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Spring clean your bike: A checklist

Get-your-bike-ready-for-spring-with-this-checklist-_752_40120025_0_14116092_400-300x219Don't just shake out your carpets and wash the floors - spring cleaning also means it's time to take a closer look at your bike. The winter can be grueling on the frame and wheels, and spring showers on the forecast means that any built-up muck and grime will only multiply. Get your bike ready for spring with this checklist. 1. Wash right First things first - it's time to get rid of any dirt and other debris that's caked onto your bike. Mud, ice salt, oil slick residue [Read more...]
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ARGENTINA – Bicycle Touring Information

ARGENTINA - Bicycle Touring InformationTime of Visit
November 2006-May 2008

Visa
European, Australian, New Zealand, South American and North American citizens get a 90-day visa free of charge at the border or airport. [Read more…]

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Bicycle Touring Guide – The Chesapeake And Ohio Canal Towpath – C&O Canal

Bicycle Touring Guide - The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath - C&O CanalRev Johannes Myors bicyle-toured the C&O canal several times and it is one of his favorite route in the USA. In this article he gives a description of the route with some useful tips, bicycle shops and visitor centers locations. He also wrote some historical facts to give you a background of the canal. [Read more…]
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BOLIVIA – Bicycle Touring Information

Bolivia

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Time of Visit 
June, August-October 2008

Visa
Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, don’t need a visa for a stay up to 30 days. South American and most European citizens don’t need a visa for a stay for up to 90 days, you get an entry stamp at the border or airport. US citizens have to pay 135 USD for a visa on arrival. At some border crossings, like the Laguna Verde one near San Pedro de Atacama, you are charged a small fee and they will give everyone 30 days. I am not sure if this is legal. [Read more…]

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CAMBODIA – Bicycle Touring Information

CambodiaTime of Visit 
February-March 2006

Visa
I got a 30-day visa at the Laos-Cambodian border for 20USD. For some reason this border crossing is mentioned nowhere. For flying into Cambodia or arriving overland from Thailand (Poipet and Trat) or Vietnam (Bavet) you don’t need a visa in advance. [Read more…]

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CHILE – Bicycle Touring Information

Map of ChileTime of Visit 
November 2006-August 2008

Visa
European, Australian, New Zealand, South American and North American citizens get a 90-day visa free of charge at the border or airport. You can always cross the border to Argentina, Bolivia or Peru and come back to Chile the same hour to get another 90 days. I did this about 6 times, never any questions. [Read more…]

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Colombia – Bicycle Touring Information

Map of colombia

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Time of Visit 
January-March 2009

Visa
Travelers from EU, the Americas, Australia and New Zealand will get an entry stamp that will be valid for 30, 60 or 90 days. Extensions for a stay up to 180 days are possible. [Read more…]

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NETHERLANDS – Bicycle Touring Information

NetherlandsTime of Visit 
I lived there 25 years.

Visa
The Netherlands are part of the Schengen agreement. You need one visa for all the Schengen countries. [Read more…]

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PERU – Bicycle Touring Information

Peru Map

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Time of Visit
November–December 2008

Visa
Citizens of Western European countries, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, Israel and most Latin American countries don’t need a visa for stays up to 90 days.  [Read more…]

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USA (FL-NC-TN-WV) – Bicycle touring Information

USA MapTime of Visit 
March-April 2009

Visa
I got an entry stamp at the airport that gave me a stay for 90 days. No visa required. [Read more…]