According to The New York Times, Bogotá is among the seven best cities for bicycling

According to The New York Times, Bogotá is among the seven best cities for bicycling

The capital is on the list along with cities of the stature of Copenhagen, Paris, New York, Washington, San Francisco and Geneva.

This Tuesday, May 24, the renowned United States newspaper The New York Times published an article in its digital version called ‘Seven great cities for cycling (and what paths to follow)’, in English ‘7 Great Biking Cities (and Which Trails to Ride)’, which deals with a special dedicated to cycling.

In said text there is a list of cities that highlights the best destinations for those who love cycling. Within this is Bogotá, which is together with cities of the stature of Copenhagen, Paris, New York, Washington, San Francisco and Geneva, recognized worldwide for their infrastructures

In addition, in the report, the American media highlighted the Ciclovía Sundays as a sign of the clear passion for bicycles at the local and national level, a district activity that has become an international attraction.

Likewise, the traditional route of cyclists along the roads to the municipality of La Calera is mentioned as a more challenging alternative to the quiet days of the bike path. This plan was highlighted by the American media as an activity more geared towards people seeking a more competitive experience while enjoying the city’s fauna and flora.

In addition, the New York Times article highlights the joy of the citizens who participate in these activities. “In the end, it’s all pats on the back and good humor as the cyclists head to the countless stalls and cafes in the hills to sample the aguapanela and arepas with cheese,” the note reads.

Finally, details and recommendations are shared for people interested in coming to the capital and enjoying this sport. In addition, they explained how much time is spent on the tour, which they recommended for children and for adults who want to experience the experience of using a bicycle in Bogotá.

Points and services offered by bike parks in Bogotá

The Institute for the Social Economy – IPES manages the 4 bike parks that the city of Bogotá has and that are strategically located at the Meeting Points: Tintal, Alcalá, Mundo Aventura and Las Aguas, where the bike park and registration service is offered. Free bike, with permanent surveillance and adequate furniture for this purpose.

There are 17,867 places for cyclists to store their bicycles for free from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The service outlets are urban spaces located in different localities equipped with bicycle parking lots, public toilets and metal modules.

These are the cycle parking points:

Tintal Meeting Point: It is located on Carrera 86 # 1 – 99 and has 80 cycle parking spaces. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Alcalá Meeting Point: It is located on Calle 139 # 34 A – 15 and has 80 cycle parking spaces. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Las Aguas Meeting Point: It is located on Carrera 3 with Calle 18 and has 140 cycle parking spaces. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Mundo Aventura Meeting Point: It is located on Calle 6 # 73B – 99 south and has 80 cycle parking spaces. Hours of operation: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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