San Felipe, BC, Mexico - January 17, 2011 -
The Baja Love Ride, a “ride for a cause”, is forced to change the start date and ride route. The date is being changed from February 14 to March 22. Originally set to begin in Rosarito Beach, the ride will now begin at Monumental Plaza in Tijuana.
Due to unforeseen events, the organizers have had to modify the original planned event. The previously promoted 1000 mile course from Rosarito to Cabo San Lucas has had be shortened considerably. The 2011 ride will now be a 217 mile (349 km) course from Monumental Plaza in Playas de Tijuana to the Aches of San Felipe. The “Good Start Rides” and the single day “Ride and Camp” legs of the ride are both slated to take place as planned.
Organizers have recently been told by the government that road damage south of Puertecitos and construction south of the new Highway 5 will make the roads impassable for buses and other large event vehicles.
Authorities contend Federal Highway 5 construction south to Bahia San Luis Gonzaga and west to Transpeninsular Highway 1 will indeed be completed by the time Baja Love Ride 2012 is slated to begin.
Those participating in the race are encouraged to involve or solicit donations from friends, family and co-workers from Baja and beyond. Riders can participate in the 217-mile ride for only $200, which includes transport back to Rosarito, meals, camping. The single day ride and overnight camping portion cost $45 to enter. The community “Good Start Rides” set to place in each community will cost $25 to enter.
As a bonus gift, all Baja Love Ride riders will receive a FREE ticket to the San Felipe Blues & Arts Fiesta on March 26th, Baja’s biggest charity music and art festival (www.bluesandarts.com).
The Baja Love Ride still hopes to draw a huge number of participants and donations. The donations will go to the local children’s orphanages and charities along the route. Organizers also hope the ride will become an annual event that paints Baja in a positive light.
The Baja Love Ride