If you want a supported ride to Baja and have been thinking of going this is a great deal.
RSVP and ask questions with Rick Johns NLT 01DEC2012. Email: [masked]
"Our next GS Baja ride is coming December 7th to 9th! This ride will take us down to Mike's Sky Ranch via mostly dirt roads and truck trails. As always, this ride is designed around big adventure bikes with knobby tires. While this may be called a GS ride, all makes and models are welcome as long as you aren't afraid to get them dirty.
The plan is to meet at BMW Motorcycles of Escondido no later than 3PM on Friday afternoon, December 7th. At 3PM we'll have a quick rider meeting then we'll be on our way toward the Tecate border crossing. For anyone that lives a little further south you can plan on meeting us at the gas station just before the Tecate border crossing at before 5PM.
You'll be responsible for gassing up your bike here before we head across the border for Rancho Santa Veronica where we'll have some dinner and stay the night.
The next morning we'll have an early breakfast and get on the trail with a goal of making it to Mike's before sunset. Mike's Sky Ranch will be providing dinner and breakfast the next morning but if you wish to wet your whistle at the bar please bring some cash as you are responsible for your own alcohol consumption.
The route will consist of a few water crossings, possibly mud pits, and some sandy sections that will test your ability to handle your bike. On our pre-ride of the route, these did not pose much of a problem for a GS Adventure with the standard Tourance tires. However, things can very easily change in the nearly 2 months we have until the ride. For this reason, we HIGHLY recommend knobby tires for any bike coming along on the ride. Failure to heed this warning will probably result in you and other riders consistently picking your bike up off the ground :-)
We will have our chase truck following us the entire ride carrying water, snacks, tools, first aid, spares, communications and your luggage that you don't want weighing you down on the trail. Please plan on only bringing one soft bag to put in the truck so that we can fit everything in the truck.
The total cost for this ride is $315. This will cover all of the costs incurred while in Mexico which includes food, fuel, and hotels. The gas stop on the U.S. side of the border will be the last place you will be expected to fill up your motorcycle at your expense until we cross back over into the U.S. Once we cross the border into Mexico we will take care of all other food and fuel costs as long as you stay with our group.
If you want to go off exploring on your own it will become your responsibility to cover the costs incurred.
Our goal is to present a fun yet challenging ride that everyone can enjoy and we think this ride certainly will meet those expectations.
Please RSVP with Rick Johns and get your spot reserved by December 1st!