Cold Start Off-Road Riding Clinic & Culinary Experience Set to Kick Off Feb. 2022

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cold start off road riding clinic culinary experience set to kick off feb 2022

The Cold Start Off-Road Riding Clinic & Culinary Experience is being put together by the same folks who have delivered excellent rally coverage to us in the past.

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Raising a Glass to Adventure

A Culture-Infused Moto Experience Going Over Off-Road Basics in Baja California

Holiday celebrations are extending into the New Year, with a fresh event which combines a love of riding with a passion for food, drink and fascinating conversions. WESTx1000 has teamed up with several incredible partners, like Baja Bound Insurance, Lost in Baja, REV’IT and Skool of Moto, to put together The Cold Start Off-Road Riding Clinic & Culinary Experience taking place just south of the Mexican border. Early mornings, cold carburetors, hot coffee and the promise of fresh air and winding dirt roads to offer a little extra motivation. It’s a recipe for adventure. One which will be setting off February 4th, 2022, with the recipe book propped wide open. And in Baja California this dish is best served with a side of culture and a glass of wine.

The affair kicks off with an early welcome dinner prepared at the Lost in Baja headquarters. While Chef Garcia prepares the meal, the guests will warm up with a tasting courtesy of Finita Vinicola Winery and Aguas Mansas Artisanal Mezcal. Not to indulge too recklessly, lights will turn out early so all can rest for the coming two-day workshop. Whether turning their wheels off the pavement for the first time or sharpening skills they’ve already acquired, participants will be in wonderful hands. Donni Reddington is a trauma nurse by day and motorcycle instructor by “night” (well, also day). And she has a great team of a medics, sweeps and talented riders who’ll braap beside her throughout the event – notably GS Trophy Rider, big bike coach and moto maven, Jocelin Snow.

Satisfied by a homemade breakfast and a cup of SHIFT coffee, the class begins with an abilities course to prepare riders for the expedition ahead. A brief, but effective, sand intensive will split the first day before the group explores a mellow trail through mountains dividing the Pacific from the Valle de Guadalupe. To commemorate their achievements, famed chef and restauranteur Roberto Alcocer will host a small feast at his joint Dr. Pizza with a few complimentary beverages Transpeninsular Brewery to help wash it all down. Round Two will level up with a few more complex skills and a journey down an intermediate route in beautiful Ojos Negros – a famous stop along the Baja 1000 racecourse. Winding down after a long day behind their handlebars, the gang will gather yet again at one of Alcocer’s restaurants, however Mavla is fine dining meant to savor.

Although the ride comes to an end as the weekend closes, the final day of The Cold Start will be filled with freedom. And wine. An opportunity to wander the region and soak in all which has enchanted too few visitors, at least beyond Rosarito. Or if a whirlwind adventure through wine country seems more alluring, the organizers will have a shuttle ready to whisk guests away for multiple tastings in the Valle. To put icing on the cake, before the guests even arrive, REV’IT! is offering a generous 40% discount to participants upon registration, which is now open and ready to welcome you on an unforgettable motorcycle trip. Please email Kyra Sacdalan – – to learn about the three packages [Full Send, Counterbalance & Coasting], to request a brochure or put your name on the entry list.

The Details…

When: February 4th – 8th, 2022

Where: Ensenada – Valle de Guadalupe – Ojos Negros

How: To register, make inquiries or request a full brochure with descriptions, suggestions and pricing email


  • 2-Day off-road motorcycle clinic,
  • Level 1 & 2 guided dual-sport ride
  • Three nights and three days of culinary experiences
  • Optional wine tour through the Valle de Guadalupe


  • Skilled motorcycle instruction from Skool of Moto
  • 40% off discount from REV’IT! Motorcycle Gear
  • Professional photography captured by WESTx1000 and Wildfire Moto
  • Professional video filmed by DVL Film House
  • An entirely local menu, featuring only Mexican partners such as 2187, Dr. Pizza, Malva Restaurant, Boutique Gastronomica, Aguas Mansas, Finita Vinicola and Cerveceria Transpeninsular
  • Optional logistical assistance, rentals and shuttles within Baja
  • Deals & gifts though partners REV’IT!, Satelite del Norte, Kate’s Real Food, Rugged Radios, and more…
  • There are prerequisites, so please read the brochure carefully before reserving your spot
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