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Clueless
In CDMX

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1 month ago

Ciclovia

The great Sunday bike race

The great CDMX bicycle chase

For six hours every Sunday, local cyclists, pedestrians, and rollerbladers pushing strollers and pulling dogs enjoy 55 car-free kilometers during the weekly Ciclovía (cycle route).

The main stretch of road closures is along Paseo de la Reforma but also includes sections of the historic center and several streets in the southern part of the city. On the last Sunday of each month, the Ciclovía expands into a Ciclotón (longer route), stretching up to 97 kilometers across Mexico City and encompassing several highways.

Highlights

Templo de Nuestra Senora del Pilar (La Enseñanza)

Templo de Nuestra Senora del Pilar (La Enseñanza)

There is so much of this in Centro Historico.  This Iglesia squeezes between two equally elegant edificios.
Chasing old trails

Chasing old trails

Paseo de la Reforma now has a designated bike path. How many times did I ride this in traffic. Too many close runs.
Casa de los delfines

Casa de los delfines

Part of the former Hacienda San Ángel in 1786. It’s a lovely alley in the heart of the community.
El Zacatito

El Zacatito

Back street soap opera in San Ángel.
Tlaloc

Tlaloc

The Aztec god of rain, with supernatural powers to this day. When moved to CDMX in 1963, it rained incessantly for days, being the wettest period in recorded history  in the valleys dry season.
San Ángel

San Ángel

Once a small village outside CDMX. It has been swallowed whole, but it’s interior streets of old cobbles and weathered stucco still remains.
Into the traffic

Into the traffic

The crunch on Paseo de la Reforma. W
Basílica de Guadalupe

Basílica de Guadalupe

I haven’t been here in a while. The north of Ciclovia CDMX

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