This year was my 5th time making the trip down to Baja to ride and it never disappoints. The food, people, off-road culture and stories to tell will live with you forever. Riding with Chilly has the best combination of riding quality, baja experience, and price point that you can get. I have done the chase-truck pamper trips before and they have their place but nothing beats throwing on a backpack and making your own way.
The flexibility in Chilly’s trips allow you to ride the best terrain available in every area while adjusting to the skill and energy of the group, this system has proven to produce happy riders for the 3 years I have ridden with him. We have been caught in snow storms, ridden hundreds of miles of single-track trail, seen thousands of locals camped out for Easter on normally empty beaches, enjoyed the local talent in Ensenada ;), chased down by military trucks in the middle of the night, ridden dozens of miles on the beach, seen amazing vistas, pieced together bike parts out of scrap piles to get back on the road and hung out with the Meling family over a quiet dinner. Every trip brings a new story and its why I seem to get that itch around the same time every year
One recommendation I can provide to future riders is to rent one of his bikes. Chilly really takes passion in setting his bikes up perfect for Baja. Just fly in, cab to the hotel, Chilly pick you up in the morning and kickstands up by 9am.