25th Annual - Dempsey / Gray Cancer Memorial Ride - May 2024

A group of dirt bikes getting ready to ride in Baja, Mexico.

The Main Details

WHAT:  24th Annual Dempsey / Gray Memorial Ride benefitting the City of Hope Cancer Research Fund of Southern California. 

WHEN:  Thurs May 16th - Sat May 18th, 2024

WHERE:  Ensenada, Baja California. 

ACCOMMODATIONS:  Las Palmas Hotel, Ensenada, MX.  Room block dates:  Thurs 5/4 Fri 5/5 & Sat 5/6. Hotel booking info:  Phone: 011-52-646-177-1701 / Fax 011-52-646-176-0985 

E-mail: paraisopalmas10@gmail.com .   

NOTE: Our room block & reduced rates will only be held until 5/10/2024

RIDE INFO:  The Annual Dempsey / Gray Memorial Ride starts and ends in Ensenada. Spread the word and let’s have our biggest ride yet!  All proceeds of your entry fee and raffle proceeds are donated to the City of Hope Cancer Research Fund. Established for our late friends Gene Dempsey, Ron Gray, and many more since their passing. All funds donated are matched by a 3M grant program which is all donated to the City of Hope Cancer Research Fund http://www.cityofhope.org/home.  Last year we raffled, auctioned, and gave away over $10,000.00 IN PRIZES. Through last year, the ride has donated over $330,000 to this very important life-saving organization. Our goal is to meet or exceed the previous year's donations and get over the $250,000 milestone!!! Please spread the word, invite friends, and let’s make it happen!!


INCLUSIONS: Snacks & refreshments @ gas stops, basic pit support, and fuel transportation during the ride. Banquet dinner includes ride T-shirt.  

EXCLUSIONS:  Standard entry does not include hotel room(s) in Ensenada.  

Ride Cost:   

Pre-Entry Deadline:  $450.00 per rider





Thursday May 16th:

  • 5pm - 9pm: Rider check-in, Las Palmas Hotel, Ensenada MX.

Friday May 17th:

  • 7am: Depart and drive from Las Palmas to Acambaro for Riders Meeting & Breakfast. Unload at Acambaro.
  • 8am-7pm: Ride to San Quintin hotel Old Mill 
  • 7pm: Dinner

Saturday May 18th:

  • 7am: Breakfast & Riders Meeting.
  • 8am: Ride back to Acambaro. Load up and Drive back to Las Palmas. 


Payment Details:

ONLINE / PAYPAL PAYMENT: Type in this address or click the link paypal.me/DempseyOffRoadAdv to enter your payment amount. Then complete the registration page and e-mail to chuckdempsey50@gmail.com.

PAYMENT BY CHECK: Payable to: Chuck Dempsey along with the completed registration form.


What to Bring:

Bike: Well-maintained 4-stroke motorcycle, preferred, with headlight. 

Tubes: Install heavy-duty tubes with stop leak, bring spares.

Tires: Install new heavy-duty tires. 

Tools: Bring tools, cash, and snacks in fanny pack or backpack for trail-side repairs. 

Gas Tank: Large gas tank with minimum 75-mile range. Bring 5 gallons of gas (fill in MEX). 

Hydration: Bring large Camel Back style system. 

Sprockets: We recommend fresh sprockets geared up one tooth in front. 

Chain: We recommend a fresh O-ring chain. 

Personal: Passport/driver’s license/ID, bike/truck registration and Mexican insurance.    


What NOT to Bring:

Do not bring drugs, ammo, or fire arms!!!!!