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Quad Races

Posted by on January 3, 2013

A group of doctors, nurses and volunteers run events every few weeks to raise funds to help individuals with medical needs, here in Mulege.  There is always a large Mexicano turn out, but very few gringos. A few months ago they ran a kayak demonstration along with the afternoon dinner. I posted about the event in several places trying to gather up some gringo support. Well, the kayak champions never made it to Mulege, so it flopped.  Never say never, someone gave me the idea to hold a quad race, open to everything from motos to golf carts. I proposed it Jorge the event organizer and he thought it was a great idea. We set the date for Dec. 23rd. We asked and received permission from the mayor to close 2 roads, essentially blocking access to or from Mulege under the bridge. The police provided escort service to drive on the highway as well as traffic control.  There was even an ambulance on stand by. Even tho it was close to Christmas, many folks showed up. We ran match drag races on the remaining pavement along the river and match road races thru some dirt roads near by and finished in front of Jorges Beer, water and propane store. Jorge served BBQ chicken, salad and mashed potatoes. The Beer truck even lowered their price for the event. This was one of the most successful fund raisers, if not the most successful. The benefit was for Miguel, who was the passenger in the tragic car accident that killed our friend Bartelo, owner of the Jungla Restaurant and Bar. Local restaurants donated gift certificates for “dinner for 2”, stores donated merchandise and even hair cuts and oil changes. Look for the event next year sometime in Jan when schools are in session and people aren’t off on a holiday vacation. Nick Feller took these great pics. Kevin lent his wit as the MC slash race director. Thanks to both.

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