Baja Enduro

6 Days adventure in Baja California

February 22 – March 1, 2025

Pictures from the Last Ride

Dirt bike ride in the Mountains, Desert and on the Beach with Singletrack

Singletrack along the 22 day trail

About the ride

This ride is a great Enduro style ride meaning it can cover some rough trails and spectacular places.  This ride is meant for dirt bike and dual sport bikes only.  Your dirt bike will require some offroad sticker from the USA or other.  There will be some connecting paved roads sections but dirt sticker licensed is fine.  

This is a 6 day dirt motorcycle ride around the central peninsula of Baja.  The first two days' rides are loop rides around the area known as San Quintin.  On the third day we ride to Cataviña along the beach and desert forest.  On the fourth day we ride across the mountains into Bahía de los Ángeles on the eastern side of Baja.  Then on the fifth day we ride again into the desert mountains to return to Cataviña.  Finally on the sixth day we ride through the best cactus forests in all of Baja to return to San Quintin. 

Riders meetup on Saturday morning at 10am in San Diego at the Mexico border.  Riders will use their own vehicles to travel to the start of the ride in San Quintin.  It is about a 4.5 hour drive.  For riders wanting to carpool and share vehicles I will start an email list after you signup for the ride. We can travel as a convoy.  Others may just prefer to meet in San Quintin.  The first two days the riders will have access to their trucks at our motel.  We have made arrangement to store our truck here while we continue the ride with our support van to carry your gear.   Riding ends on Friday and Friday evening we will have a ride celebration.  Then, on Saturday morning, riders that would like can travel back to the USA as a convoy again. 

The Baja California Peninsula stretches southward from the US border for nearly 800 miles. The deep blue Pacific Ocean surrounds it on the west and the emerald green waters of the Gulf of California wrap it on the east. Along Baja's 2,000+ miles of coast are deserted coves with pristine beaches and picturesque fishing villages. At the southern tip of Baja, at Cabo San Lucas, the Pacific and the Gulf of California meet. Rugged mountains go down the spine of the peninsula, creating some of the most spectacular riding spots in the world. The Baja climate varies from the cool climate similar to Southern California in the northwest, semi-arid mountainous regions in the interior and semi-tropical areas along the southeastern coast. Baja is geographically isolated from the rest of Mexico which graces the area with unique varieties of plants found no place else on earth. The giant cordón cacti, cirio, and date palms that the Jesuits planted in the 17th century and the mangrove thickets are just a few of the varieties found in Baja. The temperature can vary from summer highs topping 100°F to balmy winter temps in the seventies and eighties. The ideal time to travel in Baja is from late September to mid-June. 

As always on gpsKevin rides there will be route options for those wanting easier or harder routes.  The day can be long so come prepared to go the distance.  This is a ride for riders that enjoy adversity; things can go wrong and it is up to you and your team to fix them.  Weather can change things big time.  Rain, while not common, can make mud bad. This is a tough guy ride. At times the routes can be very challenging and long. Riders and bikes will need to be prepared to go the distance. Bikes should be newer with new tires, new chain and sprockets and larger gas tanks. In order to enjoy this adventure, riders will need to come with a “can do” attitude and ability to help and support the other riders around them.

More About this ride

This ride is a collaboration from all the greatest Baja riders and minds. I myself have been collecting the best routes and adventures in Baja for years, but in addition, I have some Mexican friends that are fantastic riders and adventurers that have helped design this trip. Thanks Roberto and yes, in addition to that, living in southern California I have received much help and advice from American Baja experts too.

So why am I so excited about this trip? It's because I will get to ride some of the best riding in the world and share it with several foreign friends. Riders joining us are from Mexico, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Anyone else?  How fun is that!

About the Routes

Riding for 6 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 rides and bikes, from small dual sport bikes, to high performance dirt bikes.  All riders do not take the same routes.  Riders will group with others wanting similar experiences. 

Ride Details

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

Ride Description Baja Enduro 24

Ride Signup info: 

This is a big deal, serious 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:

The cost to join this ride is $1,495. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride and the cost of the luggage van and driver. Hotel rooms and cabins 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.

Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $400 Deposit  (Ride limit is 24 riders)

$400 Deposit

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


Riders must make 50% payment by November 2nd, 2024.

Riders must make full payment by December 28th, 2024.

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 you will lose your money unless I can find a replacement rider. If I find a replacement rider 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."     

Master Yoda gpsKevin

Magic Yoda Roberto

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 WR250R

Q: What bikes are good for this ride?

A: Dual sport and dirt 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 150 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 queen 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.

Documents required

Valid passport

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

There are good cats and dogs in Mexico

Who is going on the ride:

Yoda Roberto C

Mexico City, MX