In January 2017, Topanga Creek's Chris Kelly embarked on an amazing bikepacking journey through the Baja California Peninsula, Mexico, on a ride called the Baja Divide. Baja Divide was researched and organized by two wonderful souls - Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. This self-supported ride started in San Diego and ended in San José del Cabo (Cabo San Lucas) at the southern tip of the Peninsula.
Chris describes the ride as one of the most memorable journeys he has ever experienced because of the instant camaraderie and the adventurous spirits of the 100 ride participants who made the ride truly special. And the incredibly warm hospitality of the people from the tiny Mexican towns and villages they ran into was icing on the cake.
Huge thanks go out to Nicholas and Lael who made the ride possible. And now everyone can experience the amazing Baja California on their own. For more information about the route please visit the Baja Divide website.