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Beijing Cycling Mountain Escapes

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Beijing Cycling Mountain Escapes

This spring, summer and autumn SERK have a series of cycling escapes planned in Beijing's mountains. Cycling in the mountains is one of the best outdoor experiences in Beijing. Think clean air, no traffic, great roads, and the wind in your hair. Bring your own bike or hire one from us. Our mountain escapes contain 3 carefully selected routes - even absolute beginners can join in the fun on the short routes. If you are experienced we have some challenging climbs for you. The rides start and finish at our base with modern facilities and a post ride lunch, lounge and drink. Guaranteed great and healthy experience !

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Beijing Vintage Ride 2014

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Beijing Vintage Ride 2014

Join us for the 2014 Beijing Vintage Ride. Fashion and fun on two wheels. March 29th 2014.

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Vintage Hetchins Restoration

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Vintage Hetchins Restoration

We recently restored this classic Hetchins road bike with gorgeous Campagnolo C-record groupset in Beijing. We now stock a range a vintage bikes at serk and can restore bikes for customers also. Come in to the shop to check out our new vintage arrivals.

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Panda Update

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Panda Update

Panda Update. Thanks to all those that came out to support Panda Corner last month at the Tour of Beijing. It was a huge success ! Lots of fun, laughter and a dose of pandamonium !   Here is the story in case you missed it.   Panda Corner was an event organized by Serk as part of the Tour of Beijing this year. Inspired by “Dutch Corner” at the Tour de France the event was a chance for fans to come out, get dressed up and cheer on their favorite riders. It also happened that the Panda Bear is part of cycling folklore thanks to the now famous incident where a man in panda costume...

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Cycling trip to South China – Yangshuo

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Cycling trip to South China – Yangshuo

Warm up this December with a bike trip to one of the most beautiful destinations in China – Yangshuo.   Thinking of hanging up your bike for the year and starting indoor activities ? Well, think again. Serk is organizing a trip to South China where the weather is still warm and the scenery will take your breath away. Believe it or not we are living in an amazing part of the world for cycling. I don’t need to tell you that Beijing itself has some of the best cycling anywhere in the world (if you are not sure see what Dan Martin has to say about it here). Many of us however are...

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Beijing Cycling Stories

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Beijing Cycling Stories

Over the past months SERK has produced a series of short videos highlighting the best of Beijing's cycling culture. The series of 10 shorts are called "Beijing Cycling Stories" and cover everything from fixed gear culture to bicycle manufacture.

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Wheel Building Course

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Wheel Building Course

Ever wanted to build your own set of wheels ? Many say that until you can build your own set of wheels you are not really a bike mechanic. Find out how with our bike maintenance guru Jeff Trinh this September !

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Bike Fitting Services with guest expert Radek Valenta

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Bike Fitting Services with guest expert Radek Valenta

SERK is very happy to announce that our good friend Radek Valenta is planning a visit to Beijing this October. He is a coach and bike fit guru from Australia with worldwide experience and an excellent Palmares. Radek has over 30 years experience in the sports industry. He gained his knowledge and as a Professional and Olympic cyclist, as a coaching on four continents, and training in science testing, bike fitting and biomechanical analysis at the Australian Institute of Sport. He will visit Beijing in October and provide fitting and biomechanical analysis sessions at SERK. Radek will provide...

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I’m in! Group rides in great quality air.

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I’m in! Group rides in great quality air.

I'm In! - a tool for group rides in Beijing. Are you interested in road cycling on the good quality air days ? Join I'm in! and find out when the best days to ride are and join us on these organized rides.

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I’m In! Ride 1 report

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I’m In! Ride 1 report

Road cycling in Beijing on an awesome air quality morning ! Read the report of the ride and learn how to sign up for our next group cycling event in Beijing.

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MeWe Bicycle Festival

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MeWe Bicycle Festival

SERK co-organized the MeWe Bicycle Festival in Beijing last week. Vintage bikes, urban cycling, JISU PK and Cycling movies.

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Vienna, Velo-City and Vintage Bikes

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Vienna, Velo-City and Vintage Bikes

In June we travelled to Vienna to speak at the Velo-City conference about Beijing cycling cultures and Bicycle urbanism. We also travelled around Europe collecting vintage bikes which will be on sale at SERK soon. Read some of our impressions of the conference and our trip in this post.

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Belgian Beer Tasting and Belgian Cycling Talk

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Belgian Beer Tasting and Belgian Cycling Talk

Time : Sunday December 9th 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm Location : Serk – http://www.serk.cc/map/ Price : 25 rmb entry includes 4 sample size beers Language : English with Chinese translation Belgium is home to two of our greatest loves – cycling and beer ! To keep you entertained off the bike this winter we are bringing you a  Belgian cycling and beer tasting afternoon. Come and sample 4 of Belgiums best beers and listen to Kyle Buchoff from Vandegeeten talk about some of the history and interesting culture behind the beers while you sip away ! Following the sampling session Tom...

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JISU PK Winter Series

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JISU PK Winter Series

  JISU PK Winter Series at serk. Round 1 Saturday December 15th 2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Round 2 Saturday Jan 12th 2.30 pm – 8.00 pm Round 3 Saturday Mar 2nd  2.30 pm – 8.00 pm JISU PK is indoor fun on a bike. 2 competitors. 2 stationary bikes and 30 seconds of furious pedalling. Race progress is projected on a big screen and first one to the post is the winner ! Race your buddy, race the bartender, race that cutie you’ve been winking at all afternoon. The event is fun for anyone that can ride a bike. JISU PK will be a 3 series event at serk. There will be a raffle...

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Live music at serk – Bellman

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Live music at serk – Bellman

Norwegian Band Bellman dropped in to serk the other day for a coffee and a chat. They flew over to China as a headline act in the national Dreamer Festival, only to find the festival was pulled by the Government censors at the last minute. They love bikes and our space, and before the end of the coffee we had schemed up the idea to have a spontaneous gig at the bar. So come and check them out THIS FRIDAY night from 9.30 pm, October 5th. The music is awesome, the guys are great and the gig will rock. It’s free so bring everyone you know and let’s rock the house. Bellman is a...

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Pro Cycling Shooters – Watson, De Waele & Patitucci

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Pro Cycling Shooters – Watson, De Waele & Patitucci

  The Tour of Beijing is almost here ! Not only are the best cyclists in town but also a whole entourage of professionals that follow all the main races. 3 of the world’s best cycling photographers will be in town and on Sunday October 7th we’ll get a chance to hear them talk and show their work at serk bike shop/cafe / bar. Each photographer will show 20 images and talk for 20 minutes about their photography work and pro cycling. They will also share some tips for taking great cycling photos. There will be an opportunity for questions and interaction with the photographers after...

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Cider and Cycling at serk !

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Cider and Cycling at serk !

Mark this Saturday (22nd Sept) afternoon down in your calender. Cider and Cycling will be on the menu at Serk ! We will host a party to launch the tasty Gold Cider in Beijing and bring out our JISU PK cycling kit for some serious bike fun. JISU PK will be set up at the back of the shop – race your friend, foe or that hottie at the bar for Gold Cider & prizes from Swift Carbon. The event kicks off at 3pm and runs till late. Come early for 2 for 1 cider (3pm – 5pm) and registration for the JISU PK. If you are new to JISU PK check it out on Youku here. Its a fun event that...

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Reels on Wheels

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Reels on Wheels

Serk and Electric Shadows team up for Cinema on Wheels this October. Imagine this: 5 short films 5 secret urban locations A bunch of cinema goers on bikes A sanlunche full of alcohol and a portable projector and sound system. Ever traversed Beijing’s hutongs late at night ? Away from the toots, squealing brakes and loud speaker shops on the main thoroughfares lie tranquil streets with intriguing shadows, moonlight and dark urban spaces. Cinema on wheels will temporarily transform these spaces into impromptu cinema spaces with our portable projector and sound system. At each secret...

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Bike in Cinema with Electric Shadows

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Bike in Cinema with Electric Shadows

Ooh it’s been a hot summer this year hasn’t it? Well we’re invoking the good grace of the Beijing Weather Gods for the annual Bike-In Open Air film screening on September 7th. The event was founded by Electric Shadows and this year marks the fourth anniversary. Serk will be partnering up with Electric Shadows to co-ordinate the cycling component of the event. The event is returning to the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Caochangdi. OPEN AIR BIKE-IN FILM SCREENING – SINGING IN THE RAIN (Sept 7th @THREE SHADOWS PHOTOGRAPHY ART CENTRE, 40RMB (20RMB if arriving by bike, doors from...

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Ispo Outdoor Exhibition Beijing

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Ispo Outdoor Exhibition Beijing

Ispo China finished last week and we were part of the first mini bicycle exhibition at the event. Check out the photos of JISU PK set up and some of the new 2012 Swift models.

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