Looking to add to your mountain biking resume this summer? Try adding a mountain bike ride down the “World’s Most Dangerous Road” to your CV. Wait, I know what you’re thinking – why do I need a mountain bike to ride down a dangerous road? I’ll just leave that to the crazy roadies.
Actually the road from La Paz to Coroico, Bolivia is completely unpaved, without guardrails, and just under 10 feet wide with two way traffic. Fortunately these days you won’t be sharing the road with too many vehicles since a newer, safer road has been built nearby – but I’m sure it’s still quite a rush. You can find a shuttle service to drive you to the top of the ride at just over 13,000 feet, letting you cruise all the way down to the finish at around 4,000 feet above sea level. Be sure to check your brakes at the top.
It seems like these days there aren’t too many real “world’s biggest” or “world’s most dangerous” activities left that aren’t just completely out of reach for us mere mortals. This “world’s most dangerous” actually sounds doable – maybe I’ll make it to Bolivia someday to put myself to the test 😉
via the OttawaCitizen.