People Cycling Rides

Biking Baja's Desert Wonderland.

This is a Approved Ride
Ride Info
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Ride Leader
Thomas Ryan
Tour Dates
Start Location
San Diego (SAN)
End Location
Cabo (SJD)
Cost (est.)
$3492 (USD + $150.00 ride fee)
$597 (USD
Payment Due
Tour Company
Velopura Cycling
Avg. Distance
46 mi / 74 km
Avg. Elevation
2700 ft / 823 m
Ride Description


Come join us in Baja to ride new pavement on empty roads through expansive landscapes rivaling Joshua Tree, Moab, Big Sur, and the fire-red mesas of Idaho. Ride past towering cactus spread across valleys as far as the eye can see, meandering along bucolic coast under warm, bright blue skies. 

Indeed, what is most striking about Baja is tranquility and wide-open space making it the ultimate Covid-era escape: almost 3/4 of Baja’s 3.3 million residents live near the border cities of Tijuana and Ensenada. The rest of the 55,366-square-mile peninsula is remote, an increasing amount of which has and is becoming preserved as federal and private nature and marine reserves. 

Why Baja? Three main things make a great bike trip: scenic rides, friendly locals, and good grub. Baja delivers on all of these, in spades - with a bonus of warm sunny weather and clear skies. Come enjoy equally fabulous and kind people, legendary cuisine, and pleasant riding. We’ve experienced how fleeting these off-the-radar places are, often disappearing within a few short years. Baja too is changing quickly with new hotels, roads and expanding towns, but for now come ride easy peaceful miles on the road less traveled, enjoying the peninsula’s desolate and sublime rugged beauty. Ride it now before you miss out.  



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People Cycling's Ride Rating

People Cycling has four categories for our rides – Easy, Moderate, Difficult, and Challenging. It should be somewhat obvious what these categories mean, but please become familiar with the elevations and distances that define them:

Easy rides are under 30mi/48km in average distance and 1600ft/500m in average elevation
Moderate rides are over the Easy rating but under 50mi/80km and 2460ft/750m
Difficult rides are as over the Moderate rating but under 75mi/120km and 3280/1000m
Anything over the Difficult rating

NOTE: This is not a strict guideline. There could be rides that have a day or two where the average elevation or distance exceeds the values given above. These anomalies should be outlined in the ride description. It is recommended that you read it carefully.

About People Cycling

People Cycling is a bicycle touring club, which you can join for free. We offer Domestic and International Cycling Tours which are led by volunteer Ride Leaders. Our tours are made up of a small group of participants (typically 15-20 or so) who want to ride an average of 30 to 55 miles a day over a one or two week period in interesting regions of the world. Our tours range in price from frugal getaways to luxurious adventures. We travel road, gravel, or mountain bike styles, and all bicycle types – including e-bikes, recumbents, and tandems are typically allowed.

Our ride leaders are volunteers and do not financially profit on tours they lead. They are also given broad discretion on how to lead their tours, and we consider them our greatest asset.

People Cycling tours are operated at cost or at lower cost (as negotiated by our ride leaders) than individuals can obtain on commercial tours. Within the cost of a tour, there is a nominal fee to support club operations and provide tools to ride leaders to manage their rides.

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