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Friday, January 30, 2009

Rocky Point Bikers Rally

Rocky Point Bike Rally was a huge success

By Beverly Arrowood, Sales Agent for Tessoro

The 8th Annual Rocky Point Bike Rally, as in previous years, was a huge success with over 7,000 bikers from as far away as Corpus Christie, Texas, Nevada, California and beyond as well as about 60 of the “Solo Angels” from TJ and the “Los Vagos” from Mexicali. Needless to say, with the opening of the Coastal Highway connecting Puerto Peñasco and El Gulfo to San Luis, their ride will be much shorter next year.

This rally provides a great deal of excitement as well as income to the city of Peñasco and its charities. Oscar Palacio has been in charge of this event since its inception. This year $20,000 was donated to local charities.

There are custom bikes of all shapes and sizes. For example, there was a bike that looked like a John Deer tractor, a bike trailering a casket, some made to look like rear ends of cars, etc. It is especially interesting to see how many of the riders are women. It is truly amazing how many millions of dollars in bikes arrive here every year for this event. Most make their reservations for the next year upon checking out of their hotels and condos. It transforms a normally quiet beach resort town in a “roar of thunder.” All the restaurants and bars had a very successful week!

Saturday provides the bikers with a poker run which highlights the day with a parade of bikers that tours the entire city—usually the starting bikers meet the end of the bikers. Thousands of families turn out to see this event. This year, at the age of 63, I had the privilege of riding with my son’s friend and it was so much fun . . . that is until the end of the ride, when I could not get my leg over the back of the bike and had to be helped off!


The next event is November 6–9, 2009, so make your plans to come to Puerto Peñasco (Rocky Point) and join in on the fun.


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