Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Bozeman, Montana
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Need a bike in Tahiti-any ideas are welcome
My concerns are getting there and the road conditions in Tahiti
I will be in Tahiti July 1-31. Yes it gets hot. I am 55 , female, good shape and will be with my daughter 14 years old. We are traveling from Bozeman, Montana to Los Angeles. We will be in Los Angeles for a few days but won't need the bike there, just have to cart it around. From LA we fly direct to Tahiti. From airport in Tahiti we take a taxi to a ferry, which takes us to the island of Moorea, and then another taxi to the hotel.
The main road is about a 20 miles around the island, mostly flat a couple hills. It is coral and can get slippery and there can be a lot of rain. The road is 2 lane, narrow, no shoulder, speed limit is about 20 mph which is not always enforced.
Main uses of the bikes would be grocery shopping and going out to eat. There are some dirt roads to the beach. It would be nice to do a couple round trips on the island. I probably will not take the bikes back the US. I have friends there or I could sell them.