Semana de las MOTORCYCLES 2013

This year’s 18th annual Moto Week seemed to be the biggest ever. Thousands of bikers and their families from all over Mexico and abroad brought over 360 million pesos to our port city between April 1st and 4th. That amount approaches the 520 million pesos that the craziness of Holy Week brought to town! We lived through the noise and the smoke that proves it! And we are so very grateful for this much-needed injection of cash.

The official parade on Saturday afternoon went on for hours; we were still enjoying the acrobatics down Avenida del Mar well into the night. Our Governor Malova joined in the parade, as he has in the past, as did “Green Man,” everyone’s perennial favorite. View our TOP TEN from this year’s parade, below:

We can proudly say that Mazatlecan Ricardo Zamora won all three categories of racing: 600 cc, 900-1000 cc, and free. The event involved loads of concerts, thrilling demonstrations, beach parties, contests, and the opportunity to meet a whole lot of very interesting people.

Today is the day people head home. It’s been great watching so many biker groups pose for commemorative photos on the malecón today. We can’t imagine a more beautiful spot for a bike fest!

We had a whole lot of fun trying to choose our “top ten” from amongst the hundreds of parade photos we took. Start making your plans now to join us next year. Semana de la Moto Mazatlán is held Easter Week, the week after Easter. I did a quick teaser, below. Hope you enjoy it:

About Dianne Hofner Saphiere

There are loads of talented people in this gorgeous world of ours. We all have a unique contribution to make, and if we collaborate, I am confident we have all the pieces we need to solve any problem we face. I have been an intercultural organizational effectiveness consultant since 1979, working primarily with for-profit multinational corporations. I lived and worked in Japan in the late 70s through the 80s, and currently live in and work from México, where with a wonderful partner we've raised a bicultural, global-minded son. I have worked with organizations and people from over 100 nations in my career. What's your story?

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