Bogota is famous around the world for its cycling culture, largely thanks to the many cycle paths in the city and the ciclovía which leaves the main roads free for cyclists, skaters and walkers on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Therefore, if you’ll be staying in Bogota for a while, the chances are you will want to buy a bike at some point. But where to buy a bicycle in Bogota? On Calle 13 with Carrera 22, there are dozens of bike shops; you can take the TransMilenio F1 bus to Sans Façon station, and the shops are right outside the station, and stretch along Calle 13 for several blocks. This is close to San Andresito, where you can find indoor markets selling anything and everything for lower prices than normal high street stores. Have a look here and you will probably manage to get a bike for a good price – if possible go with a Colombian friend to help you to negotiate and not be taken advantage of for being a foreigner!
Have you purchased a bike in Bogota? Where did you buy yours?