Serk Cycling Beijing
Due to landslides everywhere from the rain, we decided to revisit the Death Valley. It's close to the city so that means short transit times. If you'd like a bit of extra training you could also ride out to the start point (approx 35km from Serk) in the morning.
The ride starts at the Jingzhihu Resort North of the City. A and B riders travel along the Huaichang road to ChangPing and turn right for a half loop around the Ming Tombs Reservoir before heading towards Baimiao and then back via The Silver Pagodas and Death Valley. The A riders will do an extra climb up to Mangshan early in the ride. It's a nice concrete climb with nice views across the city. But bumpy on the way down so take it easy.
C riders will ride directly to Silver Pagodas and hope they can sneak through the entrance gate to get a view up close of the iconic structures. C will then travel back the same route as A and B through Death Valley. Don't let the name put you off though - its a great stretch of new road without much traffic and a perfect way to finish the ride.