NileGuide Expert Says:
Sticking to the Avenida 7 is one of the best ways of seeing the city on two wheels
Av Carrera 7
NileGuide Expert tip:
Rent your bikes downtown in the Candelaria and start out early before the crowds come out and enjoy a large loop of Bogota.
Battering down social barriers is Bogota's Ciclovia
. At first what seemed to be a pipedream in this city of 8 million people, contaminating buses, reckless taxis and fearless drivers has now become a nationwide institution. Every Sunday and on public holidays, many of the city's major arteries are given over to cyclists, pedestrians, roller-bladers and dog walkers, encouraging Bogotanos out of their homes to enjoy the crisp mountain air, bright sunshine and the city's sights. People from the more humble areas of southern Bogota head north, while those from the well-healed districts find their edge heading downtown. For a more in-depth look into the city's offerings on a saddle, look out for Bogota Bike Tours
, where Mike Caesar, a former journalist and American expat, guides both locals and foreigners around his new home explaining a little of why this city is so great.