The Baja California Almanac is what we use when we are on our research trips. We strongly suggest you get some highly detailed maps if you plan to really get off the beaten path. Then we will take a vacation day in La Paz and on Sunday morning, we will fly north to Tijuana and pick up our motorcycles and ride them back across the border. It’s pretty hard to get lost in Baja California – get on route 1 and stay on it until you hit the bottom. 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. My experiences as a touring cyclist on the Baja Divide . The same people also make excellent folding maps of Baja California, Mexico peninsula. The Baja Divide is a 1700 mile off-pavement bikepacking route from San Diego, CA, USA to San Jose del Cabo, BCS, MX, developed in the winter of 2015–16 by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox. The Baja Divide was a rugged 1,700km bike-packing ride, using a combination of paved and unpaved roads and tracks, down the Baja California peninsula, from San Diego, California, USA to La Paz, Mexico.. The synergy of multiple unexpected events led to our bikepacking a section of the new Baja Divide route in Mexico over our 2-week winter break this year. Building a bike for the Baja Divide. The Baja Divide is a dirt bikepacking route from Tecate to the southern cape. We’ve enjoyed routes in Israel, Arizona, South Africa, Slovakia, Montenegro, and elsewhere. The Baja Divide is a 1700 mile off-pavement bikepacking route from San Diego, CA, USA to San Jose del Cabo, BCS, MX. What to expect: In many parts a sandy, rough trail with lots of rocks, washboards, damaged roads and water crossings. The Baja Divide is not a route that we created… it is one that we followed – and really enjoyed! These serendipitous events include: 1) the outcome of the 2016 presidential election which led to our purchasing last minute plane tickets to Los Cabos to get the heck out of Dodge, The Baja California Almanac comes in booklet form, with 50+ maps. If you are planning on doing it, there is a wealth of free information on their website: https://bajadivide.com.The creators of the route are Nick Carman and Lael Wilcox.They have provided a comprehensive Route Guide as well as as a resupply chart. The Baja Divide is a personal project of Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox to give back to the bikepacking community. 2700 beautiful kilometers on dirt are waiting for you! The Baja Divide is a rugged 1,700 mile off-pavement bikepacking route down the length of the Baja California peninsula, from San Diego, CA, USA to San Jose del Cabo, BCS, MX, researched and developed by Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox in the winter and spring of 2015-16. Baja Divide On Friday we will finish riding and load our motorcycles into a semi-trucks and they will begin their journey back up the Peninsula. Well, because cartoonesque maps by Got Baja are the cutest maps you’ll probably ever see. Are you ready for a great ride thru Baja California in Mexico? But what kind of bike do you ride on a route with lots of rough, rocky roads and loose sandy tracks? And in a world of Google Maps and Maps.me, you might wonder why I’m mentioning maps at all. Routes and maps.