The Baja Divide is a projected bikepacking route through the Baja Peninsula from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., MX. The nearly 2000 mile route is expected to connect the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez, crossing every mountain range in Baja California on a series of unpaved backcountry tracks. Become intimate with the rural backcountry of Baja California in a season when most off-pavement routes in the USA are closed for the season.
Over 90% of the route is expected to be off-pavement, and less than 3% of the ride will be on the busy Transpeninsular Highway, MEX1. The best time of year to ride the Baja Divide is November to March. A tire in excess of 2.3” is recommended while 3.0” (plus) tires are optimal for much of the route. Food and water are frequently available along the route, although up to three days of food and 8 liters of water may be necessary in extreme cases, depending upon the rate of travel and season weather variations. Locals along the route are friendly and readily offer basic support if needed, and there are many options to adapt the route to fit personal preferences.
The Baja Divide is a project of Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman. The route is projected to be complete by summer 2016. An informal group ride will depart San Diego, CA in the first week of January, 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the group depart in 2017.