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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Bicycling Down the Boulevard

Every Sunday in Mérida from 8 A.M. until 2 P.M. a stretch of streets in central Mérida are closed to traffic and are taken over by bicyclists.  Meredith and Chuck are avid cyclists and wanted to participate in the "Biciruta".  Alejandro and I said that we would join them.  We got up early and headed to Montejo Boulevard where there are numerous places where you can rent a bike.  We rented a couple of tandem bikes for an hour and headed down the boulevard.  


  
(Photo taken by Meredith)

Along the boulevard there are traffic guards at major intersections stopping the bicyclists when the cross traffic has the green light.  Probably the hardest part of riding a tandem is starting up again after stopping.


(Photo taken by Meredith)

The bike route took us down Montejo Boulevard as far as the Monument to the Fatherland.
The monument is loved by some and hated by others as an artistic atrocity.







Along the curving walls of the monument are etched the images of famous people in Mexican history.



Looking down the boulevard from the steps of the monument...


It was a fun way to start our last day in Mérida!

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