Itâ€™s hard to believe that this is the 10th year of the La Ventana Classic and Kitexpoâ€”each year just gets better and more fun which is why it continues to be one of the top five events in North America! Daily competitions in racing/freestyle, gear demos and nightly parties under starry Baja nights all come together as we work together to fundraise for local high school scholarships and community works over five action-packed days. Mark your calendars! The fun begins this January 17 at the Hot Springs in La Ventana.
NEW FOR 2018: Mountain bike races! See website for details. https://laventanaclassic.com
REGISTRATION: Register Online Now & Save! – All Prices increase $10 for onsite registration beginning Jan 16. Mandatory skipperâ€™s meeting is Tuesday, Jan 16 at Palapas Ventana Restaurant. Beat the crowds from 4p – 5;30p for early registration/Jersey pickup.
- 5:00 pm – Welcome Party! Â Taco Bar – carne asado and fresh fish with all the trimmings – welcome to real Â Beers and Margaritas – Rider’s Meeting (Racer’s Meeting, Skipper’s Meeting, You Have to be There No Matter What Meeting–mandatory meeting). Â Jersey pickup for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman. Â Video presentation. 2017 LVC T-shirt and hat sales – get yours early before they run out – supply limited. Â Get the rules, latest schedules based on weather forecasts, meet your friends, support the schools. Â Beer, wine, margaritas, mixed drinks and bar food available for purchase. Â Drink and eat for the children!Â Registration for Wind and SUP Competitor and Sportsman. Â Registration for Party Island Downwinder Poker Run with Baja Joe’s crew.
- 530 – 7pm registration continues
- 7pm video and announcements
- 8pm – 10 pm registration and party
DEMOS START WED, JAN 17! This is an exclusive demo day where we will have the entire use of the beach! Demos run 11a to 4:30p daily starting January 17 untilÂ Sunday, Jan 21 (Sunday is an optional demo day for brands so plan accordingly!).
You must be an intermediate or better rider, able to ride upwind consistently, self-rescue and be comfortable riding with others. All participants must sign a waiver and provide credit card info (VISA or MC only) to demo.
You will be provided with a bracelet and plastic laminated card with participating brand logos which you can attach to your harness or wetsuit zipper.Â When you demo a brand, they will mark off their logo with a sticker. We will have a drawing for Kitexpo participants only. All cards are eligible and if you demoed all brands, you will be eligible for a special grand prize drawing. Details tbd.Â Drawing will be Sat or Sun during the raffle.Â Participating brands include:
- Cabrinha / NP
- Liquid Force
- Mystic / WMFG
- Slingshot/Ride Engine