When you’re on a motorcycle in Mexico, pretty much anything goes. In the great wide open of the Baja Peninsula, there are seemingly endless beach dunes, badlands, and two-track trails, as well as an almost complete lack of rules. In other words, it’s the perfect place for an event like the Baja Beach Bash. Nine years in the making, it’s an epic ride for seasoned Baja riders as well as for newcomers, who sometimes find it all a little overwhelming—the danger, the dust, the shenanigans. It is what it is: a big beach bash in Baja on dirt bikes.
It’s also a rebellion with a cause: the event raises money for the Rancho Santa Marta School and Orphanage, a special-needs school with nearly 50 kids. This year’s event raced $116,110 for the kids with help from the participants as well as sponsors like Baja Bound Insurance, Cameron Steele’s Desert Assassins, Johnny Campbell Racing, and the Batey Family Charitable Fund.