Does anyone know about Border Crossings

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  1. codivecop

    codivecop

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    I am looking to do a Border to Border ride maybe next year.


    I was wondering:

    • Can you cross the Mexico border near Yuma, AZ?
    • and if so what is it like?
    • Can I turn around right away?
    • are there shops immediatly on the other side?
    • can I get back easy enough?
    • any other tips?
    • How about Canada?
     
  2. bdhawk

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    don't hold me to it, but i think you must have a passport to reenter the u.s.
     

  3. codivecop

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    Yeah, I knew that.... I just wish the Illegals had to have a passport to come here
     
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    Passports are a recently enacted process. Used to be able to use ID and a birth certificate! Ensure you don't have any firearms or ammo on the vehicle or you, Mexican jails suck from what I've heard from a few Marines that visited TJ. Not sure of entries in AZ, so can't help you out there.
     
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    I was told the Mexico border ain't too bad with guns, but Canada WOW watch out!
     
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    You might want to really check that out. I know guns are pretty restricted going into Mexico, even for hunting you have to jump through a few hoops with paperwork. Just don't want to see you get in trouble if you are going to be carrying.
    Here's a link to a web page for guns coming in for hunting alone!
    http://residents.bowhunting.net/awesomehunting/mexicogunpermits.html

    Here's another one for guns not coming in for hunting.
    http://www.mexonline.com/mexguns.htm

    Like I said, I just want you to have a good trip!
     
  7. NMGlocker

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    You were told wrong.
    If you have one round of ammo on you when you enter into Mexico, you will go to jail.
    And Mexico's jails are... well... 3rd world jails.
    Spending 10 years in a Canadian jail would be like a vacation compared to 30 days in a Mexican jail.
     
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    In addition, even though posessing ammo wouldn't be a crime in the U.S. Because it happened while trying to enter mexican territory, you will now be the equivelant of a felon in the U.S. Say goodbye to your CCW privelages!
     
  9. codivecop

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    Well thanks for the info. I have been dabbling in the research, but if I do the ride next year, I will definitely dig and read.

    I don't know how I would carry. I have become rather accustomed to having a "defense" with me at all times. So I might have to have a "support" vehicle that holds gear on the US side while I do the cross & returns.

    Basically to qualify for the rides, you and bike have to cross the border with proof. so pic's or receipts from a store
     
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    Why not go to the border area and rent a room for the night. The next morning go across the border with only what you need, get your receipt, come back across the border before check out time, get your stuff from the room and be on your way.

    Tim
     
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    Take a ziplock bag and bury what you need a few miles from the border.
     
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    :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove: :laughabove:
     
  13. codivecop

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    I have to check the Canada crossing area for a hotel. I have one last option, but I would have to some serious pre-planning and call making.

    There is a time concern for the Border to Border. The 'extreme' version is B2B in 24 hours, or the 'normal' is in 36 hours.

    So any undo out of the way stops would be bad.
     
  14. NMGlocker

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    If you want to cross over at El Paso, Texas shoot me an email and I'll ride with you through most of New Mexico, when you cross over I'll hang out here in the good 'ol USA and stash your armament in my backpack until you return.
    You'll also need to look into the crossing requirements on the Mexico side, especially regarding insurance and lein holder approval (if that pertains to you).
    Here is more info:
    http://www.mexonline.com/drivemex.htm
     
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    Yeah, I think Canada has the same thing. But I am hoping to be across, and back in under 20 minutes. Could be wishful thinking, but the planning starts now.
     
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    They'll put in jail for 1 round of .22 ammo, let alone the gun to fire it....keep any guns or ammo OUT of Mexico!!
     
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    Sounds as if you been bitten by the Iron Butt! Let us know how it works out. The fact that you have a badge doesnt mean D&%k in Canada or Mexico. It should. I have wondered how I am going to ride in Alaska..that pesky country Canada in the way. I work in a jail and that is bad enough dont want to find out what its like to stay in one. Im pretty sure that Canada jail would be pretty nice...Just dont want to explain to my LT why my duty gun is still in Canada! Good Luck!
     
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    There's a ferry that runs from WA to Anchorage. That's prob'ly the only way to carry and ride from the lower 48...
     
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    Yeah, I screwed up and drove all the way to the border once and forgot I was carrying. I pulled off and found a place that had rental lockers. I am sure you can find a bus or train station or something along that lines. Maybe the local police or a gun store would hold it for you for a short time.
    Or you could park your bike and walk across.
     
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    There's a ferry that runs from WA to Anchorage. That's prob'ly the only way to carry and ride from the lower 48...


    I would pretty well bet the ferry goes thru Canadian waters on the way North so you might want to make sure about that before you go too far while packing.