Once again Puerto Peñasco is preparing for the 17th Annual Bike Rally. The rally is billed as “The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta South of the Border.” We have bikers coming from all over the states in the USA, several Canadians and bikers from all over Mexico.
This year the rally kicks of with registration at Barklin Circle K, just as you come off the overpass. Look for the big Law Tiger inflatable and come in and register for the events and receive your OFFICAL rally package which will consist of your official pin, bandana, koozie, patch, wrist bands for you(and the bike), program and Passport book (not a US Passport) for discounts from many local merchants, bars and restaurants. Registration is only $25.00 USD or $450.00 pesos. Buy your Poker Run cards here for only $10.00 USD. Here you can also buy your OFFICIAL BIKE APPARREL. If you want, you can pre-register by going to www.rockypointrally.com. The cost is $20.00 USD per person. You can add your Poker Run card of $10.00. You will also be given tickets for food and beverage. This will also be the collection location for the toy drop off for the 4th Annual January King’s Day Toy Run. Registration is on the left hand side of the Circle K and the gas pumps.
The poker run which in previous years started in the USA and ended at Playa Bonita, will be changed. It will be a local resort run only. At registration is where you will buy your poker run card and then proceed to the locations listed to get stamped and then you will take your card to Playa Bonita on Friday the 10th at 5:00 – 6:00 to draw your cards with winners to be announced at 7:00 p.m. Unlike previous years, the prizes will be cash with 1st price being $3000 pesos and 2nd prize being $1500.00 pesos.
Amongst the entertainment at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night at Bandito’s opening party will be SUMMER and THE BLACK MOODS. There will also be the Fiesta on Calle 12 and 13. Check at registration as there may be a discounted price for the “Sunset Cruise” on the Pirate Ship.
On Friday the 10th, registration will again be from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At 9:30 the line up for the Desert Ride to the Pinacate Visitor Center will be. Meet near the registration area at 9:30 and depart at 10:00 a.m. sharp. If you have not gone out there, it is a must see while you are in Rocky Point. The Pirate Ship again is offering a free cruise with your wristband, be there at 11:30 for a noon departure. The Rey Del Mar will sell drinks on board. Also on Friday the 10th will be the BEACH FIESTA at Playa Bonita from 4-7. This is also the last stop on the Poker Run where you turn in your cards from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. While you are at Playa Bonita, enjoy the music of Matt Farris from the Lake Havasu/Parker area. Matt has been playing here for many years and is indeed popular. The FIESTA on Calle 12 & 13 continue in the evening.
On Saturday the 11th is the Biker Breakfast special “The “Big Tuna Saluna” at Capone’s and it goes from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. Just in time for you to get over to the parade with line up starting at 11:30 and it leaves at noon from the Red Cross and ends in the Malecon.
On Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. enjoy the music of the BLACK MOODS on the Tecate stage and from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 listen to the great sounds of Mogollon. You can listen to this great music while you are either entering your bike in the “Bike Show” which will at the Plaza of the Governors overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Bike Show registration is from 1:00 p.m.- 2 p.m. with the show going from 2:00 p.m. – 3:p.m. There will be 9 categories plus the people’s Choice, Judges Choice and Best of Show. The 9 categories are Best of Show, Chopper, Vintage, Sport, Bagger, Metric, Custom, Paint and Ingenuity.
Finally it is time for our beautiful city to say adios until 2018 to everyone attending. On Sunday the 12th there will be a Blessing of the Bikes from 7:00 a.m – 9: a.m. at the Plaza de Madre next to the Tiburones Baseball Stadium on the corner of No Reelección and Benito Juarez. For those of you staying over, the Pirate Ship will give you another FREE cruise staring at noon so be there at 11:30 and the Fiesta will continue on the Malecon.
In addition to the 2017 Bike Weekend, we will have a separate group of riders that are part of the IRON BUTT RIDE on Nov ember 10th which will bring riders from several areas including a group of 30 riders from Indonesia. These guys will ride for 1000 miles and start in Rocky Point then onto San Felipe, Ensenada, Rosarito, by pass Tijuana, on to Mexicali, Santa Ana, Caborca and back to Puerto Peñasco all in under 20 hours.
If you do not yet have your lodging reservations, I would suggest doing so ASAP as many hotels are sold out. Check with www.Puerto-Peñasco.com, Playa Bonita or Laos Mar Hotel.
Drive safely on your journey home to wherever that maybe and come back to see us soon. No need to wait until the 2018 Rally, we’ll welcome you any time. Comments or questions, send me an email.