Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads
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Costa Rica
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Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads

L. Arias - January 31, 2017

The deaths of three cyclists struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday prompted urban biking groups to organize a public demonstration to demand tougher laws and more protection…

Transport Ministry plans 40 bicycle parking facilities in San José
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Costa Rica
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Transport Ministry plans 40 bicycle parking facilities in San José

L. Arias - December 8, 2016

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is working on a plan to build 40 bicycle racks in San José, and ministry officials want people to weigh in.…

Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Colombia’s Luis Mejía claims second straight Ruta de los Conquistadores title

Michael Krumholtz - November 6, 2016

The three-day mountain bike race they call the most grueling in the world concluded Saturday as Colombian Luis Mejía won the men's overall title for the second…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Indifference on the streets jeopardizes athlete safety
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Costa Rica
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Indifference on the streets jeopardizes athlete safety

Ivon Carballo - June 16, 2016

Last December, the national cycling federation hosted the Tour of Costa Rica. This is a well-known event in Latin America, part of the UCI America Tour. As…

Initiative highlights Costa Rica’s need for roadway respect of cyclists
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Costa Rica
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Initiative highlights Costa Rica’s need for roadway respect of cyclists

L. Arias - February 29, 2016

“Mi familia me espera.” My family awaits me. That's one of the main messages shared recently on social media, cycling jerseys and other merchandising items as part of a…

PHOTOS: Ruta de los Conquistadores bike race heads into final leg
Cycling
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Cycling
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PHOTOS: Ruta de los Conquistadores bike race heads into final leg

Michael Krumholtz - November 7, 2015

PALMICHAL, San José -- A slow procession of riders, covered in grime and sweat, churn their way up the copper-colored trails carved into the green hillsides. As they get closer…

UPDATE: Red Cross locates US cyclist who went missing during Costa Rica’s Ruta de los Conquistadores
Missing Persons
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Missing Persons
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UPDATE: Red Cross locates US cyclist who went missing during Costa Rica’s Ruta de los Conquistadores

Michael Krumholtz - November 6, 2015

Update: Friday, Nov. 6, 9:45 p.m. Mark Lyons, the Colorado man who disappeared Thursday during the first leg of the grueling Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike…

‘The hardest mountain bike race in the world’ kicks off three-day trek across Costa Rica
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Cycling
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‘The hardest mountain bike race in the world’ kicks off three-day trek across Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - November 5, 2015

Hundreds of mountain bikers will retrace the steps of 16th century Spanish explorers in Costa Rica in a race that begins Thursday. The Ruta de los Conquistadores…

Bicycles gain space on crowded streets of Central America
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Cycling
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Bicycles gain space on crowded streets of Central America

Oscar Batres | AFP - October 24, 2015

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador -- The bicycle is reclaiming its space in the overcrowded streets of Central America as a healthy form of exercise, efficient means of…