Posted by: emilybybike | May 18, 2011

By Bike in Mexico

Hola from Mexico!! While I’m going more by canoe than by bike here, it’s been eye-opening to see how many people use bicycles for transportation here! In all the small villages we’ve been to, in addition to folks riding by on bicycles, there are these almost reverse tricycles “triestes” which are used for anything and everything from taxis (think pedicab!) to hauling gear and packages to people pedaling them selling food and drink. They’re pretty cool, and I think they’re a great idea for getting around small towns. More bikes. Less cars.

The other evening as we disembarked from our boat and were heading back to the town for a few nights, we convinced one of the local boys to let a few of us try his trieste out. It was a hoot! Easy to pedal, easy to turn and not too heavy. They’re pretty affordable too – at 2000-3000 pesos / each ($175-$275). So my next question is – when can we get some in the states?


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