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Motorcyclists Rejoice! Mazatlan's Favorite Event Honors Motorcycles

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Motorcyclists Rejoice! Mazatlan's Favorite Event Honors Motorcycles

Sophia Boccard

motorcycle in mazatlan

International Motorcyle Week in Mazatlan (Semana Internacional de la Moto Mazatlan) is one of the biggest bike rallies in Mexico and one of the most exciting in the world. It’s very existence in Mazatlan honors one of our very own, Pedro Infante, a Mexican actor and singer who is hailed as one of the greatest actors of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. Some of his more iconic roles in A Toda Máquina and ¿Qué te ha dado esa mujer? feature him on a motorcycle which is only fitting that he is the symbolic representative of the yearly week event.

motorcyclist in mazatlan

Formally and officially created back in 1996, the annual event generally takes place the week after Easter. This year’s weekly events will take place from Wednesday April 19 and run through Sunday April 23, 2017. This event has grown to about 20,000 bikers that come from all over the world to make the trek across Mazatlan over the course of five days.

The seeds of this event began back in 1985 when several motorcyclists made a weekly ritual of riding in and around Mazatlan as a unified group. The group gradually grew and by 1987, a new Moto Club Mazatlan A.C. was soon created in an official capacity with weekly meetings, scheduled outings and eventually the host of the yearly event that was inclusive of all fans of motorcycles and riding. 

cyclist in mazatlan

By 1995, the demand for hosting an event became a necessity that by May of 1996, the first annual Bike Week was held. Year after year the annual event kept growing and in order to include the multinational visitors from all over the world, the name grew from Bike Week to International Motorcycle Week.

Spectators and motorcyclists alike can experience all the events that International Motorcycle Week has to offer with the biggest and most spectacular of the events being the Grand Parade on Saturday, April 22, 2017 that starts by the Valentino roundabout and makes the trek all the way to the end of Paseo Olas Altas where the Pedro Infante statue is situated, right across the street from Casa Lucila Hotel Boutique. 

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Now in its 22nd year, this year’s International Motorcycle Week in Mazatlan will continue to grow in its demand, helping sustain and support tourism in Mazatlan. Some of the exciting events to look forward are listed below.

For more information on how to participate or view some of the events, check out Legendaria Semana de la Moto Mazatlan.