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For non-cyclists, completing the ride feels like a significant accomplishment. Every fall and spring countless first-time participants complete it – I saw families with children as young as five (riding on their own or tandem), athletes active in other sports, senior citizens (most of them in amazingly great shape), work and office colleagues, bachelor parties, people trying to win a bet with their neighbor, foreign exchange students from Asia and Europe, and even "superheroes."

I’m glad to have completed this legendary ride during my time in California, and urge you to conquer the road and try it at least once. The resulting adrenaline high can last a couple of days, but the smile on your face and feeling of accomplishment might be there for weeks.

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richardlachina Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:27 a.m.

Woohoo! This ride is epic for sure. I've done it twice now and am super impressed on how organized it is. The route is simply breath taking at points. The Mexican drug cartel and gang violence are no match for 5,000 bicycles heading over 'El Tigre'! Can't wait for 2012!

Richard La China

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Cutie108205 May 3, 2012 @ 10:01 p.m.

That women that is in that picture with that guy wich is "EL CHAVO DEL OCHO" is MY DAD!!!! AND IM HER DAUGHTER AND I DONT LIKE THAT LADY CLOSE TO MY DAD.LOVE YOU DADDY TE QUIERO VAMOS TIJUANA!!!!!!!

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