20th Annual Dempsey / Gray Memorial Ride

WHAT: 20th Annual Dempsey / Gray Memorial Ride benefitting the City of Hope Cancer Research Fund of Southern California. This year’s event to be professionally video documented by Blake Scott.

WHEN: Thurs March 15th to Sat March 17th. 2018. This year the ride will be a month earlier to enjoy perfect spring riding weather and the best that Baja has to offer.

WHERE: Ensenada, Baja California.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Las Palmas Hotel, Ensenada, MX. Room block dates: Thurs 3/15, Fri 3/16 & Sat 3/17.

Hotel booking info: Phone: 011-52-646-177-1701 / Fax 011-52-646-176-0985

E-mail: [email protected]

NOTE: Our room block & reduced rates will only be held until 3/10/18

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 by our late friends Gene Dempsey and Ron Gray. 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 IN PRIZES. Through the years, the ride has donated over $185,000 to this very important life-saving organization. Our goal is to meet or exceed previous year’s donations – please invite friends, let’s make it happen!!

ITINERARY: Thursday 3/15 – 5 pm – 9 pm: Rider check-in, Las Palmas Hotel, Ensenada MX.

Friday 3/16 – 8 am: Start and Finish in Ensenada: Depart Las Palmas for loop ride after breakfast.

Ride the pavement & single track to the Pepsi stand just before Ojos. 7 pm – Banquet Dinner,

Raffle and Auction, Las Palmas Hotel. Lots of cool Dirt Bike accessories and memorabilia!!!

Saturday 3/17 – 7 am: Depart and ride/drive to Acambaro for breakfast and then ride the beach

loop. Return to Las Palmas Hotel for taco tailgate party!!!

Additionally: This year we will be allowing a limited number of UTV’S. They will have a later start time and alternate routes around single track sections. Also, first time motorcycle entrants will receive a $50.00 onetime discount off the entry fee.

INCLUSIONS: Stuffed goody bag at sign-up, snacks & refreshments @ gas stops, basic pit support, and fuel transportation during the ride. Banquet dinner includes ride T-shirt, raffle (1 ticket included with entry) and memorabilia auction (Friday night at approx. 7 pm @ Las Palmas Hotel).

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


Pre-Entry Deadline: $375.00 per rider/driver must be paid / postmarked by 3/3/18,

$475.00 includes 3 shared room nights.

$250 for each UTV passenger $350.00 with 3 shared room nights.

After 3/3/18: $425.00 cash at event – no room guaranty





ONLINE / PAYPAL: For those of you already using PayPal, click here. Determine your ride costs and/or sponsorship fees, enter the amount and in the “notes” section, enter “Dempsey Gray” and click “send.”  Complete the registration form and e-mail to [email protected]

BY CHECK: Payable to Chuck Dempsey, 13312 Ranchero Rd. Ste.18 PMB242, Oak Hills, CA 92344 along with the completed registration form.



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 MX).

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.


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



We are actively seeking sponsors to donate to our raffle and auction. Keep in mind that this is a charity event for City of Hope, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your contributions are tax deductible. Please contact us if you’re able to help in any way.

Also, a huge THANK YOU, and a shout out to our past & present sponsors!!! Please see Sponsorship Opportunity’s below for available sponsorship packages.

Dempsey/Gray Memorial Ride Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum: $2,500. Includes (5) ride entries, (15) T-shirts, (25) raffle tickets for exclusive sponsor drawing, sponsorship plaque, and recognition at the Banquet dinner. T-shirt logo (Large).

Gold: $1,200. Includes (2) ride entries, (10) T-shirts, 5 raffle tickets for exclusive sponsor drawing, sponsorship plaque, and recognition at the Banquet dinner. T-shirt logo (med).

Silver: $500. Includes (5) T- shirts (5) raffle tickets to exclusive sponsor drawing, sponsorship plaque, and recognition at the Banquet dinner. T-shirt logo (small).

Bronze: $250. Includes (2) T-shirts, (2) raffle tickets to exclusive sponsor drawing, sponsorship plaque, and recognition at the Banquet dinner, T-shirt logo (extra small).

Copper: $100. Includes (1) T-shirt, (1) raffle ticket to exclusive sponsor drawing and recognition at the Banquet dinner.

Feel free to contact us or submit payment here: https://www.paypal.me/DempseyOffRoadAdv