Grand Canyon Down Under 19

Ride Description GCDU 19

April 20th -27th 2019

The ride is over now here are Pictures from the ride

And here is the story of the ride according to Yoda Gil

Grand Canyon Down Under with Arizona

About the ride:

This will be a 7 day adventure bike loop ride starting outside Las Vegas. Most of the ride will be in Northern Arizona and will include The South, East and West sides of the Grand Canyon. Riders will explore the mining towns of Nelson, Oatman and Jerome. Riders will enjoy the beauty of Sedona, Prescott and the Mogollon Rim. Some riders may even opt to stand on a corner in Winslow. There will also be a couple huge lakes and a dam.

Ride Details:

Signup info:

The cost to join this 7 day ride is $1045. This covers your lodging for the 7 nights during the ride. This also covers your ride packets which include a custom Garmin GPS Map 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 March 9th, 2019

Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

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 Grand Cyn DU 2019

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.

Yoda Gil

Questions about this ride contact:

Yoda Gil:

About this ride

Important information to enjoy

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

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)

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.

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)

Note from me, gpsKevin

My goal for this ride is simple, great riding, so you can count on great routes and places to ride.

But in addition: the ride is about discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.



Who is going on the ride?

Gil B, El Segundo Ca


Bob G, CA

KTM 1190R

Loren H, Centralia, WA

FJR 1300 or Ktm 680 Enduro

Mike H, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Ktm 1190 R

Barry B, La Mesa, CA

Richard K, Dover, ID

BMW GS1150

Martin A, Tucson, AZ


Daniel S, Grandville, MI


Axel W, Athabasca, AB Canada

KTM 690

Skip C, Torrance, CA

Craig R, Thousand Oaks, CA

Jeroen S, Spring, TX


Rick G, Santa Barbara, CA

KTM 1290 R

gpsKevin, Escondido CA

Yamaha YXZ1000

Brian, A, Whittier CA

KTM 1090 R