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General Discussion / Group ride across Mexico
« on: September 02, 2014, 01:41:09 pm »
A few months back I had a thread here asking for help planning a ride across Mexico. You guys were great and I've worked out all the details. It starts Nov. 8!

I also decided to make it a group ride. I broke the trip into ten segments of 3 - 7 days each. Cyclists can join for just one segment or for the whole thing.

I also worked closely with friends in Mexico to plan the safest route possible. Using a detailed township-by-township crime map, I plotted my route through areas with low rates of violent crime - often lower than the US. (The exception is the first leg through the border zone; I'm arranging a support vehicle for that area.)

The route is different than most Mexico routes. Instead of the Baja we go down the central highlands, seeing beautiful towns like San Miguel de Allende. Then we hook east to the Gulf coast and pass into the Yucatan. There is a section of riding on a beachside rural highway, and another section where we cycle right past the pyramids of Chichen Itza.

Anybody want to come? The trip will last through November, December and January. You can come for any part of that depending on which segment(s) you choose. I'm really looking forward to it.

Details here:

Mileage on most days is low (often 30-40 miles) and I welcome cyclists of any experience level, not just veterans :)

General Discussion / Crossing Mexico North-South on Gulf Side
« on: May 29, 2014, 09:41:51 pm »
Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting here. Last year I biked the length of the Mississippi and then west to Texas. In a few months I plan to cross the border into Mexico and keep going all the way to South America.

I'd love any advice or help you can give. Specifically:

1) Anybody cycled Mexico recently? Drug war has heated up in last couple years, I'm very concerned about the northern area.

2) Has anybody gone down the Gulf side? All the Mexico cycling trips I read about are in Baja California or the Pacific Coast. I'll be on the opposite side.

And, of course, if anybody wants to join up for an epic adventure this summer or fall....

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