Copper Canyon Mexico
October 23rd-31st 2021
About this ride
This is a 7 day adventure bike oriented ride, starting in Douglas AZ at the USA-Mexico border and then traveling down the Mexican Mainland to Copper Canyon. We will spend 3 days in Copper Canyon exploring the wonders.
This ride is adventure bike oriented meaning there will be a lot of back paved roads and some dirt roads. You will need to be able to ride many dirt sections. Some sections can be tough if the weather turns bad. We try to have easy options for any tough stuff but one can never really know, so come prepared. There will be scenic, easier options when possible. The ride will focus on seeing Copper Canyon and experiencing the local culture and people! The days can be long, sometimes 8 to 10 hours of riding.
Copper Canyon is home to the fastest long-distance runners in the world
Copper Canyon is a whopping four times larger than the Grand Canyon
Copper Canyon and the road to Batopilas
The ride will include motels each night. Riders will need to carry their own personal gear on there bikes.
Experienced riders only, intermediate and advanced riders only
Riders will want to bring a reliable bike in good condition. There are few services in this area of Mexico. Riders need to come prepared to repair their own motorcycle on the trail and that often includes flat tires.
New tires, tubes and chains are recommended.
Ride Signup info:
The cost to join this 7 day ride is $995 This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride. It also includes your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map 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 (Ride limit is 16 riders)
After your signup riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions.
Note: Riders must make full payment by February 1st, 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.
This will be a spectacular ride, I am excited for this adventure.
If you have questions feel free to email me at: email@example.com
Copper Canyon, in northern Mexico, is a series of massive canyons in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Popular for hiking, it gets its name from the copper-green hue of the canyon walls. The famous Chepe (Ferrocarril Barrancas del Cobre) train connects the region via over 80 tunnels and nearly 40 bridges. Divisadero, a photo stop on the line, offers views into Urique Canyon
I know many of you also enjoy dreaming about the ride and making your plans, so here is the detail, enjoy!
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Questions about this ride contact: Yoda gpsKevin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yoda Roberto: email@example.com Yoda Marco: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sidebar: We are very pleased to have two fantastic Yoda ride supporters this year, Roberto is from Mexico City and Marco is from Tijuana; both have contributed a lot to make this a great adventure.
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.
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