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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 11:14 AM
Highway 5 by bike


We plan to cycle tour highway 5 all the way from Mexicali to Laguna Chapala camping along the way. From the Baja Road Conditions forum I found out that only 23 unpaved miles remain which is good news. I'm interested to know if there are enough towns/shops to restock on water and food regularly? Say every 50 miles?

If you have any other tips, feel free to share. Thanks!
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 11:54 AM


It has been 23 miles for 3 years now. Yes, stores for food/water south of San Felipe at Colonia Delicias km. 36, Puertecitos (paved turnoff km. 74.5), Rancho Grande market km. 147+ (Gonzaga Bay).

The longest dry stretch (between Mexicali and San Felipe) is between La Puerta and El Dorado Ranch... about 85 miles.

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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 12:12 PM


Thought about the bicycle ride from Mexicali to San Felipe for
a while, not overly, but a bit hesitant as I would be by myself.
Being dropped off at Calexico, then taking the bus back to TJ.
About 126 mi. border to SF? I think is called Campo Mayor,
I believe close to Rio Hardy, as I remember 60 mi. border
to Campo Mayor, very rustic palapa camping



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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 12:23 PM


Thanks David. Seems it should be fine, we'll just have to load up for the 85 mile stretch. What about any stores south of Gonzaga? I read about Coco's Corner but not sure what is available there.
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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 01:10 PM


No stores south of Gonzaga. Coco's Corner is a friendly place to have a beer. Chapala has a tire repair and a cafe a kilometer south on the highway. It is really nowhere. Cataviña is 30 miles north of Chapala, your next services.



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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 05:12 PM


Coco also has bottles of water for sale, but forsure Tecate is his best seller.

Bruce

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[*] posted on 3-20-2017 at 07:36 PM


"From the Baja Road Conditions forum I found out that only 23 unpaved miles remain which is good news."

I think most would hope it remains unpaved ;)




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[*] posted on 3-21-2017 at 04:59 AM


Quote: Originally posted by mcnut  
Coco also has bottles of water for sale, but forsure Tecate is his best seller.

Bruce

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