7 Days of Baja del Norte
7 Days of Baja del Norte
Side by Sides and Dual Sport Motorcycles Welcome
March 1st-7th 2020
About the Routes
Riding for 7 days can be hard and long for even the best riders. I have worked hard to create daily options so that if a rider is fatigued or simply needs a break there are route options. Each day there are Easy, Main, and Hard options. There is also the possibility of following the luggage van. In this way I am able to design routes that work well for riders on a range of bikes from small dual sport bikes to Side by Sides and with varying levels of difficulty. All riders do not take the same routes. Riders choose their own partners and will group with others wanting similar experiences.
Saturday Tecate: Hacienda Santa Veronica
Sunday Rancho El Coyote Meling
Monday Old Mill Hotel
Tuesday Hotel Mision Catavina
Wednesday Hotel Mision Catavina (Loop Ride)
Friday Mike's Sky Rancho
Saturday Riders go home
Each day's ride ends at a new motel. There will be a luggage van carrying our gear so you can travel lite and enjoy the ride.
This is an awesome route for both motorcycles and side by sides with plenty of options for easy and hard routes. The 7 day adventure starts in Tecate and makes a large loop around Northern Baja. There will be options to ride on the beach and through the mountains and through many cactus forests. On day 4 there is an option to take a break or to add an optional full day's ride.
Ride Signup info:
The cost to join this 7 day ride is $895 for a single rider. 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.
The cost to join this 7 day ride is $1,395 for a Rider and Passenger. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride and the cost of the support truck and driver. You will receive a double hotel room, meaning it will have two beds. This also covers your ride packets which include custom Garmin GPS maps on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.
Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $200 Deposit for a single rider or a $300 deposit for a rider and passenger. (Ride limit is 18)
Sorry the ride is full, but I often get cancellations, so add your name to the Waiting list and you can still possible join.
Rider Waiting List 7 Days of Baja del Norte 2020
After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Note: Riders must make full payment by January 18th 2020
Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.
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.
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Questions about this ride contact:
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I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making plans, so here is the detail
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
Q: What bike will I (gpsKevin) be taking on this ride?
A: I will ride my Yamaha YXZ1000
Q: What bikes are good for this ride?
A: Side by sides and dual sport and small adventure bikes can work well. The routes have options suited for both types of bikes.
Not recommended are big heavy adventure bikes unless you are an excellent rider and good in sand.
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: Do I need a Passport?
A: Yes, we will be crossing the US and Mexican borders; both countries require passports.
Q: What are motel room arrangements?
A: Rooms are double occupancy, meaning each rider shares a two bed room with another rider.
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.
(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)
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.
(See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)
Q: Is the riding really on my own?
A: Yes, but everyone hooks up and rides with a friend, or a new friend or me.
Q: Will I do this ride again next year?
A: No, sorry, I hardly ever repeat rides as I love to develop and discover new places and rides each season. And I have a long dream list of rides now. So this is likely the only time for this ride. Remember: Everytime we say no to a ride that is one less ride in life
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: No, this ride is for intermediate and experienced riders only. The riding has easy route choices and tough route options. Each evening we will study the following day's choices. You will find lots of supportive people at the ride.
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.
Original registrations for all vehicles you are taking across the border including trailers
US auto insurance
MX auto insurance
MX tourist card CLICK HERE for more information
Who is going on the ride:
gpsKevin, San Diego CA
Joe Lord, Marana, AZ
Chris C, Sebastopol, CA
Louie A, Woodland, CA
Ed T, Tucson, AZ
Polaris RZR XP1000
Doug C, Tucson, AZ
Polaris Sportsman ATV
Craig H, Tucson, AZ
Polaris RZR 1000
Don R, Tucson, AZ
Polaris Sportsman 850
Allyn B, Saddlebrooke, AZ
Polaris RZR 1000
Jim R, Oracle, AZ
Polaris RZR XP1000
Tim B, Anaheim, CA
Charles C, Corona, CA
Craig M, Camarillo, CA
2017 KTM 500 EXC-F
Greg M, Chino Valley, AZ
John C, Deer Park, WA
KTM 990 Adventure R
Steve H, Mead WA
KTM 690 Enduro R