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By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Amidst scores of complaints from users, Rio de Janeiro's public bicycle rental system, Bike Rio, is under new service management as São Paulo company, Tembici, takes over operations of...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Cycling in Rio is a treat for avid bikers and novices alike, with more than 250 km of bicycle paths, the city is full of breathtaking sites to see while...
By William Jones, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recently it was revealed that the tax levy on the purchase of bicycles in Rio is 40.5 percent, considerably more than the 32 percent threshold applied to cars. An average...
By Doug Gray, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Pedaling into its 25th edition, Rio’s annual "Um Dia Sem Carro" (One Car-Free Day) is the biggest cycling event of its kind in Latin America. Part of a global...
Opinion, by Alfonso Stefanini RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The bicycle is the most efficient form of locomotion ever invented. Biking itself signifies a strong statement of solidarity for those wanting to reduce and eliminate our dependence on hydrocarbons derived...
By Michael DeLeo, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Recently, the Cidade Maravilhosa reintroduced its new-and-improved SAMBA (Alternative Mobility Solution Through Bike Renting) bicycle rental system.  The program is composed of approximately sixty stations containing 600 bikes that are...
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