Ride May 15th – Wake me up before you Baiyanggou-go
PLEASE NOTE: ride changed to Sunday due to predicted poor weather.
A new route awaits all riders this weekend – and its a tough one ! We are going to Baiyanggou area for the first time this year. Expect some Wham tunes in the van on the way there to wake you up before you Baiyanggou-go !
All riders will start from the roundabout at Liucunzhen and ride up the first climb through the Baiyanggou Scenic Area. The beginners take a left at Gaojing road and head back to the vans. Intermediate continue all the way to the G109 before looping back to the vans via S219. Elite riders add an extra super tough loop with a short steep uphill climb and extra wonderful descent to bring there ride total up to 132km.
All riders are required to fill the form below by Friday morning.
Departure Time : 07.00 Serk. Arrive at 06.45 am to load bikes
Return Time : 14:30 – 16:00 Serk
1. Beginner – 54km 1066m Climbing
Only 54km long but some pretty serious climbs. Good scenery – tick ! Quiet roads – tick ! Some pain and suffering on the climb – tick ! A smile on your face as you finish – absolutely !
If you are worried that this ride will be too tough for you then just ride to the top of the first climb and turn back the way you came. That reduces the ride to 40km and about 700m of climbing !
Ride leader : Liman
Average Speed : 15 km/h – 20 km/h
This ride is recommended for all new beginner riders. If you find the pace too slow next week you can move to the Intermediate Group. Its much better to start out on the easier ride and then move up rather than start on the faster ride and find yourself getting dropped and left behind.
2. Intermediate : 87km 1661m Climbing
The Intermediate ride is also tough but on a glorious loop so don’t let the climbs worry you – the scenery well and truly makes up for any pain in the legs. 5 climbs in total – 1 mega 25km climb and then a bunch of smaller ones !
Ride leader : TBC
Average Speed : 20 km/h – 25 km/h
This ride is recommended for all Intermediate riders. If you find the pace too slow next week you can move to the Elite Group. Its much better to start out on the easier ride and then move up rather than start on the faster ride and find yourself getting dropped and left behind.
3. Elite – 132km 2690m Climbing
This is going to hurt. 7 climbs in total. Some could technically be classed as humps. Regardless it will be hard and you are welcome to curse us on the way up. It’s a gorgeous course so all the pain will be forgotten by the time you’ve uploaded your photos to Moments. There is an optional 7km climb and descent (14km total) at the 66km point. If you are up for it turn left up the climb. First rider to the top wins a prize.
Ride leader : Shannon
Average Speed : 25 km/h – 30 km/h
This ride is recommended for all Elite riders only. The pace will be pretty fast and on the flat parts of the course we will ride together as a bunch so the km pass quickly. The group will wait at the top of the climbs and regroup for the descents. If you are not sure of your fitness or endurance then please do not join this group. Instead go with the intermediate group and as your fitness improves later in the season join the Elite ride group.
Every rider is required to read and accept this waiver by clicking on “yes” in the form above before participating in a Serk Ride.
The meeting point for self drive is the roundabout in Liucunzhen.
If you have already signed up for a multi-ride pass you don’t need make any additional payment for this ride. If you haven’t you can sign up for a multi-ride pass here or just purchase a 1 ride pass for the day. Our vehicles have limited seats so preference first goes to multi-ride pass holders and then those that pre-pay the 1 ride pass.
To pre-pay on Wechat please extract the following QR Code by pressing on it using your smartphone and then select “Extract QR code” You will be taken to a we chat payment page to make the 350 RMB payment.
For self-drive please extract the following QR Code by pressing on it using your smartphone and then select “Extract QR code” You will be taken to a we chat payment page to make the 50 RMB payment.
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Once you have signed up for the ride we will add you to special group chat for the Saturday ride. Here you will be able to see which of your friends have already signed up plus we will release the route GPX files and detailed route instructions here. During the ride we will use this group for communication and also its the place you can share photos post ride. If you haven’t been added to the group make sure that you have added the Serk Admin account (QR code below)