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Serk Ride

live for the weekend

For 2021 we are changing our weekend ride format to keep in line with evolving riding trends in Beijing.

Less Air Pollution = More Urban Rides
The urban air quality has improved dramatically over the last few years (even though the last month has been horrible!) making riding out from the city more feasible. Urban rides are also time efficient, encourage new members to join the community and can start and finish with a coffee! We’ve teamed up with Peach in Sanlitun to offer an urban ride every second Saturday. Rides are free and Peach is offering a free coffee shot at the morning start! We’ll rotate 6 different routes including a short and long ride each time. Finish off with lunch at Peach.


Focussed Monthly Special Events
Across Beijing and greater China there is now a plethora of choice when it comes to cycling events, sportives, races and trips. As a result our regular members have less available time to participate in Saturday Serk rides every week. We’ve decided to focus our efforts on one special event every month. These events will be the must do ride for the community. Expect a special challenge or a partnership event with some of your favourite Beijing F&B brands.


Gravel

We miss the old days of riding in Beijing’s mountains when bikes were almost the only vehicle on the road. We’ve been seeking more of that solitude, sense of adventure and exploration. We’ve found a bunch of great gravel routes which satisfy these cravings and are excited to share them with you once every month.

For 2021 we are changing our weekend ride format to keep with changing trends.

 

Less Air Pollution = More Urban Rides

The urban air quality has improved (aside from this month!) making riding out from the city more enjoyable and time efficient. We’ve teamed up with Peach in Sanlitun to offer an urban ride every second Saturday. Rides are free and Peach is offering a free coffee shot at the morning start! We’ll rotate 6 different routes including a short and long ride each time. Finish off with lunch or coffee at Peach.

 

Focussed Monthly Special Events

There is now a plethora of choice when it comes to cycling events in China. To give you more time to participate in other events we’ve decided to focus our efforts on one special event every month. These events will be the must do ride for the community. Expect a special challenge or a partnership event with some of your favourite Beijing F&B brands.

 

Gravel

We miss the old days of riding in Beijing’s mountains when bikes were almost the only vehicle on the road. We’ve been seeking more of that solitude, sense of adventure and exploration. We’ve found a bunch of great gravel routes which satisfy these cravings and are excited to share them with you once every month.

How does it work?

1st SAT OF THE MONTH

Mountain Ride.
Get out of the city and explore some routes

2nd SAT OF THE MONTH

Free. Urban Ride.
Meet at Peach SLT for a free coffee shot before setting off on a ride out of the city and back. Long option - 90-150km Short option - 50-80km

3rd SAT OF THE MONTH

Special Event Mountain Ride.
Once a month we'll organize a special event - a long distance challenge, race or partnership event with some of our favourite Beijing food and beverage brands. If you only participate in one event for the month this is the one!

4th SAT OF THE MONTH

Free Urban Ride OR seperate Gravel Ride
Meet at Peach SLT for a free coffee shot before setting off on a ride out of the city and back. Long option - 90-150km Short option - 50-80km
Gravel rides will also be organised outside of the city.

2021 Pricing

1 Ride Pass

500 RMB
  • Rider/ Bike Transport to and from mountains
  • Group ride in mountains
  • Downloadable GPS route
  • Emergency Support Vehicle

5 Ride Pass

2000 RMB
  • 5 x Rider/ Bike Transport to and from mountains
  • Valid for 2021 20 Saturday rides or events offered throughout the year Mar-Nov. Special events will have an upcharge which will vary depending on event.
  • Includes same services as 1 ride pass

Self Drive 1 Ride Pass

100 RMB
  • Drive yourself to Serk Ride
  • Group ride in mountains
  • Downloadable GPS route
  • Emergency Support Vehicle

RIDE + BIKE HIRE

750 RMB
  • Includes high end bike hire (normal value 550 RMB)
  • Rider / Bike transport to and from mountians
  • Downloadable GPS route
  • Emergency Support Vehicle

2021 Events

pebbles

APRIL 17th
MEXICAN FIESTA

Ride to Eat 1.
We take you way out into the mountains and design a scenic route to get you back to Pebbles for a Mexican feast and Agave spirits tasting!

tianjin

MAY 22nd
TIANJIN CHALLENGE

Tianjin Challenge Ride.
A long ride from Beijing to Tianjin. This year extended to 200km. Stay over night at the Shangrila and catch the train back after the Buffet celebration dinner.

slowboat

JUNE 19th
BREWER TALK

Ride to Eat 2.
We drop you out in the mountains and you ride back to Slow Boat for a late lunch, beer sampling session and talk with the head Brewer!

peach

JULY
PEACHES & CREAM

Secret Food Stops.
Peach will set up a portable food van in a hidden location on a special route devised by Serk. You need to find it for a refreshing mid ride snack or two!

chengde

AUGUST 21st
CHENGDE CHALLENGE

Challenge Ride.
Overnight stay in Chengde before a very early rise and adventure all the way back to Beijing. 200km + day. Do the full or half distance challenge.

nwc

SEPTEMBER 25th
NEARLY WORLDS

Race.
This is THE event of the year. Handicap race for the rainbow stripes followed by party out in the mountains! Get your country men and women together!

fiume

OCTOBER 23rd
FIUME IN FALL

Ride to Eat 3.
Our favourite Italian restaurant hosts an afternoon on the terrace. Nothing beats sitting down with mates after a scenic ride through Beijing's autumn hills.

hot-springs

NOVEMBER
SOAK STOKE

Hot Springs.
Time to hang up the bike for winter. You deserved an afternoon soaking in the hot springs! Ride to one of Beijing's suburban hot springs.

Dear Serk team,
I just wanted to express my gratitude in joining your rides during the past 2 years. Those Saturday rides have been such a highlight for me, and have made me appreciate the abundance of stunning mountainous landscapes that surround Beijing. You guys organized really clear routes and were available to offer support in terms of bike gear and maintenance. I’ll always highly recommend your shop to my friends who have an interest in trying cycling. Keep up the great work at Serk and I’ll miss being part of the weekend rides. Thank you for all that you do to open up cycling to us Beijing residents. Zaijian!
Aimee Z