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Mextrek #14 Galeana (and Beyond) Oct 23rd to 26th 2021

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Hey Fellow Dual Sporters,

Registration is open. Registration will close Sept 30th for "Lite" 4 day, but earlier, July 31st for Afterparty and DOD due to hotel booking lead times on this busy holiday week. Register here:


AMIGOS!!!!!!!!!!

It is time for another round of fabulous Mexico riding with friends. Come and explore the amazing mountains, valleys, winding blacktop, and magical towns of northern Mexico with the Mextrek Amigos crew. This trip combines elements from Mextrek 1 and Mextrek 13, namely visiting the towns of Santiago and Galeana, in one trip, while offering great riding for riders of all abilities.

Trip options:

"Lite" Santiago and Galeana, Sunday the 22nd thru Tuesday the 26th

"Afterparty" Xilitla and San Miguel Tuesday 26th to Sunday the 31st (experienced Mextrekkers only)

"Day of the Dead" Guanajuato for Cevantino and Day of the Dead Saturday 30th to Wednesday Nov 3rd (and possibly beyond...experienced Mextrekkers only)

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"Lite" Trip Itinerary:

Friday, Oct 22nd: We will converge in Mission, TX (basically McAllen) on Friday night for a 6PM welcome dinner and meet and greet. A safety briefing and next day's overview at dinner should have everyone lined up for Saturday's events. All first timers must depart with the group from Mission Saturday morning, unless otherwise agreed. All riders should have a TVIP import permit and FMM travel visa in order prior to dinner on Friday. Doing this online seems to be the best method given increasing tensions on the border and continual problems with last minute crossings.

Saturday, Oct 23rd: 8 AM Depart Mission, TX for Santiago, Nuevo Leon. Arrive at our respective hotels, unpack the heavy stuff, and regroup on the main square for a nice Noonish lunch. At 2PM depart for the counterclockwise loop of the "Potrero Redondo" track including tackling the challenging climb to La Trinidad will show every rider where they shake out versus Richard's infamous Class 1, 2, 3, 4 road rating system. 55 miles total, it is 20 miles of concrete, 10 off class 1/2, 5 of class 3/4, and 10 of incredible winding highway 20 back to Santiago. Dinner at the scrumptious Compostela indoor outdoor restaurant next to the main square. Late night drinks on the square for the heartiest amigos.

Sunday, Oct 24th: Depart Santiago 9 AM after breakfast on the square. As we are fully loaded choose a less aggressive route than your ability. Guided routes are: Class 1/2 riders via Mex 85 and the twisty two lane into Rayones. Class 3/4 riders over the Gold Standard and all meeting up in Rayones. Then west to Cienaga del Toro and south via the Dual Sport Double Dragon into Galeana. Hotels Jardin and Magdelena on the main square. Dinner at the fancy new food truck court just across the square.

Monday, Oct 25th: Riders are free to explore the Mextrek region. Many will choose a ride south to Camarones, Zaragoza, or any of the 7 guidebook routes to the south. Visit the imposing and challenging 12,000 foot Cerro Potosi if you haven't had enough riding today.

Tuesday, Oct 26th: Depart Galeana for Mission, TX. Cross the border around 1 to 2 PM.

Any questions, contact Peter Shaddock at 281-772-1211. Send a message via whatsapp and I'll add you to my little Mextrek Amigo's group.

Previous Mextreks and other info:

Many, many more details to come amigos!
Peter, aka Pedro del Norte
 
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What’s the cost of insurance to cover bike there and health insurance in case of accident? Do you guys go by Santiago? All nights are in hotels right? No camping? Any idea on total budget for Galeano lite? Thxs
 
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What’s the cost of insurance to cover bike there and health insurance in case of accident? Do you guys go by Santiago? All nights are in hotels right? No camping? Any idea on total budget for Galeano lite? Thxs
Insurance for you and the bike maybe $150.

One night in Santiago.

All hotel, no camping, food, or coffee kits needed.

$500 to $700 including all visas permits and insurance.
 
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