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Mirhanna Sandoya of Lucero Homes, Golf & Country Club – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Poster for Panama International Half Marathon,pictured – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingBiking in Panama is an on and off thing. When I was in high school, there were two teams in Chiriquí and more in Panama City that would go to David (the closest large city to Boquete, about 20 miles away) from Boquete and back, and they would have this race and close the streets. It was a whole event in Panama. Then I left the country, and when I came back it’s not a thing anymore, although I heard from my friends that it may come back so it’s kind of in between, because most of the people now do marathons instead of biking here in Panama. 
 
Marathons have become a thing in Panama. We started with 3K, which is nothing in the US, but for Panamanians it was a huge deal. Then they went to 5k, and now we’re currently at 10k marathons, which would be mini marathons in the US. Panama is little by little growing into marathons.  We have many sport centers and shops that sell Nike, Adidas, Under Armour, and other brands that are taking a lot of interest in marathon events in Panama. In the future we’ll probably have bigger brands.  
 
(Poster for Panama International Half Marathon, pictured. )
David Bayliss of KW PACIFICA – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Compañía de Jesús ruins, Panama City, Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingThere is a 30-kilometer stretch on Sundays where they close the main roads in Panama City and open it only to bicycles, runners, and roller bladders. You can go all around the Cinta Costera, past Casco Viejo, and out to the old ruins of Panama City. In the metropolitan park you could run as well.
 
Biking has become a new thrill in Panama They built a road around Casco Viejo that has two-lane bike and pedestrian lanes where the bike lanes are detached from the highway. It goes around Casco Viejo and it turns into a sidewalk all the way to the main part of Balboa and all the way to Punta Paitilla. 
 
Panama is doing an A+ on bike lanes. I just saw the designs of the new bridge across the Panama Canal, which will have a bike lane across it. Out where I am on the beach in the Coronado area, we bike to the mountains and to the volcano on mountain bikes. Road biking is also good to do on some of the roads. I just don’t like to do road biking on the Pan American Highway but many people do that. The biking world here in Panama is growing at an unbelievable rate.
 
(Compañía de Jesús ruins, Panama City, Panama, pictured,)
Anne Gordon de Barrigón of Whale Watching Panama/Emberá Village Tours – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Biking and jogging along the Cinta Costera in Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingBiking has gotten more and more popular in Panama City, especially on the weekends. On weekends, you will see a lot of road bikers and race bikers on the Panama Canal Zone; from the Allbrook area all the way up to Gamboa. On most Sunday mornings, they close the Cinta Costera Avenida Balboa (which are the lanes right next to the ocean), for bicycle riding and jogging so it is a safe place to do so. There is also a designated bike lane along the walking path on the Cinta Costera and now that its extended, it is now a good place for bicycling.
 
You could also go biking in the quiet neighborhoods of Panama City, but I would not recommend bicycling on weekdays in the traffic city areas because the driving is a little crazy and could be extremely dangerous.
 
You can also go to Plantation Road on the Soberania National Park (20 minutes away from Panama City), which is a place where most people go mountain biking. I am sure there are other places to go biking in the country of Panama in the countryside, outside of Panama City, too.
Esteban Guerra of EPA Español en Panama – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Cinta Costera Panama City, Panama, with joggers and bikers – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingI love sports and I like biking here in Panama City. There are many places where you can go on a bike and there are plenty of places where you can rent a bike. The cost to rent a bike in Panama City is around US $5 per day. I go biking in Casco Antiguo/Casco Viejo or in Cinta Costera (pictured to the left).
 
You can ride up to about 4 kilometers (2.4 miles) along Cinta Costera. From Cinta Costera, you can ride a bike all the way to Casco Viejo. To ride a bike in Casco Viejo is very nice because you will see a lot of buildings, churches, and monuments.
 
Sometimes, during Sundays, they allow bikers to use the main streets of Panama City, too. They will allow you to ride a bike on the streets of Panama City instead of using your car. It is a good thing that the Panama City government had this idea.
Dennis Dean Smith of DennisDeanSmith – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The key here is biking 'in' and 'around' Panama. What the others say is true - the country of cycling, cyclist, bike riding, panama, panama city, colon – Best Places In The World To Retire – International LivingPanama has some great options. It should be noted that in cities like Panama City and Colon, biking can be a risky adventure. Motorists will not yield right of way. The streets are not bike friendly. Sidewalks are not conducive to cyclists either. If you are going to ride in Panama City stay awake and aware!
Lourdes Townshend of Multimodal  & Logistic Transports Magazine – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account

Biking in Panamá

Even though other countries such as Holland, among others in Europe and Asia offer special programs and streets for bikes, and a bike is used in these places more for a transportation than for outdoor exercising, Panamá offers wonderful and interesting places for biking.

Let's begin with the "cinta costera", a beautiful boulevard by the bay in the city of Panamá, where locals and visitors enjoy an everyday relaxing place to walk, jog, skate or biking.  There are many non profits that organize "walkatons" in this area and other activities that involves biking.

It is very common to see professional bikers at the " Carretera Interamericana" (Interamerican Highway), going from the city to the "interior" (the countryside).  There are many hills that bikers enjoy.  One of the preferred places is Campana, a beautiful place with an outstanding ocean view.

Bicycle riders also love to go to the causeway (Ft. Amador).  Either they carry their own bicycle, or they rent one in site.  Because the causeway is surrounded by the ocean on two sides, the path is very enjoyable.  The causeway is located at the entrance of the Panamá Canal, on the Pacific side.

If you are really adventurous, you may want to continue to other provinces, and go across the country.

Many biking international events are celebrated here in Panamá during the year.

For example, Panamá will host a great international biking event on March 30, 2014.  The worldwide champion Mario Cipollini will be in Panamá for the "OCEAN  TO  OCEAN" competition 130km / 86km.  This is a competition in which competitors cross the Isthmus of Panamá from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.  It is sponsored by several organizations and private industry, with the proceeds donated to Fundación Amigos (Amigos Foundation), an organization that protects children with cancer and leukemia.
Keila Mulero  of Savvy Link – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
Biking In And Around Panama City
 
I live in Panama City in the Punta Pacifica area. During the week early mornings it is common to see lots of cyclists riding to the Coast way. They are back by 6:45 AM -7:15 AM. I have seen cycling groups gathering in Via Italia around 5:00 AM. Then over the weekend, especially on Sunday, the most common route includes Costa del Este to Coast way. But you can also ride to Gamboa. That's is a more hilly route and extremely beautiful. Sundays is the perfect day for your long rides out of Panama City. Biking in and around Panama city is a lot safer over the weekend.  
Neil Stein of Panama Paraiso – Best Places In The World To Retire User Account
The wonderful biking in Panama is one of the reasons I moved to this country.  I like to ride a road bike at least 100 miles each week.  That is easy to do here if you have the time and desire.  The roads are excellent in most places and often have quite a bit of shade as well.
 
There are many organized rides and races throughout Panama, including triathlons and the famous "Ocean to Ocean" ride/race which takes place in early April each year.
 
For those seeking to climb hills on a road bike, El Valle and Boquete are a dream come true.
 
If you are into mountain biking, there are hundreds of trails throughout the country to enjoy.

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