Longboarding in Rio, a Skateboarder’s Paradise

By Teresa Geer, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The roll of longboard skate wheels has become an inescapable sound that adds to the unique melody of Rio de Janiero, and for many the desire for that wind-in-hair feeling while carving the beautiful Rio landscape is irresistible. Those who already know how to ride with their chin up will find a plethora of beautiful, eye-watering locations to get their cruise on.

The most obvious place to start riding is along the cycle path that stretches along Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon’s buzzing beachfront. This route offers a . . .

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