In May 2010, cycled through Colombia as part of my bike tour from Alaska to Argentina. Here's a blog post from when I took a day off in Medellin.
Medellin Bike Tour
Medellin is a nice city to take a bike tour in. If you don't have your own bicycle as I did, you could go on an organized cycling tour. Here's some good bicycle tours in Medellin:
Bicycle Shops in Medellin
Looking for bike repairs in Medellin?
There are a cluster of bicycle shops in Medellin, Colombia, around the junction of Carrera 52 and Calle 55. Colbic seemed to be the best of the bunch, so I took my bike in there.
The mechanic's name was David, so I knew that I would be alright! An hour and a half later, and the rear hub problem is solved, along with the gear skipping issues which are such a pain on the mountains.
Sightseeing in Medellin
I spent the rest of the day wandering around the centre, and had a quick look in the Municipal Palace.
Tomorrow, I need to head south, and start putting in some bigger days if I am to reach Ecuador before my 30 day visa for Colombia expires.
Note – A big thank you to Blood, Sweat and Gears (what a cool name!!) for your kind donation. Let me know if you are getting a site up and running Chad so I can give it a nice shout out !!!