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Why and How to Motorcycle Baja

It’s the time of year motorcyclists think of heading south.  We love riding our motorcycles to Baja and just keep going back every year. This year we did 2700 miles to Criss Cross Baja by Motorcycle.

Friends ask what makes motorcycling Baja so special why do you keep going back ?  The answer is not just one thing but many things that work together and add up to absolutely spectacular vacations.

This post is about why we love it, why you should go, and tips for helping you make your own trip to Baja a reality for 2019.

Reasons we love motorcycling Baja:

Every ride to Baja is an adventure.  We visit places we have never been and the pull of the unknown urges us forward each morning.  Sometimes we ride big bikes and sometimes smaller dual sport bikes, so each ride takes on a specific style. This contributes to variety so the trip never gets old.  It’s different every time.

We rarely make reservations and are never sure where we will lay our head at the end of the day.  It could be in the sand, a plush Cabo resort, or a fine hotel that just emerges in the middle of no-where. Each day starts with a sense of adventure and ends the same.

Baja offers spectacular and diverse scenery.  Oceans, rivers, deserts, mountains, all await you.  This makes for some beautiful scenery as well as incredible motorcycle riding.

The Mexican people are awesome.  Their lives are rich with human stories they are open and willing to share. The people are warm and friendly and we appreciate the casual and simple way they seem to go about life. We love their music and their culture.  The matriarchal society celebrates women and family in openness that is heart warming to see.

Mexican Cusine is unique and flavorful.  The best food in the world can be had for a buck or two at a roadside shed.  Or, you can go all out with multiple courses, table cloths and place settings for 20 bucks. And the drinks — WOW; Mexico has the best tequila and margaritas in the world.  The beer is fantastic too.

Great riding, beautiful scenery, wonderful people, delicious food and drinks are the building blocks you need to make an exciting and memorable vacation.

How to Make your own motorcycle trip to Baja 2019

Our goal at 2ShareOurRide is to encourage others to get on their bikes and GO!  Please check out our pages on riding in Baja for helpful hints, free gpx downloads, google maps, photos and tips on creating your own fun adventures south of the border.

For 2700 mile trip Criss Cross Baja north to South on Big Bikes CLICK HERE.

For a shorter off-road adventure to Mike’s Sky Ranch and more about off-road riding in Baja CLICK HERE.

We are happy to help.  If you have questions, send us an email from our contact page.

Jon & VickyJo Baker, ALWAYS READY TO RIDE!

New 2017 BMW GS adventure replaces KTM 1190 in our fleet.

I totaled my 2014 KTM 1190r with only 35,000 miles on it, but repairs for parts alone added up to over $5000 and then the labor and time. I gave up on it. Yes sad I don’t quit very often. Actually I have a tattoo on my left arm that reads “QINAO” “quitting is not an option”.  I sold the carcass of a great bike for $750.  I only lost about $18,000 on that deal. Really with 35,000 miles on her she was probably only worth $9000. You know we tend to love our motorcycles and think they are worth more than they are.  It’s called Love

So I needed a replacement. Should I buy a new KTM 1090 for $16,000 or replace the KTM of our fleet with a new 2017 BMW GSA for $24,000?  Vicky and I rented a BMW GS in South America and it carried us both very well on the gravel roads of Chile and Argentina. I find it feels like a Land Rover with two wheels.

Yesterday we took the plunge and bought the BMW GS Adventure

I bought a red one to match Vicky’s BMW GS 700

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