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ROSARITO BEACH - Four-thousand Cyclists Joined In Saturday's Rosarito-Ensenada 50-Mile Fun Bike Ride

More than four-thousand cyclists joined in Saturday's edition of the Rosarito-Ensenada Bike Ride, a popular internationally known event in its 31st year.
It took 15 minutes for all the brightly attired cyclists to pass by the reviewing stand on Boulevard Benito Juarez, in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel, as Rosarito Beach Mayor Hugo Torres and Baja Secretary of Tourism Juan Tintos sounded the starting horns.

International cyclists of a wide variety of ages and experience levels participate in the picturesque coastal and inland ride that concludes in the port city of Ensenada. About a third of the riders are from the United States, said organizer Gary Foster.

The September race attracted several-hundred more riders than April's edition, said Foster.

"All of us are ambassadors for Baja," Foster told cyclists prior to the ride's start. "Tell all your friends, tell your family what it's really like down here."

Tourism Secretary Tintos expressed similar sentiments: "Go back and tell them how great Rosarito is, how great Ensenada is."

Mayor Torres said the three-decade-old ride is one of Baja's signature events and Rosarito is honored to host it. The next ride is scheduled for May 14 of next year.

Ron Raposa

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