The Team

Riders of the Sierra Madre team

John & Lynn Gilbank


Your hosts at Riders of the Sierra Madre and Casa Sierra, John and Lynn, met in Mexico more than thirty years ago, when Lynn was an adventurous Canadian nurse and John was a diplomatic officer specializing in commerce.  Since then they have lived in South America, the United States and both Western and Eastern Canada before retiring from the oil industry and settling ¨permanently¨ in Mexico.  They and their sons Ben and Rich enjoy exploring Mexico by motorcycle together.

Ray & Adela Cawthorne

Trail Boss and Advisor

Ray came to Mexico fourteen years ago from his native Texas, started a contracting business in the Lake Chapala area and met and married Adela. Together they have traveled just about every road in Mexico.  Ray is not only an expert on all aspects of riding here but is also a ton of fun along the way.

Rich Gilbank

Web and communications lead

An avid motorcyclist since early childhood, Rich now enjoys Enduro-riding on his Husaberg in the forests of Ontario.  A graduate of Ryerson University´s New Media program, he currently works full time as a Front-end Development Lead at Shopify in Toronto. Rich has scouted Mexico coast to coast and co-managed our booth at several motorcycle shows.

About RSM

Riders of the Sierra Madre S. de R.L. de C.V. is a Mexican company built and run by veteran Canadian and American riders who have settled in Mexico. It was built to solve a simple problem faced by all of us from North of the Rio Grande - that our riding time near home is often limited by the weather and it's good to have other options. Mexico is the favourite travel destination of North Americans so the only part that was missing was a practical and economical way to go riding there. Shipping our own bikes down is expensive, and to be honest, most of our bikes would not be the best choice for Mexico. What was needed was someone to provide top level bikes that are well suited to Mexico and experienced guides who know the best curvy, uncrowded roads, the most spectacular scenery and, of course, the best hotels and restaurants. Riders of the Sierra Madre has put the package together so you can count on a great riding vacation.

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