June 9, 2013
Baja California seems designed for mountain bikes and riders who love to kick up dust as they hit the twists and turns of the hilly terrain and uneven tracks. Challenging yet extraordinarily scenic, the trails of Ensenada and well-designed race courses will bring out the best (and worst) of any biker willing to put their skills to the test. Fans love to watch and the annual Ensenada mountain biking contests regularly attract crowds of people and vendors. If you plan on traveling to Ensenada and are a biking enthusiast, keep June 9th at 10 AM on your calendar and work the race into your travel itinerary!
The Mountain Bike Championship
As expected, this municipal race features some of the best mountain bikers in the region. Highly competitive, the race is sheer grit and the fans love every bit of it! The championship is actually the culmination of five events that lead the best of the best to Ensenada’s final series championship—a high point of summer. The race is truly a dynamic experience as the course is designed to feature jumps and multiple types of terrain to test each biker’s level of technical expertise and endurance. There are always moments of sportive exhilaration for the bikers and fans. Held outdoors in the Ensenada sunshine, this event is an exciting attraction that is popular with families looking to enjoy thrills and may even a few spills!
Baja California may be known for its off-roading ATVs, but mountain biking is part of the off-roading experience. Bike trails can be found to suit all levels from novices to world-class experts. Inclines, ravines, dips, and twists are regular hallmarks of the terrain around Ensenada. The city, naturally, has many local mountain bike enthusiasts, but tourists come from near and far to experience Ensenada’s tough courses. A mountainous backdrop as well as other picturesque scenery makes this one of the most scenic places to ride in Mexico. The trails near the ocean afford splendid views that require riders to keep focused to avoid a spill!
Ensenada hosts various races and bike rides that attract international riders and biking fans. Such events have become popular with friends looking to experience an adventure-filled vacation. The Municipal Race is a perfect event to kick-start any Baja holiday. Bikes may be rented or just drive down the gorgeous coastal highway and bring your own! You’ll find the terrain both challenging and exciting and the atmosphere delightful in any season.
Sporty Adventure in Ensenada
Sure, many people visit this Pacific Princess city to lounge on the beach and soak up the delicious sunshine, but many find Ensenada to be the perfect place to find a wide variety of sportive activities. Beach volleyball, swimming, boating, scuba diving, snorkeling, golf, hiking—these are just a few popular activities among visitors to this breathtaking city.
Summer is a hot time in every respect in Ensenada! There’s always something going on so be sure to check all the events before you visit so you can plan your trip accordingly. Often your hotel or resort will provide additional information to help travelers locate the events that interest them. Nevertheless, if you happen to be in town June 9th, don’t miss out on the mountain bike action of Ensenada’s Municipal Mountain Bike Championship!