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Bicycling in Cuba

by Melanie Colavito

For most of us, riding a bike is an option. For others, it’s the only option. In the early 1990’s, Cuba underwent some major political and economic changes. Oil, food, and just about everything else was scarce, so bicycles became the primary option for transportation for many. These days, riding is no longer the only option for many Cubans but many still use bicycles for transportation and livelihood, though parts and mechanics are scarce. This beautiful video by Kauri Multimedia visualizes the bike culture in Cuba and the many techniques Cubans have to maintain and use their bicycles. Ride on, Cuba.Havana Bikes from Kauri Multimedia on Vimeo.Via DrunkCyclist.

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2 Responses to “Bicycling in Cuba”

  1. Wow–

    What a great video about my favorite subject matter !
    I am planning a trip to Havana and Camaguey later this year and would love to leave South Florida and relocate there.

    I’m trying to build a pedicab with a hinged seat so that there would be room for sleeping. I’m searching for help with my project and this is a very inspiring video !!!

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