Let’s Go for a Ride: Biking in San Miguel
By Jade Arroyo
Cycling has many benefits for the body and soul. Biking is a fun way to work out while outdoors and enjoy the beauty of nature. Besides, it’s excellent eco-friendly transportation and an easy way to run errands, be on time, and not have to pay for parking.
Here we present a little guide on where to get a bike and how to get started on the ride. Happy cycling!
Where to get a bike:
San Miguel’s terrain is mostly fit for a mountain bike because of its rough surface. Bici Burro, located at Hospicio 1, is a specialized shop with tradition in town. They sell original stuff and also do bike repairs.
Where to bond with nature:
Watch the sunset at La Presa. This lake/dam is located right outside the Los Frailes neighborhood with tons of space to take your dogs for a walk and to ride bicycles. San Miguel sunsets are famous, and this is a great place to watch them. Entrance is free.
How to have a mellow ride in town:
The Parque Juárez is the community park in town. It’s quite small but beautiful. It’s the perfect place to teach children how to ride. Also, you can take your dogs and stroll around the paths of the park with them.
Where to go on historical tours for hard-core cyclists:
Some establishments in town that offer eco-tourism experiences have several cycling tours to nearby towns and historical places and roads, such as the old Camino de la Plata, Atotonilco, Cañada de la Virgen, Hacienda de Jaral, Los Picachos, Santa Rosa, and more. Each one is different and they last an average of 5-8 hours.
Tip: Photography aficionados should definitely bring along their GoPros.