I am cycling from Ohio to Ushuaia, Argentina starting at the very beginning of July of this year. I am trying to find the safest cycle route through Mexico.
However, I am reluctant to bike through Baja, Mexico because it adds over a thousand extra miles to my trip, and it will require cycling through the hottest parts of the U.S. in July and August. In addition Baja has had a spike in crime in recent years, so I am unsure whether or not it is still the safest route through the country.
I am also considering cycling through the states of Nuevo León and San Luís Potosí and then over to the much safer state of Veracruz because the US State Department ranks these states as the safest states in Northern Mexico.
But I am fully aware that the entirety of Northern Mexico is extremely dangerous and there have been a vast number of kidnappings and homicides of tourists especially.
In sum, I am in need of advice on the safest route through Mexico via bicycle. I am amenable to taking buses, taxis and or ferries through some regions, but no planes. And I absolutely need to bike when I can.