I was studying Chinese language and culture at BIT, Beijing institute of Technology when I decided that I wanted leave the campus and explore Beijing for my self. It wasnyt long after I arrived (from Australia) before I met some students that could speak reasonable English. They invited me to go to English corner, and there I met lots of friendly people (some to friendly). That that time English corner was in the main building (The modern multi story building in the entry hall at 7pm on Tuesdays). This place became my link with Chinese students and from here I met many friends and was able to resource many local services and activities. The students bent over backwards to help in exchange for some practice of English. I was given and shown maps of buses, trains and road maps and anything else I requested. The best part was that I was taken not that far away to a bike shop. There I purchased a bike for around $25 AUD. I hit the road and explored this city with the other millions of bike riders. What an experience. There are plenty of places to park ones bike, and despite fellow westerners saying that it will be stolen, it remained with me the entire time I was in Beijing (with a trusty bike lock). The only downside was the pollution.
- Rent a bicycle
- To Bike Or Not To Bike? That is the question.
- Rent a bicycle and join the crowd (or escape them)
- capital of bicycles
- Biking is conveniant
- Beijing is a city of bicycles
- Bicycles: Get some exercise
- Best way to see Beijing is by bike
- Biking around Beijing is a fun way to get to know the city
- Bikes are handy in China
- The coolest bike in the world!
- Bike it is Beijing
- Biking Space
- Getting a lift about town
- Cycling around Beijing central
- Get around Beijing by bicycle