Mextrek 8, Oct 20 - 23rd, is just around the corner. 50 riders signed up as of Sept 15th, and 35 staying for the epic 5 day afterparty V 2.0 in Real De Catorce, Tula, and Ciudad Victoria!!

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/LCeQfuDOFrByy0DT2 , then send $25 or $50 paypal payment to mextrekadv@gmail.com to complete your reservation. I'll add you to a list of riders, updated every so often, and you will start getting updates on the ride via email.

NEW REQUIREMENT 2018: ALL RIDERS **ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ** PURCHASE A $28.00 BAOFENG UV5-R RADIO (AMAZON) OR EQUIVALENT WITH HEADSET FOR BIKE TO BIKE COMMUNICATION See post #4 for details:

Mextrek #8, 2018, next October 20th to 23rd, 2018. Galeana, Hotel Magdelena

If you are looking at a calendar you may notice this is a Saturday, not a Thursday, departure into Mexico. You read this right. A careful analysis by our team of experts concluded most Texas ADV riders enjoy being in Mexico for more than just 4 days and for 2018 there is a super cool option...the After Party V2.0 (see details below). Mextrek dates are:

Friday, Oct 19th: Optional welcome dinner at Mambo's McAllen 6 to 11 PM

Saturday, Oct 20th:

A group: 7 AM departure with longest / fastest route thru Santiago

B group: 8 AM departure with longer / faster route thru Cienega del Toro

C group: 9 AM departure with shortest route through Rayones

D group: 12 Noon departure for those who can't begin travel to McAllen on Friday. Toll road / all pavement ride to Galeana following our support truck.

Sunday, Oct 21st, Monday Oct 22nd: 2 glorious day rides from Galeana to the nearby wonderful dual sport routes. Riders will self organize into ride groups.

Tuesday, Oct 22nd: Riders will group up and ride back to Mission. Target return 3PM in Mission. Weekday return means shorter lines, both for permit cancellations and border crossings.

AFTER PARTY: Tuesday to Sunday: Galeana, Real de Catorce, Tula, Ciudad de Victoria. See post #2.

I have dedicated the next 9 posts for updates on:

1. After Party

2. Attendees + After Party

3. Communications

4. GpS

5. Lodging

6. Border Safety

7. Permitting / Visa

8. Insurance, Medivac, Spot

9. Prior trip planning and reports

A few pics from Mextrek #7:

Thursday: Group picture in, on Thursday, slow group, first to arrive, LOL.

Thursday: High above Rayones:

Thursday: Cienega Del Toro Snack and tire change:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: 3rd floor balcony hotel view:

Saturday Laguna de Sanchez:

Saturday: River Walk

Saturday: Overlooking Galeana at Radio Tower

Saturday: Framing our Ride HQ, a selfie I will show my grandkids:

Sunday: Peter near Cassillas on Gold Standard:

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National, KTM 450 looking fit and ready

Sunday: Parque National, Everett and his 90 lb backpack:

Sunday: Curtis in Laguna De Sanchez eating Elotes

Sunday: Peter driving down the canyon to Colla De Caballo:

Monday: Me and Donkey Punch at the falls:

Monday: Stuntman Jeff exploring a 5 star beer garden in Santiago

Monday: Valet Parking in Santiago, WUT???

Monday: Santiago Church on Square

Register Here: https://goo.gl/forms/LCeQfuDOFrByy0DT2 , then send $25 or $50 paypal payment to mextrekadv@gmail.com to complete your reservation. I'll add you to a list of riders, updated every so often, and you will start getting updates on the ride via email.

NEW REQUIREMENT 2018: ALL RIDERS **ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO ** PURCHASE A $28.00 BAOFENG UV5-R RADIO (AMAZON) OR EQUIVALENT WITH HEADSET FOR BIKE TO BIKE COMMUNICATION See post #4 for details:

Mextrek #8, 2018, next October 20th to 23rd, 2018. Galeana, Hotel Magdelena

If you are looking at a calendar you may notice this is a Saturday, not a Thursday, departure into Mexico. You read this right. A careful analysis by our team of experts concluded most Texas ADV riders enjoy being in Mexico for more than just 4 days and for 2018 there is a super cool option...the After Party V2.0 (see details below). Mextrek dates are:

Friday, Oct 19th: Optional welcome dinner at Mambo's McAllen 6 to 11 PM

Saturday, Oct 20th:

A group: 7 AM departure with longest / fastest route thru Santiago

B group: 8 AM departure with longer / faster route thru Cienega del Toro

C group: 9 AM departure with shortest route through Rayones

D group: 12 Noon departure for those who can't begin travel to McAllen on Friday. Toll road / all pavement ride to Galeana following our support truck.

Sunday, Oct 21st, Monday Oct 22nd: 2 glorious day rides from Galeana to the nearby wonderful dual sport routes. Riders will self organize into ride groups.

Tuesday, Oct 22nd: Riders will group up and ride back to Mission. Target return 3PM in Mission. Weekday return means shorter lines, both for permit cancellations and border crossings.

AFTER PARTY: Tuesday to Sunday: Galeana, Real de Catorce, Tula, Ciudad de Victoria. See post #2.

I have dedicated the next 9 posts for updates on:

1. After Party

2. Attendees + After Party

3. Communications

4. GpS

5. Lodging

6. Border Safety

7. Permitting / Visa

8. Insurance, Medivac, Spot

9. Prior trip planning and reports

A few pics from Mextrek #7:

Thursday: Group picture in, on Thursday, slow group, first to arrive, LOL.

Thursday: High above Rayones:

Thursday: Cienega Del Toro Snack and tire change:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: Road of Death:

Friday: 3rd floor balcony hotel view:

Saturday Laguna de Sanchez:

Saturday: River Walk

Saturday: Overlooking Galeana at Radio Tower

Saturday: Framing our Ride HQ, a selfie I will show my grandkids:

Sunday: Peter near Cassillas on Gold Standard:

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National

Sunday: Parque National, KTM 450 looking fit and ready

Sunday: Parque National, Everett and his 90 lb backpack:

Sunday: Curtis in Laguna De Sanchez eating Elotes

Sunday: Peter driving down the canyon to Colla De Caballo:

Monday: Me and Donkey Punch at the falls:

Monday: Stuntman Jeff exploring a 5 star beer garden in Santiago

Monday: Valet Parking in Santiago, WUT???

Monday: Santiago Church on Square

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