8th Annual Biker Rally

8th annual Biker Rally
Underway
Fewer bikers expected to roll in for event
Preparations are already underway for the 8th annual Rocky Point Motorcycle Rally!
However, expectations point to a drop in the number of participants over last year given the current economic downturn in the United States, reported Oscar Palacio Soto, President of the city’s convention and visitors Bureau (OCV).
The OCV president stated that given present conditions, they are expecting about 7,000 bikers for this year’s event, about 3,000 less than last year.
He indicated that the exhibition of bikes, principally Harley Davidsons, has already positioned the event among top rallies, although it has reached a point where growth has halted over the rates of the initial years, which topped above 80%.
Palcio Soto stated that given this reason, they are expecting the arrival of around 7,000 bikers.
            The OCV president indicated that despite the expect drop in the number of participants, they are working arduously on the successful holding of the event set for November, following through with a now 8 year tradition.
He stressed that on this occasion, as in other years, funds collected through bike registration would be donated to seven altruistic institutions in Sonoyta and Puerto Peñasco.
He emphasized that the positive evolution of this biking event has been evident through the growth in participant numbers.  In 2001, the event began with just 380 bikers; in 2002, this number reach up to 1,200 followed in 2003 with more than 4,200 participants; in 2004 there were 5,500 participants, in 2005 this number reach up to 7,000; there were 10,000 participants in 2006 and again in 2007.

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