Getting to and from southern NM can be a challenge. Here's information to help you plan your trip.
Getting to And from the Border
Most riders begin or end their trip at Antelope Wells on the Mexican border. Some choose to ride to or from Silver City, El Paso or Tucson, connecting to points beyond. Many get a shuttle ride as the simplest solution. If that's what you want, go to our "Shuttle" page, and we'll help you out.
El Paso is the closest major airport to Antelope Wells and has most major airlines. Tucson is a similar airport a little further away. Silver City has a convenient air link to Phoenix and Albuquerque. Booked in advance, Advanced Air is reasonable ~$80-120. AA will take bicycles IF there's room. It's a 8 seater plane, so if it's full, odds aren't great on room for bikes. No guarantees, call Advanced for info.
Grant County Airport(Silver City) is 20 miles from downtown Silver City. There is no regular public transportation, so be sure to arrange a shuttle with us.
Check your airline's policy before flying with your bike. Shipping is usually less costly.
Train or Bus
Because Amtrak trains and Greyhound bus service are on the I-10 corridor 95 miles from A. Wells in Lordsburg & Deming, you can ride back from the border fairly easily. There are some issues.Greyhound will ONLY take boxed bikes, so get a box from us if you want to use the bus.
Amtrak has restrictions on bikes that vary by bike type & train. Be sure to clarify what they will take.
Shipping Your Bike
If you fly or use some other form of public transportation, shipping your bike to or from New Mexico is the easiest way to deal with it. BikeFlights typically runs $70-100 for U.S. shipments.
You can ship your bike to our shop, and we will store it for no charge. Click on the Gila Hike and Bike button above for our shipping address.
We will do a professional bike build or boxing for $80.