Riding a bicycle and going on bicycle tours are especially popular among Western tourists. Cycling is for the poor people according to the Sri Lankan culture. Moreover they find it too hot to cycle and get sweated. However they find riding a bicycle by foreigners acceptable. Riding racing bicycles is very popular in the coastal area between Colombo and Negombo. You can either bring your own bicycle or find a place to rent a bicycle. The bicycles you can rent in Sri Lanka are not always up to the standards for a long tour. You can also buy a new bicycle and sell it again after your tour. There are tour operators who include bicycle tours in their programs.