Bike China Adventures
Our Company Philosophy
Our mission is to provide meaningful and enjoyable bicycle touring experiences in China at a reasonable cost. Founded by Americans who live in China, and who hope to share its delights with those who want to ride in this intriguing country, our company is dedicated to promoting bicycle touring in China. We are convinced that there is no better way to see China than from the seat of your bicycle, riding from village to town to city through the fascinating countryside. China is an entirely different world that can be experienced under your own power, as it is by most of its 1.2 billion residents. The journey is not the destination, but rather the experiences that you have while traveling from one place to another.
Why ride in China?
China is a fascinating country full of contradictions, and is rapidly changing. The cities are being transformed into forests of modern high-rise buildings, while the countryside has remained relatively unchanged. China has tremendous variation of landscape, and the Chinese people are delightful. As the worlds most populous country and the undisputed cycling capital of the world, China remains firmly committed to universal bicycle transportation. Imagine cycling through Chinese cities with thousands of others, almost like a daily bicycle parade or critical mass ride. Cycling through cities and towns you are able to view first-hand how people live and work. Unlike westerners, the Chinese tend to work out-of-doors, including open-air markets, furniture makers, and dentists. Much of Chinese life is visible as you cycle by.
Why choose Bike China?
Bike China offers affordable tours, great service, and fantastic routes. Our trips are fun, exciting, challenging and rewarding for experienced touring cyclists.
No Camping or Cooking
Our tours are graded for varying abilities of cyclists: easy, moderately difficult, and strenuous. The routes explore this fascinating nation in ways unparalleled with any other way of travel. You can have an intimate experience with this once closed and forbidden country, able to stop and smell the roses, watch rice being planted or take photos along the way. While we encourage camaraderie among our guests, we do not hold anyone back from riding at the speed and in the style that is most comfortable.
Bike China trips begin and end in major cities, allowing connections from around the world, but we spend most of our time in China's countryside, cycling through and spending nights in villages and small towns. It is here that one can really see the soul of China. Open, friendly, and very curious, the Chinese make foreigners feel that they are celebrities.
This web site is designed to provide information for people who hope to visit China, whether they intend to use our services, those of another company, or travel independently. We encourage your comments and questions, because they will help us to improve this site and your trip. In addition, if you have just returned from China and would like to share any information, please write as well.
Bike China Staff
In his other lives, Peter was born in Philadelphia and spent many years in the Midwest, attended and graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Peter worked as a professional engineer for consultants in Connecticut and for the City of Kansas City. Following the Grand Asian Tour, Peter and his wife went to live in San Francisco where they enjoyed the vibrant multi-cultural life in that pearl of the west. While in the Bay Area, Peter went to work for the Port of Oakland. After many years of dreaming about living a life abroad, Peter returned to China with wife and their daughter to Chengdu, the Capital of Sichuan. There he lives a life centered around his favorite people and things; his family, China, bicycling and travel.
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