Adventure Motorcycle Magazine is about to publish its September/October 2013 issue featuring my self-illustrated article on leading the first group motorcycle tour of all Cuba for U.S. citizens since the Revolution.

ADV Moto cover“Eighteen years have passed since I first rode my R100GS to the Bay of Pigs during a three month-long, 7,000-mile exploration of Cuba as a professional journalist. Eighteen years spent dreaming of leading the first U.S. group motorcycle tours of the island.

Finally… I’m so stoked, I can’t suppress my glee any longer. “Weeeeeheeee!”

As the group files in one by one, I direct the participants to park their Beemers and Harleys outside the Bay of Pigs Museum and line up beneath the wings of a British-made Sea Fury that saw action defending Cuba against the CIA-sponsored invasion, in April 1961, by a Cuban-American exile army.

Then I ride my F800GS into the midst of the group and have a museum guide shoot a photo for posterity beside a giant billboard that reads: “PLAYA GIRÓN [Cuba’s term for the Bay of Pigs]. THE FIRST ROUTE OF U.S. IMPERIALISM IN LATIN AMERICA.”

“Congratulations!” I exclaim. “You’ve just made history. You’re the first yanqui motorcycle group to explore Cuba end-to-end since the U.S. embargo was enacted in 1960.”

READ MORE in the September/October 2013 edition of Adventure Motorcycle Magazine


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.

2 thoughts on “Adventure Motorcyclist Magazine publishes my story on motorcycling in Cuba

  1. Michael 10 years ago

    Hi Chris, tried to reply on your e mail but as previous it was refused. Would you try to check once again, why I am rejected by your server?

    1. cubaexpert 10 years ago

      Hi Michael… I don’t know why that would be. You’re not being shown as spam. I did get your Facebook comment.

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