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 6:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in the morning, and again from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 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 Viajes Firenzi, and the cost for their service is $20 USD per passenger if you purchase your ticket early online or at a retail store. Tickets are $22 USD per passenger if you purchase at the event and they are on sale at the Finish Line. 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.
Mexican Auto Insurance – REQUIRED TO DRIVE!
If you drive, you must have supplemental Mexican Auto Insurance before you cross in to Mexico, even if you have a U.S. policy that covers you in Mexico. Who do we trust our own insurance needs to? Bajabound.com, 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 email@example.com. 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:
Outback Adventures - Outback departs from and returns to Balboa Park, Inspiration Point parking lot. Their cost is $89 USD per passenger. Contact Outback directly for more info and tickets:
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
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 merge 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 easier in our Official Parking next to the Finish Line area for $100 MXN or $8.00 USD. Public parking in Ensenada is 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.
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Aid Station Locations and Times
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.
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.
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
How to Drive Safer