorcycle Scavenger Hunt, you acknowledge that Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM and Sangre de Cristo Harley Owner’s Group will be held blameless for any and all problems you encounter along the way.

Scoring:
All hunts are considered complete when all of your pictures are similar to the ones posted. You will be submitting the photos to the Sangre de Cristo Harley Owner’s Group’s director to be judged by him. He promises to be an easy judge and points will be assigned monthly by Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM’s co-owner, Debby Pearson.

Submitting photos:
You will see this link or something similar on each hunt page. Click this link to submit your photos! You can submit your photos at anytime, but scoring will be posted only at the end of every month. By submitting your photos, you agree to allow Santa Fe Harley-Davidson/KTM & Sangre de Cristo Harley Owner’s group’s usage of all photos as we deem necessary. Store or Chapter website, brochures, newsletters or in store advertising is possible.

THE HUNTS:

The Lost Wages Hunt
OK, using the slang name for the Nevada Las Vegas is doing the New Mexico Las Vegas an injustice, but I couldn’t help myself. This hunt will take you to the north of Vegas to one of our National Monuments. Enjoy!

The Church Hunt
The church hunt is not about religion, but it’s about history. The churches you’re looking for are all old, historic and were/are the center of village life when they built. One exception would be the one pueblo church. That appeared to be built on the outskirt of the pueblo. The Church Hunt Gallery

The Grasslands Hunt
This hunt is over 200 miles of riding, but the scenery is pretty nice. Once you turn off I-25 onto NM 104 in Las Vegas, you might want to top off the gas tank by turning left and then heading south after you finish. This hunt takes you to Trementina, Mosquero, Roy, and finally Wagon Mound. I make this run frequently. Scenic, serene, historic, and just plain cool. The Grasslands Hunt Gallery

The La Cueva Hunt
Once again you’ll pack on the miles for this hunt. 200 miles + or – ? Nice day in the country is always a big plus in my book. The La Cueva Store was a great surprise to me. I brought home raspberry flavored chocolate and two soup mixes that Nina & I will enjoy. This was a fun ride. The La Cueva Hunt Gallery

The Spy Hunt
The City of Los Alamos, a.k.a. The Secret City, is the destination of this short hunt. Our first short hunt! Just three easy targets for this trip, so take your partner or riding friends and cruise up to L.A. Short hunt, but very scenic! The Spy Hunt Gallery

The Haunted Hunt
Let’s hunt for ghosts on this hunt. Maybe you want to save this hunt for October so it’s closer to Halloween! When I scouted this hunt, I had 4 towns in mind, Negra, Encino, Vaughn and Yeso. All towns that I’ve explored before. Now Vaughn and Encino are not really ghosts, but they have a goodly number of abandoned buildings in them. The railroad caused these towns to come into existence, but as time progressed, the support these towns provided was replaced by modern technology.

The Southeast Hunt
This one takes you far afield and I have added a map. The last picture is optional, and why is explained on the page. I enjoy this ride and make it a few times a year, with some variations.

More hunts will be added throughout the summer months until we get to a total of 10 hunts, so check back on this page often.

Send all submissions to gbp2965@gmail.com