Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"Diga adiós a México"
We have carefully considered the situation in northern Mexico including riding into this area and seeing for ourselves. What we found was not very promising. It seems to us that proceeding with our plans to have the route go through northern Mexico may put our participants at substantial risk. This obviously is not an acceptable situation for us to continue to pursue. In order to avoid the situation in Mexico, we have decided to eliminate that first leg of the trip altogether and will hold the start of the event in Mesa, AZ. As we are riding through a significant portion of California along the northern coast of the state, the coast to coast and California content of the route will be maintained. The ride would go from the Golden Gate to Nova Scotia.
Chester's Harley Davidson of Mesa, AZ will be the host for the 2011 pre-challenge kick off party. Together we will be coordinating the event with live music, food and drinks. Watch our blog and website for updates!!