The Rosarito Beach-Ensenada coastal road is typically populated by speeding and chortling cars, but twice a year it shuts down and the roadway is taken over by the swooshing hum of bicycles. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that this may be the event’s last year because of declining attendance. An organizer tells the newspaper that they need to have at least 7,000 to possibly keep the event going after 28 years. So far they are expecting just 5,000 for the Sept. 27 Saturday event (go to the article to learn more about why).
Doesn’t that sound like a challenge? Maybe it’s time for all of us to dust off our rusty two-wheelers. I know people who have done this 50-mile ride and they say it’s not about being the fastest or having the most sophisticated bike, or sporting the most Lycra; It’s more of a communal event with the highlight being the chance to see the stunning Baja California peninsula up front and close without the fear of being rear-ended.
For more information about registering, go here.
For a first-person account of what the Rosarito-Ensenada ride is like (two guys who start it off in Tijuana) , go here.
YouTube video of the ride from BajaGeoff.