Location: Places >> North America >> Mexico
best border crossing point
I'm from Mexico but I live in Houston, Tx and I like traveling by bicycle too.
If you pass through Houston and you need a place to stay feel free to contact me.
I would highly advice you to get to laredo in the usa and from there grab a bus to Monterrey the border towns seem to be a little bit dangerous with the drug dealers specially on that side of the country. So in my opinion skip the crossing by bike you'll be more safe if you do so. Don't expose yourself to the drugdealers or thiefs that work on that zone.
If you reach Michoacan you have a place to stay bike safe :-) cheers from Morelia
"Houston (maybe) we have a little problem",
From November 17 to Nov. 25 I won't be at Houston. I have holiday (Thanksgiving week) and I want to travel those days. But before or after that week you are welcome to couch surf at my place.
Let's wait until those dates get closer (or you get closer to Houston) to see if this is going to be a problem. Meanwhile have fun and now and then let me know where you are.
Glad that you like the photos. I see that you like mountains and rock climbing. If you follow Josue's advice and you decide to go to Monterrey you MUST spend some days (or weeks) at POTRERO CHICO. It's an amazing place for climbing (hundreds of routes from 1 pitch to 30 pitches or more, easy ones, hard ones, you name it) and it's only at about 50 kilometers from Monterrey.
So you haven't started to ride your bicycle yet?
Then... you have everything for climbing at Potrero Chico! Almost all the routes are sport routes! (well, you still need a rope and some more climbing gear but no problem, there you'll find climbers with all the equipment).
Woo-hoo! Sounds that everything is ready for the "takeoff" in the bike! 10..9..8..7.. :-)
My best wishes!
Another option to cross is Reynosa it is just 2 hours by car 2.5 by bus from monterrey, I live in Reynosa if you need something just let me know!
To be honest, border cities yes are dangerous but is not as many people write on here, the best option is to talk with locals, and do not be outside at nights but during the day anyone can do a normal life