The past and the future are never very far apart in China. Capital is once again flowing into Tianjin bike factories that just 30 years ago were churning out Pigeons, Phoenixes and Yongjius. Today, Mobikes top the list of orders, as biking – so long considered a thing of the past – contends to play a more permanent role in China’s future.
This year is the 200th anniversary of the ‘birth’ of the bicycle and, to celebrate, Chinese bike-share powerhouse Mobike is launching a ‘World Cycling Day’ program in Guangzhou. To be held on September 17, the event is aimed at promoting the idea that cycling can 'change the lives of city dwellers.'
Organizers have prepared a fun cycling route from Guangzhou’s most iconic landmark, the Canton Tower, to Langham Place, Guangzhou, where participants will be able to enjoy a hearty buffet lunch. Cyclists will be provided with a themed T-shirt, monthly riding card from Mobike and, of course, a bike.
World Cycling Day in Guangzhou is being organized in conjunction with a number of prominent global sponsors, including UNEP (United Nations Environment Program) and WRI (World Resources Institute), as well as domestic media partners Xinhua News Agency and the Beijing News.
Download the Mobike app on your mobile
Pay the deposit
Make sure you are in sound health and can safely ride a bike
Follow instructions and obey traffic rules
Help promote World Cycling Day on WeChat or another social media account (sharing this post is a good way to meet this requirement)
Want to join us for a lovely Sunday cycle? Then message our official WeChat account (ID: ThatsGuangzhou) with your name and phone number. But act quick, as only 40 spots are available!
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