This Saturday ride is around Mutianyu – its an easy ride to get you started.
All riders are required to fill the form below (including self drive) by Friday morning.
Departure Time :
08.00 Serk. Arrive at 07.45am to load bikes
Return Time : 15:15 Serk
1. Beginner – 55km
The ride starts in Qiaozizhen on the outskirts of Huairou and travels along the S308 with a few gentle rises. It follows main roads for about half the distance and smaller country roads for the other half. There is one climb up to Mutianyu Roundabout. If there is time and interest stop here for a coffee before heading downhill towards Huairou. The start and finish are at the same location.
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 – 75 km
The ride starts in Qiaozizhen and follows the same route to Mutianyu as the beginners. From Mutianyu head over to Bohai and then onto the longest climb of the day – 5.7km Huaihuang Road climb. On the other side is a fast descent with a few nice switchbacks. You’ll soon reach a Y intersection where you continue south and then over some rolling terrain through a tunnel and finish up in the same location we started from.
Ride leader : Morten
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 – 114 km
The ride follows the same route as the Intermediate ride but adds on 3 extra climbs in the Ming Tombs area.
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.
This week our generous sponsor Arabica Roasters have provided some special prizes for the day. Awesome.
Fastest climb overall Male and Female on the 5.7km Huaihuang Road climb wins a bag of coffee.
Best photo taken on the day that captures ‘riding with mates’ theme wins a 250g bag of coffee. Post your pics on wechat moments with the tag #serkride2016 #arabicaroasters and make sure you also tag Shannon so he can keep track of pics.