Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally

Written by www.casago.com’s Local Expert

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Puerto Peñasco has been host to the “Rocky Point Rally | The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta South of the Border for over 20 years.  Having consistently grown since its inception in 2001, nearly 8,000 motorcycles ride into Rocky Point each year over U.S. Veteran's Day weekend for the 4-day fiesta spread all across town.  For 2024, the Rocky Point Rally will take place November 7th - 10th, once again welcoming bikers from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Washington, Oregon, to Alaska and beyond.  Bikers from across Mexico also include this as one of the top rallies in the country.  Plan early as hotels, condos and homes can be booked out a year in advance, so if you plan to attend, don't wait to reserve your stay!

How to Register

Early bird registration  is available after Memorial Day ($25 US Early Bird or $30 US at Rally).   Registrants get a Rocky Point Rally package with the official patch, pin, program, pass for noon pirate ship cruise, rally merch, and more. Folks registering at the Barclin gas station just north of town can also take a break and be treated to fish tacos prepared by the culinary school students in Rocky Point as well as a cold beer.  For early-bird registrants, packets will be available at Will Call at both locations.

Where and Why you should Register!

You can register online before the Rally, or Thursday and Friday (9 am - 5 pm) at the event at either the first gas station just beyond the bridge when riding in from Sonoyta, or look for the registration tent set up at Playa Bonita Hotel both days.  Bikers are encouraged to register as all proceeds from this charitable part of the event go to local charities. 

Since it first began in 2001, bikers at the Rocky Point Rally have given back to the town of Puerto Peñasco through registration fees. More than $180,000 US has been raised for local charity and service groups over the years, while many of these organizations can also be found selling drinks and food down at the Old Port over Rally Weekend.  Charity groups receiving funds from the Rocky Point Rally registration and events include the Fire Department, local Red Cross (and ambulance) service, local family service groups (Integral Family Development [DIF]), a women’s cancer screening group, a school for children with special needs, a home for the elderly, as well as toward educational scholarships.

Rally funds raised for these groups come from:

1. Registration Fee
2. Poker Run cards - You can sign up online prior or at registration spots (takes place Thur & Fri)
3. Bike Show -  Takes place at City Hall on Sat. a.m. right before the Bike Parade through town

When registering at either site, be sure to give a shout out to the outstanding Rally volunteers. They are also a great source of giving directions or helping out where needed. A separate tent at the main registration area just north of town is also where you can purchase additional official apparel.  By Saturday you can also find the official t-shirts and additional items at the gift shop located at the Playa Bonita Resort.

Rally Events & Activities

Official Rally events include a Charity Poker Run (Thurs & Fri) - either self-guided or join the meet-up on Friday, the Saturday Bike Show at City Hall followed by the traditional Bike Parade through town, plus a Queen of the Streets Ladies' Bike Show on Friday at Margarita Mermaids, not to mention the traditional Friday night Beach Fiesta at Playa Bonita where it all began over 2 decades ago.

There's no doubt the Malecon (Old Port area) by day and Calle 13 by night are central hubs for rally goers, plus the Mirador area is also a popular spot. Bars, restaurants, and open-air venues from Cholla Bay to Sandy Beach belt out music with live bands all weekend and all are ready to welcome you with open arms. 

If you've never been to the Rocky Point Rally, which has been deemed a mix of "Mardi Gras meets Sturgis", now is the time to plan your trip, even if you are not a biker… you are sure to have fun!

Local Tips

  • The 23rd annual Rocky Point Rally will take place Nov 9th - 12th, 2023.
  • Registration areas set up Thurs & Fri at Barklin Circle K gas station and Playa Bonita Hotel.

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