Beijing Cycling Mountain Escape – August

 

On August 29th 2015 SERK will again offer our successful “Cycling Escape” one day riding event. The concept is pretty simple – ride in the mountains followed by a BBQ lunch and some drinks in the sun.

 

Serk have a base in Huairou with modern facilities and a relaxing vibe which serves as the base for cyclists for the day. With 3 riding distances the event caters for all – from the first timer to experienced riders. Perhaps you have a non cycling partner or a family – bring them along too for a spot of hiking, wall sightseeing and lungfuls of fresh mountain air.

After the ride Serk provide a delicious and nutritious lunch to satisfy your post ride hunger. In the afternoon relax in the courtyard with a few beers and some chilled music or stroll around the village enjoying the fresh air.  You can even have a shower and be refreshed for the trip back to the city.

 

 

Places are limited  so hurry !

Sign up is  below.

Ride Options

1. Moderate – Challenging. 39km. 2 hours of riding

Meet at our base in the city and load bikes on the bus. We drive for 90 minutes to Huairou where the ride starts. While we call this the easy ride but it does involve 3 hills. The hardest one starts off straight away – 8km uphill from the start point. You’ve got all afternoon so if you have to get off and walk for a bit to enjoy the views and calm surroundings the hill will disappear in no time. Once over the big hill there is a short downhill and then a nice ride through some villages on the plateau. After 14km you turn right into a narrow road. Keep following this road to its end at the top of the hill. Turn around and come back. By the time you hit the final bends you’ll be able to smell the meat sizzling away on the BBQ ! Route map can be found here.

 

2. Challenging. 72 km 3 -4 hours of riding

A medium length ride with lots of climbing and awesome descents. This is a challenging ride right off the bat with a 9km climb to start off. Then you’ll ride through some quiet villages on the plateau road before reaching an intersection and turning left and slowly winding up to the Dong Bei Kou summit. Turn around and enjoy the awesome descent and false flat climb up to the top of the final hill. Then its 8km or so on a fast downhill. Cold drinks and food await.

Check the route out here.

Geared bikes required for this ride. Road or Mountain bikes are suitable – bike hire available from serk.

3. Hardcore. 106km  4 – 5 hours.

This ride is alit more hardcore. The ride starts in Huairou and goes over 2 long climbs before making a loop around the back of Liulimiao. On the way back is a long false flat which will sap your energy. Luckily it ends in a 8km downhill. You’ll be ready for a cold beer by then.

Check out the route here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Price

Individual – bus and bike transport option

550 RMB per person

Includes ;

  • Bus transport to the mountains
  • Transport for your bike
  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Individual – self drive option

350 RMB per person

Includes ;

  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Family – self drive option

300 RMB per adult 200 RMB per child third child free

Includes ;

  • Post ride lunch
  • Fruit snacks
  • Drinking water
  • Changing / toilet facilities
  • Ride guides

 

Bike Rental

Bike rental is available at various prices. Book early as rental bikes are limited. 

Timetable

10.15 am 150km riders meet at Serk HQ

10.57 Train departs from Beijing North Station

12.31 Arrive Yanqing and start ride

14.00 35km and 70km riders meet at Ditan Park South gate / pack trucks / bus

15.30 Arrive in Huairou Mountains

16.00 Riders depart. Different groups depart from different locations

18.00 Dinner  starts at the base house

20.00 Depart

21.30 Arrive back in Beijing.

 

Rules

  • All minors require adult supervision
  • Activities undertaken at own risk

Sign Up

Please note : Once you have filled out the form below you should receive a confirmation email. Some browsers don’t send a confirmation email – which means we don’t know you signed up ! If you did not receive a conformation email please email us manually on events@serk.cc so we know you have registered. We will then confirm your place. Be sure to fill out the CAPTCHA code and then hit the Confirm button.

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Our base house in the mountains

Car free roads for awesome cycling !

 

Jian Kou Great Wall from the approach road.

Jian Kou Great Wall. Image by Flickr user Lightsviajes

 

Up on the Jian Kou section of the Great Wall. Image by Flickr user Lightsviajes

 

The Library Project Interior.


Bikes ready to go for the ride !

The Library in Autumn beauty.

Enjoying the post ride gourmet BBQ.

Out enjoying the early spring weather on the ride to the wall.

Beer and freshly made lunch – what more could you ask for ?