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Friday, April 1, 2011

Baja Love Ride - Video Trailer

The first annual Baja Love Ride was a charity bike ride held March 22 - March 25, 2011; from Rosarito Beach Hotel to the San Felipe Arches. This "ride for a cause"  is to raise money and awareness for Baja's Children. This 4-day 220 mile (360 km) course will rode though Rosarito, Ensenada, La Mision, Ojos Negros, Valle de la Trinidad and finished in San Felipe.  

This is a short clip of the ride, a long form version will be available later this month. The NEXT Baja Love Ride will be November 2011 finishing in San Felipe for the San Felipe Shrimp Festival. Visit for updated information. The Baja Love Ride is a production of Baja Good Life Club and Casa de Fe Orphanage

Very special thanks to Baja California Secretary of Tourism office and all their GREAT staff, The Green Angels, Cruz Roja Mexicana, Municipalities of Rosarito Beach, Ensenada, Mexicali and San Felipe, The Rosarito Beach Hotel, Hugo Torres and the Torres Family, Estero Beach Resort, Ojos Hacienda, El Oasis Orphanage, Binational Emergency Medical Care Committee, El Dorado Ranch and their great staff and members, Lions Club of San Felipe of their members, and of course all of the riders that rode to support this wonderful state and her children. THANK YOU AGAIN!!   

The children portrayed at the end of the video are from El Oasis Orphanage in Valle de la Trinidad. They performed a small music program for the riders, state officials and volunteers.

THE NEXT BAJA LOVE RIDE is scheduled for NOVEMBER 2011 to finish at the San Felipe Shrimp Festival. Hope to see you there. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Baja Love Ride: Day 1 Breaking Down Camp

March 23, 2011 - Baja Love Ride: Day 1 Breaking Down Camp
Ride had a spill; but he is okay! Day one was a challaging ride for for sure and warm up for others
Spagetti - Bocce Ball - Fire and lot of fun!
New Rider this morning Pepe from the Baja Sectratay of Tourism Ofiice.

Below a few in camp photos the morning of march 23rd.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Baja Officials Stand United with Baja Love Ride


Baja Officials Stand United with Baja Love Ride

San Felipe, Baja California, March 17 - The Baja Love Ride is a 4-day “ride for cause” fundraising bicycling event that will stretch from Rosarito Beach to San Felipe and will also include admission to the 5th Annual San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta. The event is designed to showcase the best of Baja, illustrate public safety and simultaneously promote tourism. This event promises to not only bring the Baja communities together, but also benefit those facets of Baja society that need help the most, the children of Baja.

Baja California Secretary of Tourism, Juan Tintos Funcke and the state have all fully supported the idea of the event from its conception. This week, officials with the Baja California Secretary of Tourism office have committed themselves further to the success of the Baja Love Ride, by approving the participation of high ranking state tourism delegates. In addition to escorts by the Mexican Federal Police, Red Cross and Green Angels, state officials Hector Higuera Aguilar, Tourist Assistance Chief, State Secretariat of Tourism and Arturo Martinez Deputy Director of Visitor Assistance and Facilitation, State Secretariat of Tourism of Baja California and other delegates of the state will be joining the riders of the Baja Love Ride for the full 4 days to share in this unique and unforgettable Baja experience.

The ride will begin on Tuesday March 22, at 10AM in front of the Rosarito Beach Hotel and will finish Friday March 25, at 3PM at the Arches of San Felipe. All riders will receive complimentary tickets to the Blues and Arts Fiesta on Saturday March 26, another charitable event to help the children of Baja that also draws a huge crowd each year.

The promoters of this event want to encourage everyone that loves Baja, whether you own a bicycle or not, to be a part of this event in one way or another. You are encouraged to ride, volunteer or donate. Proceeds raised in each community will remain in each community to support the local children's organizations that desperately need continuous help. This is the time to stand up and be counted. Baja and its residents have been taking a hit from US media, which has led to an undeserved reputation of Baja being unsafe for tourist, an industry Baja relies heavily upon. Now is the time to help dispel reports that lead people to believe Baja is anything but safe, secure and a wonderful place to visit and live. Alongside the event promoters and the
Baja California Secretary of Tourism, we all need to stand together and show the world that Baja is a welcoming destination overflowing with people that care about their communities, their children and their country.

Taking part in the Baja Love Ride is bound to be a memorable experience for those looking to be involved in improving the lives of children and also looking to take in the beauty, serenity, hospitality and luxury Baja has to offer every step of the way. Helping others and pampering your senses at the same time is what the Baja Love Ride can give to riders, spectators and volunteers all along the route. Please join us.

Media Contact:
John Pack
Baja: 686-230-9933 in Baja
US Toll Free: 877-LUVMEX1
Additional Information on the Blues & Arts:
For additional information on any of these fine resorts accommodating the Baja Love Ride,
please visit their websites:

March 21 - Orientation
Rosarito Beach Hotel
Mexico Tel: (661) 612-1111|
US Toll Free: 866 ROSARITO (767-2748)

March 22 - Day #1
Hotel / Resort Estero Beach
Mexico Tel: 646 176-6225
US Tell: 011 52 (646) 176-6230

March 23 - Day #2
Hacienda Ojos Negros
Mexico Tel: 686 568 1005
Toll Free: 1 866 973 7361

March 24 - Day #3
El Oasis Orphanage
Valle de la Trinidad

March 24 - Day #4
Vista de Sol RV Park
San Felipe BC Mexico

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ZAPP - BAJA LOVE RIDE Benefits Children in San Felipe (ENG)

This email is coming to you from Steven aka the "DOGMAN" of ZAPP in San Felipe BC Mexico. sent March, 10, 2011.

Several of my good friends here in San Felipe have created this amazing bicycle ride to benefit the children of Baja.

My personal interest in sending you this email, is to support CASA de FE Orphanage here in San Felipe; one of many beneficiaries of the ride's entire route. I'm doing what I can do to help fill the San Felipe portion of this event, which is Friday, March 25th, starting at the fountain at La Ventana del Mar, and ending at the Arches downtown, seven miles later. This leg of the ride is aptly called "GOOD START" and created to provide more children in San Felipe with the good start every child deserves in life. 

CASA de FE is the creation of Bill & Carol Spradlin, and the event is being produced by John & Rachel Pack, great friends and supporters of ZAPP, and the publishers of BAJA CALIFORNIA MAGAZINE.

Especially if you are in San Felipe, and especially if you are like me, and will never sit on a bicycle seat again, you can support this seven mile leg of the ride by finding someone to ride in your place, which is what I have done, in order to have as many people participate as possible, so this becomes an annual event.

Your $25 donation will not only benefit CASA de FE Orphanage here in San Felipe, but will also give you access into the

5th Annual San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta, on Saturday, March 26th. If you sign up before the 14th of this month, you will also get a Baja Love Ride t-shirt.

Please support these committed friends of San Felipe's stray and indigent animals in this huge endeavor, and at the same time, help out the kids of San Felipe.

the PRODUCERS of the RIDE at:

 This email is coming to you from Steven aka the "DOGMAN", and I've elected not to share  my list, but rather to contact you directly from