Motorcycle legend Ron Bishop has passed away at his home in Escondido Ca. from natural causes.
There is far too much from Ron’s racing career for me to cover all of it. He is perhaps most widely known for having competed in every Baja 1000 on a motorcycle from 1967 to 2007, 40 consecutive years. A legacy that will probably never be equaled.
Ron was also selected to ride the ISDT two times. He came from an era when the ISDT was a far more difficult event to qualify for and compete in. Ron was a long time competitor in the famous Tecate Enduro as well as long gone races such as the Tecate Gran Prix. His racing spanned the era from the earliest scrambles bikes to modern era four strokes. Most of his time was spent on Swedish Huskies and later KTM’s. He raced factory prototype Kawasaki in the 1973 Berkshire Six Days. Later he rode for Rokon and Can-Am too.
Those are just a few of his accomplishments. Here is a link to his AMA Hall of Fame page, it was written over a decade ago, while Ron was still competing in Baja races.