24-hour Cycle Challenge: Beijing to the End of the Great Wall

London to Paris, Seattle to Portland, Seattle to Vancouver… these are all iconic endurance cycling challenges that get thousands of participants taking part in them from all over the world every year. While looking for a manageable adventure closer to home, I thought, why not try the same in Beijing. Read about our newest challenge- cycling the 200 miles/300km between two of China’s most iconic sights, The Forbidden City in Beijing to the Eastern Terminus of The Great Wall, in 24 hours.
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Day 3 and 4- Enjoying The Sights By The Sea

Well it looked like my dehydration from traveling mixed with the baijiu and beer enjoyment from the night before left me severely incapacitated the next day. While I was in bed recovering, the rest of the group went out to explore the beaches, even renting a boat to take them out to sea a bit. By the afternoon I had recovered enough to meet up for lunch before the four in the car would be heading back home to Beijing. Amy and I took the rest of the day to walk around the nearly entirely abandoned resort town, enjoying some local fish for dinner before heading to bed in order to get an early start in the morning. The next day we were able to pick up some street food for breakfast, guan bing (a type of pancake with egg, lettuce, some potato, and sauce) and you tiao (油条- oil
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Day 3 and 4- Enjoying The Sights By The Sea

Well it looked like my dehydration from traveling mixed with the baijiu and beer enjoyment from the night before left me severely incapacitated the next day. While I was in bed recovering, the rest of the group went out to explore the beaches, even renting a boat to take them out to sea a bit. By the afternoon I had recovered enough to meet up for lunch before the four in the car would be heading back home to Beijing. Amy and I took the rest of the day to walk around the nearly entirely abandoned resort town, enjoying some local fish for dinner before heading to bed in order to get an early start in the morning. The next day we were able to pick up some street food for breakfast, guan bing (a type of pancake with egg, lettuce, some potato, and sauce) and you tiao (油条- oil
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