Baja Burro
March 31- April 6th 2019
Great for Baja Bugs too!
This ride is complete, here are the Pictures from the ride

The Baja Burro is a 7 day adventure making a large loop around the Baja Peninsula.  The ride starts in Tecate at the USA border.  This is an easy, scenic style ride with lots of backways and main dirt road options. This ride is perfect for someone with the explorer attitude and not the race attitude.  You will see some amazing places and meet some fantastic people.

Day 1 Tecate to San Quintin
San Quintin to Bay of LA
Day 3 Bay of LA to Mulegé
Day 4 Mulegé to San Ignacio
Day 5 San Ignacio to Gonzaga Bay    Day 6 Gonzaga Bay to Mike's Sky Rancho
Day 7 Mike's Sky Rancho to Tecate

Ride Signup info: 
This is a big deal, serious fun ride and only prior experienced riders are welcome.  That is  part of our great team harmony. If  you are new to my rides you should start by joining one of my other open rides and get to know some of us.  If you are a great rider and would like to be considered directly for this ride you can send me an email and I will give you consideration.  Sorry to do this but great riders are key to great rides.  And I simply may not know you. Let's get that fixed. If you don't know me or have not been on any of my other rides, then send me an email and introduce yourself.  l will try to help answer your questions and help determine if the ride is right for you:  If you have received an invitation from Roberto or Marco please signup below and welcome.

The cost to join this 7 day ride is $895.  This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride and the cost of the support truck and driver.  Hotel rooms are double occupancy. This also covers your ride packets which include custom Garmin GPS maps on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.

Sorry the ride is full, but I often get cancellations, so add your name to the Waiting list and you can still possible join.

After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.

Note: Riders must make full payment by February 15th 2019
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

Refund Policy
Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming.  I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up.  If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself." If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

Want to rent a bike for this ride?
  I have a good friend in Tijuana (Marco) who will rent you a BMW
Check him out here.
Contact Marco at:

Yoda gpsKevin                  Yoda Marco
Questions about this ride contact: 
Yoda gpsKevin:  

 Ride Details
 I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy! 

Ride Plan Baja Burro 19

View the ride maps
OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.
I put these ride maps on the web page because I know a few of you love looking at the ride detail and dreaming about the ride.  At first glance these maps do not look so impressive, but they are way cool.  If you start zooming in, you can see the ride in incredible detail.  I have spent a ton of hours sorting through the details of the ride for each day, so for those of you that enjoy this sort of thing, well enjoy!
The Blue lines are MAIN routes
The Red lines are Harder routes
The Green lines are Easy options
The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints
Note: If you really like to study the rude open the map file below and turn on only one days ride at a time to understand what is going on.

Baja Burro 19


Q: What bikes are good for this ride?
A: Large adventure bikes can work well and street bikes too.  The routes have options suited for both types of bikes.

Q: What gas distance range should my bike have?
A: I would suggest that on some days you carry enough fuel to make 200 miles due to the fact that sometimes the route can have issues and it is good to have a little margin.

Q: What is the total distance of this ride?
A: The ride is 1,600 miles. The average ride day is 220 miles. 

Q: Do I need a Passport?
A: Yes, you will be crossing the US and Mexican borders; both countries require passports.

Q: What are motel room arrangements?
A: TBD. See details in full rider packet.

Q: How does the ride navigation work?
This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit.  People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together.  You are not encouraged to ride alone.  You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 
 (see my ride Navigation Video) 

Q: How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?
I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones. 

Q; What do I do if I don't have a garmin gps?
A: Buy one, you need it. We will show you how to use it. You can get a great one for under $200 bucks.

Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, but we recommend you ride with a friend, or a new friend.

Q: Do I need insurance?
A: Yes, you must carry proof of medical insurance and liability insurance for yourself/motorcycle.

Q: Would this be a good ride for new riders?
A:  Yes. The riding has easy route choices and is mostly scenic.

Are you right for this ride?
When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  You should be in the more likely to offer help camp.  This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help.  Additionally there is all the normal stuff: come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

Who is going on the ride?
Dakota C, Norfolk, VA

Daniel C, 
Cotati CA
KTM 1290
Gavril G, Sacramento, CA 
Greg A, Ashland, OR
 Africa Twin
John C, Langley BC
Kawasaki Versys 650
Jay M , 
Abbotsford B.C
Africa Twin
Jerald O, Rising Sun, IN
650 GS.  or   1100 GS
Jon A, Winchester, VA
KTM 1190
Kameran A,  Great Falls, VA 
Mahidhar R, Annapolis, MD
BMW R1200 GS Adventure
Peter H, Lakewood, OH
Ronald P, Fruita, CO
KTM 950 Adventure
Stan M, Harrison Hot Springs, BC
Tim H, Grafton. OH
We think he's on a CT 90!
gpsKevin, Escondido, CA
Greg M, Chino Valley, AZ
Support Driver
Brian M, Cochrane, AB
Jeffrey R, Bloomingdale, NJ 
Jim G, Las Vegas, NV 
Joe L, Marana, AZ 
Dina G, Sacramento, CA 
 Kevin B, Trenton, IL
BMW800 Adventure
Marco S, Tijuana Baja
BMW 1200gs 
Todd H, Anchorage, AK
KTM 1290