I suppose I shouldn't have felt surprised to see that this year's BiciGo event is mostly about consumerism. After all, it costs a lot to rent space in Corferias, particularly with Christmas looming.
|A board to hang a bicycle against.|
In other words, that bike and many others are useless status symbols.
|Bikes with rain roofs look a bit like butterflies. |
But will they fly off in wind?
BiciGo also had riding lessons, a display of classic bicycles and some interesting products made by small local businesses, such as colorful bandanas, backpacks and even a sort of bicycle rain roof which made me worry that a gust of wind could turn it into a sail.
Yet, strangely, BiciGo's participants included a company selling four-wheel, motorized all-terrain
|A bicycle repair lesson.|
|Learning to pedal.|
|Not a good place to leave a nice |
bike locked in Bogotá.
It's nice to see bicycles and cycling getting attention and even throwing around some economic weight. However, it seems to me that Bogotá and Bogotanos can put resources to much better use for bicycling promotion than than spending thousands of dollars on trophy machines which are too expensive to use.
|Not nice for cycling. A rolling chimney rollas past.|
|On my way to BiciGo I rode down this bike lane that was really a lake.|