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Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies
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Costa Rica
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Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies

L. Arias - March 21, 2017

Lucía Mata Durán, the fourth cyclist who was run over by a speeding driver on Jan. 29, died Tuesday afternoon, the press office of Calderón Guardia Hospital confirmed.…

San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July
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Costa Rica
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San José’s new bike path expected to be ready in July

L. Arias - March 20, 2017

Crews from the Municipality of San José began work Monday on a new stretch of the capital’s bike path. The route will connect San Pedro, just east of the city…

President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists

L. Arias - February 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered a group of his ministers and officials to draft, within 30 days, a comprehensive plan to improve protection for cyclists. Solís announced the…

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

The Tico Times - 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
Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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

The Tico Times - 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…