Rosarito and Ensenada are both charming Mexican cities in the Baja North state. Even prettier and more interesting is what lies between them: over 50 miles of gorgeous coastline and countryside. Every year a bicycle ride is held between the two cities so that participants can enjoy these wondrous sights from the seats of their bikes. If you love bicycling and want to visit Baja, Mexico then you might just want to pencil in the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride on your list of future vacation ideas.
The next ride is: May 4, 2013 – 10:00 a.m. The official page for the event is here: Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride
Because the event is so close to the U.S. border (and a short drive from San Diego), it is easy for Americans to participate in it. But Americans and Mexicans aren’t the only people who take part in the bike ride. People come from all over the world to ride their bikes during the event. It is a world-class bicycling course that is filled with dozens of other like-minded individuals.
The Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride began in 1979 and has been held annually since then. The event becomes more fine-tuned and enjoyable with every passing year. Nowadays, in the current year, the bike ride is a well-oiled process. There are few delays or mishaps and everything goes smoothly.
In addition to the actual cycling, many people attend the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride for the camaraderie. Simply put, there are few places in the world better for meeting others interested in bicycling. Who knows, you might even meet someone from back home and start a life-long friendship. Crazier things have happened at the event.
The bike ride is only 50 miles long so it gets over by early afternoon. However, the fun of the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride does not stop there. The event continues on until sunset with drinks, food, and live music. Usually, the “after party” is held on one of the many gorgeous beaches that surround the city of Ensenada.
If you’re a bicycling buff, then the Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride might spark some interest in you. It truly is a one-of-a-kind event. Make sure to plan ahead early though – spots for the ride fill up fast!