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ADV EventsBike RallysBamako Adventures Baja 4000 - Jan. 25-Feb. 3, 2019

Bamako Adventures Baja 4000 – Jan. 25-Feb. 3, 2019

4000 kilometers of pure Baja Magic over 10 days.

Published on 05.29.2018

The crazy energy of the the Budapest-Bamako Rally is coming to the Americas! Dubbed as “The World’s Largest Amateur Rally” the Budapest-Bamako Rally has set its sights on the Baja Peninsula for 2019 with the Baja 4000. The 4000 in the title is referring to the more than 4000 kilometers this 10-day rally will cover, starting in Los Angeles, going down to Cabo San Lucas and making its way all the way back to Los Angeles.

The emphasis of this rally is a fun, DIY, never-say-die attitude. It is minimally supported and a non-timed, navigational and endurance race/road trip. While there are many four-wheeled vehicles that participate in this rally, the Baja 4000 is obviously open to motorcycles. Actually, it is open to any street-legal vehicle. And its free to enter the Spirit Class, open to any pre-1975 machine and/or under $1000, and/or any non-traditional vehicle determined by rally organizers.

The Baja 4000 has a Motorcycle Assistance Truck so riders don’t have to load their bike down with more than a weeks worth of stuff. This includes space for four tires, 68 quart storage trunk, two 5-gallon gas cans, a tool kit, and 5-gallon water can.


This sounds like the perfect race/rally for adventure bike riders since the daily routes aren’t going to be so gnarly that VW bug or Geo Metro can’t get through. But just navigating and enduring the long days on a bike would be challenge enough.

For more info and registration, click here.

Author: Sean Klinger

With his sights set on doing what he loved for a living, Sean left college with a BA in Journalism and dirt bike in his truck. After five years at a dirt-only motorcycle magazine shooting, testing, writing, editing, and a little off-road racing, he has switched gears to bigger bikes and longer adventures. He’ll probably get lost a few times but he’ll always have fun doing it. Two wheels and adventure is all he needs. 

Author: Sean Klinger

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