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Bicycle Riding and Transport into Mexico  Rate Topic 
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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2018 05:22 am
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arizonahuskerfan
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I have a rather high end bicycle worth around $5,000.  First, will I be charged a duty to bring it into Mexico since it is worth a lot?  Of course, I have no plans whatsoever to sell it in Mexico.  I want to ride everyday during my stay. 



Secondly, are there good places to ride (I have a ROAD BIKE, not a mountain bike) and is it even worth bringing it with me?
I would appreciate any info you may have.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2018 07:00 pm
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First off, I'm not a cyclist anymore, only an observer. There are many folks here and around here with road bikes and many get togethers and many on the roads from the turn around at Paradiso beneath the Tetas along the Bahia and around Guaymas, San Jose. I'm thinking just another bike, albeit a 5000. bike. I would certainly treat it as easily removed from an exterior rack. Maybe remove wheels/tires and travel with it inside or have it well  locked down and secured. At that cost, I would assume you can disassemble it in a heartbeat. Anyone else might as easily. Not preaching doom and gloom because there are many bikes and I'm sure some high end mountain and road bikes. Just be very wary as there are lots of local folks who use bikes as well, LOL. Maybe someone will chime in. You will have a great experience, road or mountain. I might add, there are a few pumas up in the mountains but I would have more concern with Wildcats while wearing Husker stuff, LOL! Ron

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There is no duty on personal sports equipment.  I would hesitate to bring down a high end road bike.  You didn't say how long you plan to stay but there are really only two roads here and neither is more that 12 miles long so you will soon run out of places to ride.  The main highway would not be a good place to ride.  Also theft would be a real risk if you plan to leave it while shopping or eating. 

A better option would be a mountain bike.  There are many off-road tracks and dirt roads to explore. 


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 Posted: Thu Jun 14th, 2018 02:41 pm
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If the "short cut" to Kino is still in good shape after the last work, that could be a great ride. You would need someone to drop you off there, as there is no safe way to ride to the start.

But that's only one ride. A mtn bike makes a lot more sense.......for now. So many areas are being closed off around San Carlos. I've taken my ATV north and have no plans to bring it south again. The riding just became too limited.

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