The Event

Rosarito Ensenada began in 1979. It is an award-winning 50 mile bicycle ride along the Pacific Coast and inland through rural countryside from Rosarito Beach to Ensenada, plus a Finish Line Fiesta on the Ensenada waterfront with food, drinks and live music until sunset.

Event Course

Rosarito Ensenada by the free road  

The Rosarito Ensenada Bike Ride is a route classified as “Moderate Difficulty” by BRDAA, the Bike Ride Directors Association of America. So before you participate you must be physically fit, have enough experience and training for the event.


The Bike Ride must be completed from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Federal Police will assist us in controlling the vehicles traffic within this schedule, to enjoy a safe and fun bike ride until the end of the event.
Have the support and safety during the bike ride event, you must stop at the water stations before they are closed.

Avid cyclists complete the full bike ride in 2.5 hours and casual cyclists have an average of 4 hours.



Elite Start
Our elite start is not a race – but it’s very fast! It separates the fastest riders from those less experienced, making the event safer for all riders. Elite riders are staged in a corral in front of the main field and begin at the same time as the main field.

Elite status is only for experienced riders and means you can and will average at least 17 mph over the course of the event, finishing in less than 3 hours.

The extra fee for Elite Status gets you a unique entry number, allowing you entry into the Elite Corral, and a better timing position for the gun start.

Course Record 1:52:54

The course record was established April 21, 2007 by Peter Andersen of San Diego with his teammates Karl Bordine, Chris Dimarchi, Matt Johnson and Nate Diebler.

Route Description

The route of 82.5 kilometers is completely paved, during the first 35.4 kilometers you will be on side of the ocean through charming towns along the coast, this first part of the road is primarily flat with some hills.

After you venture inside to the east by 3.2 kms you will find a slope of 3.2 km in length and 7.5 degree incline, use a lower gear so you can get to the top by bike, but keep in mind that you can also walk like other participants, this is the perfect place to get off your bike and walk, giving your legs a good rest and mentally prepare yourself for the second part of the bike ride.

When finishing going up the hill you will find the Registration Checkpoint, signs indicate that cyclists should make a line, make sure you have your number visible so it can be seen by the event staff as you approach.

Cyclists who do not have their registration number must stop at this point and pay their ticket + 100 PESOS for Late payment to continue after this point. Once at the top, the second part of the route starts, you will cross a plateau of 13 km where you will find beautiful scenery, hills with flat and long straight road between grassland mustard colored.

One kilometer ahead you will find “La Mission” and the second water station, in this part of the route you are in a rural area at 243.8 meters above sea level, keep going while enjoying the scenery for 12 km to reach “El Tigre,” here you will find the third water station.

Now get ready for the third part of the route which  starts with a fall of 13 km going down the hill that takes you back to the ocean. Have fun but please keep full control. On the south side of “El Tigre” you will find closed and dangerous curves, please keep a safe speed.

At the end of this section you wi ll find the last water station located 1.6 km before the junction with the highway where vehicles are restricted to the left lane and cyclists to the right for the rest of the route.The last 16 kilometers are flat and will ride along by the sea, so we recommend you to relax, get into the city enjoying the reception of the spectators that encourage you to reach the finish line where you are expected to enjoy a big “Fiesta”. The official mark of 50 miles (80 km) is just before entering the city of Ensenada, at the rest area known as “The Mosquito”.

Support along the Route 

3 Sweep Trucks for bike riders who come behind.

These units are for bike riders with injuries, exhausted, behind or broken bicycles. If you have any of these conditions and you will be unable to complete the ride, we’ll give you a ride to the next point of support or to the “Fiesta” at the Finish Line.
These trucks travel the route at different times considering closing times at each water station.

The last sweep truck leaves from water station # 2 at halfway at 4:00 pm and takes you to the “Fiesta” at the finish line where you can share all your experiences and be challenged to make the 
next ride!!

Water Stations

Provided free by Powerade and purified water “Ciel”, clean bathrooms are also available, first aid support and bike repair.  No food available.

Water StationKilometerClosing Time
No. 1 “Halfway”261:00 p.m.
No. 2 “La Misión”43.52:30 p.m.
No. 3 “El Tigre”563:00 p.m.
No. 4 “San Miguel”683:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that if you want to have all the support during the biking route, you must reach each water station before their closing times.

First Aid.

Our medical and security operative is provided to all cyclists duly registered who carry their identification number with personal details on reverse.

DELTA 7 is the company contracted by the organizers to provide first aid and medical support. Operating with more than 8 ambulances, support units, motorcycles and  over 20 paramedics.

This operation is perfectly coordinated with Red Cross and Civil Protection, so if necessary call 911 for first aid support or transportation to the nearest medical facility.

Other support cars are not permitted.

Safety on the road is provided by the organizers so it is not necessary that you escort your family or friends, the organizers provide security and support throughout the biking route.

Car traffic becomes very slow because police officers prioritize the passing of cyclists. With the support of the Federal Police, the free road is closed to vehicular traffic and police officers give us full support monitoring internal traffic thus providing security for cyclists.

** Sag Wagons are vehicles to lift cyclists that cannot continue the ride for injury, extreme tiredness or broken bicycles. They will give you a ride to the next aid station or to the finish line.