Select this link to watch and experience a 10 minute video of the ride. Link: Copper Canyon 2016
The hallmark of The Good Adventure Company is “To make the world a better place to live and to ride.” As many of you are aware, there has been a great deal of negative media surrounding Mexico and most of the other adventure companies are too fearful of heading down to the Copper Canyon these days. Through our contacts, we were able to communicate our intentions to help the children in Batopilas and support the local businesses along the way. We were able to ensure the safety of our riders and none of us had a single experience where we felt we were in danger. Well, unless you’re talking about the ride itself…
In February a group of 10 riders from as far as Calgary, Seattle and New York met at the staging area in Benson, AZ at a fellow ADV riders Ranch.
A variety of big adventure bikes were brought along and made ready for an epic ride to Mexico. We would be riding approx. 1300 Miles for 8 days crossing the US / Mexican boarder at Douglas, AZ, into Aqua Prieta, from there South via Sahuaripa, Creel, and then via the old Yoquivo road to Batopilas. Then West to Urique, Chinipas de Almada and Alamos. From Alamos North to San Carlos and US boarder crossing at Nogales.
There was plenty of challenge and significant danger lurking if one of us felt too confident. However, all of us were cautious and successfully navigated the rocks, deep ruts, sand, and water crossings. When we say this trip was for experienced adventure riders, we meant it. The toll on the bikes? A broken windscreen, a dented cylinder head, three flat tires (two of them J.J.’s), a broken chain, and a broken front brake. What is great about touring the Copper Canyon with The Good Adventure Company is that we have close contacts with riders in Mexico who are more than willing and able to help.
Example, a broken chain on the switchbacks above Batopilas at 1:00pm was solved by a new chain being delivered via bus in Baiuchivo the next morning. A broken front brake in the evening? Well, that was fixed the next morning as well. We love to make good things happen for everyone and this includes the children in the boarding school in Batopilas. We are going to help them purchase new chalk boards and tables with chairs for their dining facility. We met with the kids, handed out stickers, candy, footballs, basketballs and soccer balls, even bringing in two of our bikes for the kids to sit on. It was a pure, magical morning in Batopilas for all of us.
If you are interested in a tour of the Copper Canyon, please let us know as we are scheduling soon for the end of 2016, early 2017. Please keep in mind that we are also available for private individualized and small group trips down to the Copper Canyon. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in hearing more. We’d be honored to show you one of the best adventures of your life. Sign up form guided-trips