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ENTRIES FOR 2023 OPEN ON JUNE 3, 2019

Our rallies usually fill up quickly. Please make sure you place your team’s entry on time and don’t miss out. There’s room for 50 vehicles in Racing and 4×4 Touring Category, and 10 vehicles in the Spirit Category.

CATEGORIES

GPS COMPETITION

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  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    $1300 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 06/15/21
  • $1500 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 08/31/21
  • $1700 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 11/30/21
  • $1900 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 9/30/22
  • $2100 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 12/23/22
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    The GPS Competition category is a multi-day navigational race. It is not a timed event. Teams have to go from camp to camp in a limited amount of time and complete navigational geo-challenges for points. It is a point race where the team with the best driver and navigator collects the most points. It is a competition valuing driving, navigational and problem solving skills.

4×4 Adventure and Touring Category

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  • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    $1100 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 06/15/21
  • $1200 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 08/31/21
  • $1400 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 11/30/21
  • $1600 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 09/30/22
  • $1700 /vehicle (max. 4 people) – before 12/23/22
$250 REBATE BEFORE 8/31/21 FOR TEAMS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2021 BAJA XL RALLY. REBATE MUST BE REQUESTED AND VERIFIED VIA EMAIL.REBATE IS PAID BY 12/31/21
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    The 4×4 Adventure/Touring category takes you through spectacular, exciting off-road sections. There is no competition or winning. There is an element of extreme adventure, exciting terrains, rocks, sand, and dirt roads. The fee covers maximum 4 people per vehicle. Extra persons are $400. The route from camp to camp can sometimes be done on paved roads, but you may have to take a detour.
    The 4×4 Adventure/Touring category takes you through spectacular, exciting off-road sections. There is no competition or winning. There is an element of extreme adventure, exciting terrains, rocks, sand, and dirt roads. The fee covers maximum 4 people per vehicle. Extra persons are $400. The route from camp to camp can sometimes be done on paved roads, but you may have to take a detour.

Spirit Category for highly unsuitable vehicles.

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    1. The Spirit Category is intended to keep the original banger rally atmosphere of our adventures alive. Come in an an old jalopy. Come in a lemon. Drive an ice cream truck or an Oscar Meyer wiener car. Drive a mutant vehicle leftover from last year’s Burning Man. Be funny. Be creative. Put smiles on people’s faces wherever you drive.
      Space is limited. We ask you to pay a $500 Spirit Deposit. If you show up at our pre-rally press conference in with your car, 2 days prior to the race and you also appear with the said car at the start line, we will refund your deposit. If you don’t, you’ll lose the deposit. All lost deposits go to charity.
TRANSFER OF ENTRIES

Since space is limited, your entry is like a concert ticket. It’s non-refundable. However, we have no problem if you sell it or transfer it to someone else. If it’s done through the rally office and we provide the buyer, it’s done free of charge. Many people buy entries to sell them with the intent of making a profit. Even though it’s not in the spirit of our events, neither is prohibiting it. We ask for a $150 transfer fee if you bring your own buyer and want to transfer your entry regardless of you making a profit or a generating a loss.

Please note that entries can’t be put to other event(s) or next year’s event(s).

MOTORCYCLE ASSISTANCE TRUCK

Bikers can get their gear loaded onto an assistance truck. Each biker is entitled to place the following items:

  • 4 spare tires
  • 1 piece of 68 quart storage trunk for personal items (see sample)
  • 2 pieces 20 liter jerry cans
  • 1 piece basic tool kit (see sample)
  • 5 gallon water bottle

The assistance truck goes from camp to camp and may not be accessible during the day. The truck may travel on paved roads. Space on the assistance truck made available on a first come first served basis for $550. Motorcycle assistance truck may not be available if there is not enough teams asking for it.

WHAT IS AND WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY FEE
  • skullINCLUDED IN THE ENTRY
  • Membership in Bamako Adventures 2023 including full access to all parties and events
  • Numbers and dog tags
  • Detailed road-book with GPS coordinates and warnings
  • Baja survival guide
  • Basic medical aid in the camps
  • Race sheets and navigational points for competitors
  • Information intranet at the official end stages
  • NOT INCLUDED IN THE ENTRY
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Vehicle liability insurance
  • Fuel, food, lodging, strip clubs, alcohol, bail money.
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