The rumble of motorcycles reverberated over the streets of Puerto Peñasco at the 23rd Annual Rocky Point Rally held Nov. 9th – 12th. Drawing in over 8000 bikers this year, it is the largest gathering of motorcyclists in Sonora.
The traditional biker fiesta welcomed over 23,000 visitors to the area, among bikers and rally goers making their way to Puerto Peñasco to take in the fun, many taking advantage of the extended U.S. Veterans Day weekend. Area hotels reported an overall 50% occupancy rate, which translates into an estimated 24 million pesos in economic revenue across the city. This event has once again positioned itself as the largest biker gathering in Sonora, and one of the most important in northwestern Mexico.
Over the four days of the Rally, motorcycles of all kinds along with scores of biker clubs could be spotted along the streets of Puerto Peñasco. Bikers had ridden hundreds to thousands of miles to the event, traveling highways across Arizona, California, Texas, and New Mexico from the U.S. as well as Chihuahua, Baja California, Sonora in Mexico, among other states from both sides of the border. Rally goers were able to enjoy everything this port has to offer for a fun stay, and of course our beaches plus tours out to the Schuk Toak Visitors Center at the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, and obligatory stops at sponsoring bars and venues showcasing live bands for all music tastes.
The greatest concentrations of bikers and tourists could be found along Calle 13, in the Malecón, the Mirador, as well as along main streets throughout town including Blvd. Juarez and Josefa Ortiz de Domínguez.
Activities within the event included the traditional Bike Parade and Bike Show, along with bike stunts, a Poker Run, and concerts along Calle 13. Local bike club “Rocky Point Riders” brought in the legendary band Los Apsons, among the various highlights. The popular Sonoran group Nunca Jamas also joined up with The Black Moods from the U.S. for a concert at one of the local venues.
It is worth highlighting there were no fatalities reported during the large concentration of bikers and visitors to the area for the 23rd Rocky Point Rally. This is due to the coordination of municipal, state, and federal agencies, as well as the cooperation of Puerto Peñasco residents along city roadways.
Oscar Palacio Soto, rally coordinator, expressed appreciation to all who took part in this year’s event and particularly those who registered as these donations are distributed among 8 charitable organizations in Puerto Peñasco and Sonoyta.
The 23rd Rocky Point Rally has just barely wrapped up, and with excitement high the 24th Annual Rocky Point Rally dates have been announced for Nov. 7 – 10, 2024! We look forward to everyone’s safe return and to welcoming you back next year!