3/30/2008

Moto Parade in Mazatlán

After the craziness of Semana Santa, Mazatlán moved right into more craziness with Moto Week. We read that 17,000 motorcyles were coming to Mazatlán for the event, and we believe it! Also, anyone and everyone who owns a motorcycle has had them revving all over the city!

Yesterday was the parade, and we headed down to watch it. It was incredible. Lots of Harleys, plus every other kind of bike you could imagine. Riders dressed up. They drove with their babies. They drove with their dogs. They honked and honked. Some did wheelies. All the motorcycle cops joined in.

Here are a few pictures and a short video:

Airplane motorcycle!

Baby in front, child on the back!

The Noroeste (our local paper) flag carried by a pretty woman!

Viking bike!

Tricycle.
This baby is asleep in between his parents!

5 comments:

Kate said...

Great photos! We were at the airport waiting for boarding and missed the whole thing. Looks like an incredible parade! Sorry to have missed it!

Billie said...

Something is always happening in Mexico isn't it? You just never know what you'll see when you step out your door.

Billie said...

Something is always happening in Mexico isn't it? You just never know what you'll see when you step out your door.

Steve Cotton said...

I have long had a soft spot for motorcycles. We owned a Suzuki/Kawasaki/Norton dealership in Oregon City when I was in high school. What a great place for a teenager! Your photographs brought back some fond memories.

Cynthia Johnson & Mike Nickell said...

Hi Nancy & Paul - we made it back to Seattle last night at midnight and Mike is doing pretty well (all things considered.)

It's a good thing he didn't know about Moto Week - I might not have been able to help with the sale of his Harley TODAY! And that's just another step closer for us to make the move to Mexico City.

I have lots of new questions for you two about how we can drive (with our dog) into Mexico...I'll email you!