Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lake Forest, CA
Bikes: Surly crosscheck, Rivendell Atlantis, Ciocc Mockba80, Surly Troll
I've been to most parts of Brazil. I haven't been to BH in about 20 years, but I'm sure you are aware it is a very large and crowded city. I think it's still the 3rd largest city in Brazil after Rio and Sao Paulo. BH is surrounded by hills and mountains, it's in a generally rugged terrain area. BH is not what I would consider bike friendly. If you have a skinny tire road "racing type" bike, your options might be limited. A more rugged road bike with fatter tires like a Surly would get by a little better. On the other hand, if you were moving to Curitiba or some of the smaller cities in Parana, Santa Catarina or Rio Grande do Sul, your road bike riding options would be a little better. Even Brasilia is not bad for cycling in the high plains area on the outskirts of town.