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    Posted September 9, 2015 by
    VeronicaLon
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    Mexico
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    Rosarito, Mexico

     

    Rosarito, which is also called Playas de Rosarito, is popular for its fun weekends and parties for the youth. It is very close to California, situated near the border from San Diego. It keeps to preserve its cultural image to attract tourists. It offers broad sandy beaches, different water activities, and is a favorite ride destination among motorcycle riders.

     

    I had the opportunity, on July 11, 2015, to witness the Rosarito Beach Harley Run which is a border-crossing-ride for a cause.

     

    Rosarito Beach Harley Run is organized by Martin Resendez of Rolling Deep 4 Charities to raise funds and toys for orphaned children in the Rosarito area. The number of participants grow annually and the 150 mile ride from California to the beach becomes more well known.

     

    Photo 1 - Alongside a long row of motorcycles, a street food vendor ardently sells his products to the crowd going in and out of the beach

     

    Photo 2 - busy foot traffic of locals and tourists as they gaze at the exhibition of various models and types of Harley Davidson and other motorcycle brands.

     

    Photo 3 - a view of the busy Nogal and Coronado Streets from the beach

     

    Photo 4 - a view of the beach brimful of people with kids and adults alike having fun flying kites

     

    Photo 5 - a showcase of a few of the exquisite motorcycles seen at the event

     

    Photo 6 - colorful local wares sold along the side streets of Federal Hwy 1

     

    Photo 7 - tourists take interest in authentic Mexican products

     

    Photo 8 - a quirky yet traditionally designed facade of a local bar

     

    Photo 9 - I've tasted a lot of burritos from the Philippines to Los Angeles. This, I can say, is one original burrito sold at a famous street restaurant along Federal Hwy 1.

     

    Photo 10 - a small charming pizza restaurant along Federal Hwy 1

     

    There were also ponies and horses for hire which a lot of children enjoyed.

     

    Tattooed and bearded riders wearing leather boots, pants and jackets on their thundering big bikes roamed the streets. And with my big camera on hand, a couple of burly shaggy men wearing Rosarito Harly Run 2015 shirts approached me and asked if I can take a photo of them.

     

    It was definitely one thrilling experience for me.

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