Introducing The México Aquabike World Challenge


OK, we’re just gonna say it: the idea of traveling through México sounds pretty dangerous. Kidnappings, shootings, gang warfare and human trafficking is enough to deter most. But again, that’s just how the media is presenting our southern neighbors, so that’s not entirely a fair assessment. Nevertheless, México is still a pretty wild place for most, so that is why what we’ve found has the potential of being all the more daring:

Introducing the México Aquabike World Challenge. A 466-mile, 9-day survival/endurance/distance race is unlike anything we’ve seen before. If week-long races that beat the sternest of PWC racers into a pulp is what you’re in to, then you need to pay close attention. Traversing winding rivers, crystal blue lagoons, and the turbulent Atlantic Ocean, the México Aquabike World Challenge looks to pit racers against a wild variety of water conditions against a jungle background and tropical temperatures.

Cut from the same cloth as other multi-day races like the KaruJet, Russki Jet Racer, and Greece’s Jet Raid, the México Aquabike World Challenge looks to put México on the map of grueling personal watercraft destinations next year, May 15th through the 24th. If you’re looking to seek possibly one of the most insane events of your life, you need to read the original press release below:

The greatest, longest and most demanding personal watercraft racing challenge in history is being conceived. A 750 kilometer marathon on rivers, lagoons and the Atlantic Ocean that includes 50 turbulent rapids on the Usumacinta River in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, long and demanding legs across the jungle of the states of Tabasco and Campeche, and the back-breaking waters of the Atlantic Ocean. It will attract the toughest Aquabike riders on Planet Earth. An adventure that will be compared to the Paris-Dakar Rally, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Indianapolis 500 or the one-of-a-kind International Balsas River Marathon. Take the challenge!

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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