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Road Riding in Bermuda?

Old 12-09-17, 04:14 PM
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Road Riding in Bermuda?

We are doing a "family" vacation in Bermuda next June. I have plenty of time to plan, but since it's snowy out I am looking forward to some warm island time but also want to do some road cycling. I want to rent a road bike and ride on the roads. I hope I only have to pack my pedals, shoes, and bike clothes.

Anyone have experience and suggestions? A brief google seach shows me lots of hybrid bicycles and trails, but I prefer a real road bike and riding on the roads. Hills are a plus.

We are going to be staying at Grotto Beach, which is just over The Causeway from the airport.

Suggestions?
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Originally Posted by datlas
We are doing a "family" vacation in Bermuda next June. I have plenty of time to plan, but since it's snowy out I am looking forward to some warm island time but also want to do some road cycling. I want to rent a road bike and ride on the roads. I hope I only have to pack my pedals, shoes, and bike clothes.

Anyone have experience and suggestions? A brief google seach shows me lots of hybrid bicycles and trails, but I prefer a real road bike and riding on the roads. Hills are a plus.

We are going to be staying at Grotto Beach, which is just over The Causeway from the airport.

Suggestions?
I don't have experience or suggestions but I do have a question; will you wear Bermuda shorts?

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Bermuda is hilly for an island, its also jam packed with traffic. Didn't ride when I was there, didn't see any cyclists.
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I've been there three times, did not see any cyclists. Lots of crazy tourists on scooters though. Roads are narrow with blind turns, no shoulders and lots of traffic. I don't think drivers expect to see bikes on the road. It's probably a bit better out near the airport and St. George's, but the closer you get to Hamilton the more congested. There are also buses and shuttle vans that pretty much fill the lane.

BDA is probably a bit better for cycling than some of the Caribbean islands such as BVI, USVI, Antigua, etc. just because BDA doesn't have as many homicidal taxi drivers. But that's not saying much.
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Originally Posted by dougrns
...but i do have a question; will you wear Bermuda NOT BIBS?
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Yeah I will wear Bermuda (NOT SHORTS) Bibs.
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There is or at least was a road and race scene in Bermuda, but it's small. The main concern is that Bermuda's roads are narrow with very poor sight lines. The sight line issue is a combination of twisty roads and short stkeep roller coaster hills.

I suspect that safe road riding is limited to the earliest part of the day, before locals and tourists hit the roads.

There are a few shops in Bermuda, so I suggest you start by speaking directly with the locals.
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Left side of the road

Don't forget that they drive on the left side of the road. I rented a scooter and had a very hard time adjusting to riding on the left side. Going thru intersections was difficult.
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+1 on most of the roads in Bermuda being very twisty and extremely narrow, with lots of blind corners, crazy drivers and short but steep hills. I would not want to be out there on a bicycle.
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+1 on most of the roads in Bermuda being very twisty and extremely narrow, with lots of blind corners, crazy drivers and short but steep hills. I would not want to be out there on a bicycle.
Hmmm....maybe I will ride on the trails.
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Fat bike to ride on the beach at low tide?


Up North, &west, here, you can get Razor Clams on a exceptionally low tide..

locally called a Clam tide of course, folks carry the Clam gear on their Fat bikes on the Oregon , publicly owned, Beaches.





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