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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Thank you this is excellent information.

I am expecting my bike to arrive in about 8weeks, good timing in my opinion as I'd prefer to try some other sports in the winter.

I'll report back - check in for rides as soon as the bike gets here.

Thanks again.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Hi there,

New to the forum and soon to be new to La Suisse.

I am a Category 2 racer, moving to Lugano in September and will be looking to continue racing upon my arrival. Was wondering whether anyone knew what the racing scene is like in Ticino/surrounding areas?

The only local CC I could find were VC Lugano and VC Mendrisio - are these clubs committed to racing or am I better off looking for a local team, if there are any?

Any info would be greatly appreciated as I will be applying for a UCI International License soon and will need team affiliation.

Cheers,
Nick
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Road bike rental in Bern

Does anyone know a shop in Bern where I could rent a good road bike (racing bike)?

I am planning a holiday in August-September where I would like to train on some mountains and then ride the Alpenbrevet on August 26th. As I plan to go elsewhere afterwards it isn't practical to bring my bike from Australia.

It looks like http://bikeswitzerlandrentals.com/ would be ok although they are in Geneva and it's a bit expensive once you include the cost for pick up and return. I am hoping there would be a shop in Bern since that's where I will be visiting family.

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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

for Lugano based people, a few english speaking locals with road bikes who are OK cyclists are using meetup app to organise rides usually on a sunday starting at the fountain to the right of the burger king (right if your back is to the lake) for couple hours. Not TdF level but not dawdling either. 0930 this Sunday (29th) if any cares else PM me or checkout the app.
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The only local CC I could find were VC Lugano and VC Mendrisio - are these clubs committed to racing or am I better off looking for a local team, if there are any?
They're both good clubs and have elite/international level riders. Mendrisio is even sponsored by Assos so the club has long been sought after. There is a lot of cycling, ie riding and racing, just over the border in Italy too.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Clearly bicyclists are not allowed to ride through red lights
My question is:
Are they allowed to ride across the pedestrian crosswalk on the bicycle where there is no pedestrian crossing light just a simple painted crosswalk?
because the law varies depending on location...

Recently I have seen a lot of stupid bicyclists

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Clearly bicyclists are not allowed to ride through red lights
My question is:
Are they allowed to ride across the pedestrian crosswalk on the bicycle where there is no pedestrian crossing light just a simple painted crosswalk?
because the law varies depending on location...

Recently I have seen a lot of stupid bicyclists

i think the problem can be solved by changing the law to formally allow cyclists to ignore all lights and traffic rules.
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Re: Road bike rental in Bern

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Does anyone know a shop in Bern where I could rent a good road bike (racing bike)?

I am planning a holiday in August-September where I would like to train on some mountains and then ride the Alpenbrevet on August 26th. As I plan to go elsewhere afterwards it isn't practical to bring my bike from Australia.

It looks like http://bikeswitzerlandrentals.com/ would be ok although they are in Geneva and it's a bit expensive once you include the cost for pick up and return. I am hoping there would be a shop in Bern since that's where I will be visiting family.

Thanks.
New to the forum here. I plan almost the same, but a month earlier

Anybody got a recommendation?
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i think the problem can be solved by changing the law to formally allow cyclists to ignore all lights and traffic rules.
they already do watch this guy walkthrough intersection and give the finger

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Old 25.10.2018, 10:45
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Looking for advice/input/stories.


Decided to do a component overhaul on my classic mountain bike over the winter.


The plan is to upgrade to Di2. Anyone here using them for MTB? XT? XTR? Did you upgrade yourself, or did a shop do it, or did the bike come with it?


Any stories would be useful.
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New to the forum here. I plan almost the same, but a month earlier

Anybody got a recommendation?
I brought my bike to Australia instead of renting in the end. I rode the Alpenbrevet in 2017 and I wanted to have a good bike for about 10 days. It was cheaper to bring mine than to rent one for that long.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Thanks for the valuable information everyone, has been really helpful!
Just wondering if anyone has had experiences shipping bicycles overseas (from Switzerland to elsewhere) via Swiss Post?
Asking because I picked up a few too many nice used bikes during my stay here and am wondering how to bring them all back with me when I return to Singapore...
Emailed SwissPost and their response was that they can send it as a bulky good, but it must be packed properly as it can fall down or be hit by other consignments. Doesn't sound too encouraging...I'm picturing large heavy boxes being stacked on it/it being dropped off the end of a conveyor belt into a bin or something...
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

I am flying in to Zurich (June 2019) with my bike in a bike box. Are there any cycling shops near Zurich Airport that can help me build my bike and store my bike box until I leave Switzerland 2 weeks later?
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Try this airport shop which sells cardboard bike boxes at the airport (20chf last I heard). Or contact bike shops in Oerlikon / Seebach. Ralf at Velofit in Seebach is v good.

http://my.safe-bag.com/safebag-airpo...zurich-zrh.php
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Great thread, thanks all.

I'm looking to do my own 3/4 day cycling trip when the weather turns. Starting in Zurich, I'd be looking to do ~70k a day and would get a train back from my end point. At the moment I have two routes in mind:

1) To Lausanne via Lucerne, Interlaken and Château-d'Oex. or
2) To Lugano, the obvious way (straight down via Andermatt).

Of those two (or any others), which would be better do you guys think? I imagine that both would be pretty good either way, but is there anything that would swing you to doing one or the other?

Thanks
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I'd go with option 1. It gives you a lot of different route choices. Option 2 is quite restrictive and the Andermatt road is busy with traffic. You would also end up descending the cobbled Tremola which is the wrong way to do it.
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I'd go with option 1. It gives you a lot of different route choices. Option 2 is quite restrictive and the Andermatt road is busy with traffic. You would also end up descending the cobbled Tremola which is the wrong way to do it.
Great, thanks for that. My initial thought was option 1 as well, but then I thought that perhaps the second option might have more scenery and interesting cycling, with two obvious caveats: a) I haven't been on either route at all so know little about both and b) seemingly everywhere in Switzerland has nice scenery, so much so that comparing one to the other on that basis could be considered pointless.
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Re: Cycling in Switzerland

Was considering cycling from Zurich to Lugano on a multi day tour in September and have been looking at routes. Would I be better to go via Chur, or just go straight down via Schwyz and Andermatt?

I've heard the road around Andermatt area isn't great so that's why I was considering Chur.

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