Shuttles from Ensenada to Rosarito

Shuttles are available to bring you and your bicycle from the Finish Line to the Start Line both before the event in the morning and after the event in the afternoon. Passengers ride aboard 15-passenger shuttle vans, and the bikes follow each shuttle on trailers and flatbed trucks specially designed to hold bikes.

Shuttles leave about every 15 minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the morning, and again from 1:00 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. in the afternoon. The shuttle loading area is on the main boulevard, Lazaro Cardenas, at the intersection of Calle de las Rocas, next to CEARTE – the Center of the Arts.

The official shuttle provider is Evoride. Reservations are not required, and there is no limit to the number of tickets sold, so you can even buy your ticket last minute at the Finish Line before or after the event. Click here to see the prices.

Mexican Auto Insurance – REQUIRED TO DRIVE!

If you drive, you must have supplemental Mexican Auto Insurance before you cross into Mexico, even if you have a U.S. policy that covers you in Mexico. Who do we trust our own insurance needs to?, offering the easiest way to get Mexican auto insurance! Just like us, you can buy and print out your policy in minutes with their easy-to-use website. Have questions about Mexican auto insurance? Contact Baja Bound toll-free at 1-888-552-2252 or by emailing Their friendly agents are available to assist you Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Bajabound has been proudly serving Mexico travelers since 1994!

Buses from San Diego

Buses from San Diego bring you, your bicycle, and your personal belongings to Rosarito early Saturday morning before the event and return you from Ensenada to the U.S. after the Finish Line Fiesta on Saturday afternoon. We have a secure, great-quality service provider for you: Five Star Tours

Driving from the United States

If you drive (your car or a rental), remember that you must purchase supplemental Mexican auto insurance even if your U.S. policy covers you in Mexico. Rental cars that are allowed to be driven into Mexico are available from agencies at the San Diego International Airport.

Heading south, take either the 5 or 805 freeway to the Mexican border (The 5 and 805 merges just before the border crossing).

Crossing the Border – When you reach the border there will be a light that either flashes green or red. If you get the green light, proceed into Mexico. If you get the red light, you will need to pull into the Secondary Inspection area as directed by Mexican customs officials. This inspection is standard so don’t be alarmed.

Parking in Rosarito

Public parking in Rosarito is available on the street, and secure private parking is available in several pay lots. Pay lots are similar to those the United States when you go to a stadium event; as you get close you’ll see people holding signs like “Park Here” Those pay lots in Rosarito are soccer fields, baseball fields, strip malls, etc. They are abundant along the main street, Blvd. Benito Juarez. Take the first Rosarito exit from the toll road as you are heading south and drive through town to get to these parking areas.

Parking in Ensenada

Parking in Ensenada it’s placed next to Finish line area, Public parking also available on the street (same curb colors as the U.S. ) and in small pay lots.

Safety and Medical Support

WARNING: Limited Support!!

We provide traffic control and medical support on the event course, but only during limited times and at limited locations.

Safe Start Time

You must start from the official Start Line with the field of riders when the event starts – not early and not late – in order to receive medical support or be within the zone of traffic control.

Safe Start Location

The ride starts in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel and you must start from the official Start Line. We are finally putting an end to the growing problems caused by participants starting the ride from Rene’s, AM/PM and 7-Eleven. If you are one of the riders who has be jeopardizing the event by starting early or leaving from anywhere other than the official start line, plan now to allow enough time to join the line up, or you will not have traffic control or medical support.

Safety Rules

  1. Helmets are required
  2. Slower riders keep right
  3. Pass ONLY on the LEFT
  4. Carry ID with you at all times
  5. All riders must register
  6. Minors less than 1 year prohibited

Emergency Telephone Numbers

  1. Tourist Assistance: 078
  2. Municipal Police: 911
  3. American Consulate: 1-619-692-2154 (San Diego)
  4. American Consulate: 52-664-622-7400 (Tijuana)

Aid Station Locations and Times

  1. Aid Station 1 at 16 Miles closes at 1:00 pm
  2. Aid Station 2 at 27 Miles closes at 2:30 pm
  3. Aid Station 3 at 42 Miles closes at 3:30 pm
  4. 50 Mile Mark Aid Station closes at 4:30 pm

Cycling is Dangerous

The sport of cycling produces more injuries each year than any other sport. As statistics would have it, Rosarito Ensenada has its fair share incidents requiring medical attention. On-site minor first aid is administered at every event, and serious injuries occur at most events.

Dangerous Conditions

Rosarito Ensenada hosts some inexperienced cyclists who tend to be less aware of riding conditions or other cyclists around them. The highway has rough pavement in some places, and the downhill sections of the course can be very fast. The event course is not close to a medical facility and medical attention can be delayed by other riders, vehicle traffic, geography, weather conditions, etc.

Traffic Warning

We try to make your ride traffic-free, but there will be some cars on the course. We do our best to eliminate vehicle traffic, but unfortunately some drivers do not respect the road closure. The Free Road is closed to all vehicles except local residents whose homes are blocked by the event course. Spectators are not allowed to drive on the Free Road during the event. Please do not drive on the event course from 10 am to 5 pm.

How to Ride Safer

  1. Start from the official Start Line
  2. Start with the main field of riders at 10:00 a.m.
  3. Do not leave the Start Area before the event begins.
  4. Train and be prepared for a challenging course
  5. Carry a photo ID at all times
  6. Wear a helmet and buckle it!
  7. Wear sunscreen
  8. Ride with a buddy and stay together
  9. Stay hydrated and rest when needed
  10. Recognize your own limits and ride within them
  11. Be prepared for another cyclist to ride into you or cut you off

How to Drive Safer

  • Don’t drive drunk or sleepy
  • Purchase Mexican auto insurance before crossing the border
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Wear your seat belt
  • Carry a photo ID at all times
  • Be with someone you know, especially at night
  • Don’t leave your bike unattended except at the official bike storage inside the Finish Line Fiesta or inside your hotel room.