Update 4/24/16: Thanks to everyone that attended this event. We enjoyed an informative evening with nearly 100 guests, including descriptions of the Baja Divide and the planning and equipment required to make a successful tour of the route. Thanks to The Bicycle Shop, Dimond for hosting the event, as well as Revelate Designs, Advocate Cycles, Bikepacking.com, Surly Bikes, and Meriwether Cycles for support.
Join Nicholas Carman and Lael Wilcox at The Bicycle Shop on Dimond Blvd. to learn more about the new Baja Divide route, including details of the routebuilding process, maps and images of the route, and a discussion on how to prepare for a successful tour of the Baja Divide. With help from a number of friends, we mapped a nearly 2000 mile off-pavement route from San Diego, CA, USA to the southern tip of Baja California at San Jose del Cabo, BCS, MX, scheduled to be published via a new website this summer. This exciting new bikepacking route crosses an international border, travels both coastlines of the Baja peninsula, through every mountain range in Baja, and even includes a short boat ride across Bahia Concepion to a little used dirt road on the far side of the bay. Encounter remote Spanish mission sites with cool water shaded by date palms, classic tracks from the Baja 1000 moto race, forgotten beaches, and rough mountain roads. The complete route is a big adventure that requires some experience and planning, which we will discuss at this event. What kind of bike to ride, how to pack, how much food and water to carry, are tubeless tires really necessary? A short presentation with images will be followed by a Q&A. Our loaded Baja bikes will be on display. As always, ride a bike to the event for a chance to win some cool stuff from our sponsors.
Also, Lael will be leaving town at the end of the month to ride to the start of the Trans-Am Race, so come say hi and bye before she skips town.
Join us at The Bicycle Shop on Dimond Boulevard in Anchorage, Alaska on Wednesday April 20th at 7PM. Doors open at 7, talk starts at 7:30. There is a Facebook event page if you want to let us know you are coming. This event is sponsored by Revelate Designs, Advocate Cycles, Bikepacking.com, and The Bicycle Shop of Anchorage.