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    Riding in Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo - good, bad or ugly?

    I am heading to Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo Mexico this winter and am trying to find out of there is any decent road (or mountain) riding in the area. Should I go through the trouble of transporting my bike down there or just suck it up and use the hotel fitness room?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ringmaster View Post
    I am heading to Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo Mexico this winter and am trying to find out of there is any decent road (or mountain) riding in the area. Should I go through the trouble of transporting my bike down there or just suck it up and use the hotel fitness room?
    The first thing to do is to go to google earth and find your hotel. Since there appears to be a lot of mountains and dirt roads in the vicinity, I'd take a good look and error on the side of taking your mountain bike--depending on how long you will be there.

    If you plan to be there for only a week, I'd forget about taking your bike. I've only been as far south as Sonoro Bay. Club Med sponsored a NA 49er championship and I was glad my crew and I took mountain bikes but we were there for nearly a month.

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    Go to RideWithGps. Search the area for routes. Check the street views.
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    Also check out Strava heat maps. See what roads are frequented by cyclists. Then go to Google Maps and look at street views.
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    Are there bike rentals in the area?
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    Ive been to Ixtapa, Leave your bike at home. The 2 Towns themselves are not that big.
    The Highway roads are very narrow without shoulders in most places, and unless you are a Thrill seeker and dont mind dodging taxis and 50 year old Work trucks who have Zero concern for guys on bikes.

    Now mountain Biking is a completely different story.

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