Biking in Latin America

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  1. The Flesh

    The Flesh New Member

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    Can someone give me some good information about bike riding in Latin American Countries? I'm doing a project for school about it and I'm having trouble finding sources.
     
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  2. wilmar13

    wilmar13 New Member

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    If you are interested in Brazil, be specific about what you are looking for and I will try to help you.
     
  3. The Flesh

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    Any kind of information really.
    Are there many trails?
    How is road riding?
    How are trails effected by deforestation?
    How popular is the sport compared to the United States or Europe?
    Are there many bike shops?
    Are there any races?
    Does riding attract a lot of tourism?
    How prominent are bikes among the general public for transportation?

    Thanks
     
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    Yes
    Generally good. The roads are bad in much of the country, but you have wide shoulders on the superstradas and a few nice two lane hwys. Best to find a park, etc. and play a hamster going round and round though.
    ? effected or affected? Trails become roads.
    = to US in urban areas, much less so in rural areas… less than Europe everywhere.
    Yes many, same as US roughly.
    Yes, again in urban areas, but mostly crit type races, and the stage races are held on superstradas (interstates) BORING!
    Not in Brazil, but from inside the country I would say there is a burgeoning bike touring industry
    Very, but they are one step up the foodchain from walking and they are what we would think of as beaters (excluding cyclism for recreation)…if you can’t afford a car you have a motorcycle, can’t afford a motorcycle you ride a bike…
     
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