bicycles in U.S. Virgin Islands

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  1. mperry

    mperry Guest

    Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    trails, etc. ?? Mike
     
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  2. George

    George Guest

    For some time I've been collecting information on user experiences taking bikes on planes, trains,
    buses, boats, etc. There's lots of stuff on rentals, folding bikes, boxing, airlines, and railroads
    around the world and how to ride in/out of about 120 airports.

    There are a number of reports on Caribbean Islands

    See it at http://www.BikeAccess.net

    [email protected] wrote:
    > Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    > trails, etc. ?? Mike
     
  3. >Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    >trails, etc. ??

    Mike, I'm an avid cyclist and I've visited St John several times, but I've never been masochistic
    enough to try cycling there. The roads are narrow and often very steep. That being said, I have seen
    a few bikes on the roads there, but usually early in the day before there is much traffic. They even
    have a yearly race from one end of the island to the other but for that event they usually close off
    the roads to cars. As for rentals, I've never seen any, but then again I haven't been back there for
    two years. Good Luck. Scott
     
  4. About 15 years ago I went to St Thomas and St John. I don't know if things have changed. St Thomas
    was over-run by cars. I wouldn't want to ride a bike on St Thomas. The traffic is fast and
    aggressive and the attitudes seemed to border on malicious. From St Thomas I took a bike on a ferry
    over to St John. It was a wonderful experience. Be prepared for heat and hills, and no where to get
    water. Absolutely beautiful.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    > trails, etc. ?? Mike
     
  5. Kinon

    Kinon Guest

    Neither island is good cycling territory. St. Thomas is crowded and St. John is too damned dangerous
    becuse of the narrow roads, steep hills, and taxi drivers. I wouldn't bother.

    Excellent hiking on St. John, though.

    <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    > trails, etc. ?? Mike
     
  6. Dave Miller

    Dave Miller Guest

    On 10 Feb 2003 04:24:38 GMT, [email protected] (Scott Fairbanks) wrote:

    >>Anyone have any information about cycling on St Thomas or St John islands? Are there rental bikes,
    >>trails, etc. ??
    >
    >Mike, I'm an avid cyclist and I've visited St John several times, but I've never been masochistic
    >enough to try cycling there. The roads are narrow and often very steep.

    Not only is it VERY hilly (except the coast which is only kinda hilly) the roads are indeed
    narrow AND they drive on the "wrong side" of the road. Besides the obvious problem for you, a lot
    of the drivers are use to driving on the other side of the road and you don't want to be a
    "training obstacle"

    I would do try the bahamas , grand caymen or Cuba

    If you do it anyway, please let us know how it went.
     
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