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Air Travel

Southwest Airlines is the official meet airline and is offering up to 10% off most fares for air travel to and from the event, with the convenience of Ticket-less Travel. To qualify, call Southwest Airlines Group and Meetings Reservations at 800-433-5368 and reference the ID code: X0140. Reservations sales agents are available 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Friday or 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. CST on weekends. Special rates are available for Dec. 5-18 travel.


Amtrak offers daily and direct service to Albuquerque from Los Angeles, Chicago, and Kansas City, and connecting service from other cities.

Get Help from AAA

AAA is a sponsor of the meet; for help with your travel arrangements, call them at 1-800- 846-0377, toll-free and use the password "cross country."

Rental Vehicles

Thrifty and Hertz are official sponsors of the meet. We have negotiated reduced rates and encourage you to patronize these rental agencies.

Thrifty: Call 1-866-254-1044 to make reservations and reference Source Code USA. To guarantee the rates listed, you must call before November 1, 2003. Vehicles include unlimited mileage within the state and surrounding areas. Rates cited do not include taxes.

Vehicle Type Daily Weekly
Compact $29.89 $159.89
Mid-size $34.89 $179.89
Full-size $39.89 $199.89
Minivan/4x4 $59.89 $329.89
12 passenger* $99.89 $549.89

* the 12 passenger van has a mileage cap of 100 miles/day and 700 miles/week, after which 25 cents per mile is assessed.

Hertz: Call 1-800-654-2240 to make reservations and reference Meeting CV#022Q1238. You may also make reservations online at The rates below are based on round trip rentals and will apply from Dec. 5-20, 2003. You are encouraged to make reservations well in advance, as blackout dates may apply, and rentals are subject to car availability. Minimum rental age is 25; standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Rates cited do not include taxes.

Vehicle Type Daily Weekend* Weekly**
(per day) (per day) (5-7 days)
A Economy 2DR $35.99 $21.99 $135.99
B Compact 4DR $40.99 $25.99 $149.99
C Midsize 2/4 DR $44.99 $27.99 $169.99
D Special Sporty $46.99 $32.99 $183.99
F Full size 4DR $49.99 $34.99 $199.99
G Premium $54.99   $39.99 $209.99
I Towncar $65.99   $62.99 $274.99
R Minivan $69.99   $64.99 $289.99
U Convertible $65.99 $62.99 $274.99
L 4-Wheel Drive $65.99 $62.99 $274.99

* weekend rentals are available for pick-up between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 p.m. Weekend rentals have a minimum 2-day rental; Thursday pick-up requires a minimum 3-day rental.

** weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra-day rate for weekly rentals will be charged at one quarter of the weekly rate.

Directions to the Course

The course is located north of Albuquerque on the Santa Ana Pueblo across from the Santa Ana Golf Course and Casino, just northwest of Bernalillo. Estimated travel time from the Albuquerque Marriott is 25 minutes for approximately 25 miles. There is no bus service to the race site - you need to make your own travel arrangements!

Driving directions:

Take I-25 north about 16 miles to Bernalillo/Rio Rancho exit 242. Exit and turn west (left). It will be about 2.5 miles through the town of Bernalillo, across the Rio Grande River, to the Tamaya Blvd-US 550 intersection. Turn north (right) onto Tamaya Blvd at the Hyatt Resort sign and travel 0.8 mile. Follow the signs and directions from volunteer staff into the parking area.

If parking at the race site overflows, shuttle buses will be on hand to transport spectators from the remote parking areas to the viewing area approximately a half mile away. There will be handicapped and VIP parking at the race site.

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