It's been done before, but a few years have passed since FMF or DC Shoes have ventured down into Baja for a little fun. With that being said, after some time away from Mexico, the crew at FMF and DC Shoes decided it was time to organize a trip, getting all their buddies in on the fun. And with the help of Baja experts Cameron Steele and Chilly White, a ride that included everything from snow-capped mountains to the beaches was hatched. With a list of moto industry regulars that included, Nitro Circus' Andy Bell and Greg Godfrey, FMF's Donnie "Lil' D" Emler, Red Bull's Jeremy Mallot, DC's Nate Hawley and Brian Cassaro, Alpinestars' Gabriele Mazzarolo and Jeff Weiner, WMG's Travis Clarke and Bobby Moore, Rockstar Energy’s Nick Allen, and Baja 1000 Champion Kendall Norman and his JCR/Honda teammate Colten Udall, this ride was sure to produce some fun times.
At TWMX, we usually only concentrate on motocross and Supercross, however, with the recent rains hitting the west coast, how could we pass up an epic dust-free ride through some of the most beautiful scenery around? Besides, although the rains have left the surrounding hills and trails in excellent condition, many of our local tracks have less than desirable conditions. Simply put, the FMF/DC Baja Bonanza was a great way to take a break from moto.
After entering the boarder in Tecate, the group quickly geared up and headed out for day one, which consisted of single track combined with roads that wound over the mountains, into the small town of Ojos Negros, and eventually ending in Ensenada where the crew stayed for the night.
Day two was one of the coolest rides anyone in the group had been on, as the pack of nearly 40 riders wound down the coast from Ensenada, burning in fresh single track on top of hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean. After a quick taco break on the coast, everyone headed inland, did a couple water crossings, and some more single track before heading back to Horsepower Ranch for the final night, located just outside of Ensenada.
After rains pounded the area for nearly the entire night, everyone awoke to perfectly watered trails and mountains covered in snow. The final day saw the crew head back over the mountains to Tecate—through the snow and cold weather—and back to the trucks to wrap up one incredible three-day trip.
Below is a photo gallery of all the action that went on over the course of the trip. But is you want to hear more about the entire story, be sure to pick up an upcoming issue of TransWorld Motocross where we'll have all the details—everything from the failed hydroplane attempt to the 194 tacos consumed at a taco stand in Ensenada.