Baja XL 2021... Anyone else signed up?

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A few of us are planning on it in the motorcycle class. Waiting to see a bit on how the borders look with Covid before pulling the trigger.


Trying to escape the city
I've been looking into doing one of these for a while now... just kinda curious if it's worth the cost for some more casual travelers like my wife and I who have never done a rally before.
If you sign up to the Touring class you can do as little or as much of the navigation competition as you want. Overall it's not a race, it's a navigation rally, basically an off-road easter egg hunt. They have checkpoints set up that you try and find and then take a picture or some other way to log that you reached it. Fastest doesn't mean the most points. Many people seem to do the touring because it's a great way to learn about travel in Baja with an experienced, theoretically like minded, group, granted it's a quick pace, but you will get to see all of the peninsula. I've heard of people forgoing some of the route to spend a few days in a particular place then meeting up with the group later.