Puerto Rico / Culebra?

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  • 09-10-2011
    GilaMonster
    Puerto Rico / Culebra?
    We've been going to Culebra, PR for several years now. We've rented MTBs a few times on Culebra, but there really aren't many (any?) trail options on the island. Surely, Puerto Rico must have some sweet singletrack, especially in and around El Yunque or Camuy or Arecibo? Please post up if you can steer me in the right direction. We leave on October 7! Can't wait!

    --Phil
  • 09-12-2011
    k2biker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by GilaMonster View Post
    We've been going to Culebra, PR for several years now. We've rented MTBs a few times on Culebra, but there really aren't many (any?) trail options on the island. Surely, Puerto Rico must have some sweet singletrack, especially in and around El Yunque or Camuy or Arecibo? Please post up if you can steer me in the right direction. We leave on October 7! Can't wait!

    --Phil

    I'll check with my PR partner and let you know.
  • 09-18-2011
    dubinjs
    I have been going to PR every year for the last 33 years and have been to El Yunque a few times. I have never ridden any trails there, but started to look into it a bit last year and did'nt find anything really appetizing.
    If there is some good Single track to be ridden, Please post that info up
  • 09-19-2011
    Duvivr6
    I am from PR moved to USA about 4 years ago. I used to ride back home a lot best trail I liked was over in the Albergue Olimpico in Salinas, we did have some other local trails around where I lived in Guaynabo and Bayamon. Also remember riding some trails over in Dorado and Barceloneta. I do not know it they still exist actually trying to find out myself at the moment. We do have hills and mountains everywhere so not very hard to make some singletrack.

    Enjoy Culebra I certainly miss PR, even thought I now live in Key West there is no comparison!
  • 09-20-2011
    anrive
    I think the most popular one these days is Cerro Gordo. There is some info online/google about it.
  • 02-08-2012
    cerrogordo
    Uff this is my thread. I am puertorrican and live in Puerto Rico. This is MTB heaven. Trails in limestone/sand near the ocean, clay trails up in the mountains, rainforest trails and dry forest trails. All types of extreme. I recommend this web page w ww.mtb-pr.com it is a little outdated but feel free to sign up on it's forum and ask whatever you want. Also you can try w ww.enbiciados.com . Sorry for not putting the sites on an url, still a noob and earning posting privileges. If you want more information, just ask through this thread or hit me up with a PM.
  • 03-26-2012
    kevingp
    Hello guys,

    I'm from Puerto Rico, we do have several trails in the island. I havent been riding long but i've been to Bosque Cambalache in Arecibo, Monagas in Bayamon (old army base with bunkers around the trail), and hope to go to Cerro Gordo this weekend.

    I will try and post directions to these places and pictures.
  • 11-12-2012
    BeginnerCycling
    Bumping this thread -- I'd be interested in hearing about any Beginner to Intermediate singletrack not too far from San Juan, that my son and I could ride -- we've got a cruise ending there, and will be there for a couple of days.
  • 01-12-2013
    cgg074
    Bump
  • 01-13-2013
    BeginnerCycling
    @cgg074 -- I didn't end up finding anything that would work for me and my son. I did find this:
    Carabalí Rainforest Park Mountain Bike

    But my son was too young to ride, so we didn't follow up.
  • 01-13-2013
    BeginnerCycling
    This site has some good info:
    LINKS: mtb-pr

    Not so many guided tours close to San Juan.

    One of the links under "Resources for Visitors" is to: PUERTO RICO MOUNTAIN BIKE TOURS
    I did contact him, but for me it was too expensive for me and my young son to ride -- you may feel otherwise.
  • 01-23-2013
    k2biker
    Was just there. Check out Toro Verde Adventure Park. I think you'll be pleased.
  • 01-31-2013
    speedraceratl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by k2biker View Post
    Was just there. Check out Toro Verde Adventure Park. I think you'll be pleased.

    So the trails are still there at Toro? I tried calling but no one answered. Could not find any new information on those trails and there is no information on them on their website. Going there next week and actually taking my bike (Thanks AirTran $50 each way). Can you tell me the cost to get into the park? Also did you ride anywhere else?

    One other question. Are these trails easy, intermediate, or expert? I'm looking for intermediate and expert.
  • 06-04-2013
    particleman
    Another bump for this thread. I am going to PR next week for a wedding and am considering taking my riding gear. Is there anywhere I can rent a bike?

    For the locals in PR - is anyone free late next week on Thursday or Friday to show me around a trail? I am staying in San Juan at the Marriott on Ashford Ave.
  • 06-04-2013
    speedraceratl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ilan View Post
    Another bump for this thread. I am going to PR next week for a wedding and am considering taking my riding gear. Is there anywhere I can rent a bike?

    For the locals in PR - is anyone free late next week on Thursday or Friday to show me around a trail? I am staying in San Juan at the Marriott on Ashford Ave.

    No where to rent a good bike. take your own on air tran or southwest $75 each way. well worth it.
  • 06-06-2013
    1nterceptor
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ilan View Post
    Another bump for this thread. I am going to PR next week for a wedding and am considering taking my riding gear. Is there anywhere I can rent a bike?

    For the locals in PR - is anyone free late next week on Thursday or Friday to show me around a trail? I am staying in San Juan at the Marriott on Ashford Ave.

    Ended up buying a bike from this store and brought it back with me to the main land, they also rent bikes:

    ABOUT US

    RIDING WITH ISLA FIJA BIKE CLUB - YouTube
    TRIP TO PUERTO RICO - YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AopSW5T843s
  • 06-06-2013
    speedraceratl
    Oh yeah, take a Dahon folding bike on a trail. As I stated before, and I was just there in February, there is no place to rent a GOOD bike. Southwest and AirTran charge $75 each way. Well worth it. There are some places west of San Juan can't remember the place there is a federal prison on the grounds. Poorly marked, but definitely some good riding. I would have loved to ride there with someone that knew the place.
  • 06-28-2013
    Pure
    Rincon has some good riding by Domes Beach but like everyone is saying bring your own bike. I rented a total POS from a local shop. The fork had no rebound adjustment. It was just full rebound...made for a short & scary day.