Welcome to the BMW Cross-Border Rally!
Presented by BMW Moto Club QTO and BMW NorCal.
Here it is! The first annual BMW Cross Border Rally, brought to you by the BMW Moto Club Queretero and BMW NorCal. We're coming together as the first BMW International Sister Clubs in the world, and this rally is how we celebrate this friendship. This year our clubs will rendezvous in Loreto BCS and tour our way up scenic and adventurous Baja California, to end at the BMW Dealership in Long Beach California. This Rally Ride is open to members of any BMW motorcycle club, including any BMW Regional and National Clubs, including members of the BMW RA and the BMW MOA. The Rally at Long Beach is open to all BMW motorcycle owners.
Starting things off from the US side will be a group of BMW NorCal riders heading from the SF Bay Area to Loreto. We will mostly be on paved roads but there will be some dirt too. Expect stops at places like Mike's Sky Ranch, San Felipe, Coco's Corner, the beautiful beaches of Mulege and much more. Accommodations will include camping on beaches to staying at hotels. We will casually tour to Loreto, we are neither racing nor getting crazy off road. And this is not meant to be a guided tour through Baja, we are a collective of BMW riders, each paying their own way. Yes, we will be following a predetermined route, and yes, BMW NorCal will be making some reservations in advance. But everyone is responsible for their own bike, their own mexican insurance, and their own expenses including accommodations and food. Also, we will be providing links and tips of what we will need, see below. Now that said, if riders want more dirt or no dirt, they can plan their own ride and meet up with us somewhere along the way.
After a day or three in Loreto we will tour north with the BMW Moto Club QTO, making our way to BMW of Long Beach. You can expect tourist experiences like whale watching at Ojo de Libere, cultural immersion, places of historical significance, and some great camaraderie. The last night in Mexico we expect to stay in the Baja wine region, just South of Tecate. From there we push to Long Beach. BMW of Long Beach will host the Rally with a great event with great food, cold drinks, and vendors and sponsors showcasing great motorcycle gear and products.
Riders that can't go to Loreto can meet the group in the Baja wine region, or at the BMW dealership in Long Beach. And from Long Beach we ride to Death Valley to link up with the annual BMW NorCal campout in Furnace creek. Also camping in Death Valley that weekend, BMW COSC and BMW Arizona so it's going to be a blast!
There will be a minor fee associated, for Rally shirts and to cover incidental costs, but for now we are doing a soft registration to gauge interest.
Click here to sign up.
Click here for the working itinerary.
Click here for the checklist of things we need to travel in Baja.
Contact Nick Gloyd with any questions, Tourcaptain@bmwnorcal.org
See below for the working routes, broken up into three legs:
(you can view the routes on the interactive maps or logon to Rever.co for a free profile to download these routes to your phone)
Leg 1: the SF Bay Area to Loreto.
Leg 2: Loreto to BMW Long Beach.
Leg 3: BMW Long Beach to Death Valley, Via Joshua Tree and Mojave National Monument
We are working on refining the maps, this is just to give riders an idea of where we are going.