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[*] posted on 3-7-2016 at 01:03 PM
Baja 4000 coming to Baja next january. Epic road trip and rally


http://www.baja4000.org

Creators Of The World's Largest Amateur Rally Announce Baja 4000

February 26, 2015- Los Angeles. -- Organizers of the world's largest amateur rally have big plans to bring the spirit and energy of the Budapest-Bamako Rally to North America. "We're incredibly excited about launching and running the Baja 4000 next January", said Andrew G. Szabo, creator the Budapest-Bamako. The 11 year old trans-Saharan rally to Mali keeps the flame of barebones rally-raids alive in Africa.
Our new race is a 4000 kilometer long, 10 day, charity off-road race and tour from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and back. The event is open to any street legal vehicle and anyone with a valid drivers' license. “Our events are open to amateur rally drivers and professional adventurers”, said the 46 year old entrepreneur behind the Baja 4000.
Just like the Budapest-Bamako, the Baja 4000 isn't a timed race where the fastest car wins. The Baja 4000 will be a navigational and endurance rally. Teams have to find GPS check points and complete difficult daily stages on time and on demanding terrain. "By keeping the time element out of our races, we can ensure that even low budget teams with simple vehicles can compete. We never wanted become and arms race, where the team with the biggest budget, the strongest car and the largest pit crew wins", continued the founder of the rally. The race will be monitored and tracked by GPS logger devices.
The touring category will be an off-road raid open to motorcycles, trucks and cars without competition.
The Baja 4000 will start in Los Angeles, CA on January 13th and travel to the Mojave desert. Teams will spend the night at Josha Tree National Park and dash around the Salton Sea to the Imperial Sand Dunes before bidding farewell to California.
The rally will ride along salt flats, rock dirty roads, soft sandy patches through enchanted canyons and virgin beaches on the Sea Of Cortez side of the Baja peninsula. "Just like in Africa most nights will be spent in make shift desert camps, but we'll make sure that every 3-4 days participants can take a shower and have a proper meal”, added the founder of the rally.
After a rest day in Cabo San Lucas the teams will turn North and head towards Guerrero Negro. A half a day will be reserved for whale watching at the UNESCO protected grey whale breathing ground before moving onto the boulder-strewn cactus forests of Catavina.
“The Baja peninsula with its raw natural beauty is pure magic. Unfortunately participants of the pro-races, like the Baja 1000 can’t enjoy this stunning beauty”, said Mr. Szabo

Pre registration is open for the Baja 4000. The pre-registered teams will be invited first to enter in early March. The detailed daily stages will be announced in late April. The rally will benefit abandoned street children and orphans in the Baja peninsula and kids fleeing the savagery of war in the Middle East.
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http://www.Baja4000.org






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[*] posted on 3-7-2016 at 08:51 PM


Best of luck with your event!



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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 06:33 AM


NICE !!!!
is this a for sure event ?
ny info on planned "track "?




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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 07:38 AM


This is a long route,for a bike.Good luck with your Rally
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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 09:11 AM


I am interested, ThX
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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 09:19 AM
Border wait times???


Going to be interesting to watch everybody lined up to get their FMM's southbound and passing through US Customs on the way back north

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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 09:26 AM


It's planning time!!!



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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 11:18 AM


Verrrrryyyy ambitious :o

"Hey, Joe....let's rent a car in San Diego and drive the caca out of it for a week or two in Baja. Yeah, the guy says we can do that no problem....just get Mexican insurance. What do you mean it sounds like a pipe dream? .....That's how the Paris-Dakar started....."

"Yes, I know.....but they moved that raid to a different continent due to political unrest and kidnappings/ransoms....."

"No worries , pal......Mexico isn't like that....especially Baja.....it's kinda like California's backyard playground....lotsa gringos go there...."

"Ya know, maybe I will do it on a mountain bike....there was a guy I heard about with a fat tire rig rode all over Baja and had no problems with the deep soft sand...."

"Hey....maybe we could dirtbike it....the guy says we can rent dirtbikes from a support crew that will give you another bike if your first one breaks, gets stolen, or sinks in the quicksand on the beach by El Rosario....No, his website wasn't clear about that option or its costs...."

"Or....we could stand-up paddle our way around the peninsula....doesn't look like anybody is doing that....we could be famous !"

"Well, in the meantime, maybe we should just keep track of this on that Nomad website and see what folks are thinking about with this thing......maybe it will fizzle out....or maybe it will make Baja great again...."




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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 01:58 PM


Some of the years seem off.
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[*] posted on 3-8-2016 at 02:12 PM


BBR,
Life can be like that.....:biggrin:





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