#CityScan: 2015 Top Stories!
Peppermint Bike Park – A layout consisting of two bike paths, one is paved with asphalt while the other is made mostly of wood bridges, berms, and elevated sections.
One of the coolest features is the ability to ride at night, evening sessions begin at 6pm and go until 10pm.
Mapocho42K – A mammoth 42 kilometer-long, 3.4 meter-wide cycle route alongside the River Mapocho.
The route links no less than eight of the city’s neighborhoods offering an incredible recreational challenge for anyone who loves to travel on two wheels.
URBAN ROOF – A 400 sq/m indoor skate park open for skaters, bladers and BMX at both novice and pro levels.
Guided courses for all ages and for both genders take place almost every day.
RedHook Criterium – A fixed-gear, brakeless Track bike race held in the Red Hook neighborhood in Brooklyn. Founded by David Trimble in 2008 the event quickly turned into a nebulous of its own.
Held at 11pm, participants are mainly messengers, trackies, roadies, fixie fanatics, and perform 24 laps for a total of 30km.
RIVER RIDE – There are more than 100 kilometers of beautiful, peaceful cycle paths along the three rivers that flow through Taipei.
You can pick up the “Taipei Metro Tourist map” from all Metro stations that show the cycle paths and the bike rental locations in the area.
Ponte 2ª Circular Bridge – Opened in February 2015, this bridge for pedestrians and cyclists is a true piece of art!
Ambohimanga – Take a 20km cycle to the “blue hill”. Classed as holy due to the earlier presence of
the holy capital of the Merina Kingdom the site was named UNESCO world heritage in 2001.
Then continue to Ilafy where you can see the ruins of the priestly Rova.
Vanier Park Dirt Jumps – In the heart of the city is the Vanier Park, check it out:
Laoshan Velodrome – Built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, it was tested during the UCI Track World Cup in December 2007.
It has a capacity of 6,000 spectators, a 250-metre oval shaped track, and a total land surface of almost 33,000 square metres.
Groningen (The Netherlands):
Take a look at why Groningen became the world’s most bike friendly city.