Riding in Sao Paulo (2)

Visiting Parque do Povo

Parque do Povo (or People’s Park, free translated) is located almost halfway between Ibirapuera’s Park and Villa Lobos Park. The Ciclofaixa (exclusive lane for bikes) on Sundays connects theses parks and you’re able to ride safely through the streets of Sao Paulo.

Parque do Povo

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It has an area of 112 thousand squared meter with a 1,3km bike path and 1,6km walk path.

Bike path at Parque do Povo
Bike path

As you can see, the bike path is not too large, so you have be careful while riding here, specially when there’s a lot of people.

Dawn at Parque do Povo
Riding in the park

You can also make a quick stop and exercise.

Some people exercising

Next time I’ll show how the other parks look like. You’ll see Ibirapuera’s Park, Villa Lobos Park and Parque das Bicicletas (Bike’s Park).

Have a nice week. 🙂

Riding in Sao Paulo

Sunday has become bike day. Since I got my bike, on an event last month that celebrated the city´s anniversary (you enter the event and get a nice bike for you), I decided to ride on Sundays.

Why on Sundays? First, because according to my current training schedule, it´s an easy run day (it can be easily replaced by a bike ride). Second, and most important, one lane of certain streets/avenues (those that connect one park to the other) becomes exclusive for bikes (from 7am – 2pm), plus traffic is very low.

Bike path connecing Ibirapuera´s Park (red line) to Villa-Lobos Park (green line)
Bike exclusive lane on a Sunday

From where I live (near Ibirapuera´s Park) to Villa-Lobos Park (passing through Parque do Povo) is 11,6km long. You´re able to ride on a flat path most of the way (you go through one tunnel) and enjoy the view of the big city riding on a safe lane, not having to worry with the heavy traffic you see on week days.

Riding towards Villa-Lobos Park
I`m enjoying a lot my Sunday mornings. Sometimes it´s good to try a different sport.
Riding at Villa-Lobos Park
Next time I go, I´ll take more pictures to show how Sao Paulo looks on a Sunday morning from a bike´s point of view.