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Bicycle Traveler Cycling Travelogue Links to places around the world as well as references and resources for bicycle travelers.

'No Accomplice. No Support Crew. No Engine.' tells the story of Chris Smith's 13-month, 16,500-mile ride from the UK to Beijing. The site includes 93 photographs and a sample chapter from 'Why Don't You Fly?', his recently published book.

A short ride in the Tien Shan by Pete Jones - "High altitude dirt road, four hour descents and stunning mountain scenery - my little mini-expedition from Urumqi through China's Tien Shan mountains had all been going so well... Until I got arrested by the Chinese police for being in an off-limits military zone. I eventually got away with bike intact and wallet significantly lightened. In retrospect I think that shouting, "Give me back my **** bike, you little ****monkeys!" at the Narat police perhaps wasn't the best way to handle matters."

Inner Asia Expedition Take a look at the terrific photos and journal from Doug Sage's bike tour across China (Xinjiang, Tibet, Qinhai) some years ago. Doug writes, "Although some of the travel was "unauthorized", we did see some spectacular scenery."

Scott and Runqiong's Window to the World - Scott is from Alstonville, north east NSW, Australia. Runqiong is from Guizhou, south China and is of Miao ethnicity. They met in Japan were we both live and to the surprise of friends, family and ourselves, we were married at the end 2003. Scott like to cycle, a lot! Here are some stories and photos from a couple of trips in China. Yunnan Bicycle Trip and Sichuan Bicycle Trip

Bicycles to Australia - In July 2002 Mark and Juliette set out to travel from Liverpool to Australia, cycling much of the way. They are allowing two years for the trip and hope to take their time and see something of the various countries they will be passing through. This link takes you to their diary and photos of their trip through China. Great stuff, take a look. - The Long Distance Bikers Forum - A terrific collection of ariticles, cycling trips, photos, books, bike shops, other cycling links, and a forum for the long distance cyclist.  The goal is to provide a forum for people who are doing biketrips around the world.

Whiteleggs on Wheels for Starfish - On the third of March 2003, Rosalind and Paul Whitelegg left the UK to fly to Asia, the beginning of an epic six month cycle raising money for Starfish. The couple are planning to cycle unsupported more than 4000 miles across Asia. They hope to pedal from the tropical rice-growing lowlands of SW China, up onto the Tibetan Plateau, across the Himalayas, into Nepal and finally into the tropical monsoons of India. If Paul gets his way, they will also attempt to cycle up to Everest Base Camp.  Starfish was formed in response to the unfolding tragedy of children orphaned or affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa.

Monique & Christian Liechti-Kueffer's Around the World by Bicycle - Wonderful photos and travelogue of their 20 months on the road (currently in German, but with plans to provide an English translation soon). 

Warby's Worldly Wanderings - Danielle Warby's collection of cycling tales from Europe and China along with some political commentary.

Fiets tocht == bicycle tour in Dutch.   This site is organized by Mike Vermeulen and lists 25+ bicycle tours from 1985 to present taken that are at least a week long. These trips range in distance from 125 miles (Yunnan Province, China) to 17,700 miles (US/Australia/NZ/India) and in time from a week to one year.

Peter Vanderlans   - In the following pages you can see and read about my experiences during this year. This year has been a fantastic year, not in the last place because I met all these fantastic people. Without them it would be just a blend year. So I hope you enjoy this page.

Adam K's Cycling Site - Lots of good information on touring in BC, Canada and a list of touring info, trip reports.

The Travelin Hobo - This website has a database website for touring cyclists. The site is for factual info on biking anywhere in the world.

Jan Boonstra - Be sure to check out Jan Boonstra's extensive website on cycling in Korea:

This is the page of a guy who loves travelling, Thomas Schleicher. Full of great links and travelogues.

Eric and Joan's China Travelogue" Part of their 26-month world bike tour included some time in China. Great write-up!

Trackster Man Check out Pete Jones and his trips to die for in China and southeast Asia on this well done site.

Cycle Logic Press Follow Neil and Sharon on their bicycle tours throughout USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

Patrick Jennings eJournal Includes a China trip as well as other journeys.

Ride Inorbit Cycled from Hong Kong to Goa, India via Tibet.

The Bike Brats Around the world with two pair of underwear.

The Endless Sky Trip Cycling the Himalayas

Crossing the Southern Silk Road

Scott's Travelogue Search Engine

Bicycling Adventure in the Tibetan Borderlands

Cass's Long Ride Home

Ken Kifer's Touring Links - Tons of detailed information on bikes and touring. Check it out.

The Yak Man Site Six years of cycling and still going strong.

Altavista's translation page for those us who are not fluent in German

John Locke's Cycling Travelogues of China and other places

Walter Stanish cycled a leisurely route Kunming to Laos in April 2002, which took about two weeks of cycling and two weeks of rest as far as I can remember. The trip covers the Red River valley (certainly a highlight of the trip for me), as well as Jianshui, Shiping, Gejiu and surrounds.

George Farnsworth's Bike Access web site information about taking bikes on planes, trains and much more.

BikeBrats Around the World Cycling Travelogue including China Around the world with two pair of underwear. Funny and well written.

Guilow in Guilin Travelogue of a short tour in south China

Jan Boonstra's Cycling Web site He lives in Korea and has some good information about cycling there.

Raul G's Travelogues of trips in China

List of many other cycling travelogues

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Other China Travel Links

Chengdu Mix Hostel In downtown with cheapest beds, reliable hot shower, very friendly staff, healthy breakfast, great atmosphere and lots of people! Here Internet is free, got Wi-Fi for PDA, laptop users, 20GB of great music to feed your hungry iPods. Welcome to Mix!

Chengdu a web site dedicated to the budget traveler. Many travelers have no idea where to stay, or what to see when they arrive in Chengdu, china. At Chengdu Sleeps we hope we can help you with this problem. The hotels, cafes, tour companies, and stores have not paid to be listed on this site. These are not advertisements. This is a free service to both you, and them. We are hoping that we can make life easier for both you, and the residents of Chengdu, Sichuan. is a guide for travelling and living in China. We have many articles about specific Chinese cities and tourist attractions as well as maps, forums and listings for travellers.

Australia Tibet Council's "Independent Travel to Tibet" - [According to site author, Tony Williams] "This site does not pretend to be a guidebook but tries to keep up with the ever-changing "rules" about access to Tibet, and to give useful (and encouraging) advice to people planning to visit Tibet."

The Sun Room Cafe The Sun Room is located in the heart of the Ancient City, and serves traditional Naxi food, along with Chinese and Western dishes -- including their famous Dutch apple pie, and the only real coffee in town. The Sun Room's owner, Ahui, is a great resource for backpackers and tourists. An experienced tourguide and life-long Lijiang resident, she gladly answers all kinds of questions about Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the region's minority cultures -- in English or in Chinese.
Mishi Alley #52, Xinyi Street, Old Town Lijiang, Yunnan, China 674100 TEL: 0888-518-7605.

TurboCat - Info on getting from Hong Kong to Shenzhen or Guangzhou by boat

Chinese Embassy Web Site - Provided by Chinese Embassy in US, embassy info, generally about China, news, issue & events, for students & scholars, provinces, Regions and Cities, visa & passport, links.

Budget Travel in China - Budget travelling in China

Fly China Info - China internal airfares and schedules

Xianzai Elists - You can order weekly email newsletter on cheap airfares from Beijing amoung many other Chinese things

China Travel Tips - General tips for travelling in China

Beijing Musuems - Provided by China Administrative Bureau of Cultural Relics, historical sights and museums of Beijing

China Travel Service-  Provided by China Travel Service, general introduction to traveling in China

US State Department Travel Tips - Provided by Department of State Publications, US, traveling tips to China

The Oriental List - Great moderated elist about information about traveling in China. Host is China-travel author Peter Neville-Hadley.

On-line flight tickets booking

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BikeAccess For some time George Farnsworth has been collecting information on user experiences taking bikes on planes, trains, buses, boats, etc. There's lots of stuff on rentals, folding bikes, busing, boxing, airlines, and railroads around the world and how to ride in/out of about 120 airports.

Peace Pedalers - A Worldwide Invitation to Ride! The world is an amazing place full of fascinating cultures, natural wonders, unique people, and especially awesome cycling journeys to be explored. Garryck Hampton and Jamie Bianchini are set to depart on a worldwide mountain bike expedition in April 2002 covering over 100 countries over a 3-5 year period. Our mission is to share our passion for cycling and encourage others to get involved in muscle-powered recreation and touring; demonstrate an environmentally friendly alternative to gas-powered transportation; and spread peace and love while experiencing the world's myriad of wonderful cultures and riding it's finest trails

Bikes Directory - Your one-stop destination for anything you can think about Bikes. This Bikes Web Directory designed to help its users find the Bikes information, source, companies, products and services.

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Formosan Fat Tire Association This website highlights mountain biking in Taiwan and demonstrates the freedom that off-road mountain biking offers on a crowded but beautiful island like Taiwan. Trail summaries include in-depth descriptions and photos of the trail.

Inorbitt: International Organisation for Bicycles in Travel and Transport.

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Bike Club LINKS

Here are some great bike clubs to join and support.

The Chattanooga Bike Club ... is for people interested in bicycle riding (both road and mountain bike), trail maintenance, and creating new friendships. LINKS

From the Touring List here are some more links.

Signup Information for the Touring List

Jim Foreman's Web Page A wonderful story-teller of cycling tales and other tidbits.

The Oklahoma Bicycle Society Friendly folks from the Sooner State.

Tom Enlow's first self-supported tour from Gig Harbor, Washington to Bonners Ferry, Idaho via the North Cascades Highway

"Bicycle Fish" aka Grace Newhaven - Adelaide - 7 day cyclist

Richard S. Ralston

Brian DeSousa, Orange, California, USA

Check out the gear inch calculator

United Bicycle Institute

Bob Kiger aka Cruiser Bob

Cyclists' Touring Club

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The Dalian Expat is an online community for expats in Dalian a great forum on everything an expat might want to know about living in Dalian. Also includes interesting articles on teaching English, upcoming events, the Dalian bar scene, etc. is an online community for expats and travelers in China and your resource for researching and discussing all kinds of China-related issues with others just like you.

Speaking Adventure with Motivational Speaker Antonio Graceffo - Before 9/11, Antonio Graceffo was a successful investment banker working on Wall Street. In 2001 he left behind the world of high finance and big paychecks to pursue a childhood dream - the life of a full time adventurer and writer. During four years in the jungles and deserts of Asia Antonio climbed mountains, lived with hill tribes, studied with monks, and trained in martial arts. Now, a professional motivational speaker, Antonio tours the USA imparting a message of empowerment, encouraging people to harness their inner strength, and make their dreams into realities. Antonio Graceffo has written for publications too numerous to list, including: Bangkok Post, Escape Artist, Travel in Taiwan, Travelmag (UK), Good Morning Chiang Mai, Travellers Impressions, Marco Polo, Canoe (Canada), Views Unplugged, Kung Fu Magazine, Yellow Times, Bike China Adventures, The Rose and Thorn, Blueberry Press, Go Nomad, Close Quarters Combat, Go World, and Black Belt Magazine. His travel writing was featured in an anthology, published in the UK, Travellers Tales from Heaven and Hell Part Two.

The Cycle Holidays Directory - Looking for Cycle Holidays? Welcome to the internet's premium resource for finding Cycle Holidays online. All sites are reviewed and checked regularly by one of our editors so you can be sure our content is upto date and contains only quality links. Each entry is ranked and rated by fellow cyclists. Check it out!

Pulau Pangkor, Malaysia   - Peter Vanderlans runs this well-designed website on Pulau Pangkor. He write: "We usually go for the white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, canoeing, jungle treks, bright stars, excellent food, great snorkeling, scuba-diving, jet-skiing and juicy fruits.   Furthermore it's quiet and relaxing, in short, gorgeous and awesome! There is so much to do at Pangkor. " Full of useful information.   Check it out!

Shamrock Bar and Restaurant - The best place for Chengdu nightlife, night life, western food, Bar Fun, Pub culture, restaurant ... Western food, friendly atmosphere, Guinness and more... Address: No. 15, 4th Section, Renmin Nanlu, Chengdu. Shamrock Bar and Restaurant is just north of the northeast corner of Renmin Nanlu and the Consulate Road.   Tel: 028-8523 6158, Fax: 028-8535 0835.

The World Wide Bicycle Tour Directory is a comprehensive directory of for profit and non-profit bicycle tours and events. Bike touring companies or event directors input their information directly into this database. These events and tours are a great way to learn about biking and will give you the opportunity to spend a beautiful day or vacation outdoors in the company of healthy and friendly bicyclists with nice legs. Have FUN and bike your way to good health!

WildSeeker - The Adventure Company Directory
Find the adventure company to fit your needs in 3 quick steps; hundreds of adventure travel outfitters offering adventure tours all over the world.

Monk-A-Moo Wild site with cool graphics from a Miami, FL USA company that offers high-end DH, Freeride, and XC components. Check out the science test!

PEDAL POWER was founded to encourage tourists to discover Vienna by bike and to provide Vienna hotels and B&Bs with an additional service for their guests. A way of combining culture with actively experiencing the city.   Our company was established in March 1996 by Rick Watts, Susanna Prader and Laurie Scott-Walton Rick is from North Carolina, Laurie is from New Zealand and Susanna is a hometown girl.

Find My Adventure is committed to providing adventure seekers the most comprehensive list of adventure outfitters and travel services worldwide, searchable both by region and/or adventure type - complete with information about services and products and, most importantly, testimonials from users like you!

Degree Confluence Project - The project is an organized sampling of the world. We've excluded
confluences in the oceans and dropped some near the poles, but there are still 13,524 to be found. You're invited to help.

TIM VASQUEZ'S Weird Confluences page - "Confluences are interesting to me because they represent randomness that emerges from strict order. It goes far beyond a silly quest for invisible man-made boundaries. The confluence latticework is an open defiance of the order our culture imposes on us, which frowns on tourists who abandon the travelled roads, the sanitized vistas, and the stops designed to conjure up dollars for empty memories. Confluences are in curious places that embrace you in their history, character, and ecology, surrounded by people who are locals in every sense of the word. You simply haven't experienced a region unless you've tried seeking out its confluences. Here's a few of them!"

Hobo Home for Budget Travelers Adventurers - Players - Explorers

Aavghon - custommade trekkingbikes The web site is in Dutch but has some great touring bike photos if you can't read Dutch. - Sports Directory. aims to bring you Travel China information and advice on how to enjoy special experiences to take back home...when you Travel-the-Real-China.

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BIKE SHOP in Chengdu

Map to a great Chengdu bikeshop with wonderful service - There are several bike shops in Chengdu.  Here is a map to the best one.

Click here for a Bike Quote

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Hostels in Chengdu

Mix & Backpacker's Guesthouse - The guesthouse is easy-to-get-around, quiet in and out, all sorts of fun, all kinds of ease, no messy toilets, no slow-release shower heads, clean, comfortable and never-one-of-a-kind. Interested? Check it out!

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