Biggest Party of the Year Coming To Rocky Point November 10th through 13th!
For three party-laden days and nights beginning Thursday November 10th thousands of the most beautifully designed and maintained motorcycles in America and Mexico will gather upon the sacred Sea of Cortez in Puerto Peñasco. Their proud and passionate riders will grace our pillowy sands and tequila will flow through shot glasses as if dipped from a never ending agave river.
With this group, however, who make up the town’s clear favorite among annual events, their pride in the bikes they ride and their passion for fun go much deeper than the tequila river from which they partake. This boisterous bunch of bikers has raised over $130,000 for six Rocky Point charities since their first welcome invasion of our city by the sea in 2001—and that figure is from registration fees alone. The local charities that directly benefit from 100% of the registration fees and have been since the very first rally are: Red Cross, Fire Department, Elderly Home, La Montaña Special Needs School, DIF (Desarrollo Integral de La Familia) in Rocky Point as well as Sonoyta, and the George Papanicolau Cancer Association.
The passion for giving possessed by these bikers surely fuels their pride and certainly garners immense gratitude from the entire community. After all, their three day presence touches almost every business and individual in Rocky Point, from beach vendors to the shop owners and employees throughout the town and in El Malecón, and from the hotel and resort staffs to the many individuals who benefit from temporary jobs that are created during this event. Over the years the Biker Rally has also meant thousands of toys brought down and given individually by the bikers to children of the community and this year will mean even more as the toy tradition is reinstated after a brief hiatus.
The Rocky Point Bike Rally quickly became a favorite of thousands of bikers who have become loyal repeat visitors in addition to Rally attendees. One reason, besides the quaint beauty and friendly people here, might be that there are so many activities during the Rally they overlap, even run simultaneously and make for tough decisions for bikers and spectators alike about what to be present for. The good news is, whatever decision you make can’t be a bad one. Every event will be fun. And a colorful assortment of highly photogenic bikes (not to mention bikers) will be parked (the bikes, that is), always in a neat formation, out front of the various venues. Inside, the action will be vivid.
Of course, the Rally veterans have their favorites and attend them each year. If you’re new to the Biker Rally, El Malecón is always a cool place to hang because the flow of custom bikes is continuous. You can mingle between them for some great up close photos as they are showcased for the different competitions.
Thursday night is the Registration and Welcome Kickoff Party sponsored by Sea Side Reservations at The Hideaway Bar from 5:00 on. On Friday, for those who don’t make it to the annual El Golfo de Santa Clara Ride, there’s the Miss Rocky Point Rally contest at Pinky’s Pool Bar in El Mirador area beginning at 2:00.
The overlapping and simultaneous activities start full swing the evening of Friday the 12th and they all continue plenty long enough for the spectators and participators to spectate and participate at more than one.
Kicking off the frenzy of parties Friday night is the perennial favorite Beach Party at Playa Bonita Resort that starts at 5:00. It’s supposed to end at 9:00 but many never leave the comfortable atmosphere, music and flowing tequila on the patio of this happening little resort.
Three more parties start at 8:00 and another at 9:00: the annual Walking Poker Run on Calle 13, the Party at Peñasco Del Sol Pool area and a Texas Hold ’em Tournament at the newly remodeled Black Dog on Fremont Blvd. Back at El Mirador the Manny’s Beach Club Party starts at 9:00.
Saturday morning beginning at 10:00, Fiesta at El Malecón is the place to be as all the most beautiful bikes will show up for the Bike Show and competition. There will be music and entertainment, plus the Puerto Peñasco Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Bikini Bike Wash. Expect a crowd—a huge crowd, activities and music until 2 or 3.
Back at Pinky’s Pool Bar in El Mirador there’s a Wet T-Shirt and Bikini Contest from 1:00 to 4:00.
From 3:00 to 4:00 bikers will begin staging for the Annual Parade that takes off from around the Black Dog along Fremont Blvd. and travels through the main streets of town to the glee of thousands of excited children hoping to catch a toy or beads pitched by the bikers as the parade winds its way to Chango’s Bar and Grill with music and other events until 8:00. Chango’s is located on the entrance road to the Sonoran Sea and Spa Resorts. The Fiesta and Concert begins at Playa Bonita Resort from 8:00 on. From 9:00 to midnight there is also a Party at Manny’s Beach Club in El Mirador.
Most bikers will leave relatively early on Sunday after a “Thank you Amigos Breakfast” at one of several restaurants around town. For those who don’t have to leave Sunday, plenty of parties, music and activities will continue at El Malecón and other local bars and restaurants.
Even after the above agenda summary, it’s still a good idea to visit the official Rally web sites at www.cometorockypoint.com and www.rockypointrally.com , click on the detailed event calendars located on each one, browse to read about past Rallies, and then get your fun-lovin’ self on down here for another delightful time on the beaches of the Sea of Cortez!
This blog brought to you by Sonoran Resorts Sales Group, Jim Ringquist, Director of Sales