In Baja, racers must occasionally share public roads with local traffic during a race as they go from one dirt section to another. The roads aren't closed in Baja. The roads aren't closed in Barstow either. Although the race takes place in the Stoddard Valley OHV area and away from public streets, racers still have to stay alert for off-road traffic in the form of weekend recreational riders. This crossing on Hodge road is one of seven such crossings on the course.