Baja Burro 20
Great for Baja Bugs too!
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 back highways 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.
May 16th-23rd 2020
Sadly this ride is canceled due to Covid-19
Day 4 Mulegé to San Ignacio
Day 3 Bay of LA to Mulegé
Day 2 San Quintin to Bay of LA
Day 1 Tecate to San Quintin
Day 5 San Ignacio to Gonzaga Bay Day 6 Gonzaga Bay to Mike's Sky Rancho
Day 7 Mike's Sky Rancho to Tecate
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
Want to rent a BMW 1200GS Adventure for this ride?
Do you have a friend or relative that wants to join you but needs a bike?
I have partnered with a good friend in Tijuana (Yoda Marco) who will rent you a BMW 1200GS Adventure for $175/day, And this includes Panniers and Mexican Motorcycle Insurance. So for the 8 days ride that is $175 x 8 = $1,400
And Yoda Marco will be on this ride should you need any support. That is cool.
There are only 4 of these rental bikes available, so you might want to act soon.
If you want to fly into San Diego, Marco can arrange to pick you up at the airport. and arrange to bring you to the ride start.
Or deliver the bikes. Nothing is easier than that.
And there are no hidden fees like other companies
Note: Other companies will not let you take their bikes to Mexico, much less support you there.
You can reserve your GS 1200 for this ride by leaving a $200 Deposit
$200 (BMW 1200GS Adventure) Deposit
Note: After you make your motorcycle reservation we will contact you to make final arrangements.
If you have rental questions, you can contact Yoda Marco directly
Contact Yoda Marco at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you new to gpsKevin Adventure rides?
If you have not ridden with us before we ask that you fill out our Rider Application before you signup for a ride.
Part of the magic of great rides is to ensure that our riders are a good fit for our type of adventures.
Ride Signup info:
This is a big deal, serious fun ride and only experienced riders are 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.
After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Note: Riders must make full payment by April 4th 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.
Yoda gpsKevin Yoda Marco
Questions about this ride contact:
Yoda gpsKevin: email@example.com
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.
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.
(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.
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?
Steve D, Mission Hills, CA
Michael J, Encinitas, CA
Marco S, Tijuana MX
David B, Alpine, CA
Greg M, Chino Valley, AZ
David S, Hermosa Beach CA