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A Visit To Greenman, the Manure Artist

During a recent bike tour we passed through the campus of the National University, which is always an interesting place, thanks to its frequent protests, colorful graffiti and radical left-wing politics. (It is also a good university). This time, we … Continue reading

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Visiting the ExpoBici

Today’s bike tour visited ExpoBici, an exhibition of bike products and activities held near Simon Bolivar Park and part of the Semana de la Bicicleta (Bicycle Week). The event included marketing, but also excitement, technology and even romance.

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Riding With the Kites in Simon Bolivar Park

August is traditionally Bogotá’s kite flying month, thanks to the vigorous winds. And the place to be is Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá’s largest public park. Today, the 7 de agosto holiday, kites filled the sky and happy kids filled the … Continue reading

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Visiting a Coffee Plantation

Recently, Briton Laura visited a coffee plantation a few hours west of Bogotá with Bogotá Bike Tours. Laura and Karolina, the guide, loaded their bikes onto a bus in north Bogotá and rode west, to near the town of Alban, … Continue reading

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Fast Times at the National University

In the National University’s campus, with its politics, political graffiti and protests, something interesting is usually going one. Not long ago during a bike tour we participated in this race across the Plaza Del Che. After a grueling race, the … Continue reading

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Stopping for Snail Slime

Edgar sets up his little stand every day on Ave. Septima near 24th St. and sells snail slime. Really. Often, we stop and meet him during our bike tours. He says the stuff treats wrinkles, stretch marks and acne. And … Continue reading

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Of Plazas and Pigeons

Lots of people are surprised by the plentiful pigeons populating Bogotá’s plazas. Other cities try to eliminate these ‘flying rats’, or at least discourage them. But in Bogotá they are honored members of the community. Vendors sell grain to feed … Continue reading

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